Vaughn Palmer: Horgan says work at Site C will continue unless Dr. Henry says to stop

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 02:41:08 +0000

OPINION: Now that the premier is committed to completing Site C, perhaps he’s been given an estimate of what another year’s delay in the river diversion would add to the price tag. Not saying it would influence Dr. Bonnie Henry to know the added cost. But it would give the public a more rounded picture of the stakes

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Vaughn Palmer, COVID-19, British Columbia politics, Global Affairs Canada

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:31:57 +0000

“When you get home, it’s got to be 14 days of self-isolation, not leave the airport, go to the grocery store go home, then 14 days. Airport. Home. Fourteen days. There can’t be any ambiguity about this if we’re going to have people come back.” — Adrian Dix, B.C. health minister

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Vaughn Palmer: B.C.'s outlook for 'return to normal' isn't encouraging in World War C

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 04:58:25 +0000

OPINION: For now, getting through the next two weeks is challenging enough. But even if British Columbians clear that hurdle, they will be living with this thing for a long time to come.

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Vaughn Palmer: Some optimism, caution and worst possible scenario plans for COVID-19

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 01:24:20 +0000

OPINION: Dr. Bonnie Henry said Friday: “We are, maybe, starting to bend it (the curve) a little here. I hope this will be a motivation for people to double down. … what I don’t want to see, and what I lie awake at night worrying about, is that line is going to start to dramatically increase again. And that is what’s going to happen if we let things off too quickly”

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Vaughn Palmer: Rushing to secure medical supplies in B.C. after 'wicked problem' alarm aired

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:11:27 +0000

OPINION: With U.S. sources drying up, B.C. in co-operation with the national government and other provinces are searching out potential sources in China and elsewhere. But as Adrian Dix noted, so are the 100-or-so other countries plagued by cases of COVID-19

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Vaughn Palmer: Bracing for nasty recession, B.C. banking on mega projects to recover

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:54:40 +0000

OPINION: ‘Totally unprecedented. We are basically engineering the steepest recession in B.C.’s history as part of our public health strategy.’ How long will it last? ‘Six to 12 months is a reasonable guess’

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Vaughn Palmer: Life after COVID-19 will allow us to remember those who rose in crisis

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 01:18:44 +0000

OPINION: Society emerged from 18 months of lockdown, bailouts and deprivation with levels of debt equalling those at the end of the Second World War. But for many there was the sheer pleasure of going back to work, of having something — anything — worth doing and colleagues to do it with.

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Vaughn Palmer: NDP's economic showpieces for B.C. recovery need COVID-19 risks to end

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 02:13:33 +0000

OPINION: It remains to be seen how quickly the provincial government can fire up these initiatives, much as they will be needed to get B.C. out of the expected economic recession

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan didn't ask for virus crisis, but he's well suited to rise to it

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 01:39:49 +0000

OPINION: The coronavirus outbreak has focused the public mind on the basics, as Premier Horgan also noted this week in listing questions he hears again and again from across the province: ‘Will I continue to receive a paycheque? Is my job secure? Can I pay my rent? Is my business going to get through this?’

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