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Province handed out $4 million in environmental fines in 2016

Province handed out $4 million in environmental fines in 2016

British Columbia handed out more than $4 million in environmental penalties and tickets in 2016.
NDP looks to rein in political money with ban on corporate, union donations

NDP looks to rein in political money with ban on corporate, union donations

The B.C. government will introduce legislation next week to get big money out of politics even as the NDP prepares to hold a $525-a-head fundraiser with Premier John Horgan in Vancouver.
Peace Region MLAs look to find their footing in opposition

Peace Region MLAs look to find their footing in opposition

New government gives Davies, Bernier plenty of work to do
Bennett Dam marks 50 years

Bennett Dam marks 50 years

Brothers reflect on following in father’s footsteps
Proposed Greyhound cuts would leave riders in the lurch

Proposed Greyhound cuts would leave riders in the lurch

Greyhound’s plans to cut service in Northeast B.C. is quickly proving to have impacts on travellers both local and abroad.
Court Docket: September 5-8

Court Docket: September 5-8

A summary of what went on in Peace Region courts for the week ending Sept. 8.
NDP budget hikes taxes on rich to pay for social spending

NDP budget hikes taxes on rich to pay for social spending

The B.C. government will raise taxes on corporations and high-income earners to help pay for new spending on education, affordable housing and the ongoing overdose crisis, Finance Minister Carole James announced in a budget update Monday.
NDP throne speech talks childcare, electoral reform, poverty reduction

NDP throne speech talks childcare, electoral reform, poverty reduction

But short of specifics when it comes to Site C, rural initiatives

'Betrayal': Darryl Plecas takes speaker's role, gets the boot from Liberal party

The BC Liberals were stunned to see one of their own put their name forward as speaker of the legislature Friday morning.
Northeast unemployment drops to 5.2%

Northeast unemployment drops to 5.2%

The unemployment rate in the Northeast dropped more than a full percentage point in August. Statistics Canada labour force data released Friday shows the unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 per cent from 6.6 per cent in July.