Vaughn Palmer: Retirement, retraining, relocation — weak strategy for forest industry

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:05:03 +0000

OPINION: Both major parties play the blame game all too well. But with the beetle-killed wood mostly gone, the challenge is what to do to give the industry a plausible future

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Vaughn Palmer: $69m announcement doesn't fully satisfy NDP friends in forestry industry

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:49:47 +0000

Opinion: Donaldson himself confirmed the toll since the beginning of the year: four permanent mill closures, 13 indefinite, dozens more reductions in operations, affecting some 3,000 forest workers in all.

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Horgan-Trudeau bromance serves up more shrugs than hugs from politicos

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:56:06 +0000

OPINION: So the supposed $680 million commitment with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not exactly of the take-it-to-the bank variety. Still, Premier John Horgan was happy to play along at the announcement in Surrey

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Vaughn Palmer: Taxi industry feeling betrayed by NDP's green light for ride-hailing

Credit to Author: Gord Kurenoff| Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:49:54 +0000

Opinion: Writing to the taxi association this week, Premier Horgan turned the Class 4 licensing decision into a favour done for the industry.

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Vaughn Palmer: Fudging highway cost overruns by applying curious math

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 12:53:12 +0000

OPINION: Despite assurances, the transportation ministry announced Thursday the projected cost had overshot the two-year-old estimate by almost a third. The $450 million has now become $601 million. Why?

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