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Opinion: Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

Opinion: Eby's eager-beaver spending spree might be smart politics, but it's bad economics

We are seeing more of the nature of our new premier. He is one-part eager beaver, one-part lone wolf. David Eby was the premier-in-waiting for many years.
Cartoon: CRA raises

Cartoon: CRA raises

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Rob Shaw: NDP has more questions than answers on Surrey policing issue

Rob Shaw: NDP has more questions than answers on Surrey policing issue

Faced with wildly different information from the Surrey Police Service, RCMP and City of Surrey over the cost, staffing and mechanics of cancelling the transition to a municipal police force, Mike Farnworth’s ministry has gone back to the drawing board with a series of detailed requests for information from everyone.
Jack Knox: A punk legend's advice for new city councillors

Jack Knox: A punk legend's advice for new city councillors

Punk legend by night, city councillor by day, Joe Keithley has plenty of tips for council newcomers, including this one: Disagreements are fine, but confrontation won’t get you far.
Editorial: How do we stop needless 911 calls?

Editorial: How do we stop needless 911 calls?

The number of nuisance 911 calls is growing — and it's mainly a result of thoughtlessness.
Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Housing remains atop the priority list for B.C.’s young adults

Nearly half of British Columbians think the actions of the provincial government will be effective in making housing more affordable.
Jack Knox: Benedict Cumberbatch brings Empress apology letter to London stage

Jack Knox: Benedict Cumberbatch brings Empress apology letter to London stage

The actor read the letter recounting an infamous event involving pepperoni, seagulls and an Empress hotel room at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall as part of a charity event
B.C. nets ‘impressive’ population growth

B.C. nets ‘impressive’ population growth

After faltering early during the pandemic, population growth in Canada’s large urban markets regained their mojo as immigration returned with a vengeance. On a July-to-July basis, Canada’s population grew 1.
Rob Shaw: Pressure to address housing crisis mounts as affordability gets worse

Rob Shaw: Pressure to address housing crisis mounts as affordability gets worse

Despite all the announcements on housing affordability from the new David Eby government in Victoria, a recent report by one of Canada’s largest banks shows things on the ground have never been worse.
Viewpoint: Disabled individuals deserve equal opportunity

Viewpoint: Disabled individuals deserve equal opportunity

"Who can even survive on $18,000 a year, then to be cut off from any assistance they might’ve had prior to earning that amount."
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