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Premier Christy Clark takes cabinet oath from Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon last week, along with 21 ministers. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)

Skookum bucks for B.C. Liberals

Wait until you see Christy Clark’s next money move

Premier Christy Clark takes cabinet oath from Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon last week, along with 21 ministers. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)
Townhall meeting on crime hits a nerve

Townhall meeting on crime hits a nerve

Anger and frustration as local businesses demand action on crime and homelessness

Townhall meeting on crime hits a nerve
Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Putting off Peace River diversion would cost $630 million

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP
Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Putting off Peace River diversion would cost $630 million

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP
Column: Is the visibility of homelessness the symptom or the problem?

Column: Is the visibility of homelessness the symptom or the problem?

It’s hard to ignore the issue when people are seen on the streets yet many of us would like to

Column: Is the visibility of homelessness the symptom or the problem?
Premier Christy Clark and Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon meet at the B.C. legislature for presentation of the last Speech from the Throne, Feb. 14, 2017. (ARNOLD LIM/BLACK PRESS)

Plot thickens at Victoria castle

Shades of Downton Abbey in fall of Christy Clark government

Premier Christy Clark and Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon meet at the B.C. legislature for presentation of the last Speech from the Throne, Feb. 14, 2017. (ARNOLD LIM/BLACK PRESS)
What’s next for Christy Clark?

What’s next for Christy Clark?

It’s difficult to know what’s going on in the back rooms of…

What’s next for Christy Clark?
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan take questions after signing their cooperation agreement for a minority government at the B.C. legislature May 30.

Culture clash key to B.C. minority talks

Green leader Andrew Weaver compromised to get deal with NDP

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and NDP leader John Horgan take questions after signing their cooperation agreement for a minority government at the B.C. legislature May 30.

Column: Shared space, shared responsibility

Enjoying the outdoors comes down to respect: Respect for nature and respect for each other

Christy Clark speaks at wood pellet shipping facility in North Vancouver during the election campaign. North Vancouver-Lonsdale was one one of the seats the B.C. Liberals lost on May 9. (Black Press)

Yes, Christy Clark won the election

Even without Greens’ support, B.C. Liberals will attempt to govern

Christy Clark speaks at wood pellet shipping facility in North Vancouver during the election campaign. North Vancouver-Lonsdale was one one of the seats the B.C. Liberals lost on May 9. (Black Press)
“There are reasons why women wait until a certain point in their pregnancy to announce they’re expecting, and it’s not someone else’s business to inquire about it beforehand,” writes Progress photojournalist Jenna Hauck.

COLUMN: It’s (almost) never okay to ask a woman if she’s pregnant

People should always think twice before asking a woman if she’s pregnant — better yet, just don’t ask

“There are reasons why women wait until a certain point in their pregnancy to announce they’re expecting, and it’s not someone else’s business to inquire about it beforehand,” writes Progress photojournalist Jenna Hauck.
NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)

Standing up to staged tent squatters

Communities fight back against ‘travelling circus’ for media

NDP leader John Horgan is peppered with demands by tent camp promoter Ivan Drury during visit to Maple Ridge May 4. (MICHAEL HALL/BLACK PRESS)
Column: Talking about trauma the first step to healing

Column: Talking about trauma the first step to healing

Earlier this month I was invited to go on stage to talk…

Column: Talking about trauma the first step to healing
Early childhood care in Chilliwack takes a hit

Early childhood care in Chilliwack takes a hit

Childcare was a major campaign issue during the recent provincial campaign. And yet, just days after the election Chilliwack parents of preschool children are facing confusion and uncertainty.

Early childhood care in Chilliwack takes a hit
Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

ELECTION 2017: This is your election on TV

Campaigns are no time to discuss serious issues

Supporters raise hands, and beers, for NDP leader John Horgan on election night in Vancouver May 9. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

Green Party leader Andrew Weaver got his breakthrough, with MLAs joining him from Cowichan Valley and Saanich North and the Islands. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
Supporting Chilliwack’s downtown business not a scary venture

Supporting Chilliwack’s downtown business not a scary venture

It’s hard not to love Mill Street, isn’t it? asks reporter Jessica Peters

Supporting Chilliwack’s downtown business not a scary venture
Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. (B.C. Broadcast Consortium)
Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. - B.C. Broadcast Consortium

Can we get ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics?

Christy Clark’s money machine, third parties roll on

Christy Clark campaigns in Vancouver: the B.C. Liberals raised more money than some federal parties. - B.C. Broadcast Consortium