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In BC, a Million-ish Jobs… Someday, Maybe

The BC Liberal government has moved the goalposts yet again on its promise of a million new jobs.

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Former B.C. Staffer Alleges Transportation Ministry Destroyed Highway Of Tears Emails

Tim Duncan said he was barely three weeks into his new job at the Transportation Ministry in Victoria when he was ordered to delete emails concerning government meetings about the Highway of Tears investigation into murdered and missing women.

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#NameAFerry contest comes back to haunt B.C. Ferries

When B.C. Ferries announced a contest to name its three new foreign-built boats, the high-priced executives in those cushy corporate offices thought they’d struck public-relations gold.

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Ex-Head of Troubled SNC-Lavalin Named Chair of BC Crown Corp

The B.C. government’s Industry Training Authority has a new board of directors, and the May 5 news release heralds the appointment of Gwyn Morgan as the Crown corporation’s $1-a-year chair.

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Smyth: B.C. government spent $350,000 on social media during teachers’ strike

The Christy Clark government spent more than $350,000 on tweets, Facebook posts, Google ads and other online messages during last year’s bitter teachers’ strike.

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark defends Site C as a 100-year plan

Premier Christy Clark says B.C. is going to eventually need the power generated from the controversial Site C dam and that it is short-sighted to focus on its immediate, upfront costs.

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Site C dam approved by B.C. government

B.C. has approved the $8.8 billion Site C dam — a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.

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Clark govt, Science World selling LNG Kool-Aid to kids

The BC Liberal government’s all-out push to build an LNG industry is extending into the province’s classrooms and the minds of its students. The latest partner in this effort, Science World, is co-hosting a series of community seminars in rural communities to educate students “about the fundamentals of energy science.”

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Petronas puts B.C. LNG plant on hold

Petronas says it’s delaying its proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Rafe to Christy: Spare the kids, parents your Kinder Morgan lectures

Premier Christy Clark has taken it upon herself to criticize the parents of two 11-year-olds who protested the Kinder Morgan action in Burnaby and were only not arrested because the police chose to refrain from doing so. The premier is concerned that the these children have been encouraged, by their parents, to “break the law”.

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