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: 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: 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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Vaughn Palmer: Day of downers in B.C. includes hint of deficits, potential of COVID-19 deaths

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 02:06:41 +0000

OPINION: There is no begging yet from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix. But the mood is increasingly sombre at their daily briefings, especially because of the growing number of deaths

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Vaughn Palmer: Stumbling over words, Liberals sidestep around medical funds for dying

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:29:15 +0000

OPINION: ““Upon reflection, I realize my comments were not worded well. To be clear, I acknowledge and respect Fraser Health’s decision to ensure that federal law is upheld and all citizens are given access to medical assistance in dying”

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan's 'inclusion process' in B.C. caribou rescue plan made fur fly

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:02:37 +0000

OPINION: Provincial, federal and First Nations representatives met in Vancouver on Friday to sign the 30-year partnership agreement to rescue the caribou. Horgan did not attend. Perhaps he didn’t want to be there for a ceremony confirming that his outreach to the northeast had mostly left the community sitting on the sidelines

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Daphne Bramham: It's not enough to just keep overdose victims alive

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:12:09 +0000

British Columbia’s overdose death numbers declined by a third last year. But that’s where the good news ends. With toxic brain injuries on the rise and gaping holes in the treatment system, the crisis is far from over as B.C. coroner emphasizes that it’s not enough to simply keep people alive.

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