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Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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EDITORIAL: The last Halloween candy tier list you will ever need

Editor Adam Louis explores the world of Halloween candy

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Rapid tests should be available to young students, teacher rep says

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  • Oct 30, 2021
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LETTER: ‘Disenchanted’ with Hope due to restaurant’s behaviour

Where are the people who care about staying healthy?

  • Oct 29, 2021
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LETTER: Rapid tests should be available to young students, Fraser Cascade teacher rep says

Teachers and parents have been calling for rapid testing in schools since the beginning of pandemic

  • Oct 29, 2021
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LETTER: Just transition is a must

Cedric Engelberts of Chilliwack pushes for a move away from fossil fuels

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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

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LETTER: A new form of climate denial

Kendra Lordly of Chilliwack warns of the dangers of continued fossil fuel dependency

  • Oct 16, 2021
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COLUMN: A taste of what’s in store for some COVID long-haulers

A distorted sense of taste or smell is making life miserable for many in recovery from the virus

  • Oct 16, 2021
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LETTER: Thank you, emergency workers

Eleonora Anderson of Agassiz is grateful for emergency workers in a difficult situation

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National newspaper week begins on Oct. 3. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

What is National Newspaper Week and why you should support it

Newspapers are an essential part of Canadian culture, communities, and democracy, delivering…

  • Oct 10, 2021
National newspaper week begins on Oct. 3. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
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EDITORIAL: What the price of an election could buy

What else could’ve been bought for the price of the 2021 federal election?, editor Adam Louis asks.

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Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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LETTER: Canadians deserve better from government

Connie McDonald of Chilliwack calls on voters to keep the future in mind

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward