• British Columbia

    Green party Leader Elizabeth May facing charges of contempt of court, pleads guilty

    Elizabeth May could face jail time for violating Kinder Morgan site injunction. Her problems began when she failed to vacate the premise of a location where a pipeline was to be built. Kinder Morgan is looking to expand its pipeline to the Vancouver coast but May and her green party activist continue to blockade construction. May could face a few months in jail for her illegal actions. BREAKING: Green party Leader Elizabeth May pleads guilty to contempt of court https://t.co/IC5np13lqj — CTV News (@CTVNews) May 28, 2018  

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    B.C. NDP is setting a debt record

    Re: “Scrapping Site C dam project would cost $7.3 billion: Hydro,” Sept. 1. The new NDP/Green government just scrapped two bridge tolls in Vancouver, adding $5 billion to our provincial debt. Let’s now move to scrap the Site C dam project. It’s just a few more billions. Does anyone know if there has been any other provincial government in Canada able to add $12 billion in debt in just a few short weeks? I am sure it must some kind of world record.   [via]

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    Syrian refugees in a Vancouver school are sometimes “A bit aggressive”

    As Vancouver welcomes about 700 Syrian refugees into its school systems, a troubling sign has emerged. That being that some Muslim students are acting aggressive, this was reported by the Vancouver Sun: “Sometimes they are a little bit aggressive. That’s why when I see any student, he is acting a little bit aggressive, I understand that … last five years at least, he was not settled down in his house with his parents, normal life, no schools, nothing,” she said. “Even some of … their family members were killed or some of them are still there. They want their family to come here and they really suffer.” Assaf has worked with…

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    B.C.’s once robust economy is starting to falter

    B.C. was once known as a solid performer when it came to its economy, but those days may be over as we’re hearing that some of its biggest players in the commodity sector are having to lay off workers and put projects on hold. LNG Canada’s decision to delay deciding to build its $40-billion liquefied natural gas export project hit Ellis Ross, the Haisla First Nation’s chief councillor, in the middle of a summer of more buoyant news for the B.C. economy. “If people haven’t been laid off yet, they’ve been notified of either a cutback in hours or a potential termination of employment,” Ross said in an interview. But the Rio Tinto modernization wrapped up…

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    Would Butchart Gardens deny entry to someone wearing a niqab ?

    According to the news a high end garden attraction in Victoria B.C. has denied access to a couple wearing traditional Victorian era clothes. A Washington state couple preoccupied with reliving the Victorian era — from their icebox to their undergarments — were asked to change out of their traditional costumes or leave Butchart Gardens near Victoria. The Saanich tourist attraction has a rule: No period costumes, no matter what. It’s right on the website under “Garden etiquette: Please note, costumes and period style or historical dress is not permitted in the Gardens.” Once the news got out on social media, some users asked Butchart Gardens if they would deny access to a Muslim wearing a niqab. One wonders.…

  • British Columbia,  Crime

    Vancouver now has to deal with a serial rapist

    As if Vancouver gang crime isn’t bad enough….. VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver Police are issuing a new public warning about a man known as ‘balaclava rapist.’ Larry John Takahashi, 63, was serving three life sentences after admitting to raping at least 30 women in Edmonton in the 1970’s and 80’s. He was granted day parole in BC after more than 30 years behind bars, and will soon be living in a Vancouver halfway home. [via]

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    City may have breached policy with $95K contract to Vision Vancouver consultant

    Mayor Greg Robertson should focus on cleaning up his city before giving any advice to Donald Trump. B.C. has emerged as the bright spot in Canada’s economy. Building on strong performance over the last two years, B.C. is predicted to lead all provinces in 2016 with impressive gross-domestic-product … The City of Vancouver appears to have breached its procurement policy after Vision Mayor Gregor Robertson reportedly approved a contract worth almost $95,000 for a prominent supporter of his party, according to a legal expert. Documents obtained by The Province through freedom of information show the “sole source” contract for developer, Vision political funder and consultant Bob Ransford — with payments…

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    Trump Jr. lashes back at Vancouver mayor Greg Robertson

    Greg Robertson recently made some critical comments about Donald Trump stopping short of calling him a racist all this due to a new Trump hotel being opened in Vancouver. The loudmouth mayor is insisting that the Trump hotel be renamed because he doesn’t like the name. But in a rare interview with CTV Trump Jr, fired back.[via] Donald Trump Jr. sounded much like his father Thursday while promoting the Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Vancouver, describing the building as “beautiful” and brushing off his family’s detractors as “ridiculous” and “disgusting.” In a one-on-one interview with CTV News, Trump Jr. responded to the local politicians who labelled the elder…

  • British Columbia,  Life

    BC top court says University of Victoria was right to ban a pro-life group

    University of Victoria did not infringe on pro-life group’s rights by banning protest: court The University of Victoria’s decision to ban a pro-life group from holding a small demonstration on campus did not infringe on that group’s charter rights, British Columbia’s top court has ruled. But free-speech advocates say certain legal questions raised in the case are far from settled. In a decision released Monday, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a lower-court ruling that found the Charter of Rights and Freedoms did not apply to UVic’s regulation of its outdoor spaces. The appellants — the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Cam Cote, former president of UVic’s Youth Protecting Youth…

  • British Columbia,  Crime

    BC mother got a ticket for “noisy” kids playing outside

    Just when you thought you’d heard all about Canada’s crazy bylaws, as a BC woman was given a ticket for having noisy kids playing outside, not sure the logic of this, wouldn’t it be better for kids to be playing out doors instead of being hooked up to the TV in doors ? A Coquitlam mother of three is outraged after she recieved a bylaw violation warning because her children were being too noisy playing outside. Jana D’Addabbo’s Facebook post, which is making the rounds on social media, shows a photograph of the “Notice of Violation” issued Saturday just before 2pm. It advises D’Addabbo to speak to her children about…

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    Vancouver to protect refugees from deportation if it becomes a ‘sanctuary city’

    Vancouver could soon protect refugees who are slated to being deported for an expired work permit or due to terrorism. American cities that have become sanctuary cities have often become “cultural islands” as we read in Frontpage, These neighborhoods become “cultural islands” that eschew the cultures and values of the cities and countries in which they grow — a virtual malignancy that ultimately comes to threaten its host city and country because within this cocoon radical Islamists are shielded from law enforcement, find shelter and support and an ample supply of potential terror recruits. Vancouver could very well turn into such cities, as city officials are proposing to turn the city…

  • British Columbia,  Crime

    B.C. court blocks extradition of Indian couple accused in honour-killing murder

    A Canadian judge has blocked the extradition of B.C couple accused in the honour killing of Sukhwinder Singh because she was from a weaker community more shocking is that Indian police claim this is an open and shut case. Malkit Kaur Sidhu and her brother Surjit Singh Badesha are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit the June 2000 murder of Sidhu’s daughter Jassi Sidhu. A B.C. Supreme Court judge ordered that they be committed for extradition to India to face the charges, and the federal justice minister then issued the surrender order. Sidhu, 65, and Badesha, 70, applied to quash the surrender order, raising a number of grounds of…

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    Young people are leaving Vancouver because its just too damn expensive

    Sure Vancouver is beautiful but can anyone under the age of 30 actually afford to live there? The city is increasingly becoming an investor haven for the rich. Sure, there are some lucky souls, relatively middle-class people who got into the housing market before prices took off and who are now sitting on a gold mine. Most realize how fortunate they are, the lottery ticket they won. For many young adults, however, the city increasingly represents a place of which they no longer can afford to be a part. Consequently, Vancouver faces an almost existential threat; what happens when the lifeblood of any community, those in their 20s and 30s,…

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    Blast from the past is looking to oust B.C. Premier Christy Clark in 2017

    Raffi Cavoukian a retired children’s music icon from the 80’s is not satisfied with already having Harper out of power he is now looking to the future and getting rid of Premier B.C. Premier Christy Clark in 2017. democracy note: apply what's learned from #elxn42 to BC 2017 election, to oust corporate premier. #cdnpoli — Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) October 21, 2015

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    Tax dollars at work: BC gives schools $5M for solar panels & electric vehicles

    Hot off Twitter, we are now hearing that 24 B.C schools will receive $5million from the province to install solar panels. This is our taxes, folks. Agree or disagree? @BCGovNews: BC gives schools $5M for solar panels & electric vehicles: http://t.co/6WiVoOOQpW — Vivian Krause (@FairQuestions) March 12, 2015 VICTORIA – Twenty-four B.C. school districts are sharing $5 million for energy projects like lighting upgrades, boiler replacements, solar panels and electric vehicles under the Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP). In the Arrow Lakes school district (SD 10), a new solar energy system will be installed at Lucerne Elementary/Secondary and Nakusp Elementary. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the…

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    Lucky us, first case of H7N9 has been detected in Canada

    The public health authorities in Canada have diagnosed a woman with H7N9 bird flu in a town of Lower Mainland, British Columbia, which would be the first in North America. The woman returned to Canada last January 12 after visiting China, and two days began to feel the symptoms of the flu. Health authorities reported that the disease does not spread easily among humans, so the case does not constitute a risk to public health. The woman said she was not sick enough to go to the hospital. The man who accompanied her to China also has flu symptoms. Dr. Bonnie Henry, Public Health of British Columbia, said additional tests…

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    According to the CTF, Libby Davies to take home $3.66 million after retiring from politics

    Libby Davies, the far left NDP’er who fancies her self as the champion for the poor, is set to make $3.66 million by the time she reaches 90. Davies who is an avid Palestinian supporter and co owner of the website “rabble” is always looking down on rich people and their high earning lifestyles, well it now appears that she herself is part of the 1% of Canadians. Davies who will soon to be retired from the tough world of politics is looking towards a nice retirement, but of course she wants the rest of Canada pay more taxes… Good guesses. #Vancouver-East NDP MP Libby Davies will take home more…

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    First Nations very own Webster Wyatt has his banners damaged by protesters on Burnaby Mountain

    While the media is focused on the fringe protesters cause in Burnaby Mountain, who include Canada’s own David Suzuki, the media has not paid attention to Wester Wyatt, a First Nation’s member of the Lower Nicola Indian Band who is an avid supporter of Canada’s energy sector and for the well being of his fellow aboriginals. The Small business owner who is critical of the current environmental movement in the region is now raising funds to balance the discussion and share the story of how regular hardworking Canadians benefit from our natural resource sector and environmental protection with Canada’s world class standards. For his trouble Wyatt’s campaign was attacked by…

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    The B.C. Federation of Labour continues to stifle economic progress

    BCFED is currently pushing for minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour, this according to an article from Globalnews… “We know that many students are struggling to put themselves through school and make ends meet on minimum wage jobs,” said Irene Lanzinger, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour. “Post-secondary graduates are leaving school with an average of $35,000 of debt. That is not good for our young people, and not good for the economy.” While the “poor” student story is compelling we need analyze the current situation. The current B.C minimum wage is $10.25 per hour. A forty hour a week employee is looking at making $190…