Provincial Government

FILE – RCMP officers in Red Serge parade into a change of command ceremony for incoming B.C. RCMP Commanding Officer, Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Premier Eby promises $230M in police funding for RCMP vacancies, new hires

Funds will be used to fill vacancies in rural RCMP detachments and regional units

 

B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Plans by the B.C. government to confiscate suspected proceeds of crime via “unexplained wealth orders” are drawing praise from an expert in financial compliance as a way to make life harder from criminals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC NDP housing legislation advances toward third reading after Tuesday votes

Housing Supply Act and Building and Strata Statutes Amendment Act both passed Tuesday

 

B.C. Premier David Eby is wrapped in a ceremonial blanket by First Nations people during a swearing in ceremony where he became the province’s 37th premier at the Musqueam Nation, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New B.C. Premier David Eby sworn in, announces $100 electricity credit

Before the swearing-in, he took part in a Musqueam blanketing ceremony

 

B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Anjali Appadurai ejected from B.C. NDP leader’s race; David Eby to be premier

‘It’s distressing that they have taken the nuclear option’

B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains, left, and Harry Bains, Surrey council candidate, right.

Harry Bains (not the MLA) running for Surrey council

Lawyer Harry Bains joins Surrey Connect Team in city’s election race

Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains, left, and Harry Bains, Surrey council candidate, right.
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BCGEU, province reach tentative deal in collective bargaining after 2 weeks of job action

The BC General Employees’ Union says it has reached a tentative three-year…

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Photo: Lauren Collins Officers from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre rallied outside of the centre on Friday (March 8) about the “unmanageable levels” of inmate-to-officer ratios at B.C. prisons.

BCGEU to go back to negotiating table with province

Both parties have agreed to a media blackout and no further comment will be made

Photo: Lauren Collins Officers from Surrey Pretrial Services Centre rallied outside of the centre on Friday (March 8) about the “unmanageable levels” of inmate-to-officer ratios at B.C. prisons.
BCGEU president Stephanie Smith addresses members walking the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter).

Industry fears shortages at cannabis, liquor stores amid strike at B.C. distribution centres

Liquor sector advocates say BCGEU’s picketing at the warehouses was a ‘selfish move’

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith addresses members walking the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter).
Small-business owner Harman Bhangu is the Conservative Party of British Columbia’s candidate for the Surrey South byelection. Voters go to the polls Sept. 10. (Contributed photo)

Conservative Party of B.C. announces byelection candidate

Harman Bhangu is fourth candiate for Surrey South MLA seat

Small-business owner Harman Bhangu is the Conservative Party of British Columbia’s candidate for the Surrey South byelection. Voters go to the polls Sept. 10. (Contributed photo)
BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
The British Columbia General Employees’ Union says it will set up picket lines at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres as it begins targeted job action. Strikers are seen in downtown Vancouver during a strike of British Columbia government workers Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Targeted job action, picket lines planned by B.C. public-service union as strike notice expires

The contract between the BCGEU and the Public Service Agency expired April 1

The British Columbia General Employees’ Union says it will set up picket lines at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres as it begins targeted job action. Strikers are seen in downtown Vancouver during a strike of British Columbia government workers Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)

33,000 B.C. government employees issue 72-hour strike notice

The most recent collective agreement between the union and Public Service agency expired on April 1

The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)

Vernon woman launches recall petition against MLA Sandhu

Genevieve Ring’s application meets requirements; petition starts Aug. 12

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu is the subject of a recall petition in her riding, launched by a constituent. (Morning Star- file photo)
The SkyTrain goes through Whalley on July 14, 2022. The province announced on Aug. 3 that it is now seeking requests for qualifications for construction of the SkyTrain’s elevated guideway. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Province looking for company to build Surrey-Langley SkyTrain’s elevated guideway

B.C. taking requests for qualifications, will then narrow down to 3 for next phase

The SkyTrain goes through Whalley on July 14, 2022. The province announced on Aug. 3 that it is now seeking requests for qualifications for construction of the SkyTrain’s elevated guideway. (Photo: Anna Burns)
A new agritech innovation centre will officially open at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus this fall. (Photo: Simon Fraser University)

New agritech centre set to open at SFU Surrey in September

Province funding $6.5M over 3 years, in addition to feds previously announcing $10M for the centre

A new agritech innovation centre will officially open at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus this fall. (Photo: Simon Fraser University)
B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).

B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax set to expand to parts of Vancouver Island by 2023

The tax will now be used in North Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Lions Bay and Squamish

B.C.’s current tax has added 20,000 condo units to the rental market (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward).
Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood infrastructure funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Shxwhá:y Village, B.C. sign licensing deal for cannabis retail, production near Chilliwack

Shxwhá:y Chief Robert Gladstone calls cannabis agreement ‘reconciliation in action’

Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood infrastructure funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
A mobile clinic features three dental work stations and all equiptment neccessary, including an X-ray machine. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)

Two Surrey non-profit dental clinics part of $2.8M funding over next 3 years

Provincial funding to help low-income British Columbians ‘receive much-needed dental care’

A mobile clinic features three dental work stations and all equiptment neccessary, including an X-ray machine. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)
An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)

Lower Mainland locations will see pesticide spraying this spring against lymantria moths

Pesticide permit is for Foray 48B, a non-toxic bacterial agent known as BtK

An adult male gypsy moth. (Government of B.C.)
Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh during a media roundtable on transportation and infrastructure at the Civic Hotel in Surrey on March 17, 2022. Singh is also the province’s first parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey-Green Timbers MLA Rachna Singh during a media roundtable on transportation and infrastructure at the Civic Hotel in Surrey on March 17, 2022. Singh is also the province’s first parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: Lauren Collins)