Vaughn Palmer: Dam experts hired to determine if Site C can be completed safely

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:08:40 +0000

Opinion: If the outside experts won’t sign off on the proposed fix, the government would appear to have no choice but to cancel the dam and damn the financial consequences

Read more

Vaughn Palmer: Dam experts hired to determine if Site C can be completed safely

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:08:40 +0000

Opinion: If the outside experts won’t sign off on the proposed fix, the government would appear to have no choice but to cancel the dam and damn the financial consequences

Read more

Poll: B.C.'s John Horgan ranks middle of the pack for Canadian premier performance

Credit to Author: Stephanie Ip| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 21:49:06 +0000

When asked how they felt about Premier John Horgan’s handling of the pandemic, 59 per cent responded to the poll were satisfied, while 53 per cent felt good about Horgan’s handling of overall health services.

Read more

Vaughn Palmer: How much money is laundered in B.C.? Answering that will be tough

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2020 02:09:20 +0000

“It is important to recognize that it may be necessary to take action against the threat even though it cannot be empirically measured. … The failure to respond to money laundering activity sends a message that unlawful and socially destructive activity will be tolerated.” — Money-laundering Commissioner Austin Cullen

Read more

Vaughn Palmer: Not-so-urgent plan to combat money laundering here is puzzling

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 01:52:05 +0000

Opinion: Eby and the New Democrats have repeatedly characterized money laundering as a multibillion-dollar problem in B.C. If they believe those estimates, it hardly needs much of a cost-benefit analysis to see the merits of a $20 million outlay on a new investigative agency and a data collection and regulatory centre

Read more

Vaughn Palmer: Surprise, economic recovery benefit not precisely as Horgan advertised

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 01:31:36 +0000

Opinion: Judging from this week’s scramble on the economic benefit and the timing of the budget, the government lost weeks of preparation while John Horgan engaged in his self-serving bid for re-election

Read more

Vaughn Palmer: Site C cash burn continues as Horgan awaits review to decide project's fate

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 02:13:22 +0000

Opinion: The premier is still saying as little as possible while awaiting the Peter Milburn report. Asked recently if he had made up his mind whether the project goes ahead, Horgan said “no, not at all”

Read more