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Burnaby resident frets about Kinder Morgan expansion

By Drew Penner Aaron Keogh, a 39-year-old Burnaby resident is troubled by the risks associated with the Westridge Terminal. While Kinder Morgan Canada Limited announced on Sunday that it is putting on hold all non-essential activities and related spending on

Speculation tax doesn’t go far enough, Burnaby councillor says

By Drew Penner Burnaby councillor Nick Volkow is newly single. His life changed forever when his wife passed away a year-and-a-half ago. In recent days he’s been pondering the next steps in his own life. But the 22-year Council veteran

BC exempts vacation homes from speculation tax

By Drew Penner The bureaucrats have done their tinkering and the new-and-improved levy on people taking advantage of hot West Coast real estate has been unfurled. BC Finance Minister Carole James said despite revising speculation tax rules to exclude a

BC Liberals accepted money from Chinese government propaganda unit

By ThinkPol Staff The BC Liberals accepted money from a media outlet producing propaganda for the Communist Party of China, days after the mouthpiece was exposed as being owned and operated by China’s government. On November 2, 2015, an exposé

BC Liberals continued to support alleged Ponzi operator that sponsored Christy Clark despite warnings

By ThinkPol Staff An alleged Ponzi operator who sponsored former British Columbia Premier Christy Clark’s junkets to China continued to enjoy the full support and backing of the former BC Liberal government despite red flags raised by auditors, according to

Chinese family who tried to immigrate to Canada by purchasing property conned by friend, BC court case reveals

By ThinkPol Staff A family from China who tried to immigrate to Canada under British Columbia’s investor immigration program by purchasing lower mainland real estate ended up being cheated by their childhood friend, according to a recently concluded BC Supreme

BC Liberal leader lobbied for a notorious American polluter, who ended up receiving an environmental hall pass from the province

By ThinkPol Staff The recently-elected BC Liberal reader once lobbied on behalf of a US company notorious for pollution, and the province ended up granting the energy company a hall pass to set up a facility in British Columbia bypassing

BC Liberal leader batted for big tobacco against BC

By ThinkPol Staff The newly-elected BC Liberal leader once acted for multinational tobacco companies against British Columbia, as the province sought to recover billions of dollars spent out of the public health-care budget to treat people with smoking-related diseases such

BC Liberals mocked for blaming ICBC crisis on six-month-old NDP govt

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians are mocking the BC Liberals after the party that ran the province for 16 years until last July blamed the six-month-old NDP government for the financial crisis faced by BC’s auto insurer. “The BC NDP

Vancouver’s economy to cool over next two years

By Will Young Vancouver’s real GDP growth is forecast to ease from 4.1 per cent in 2016 to 3.2 per cent in 2017, with an even more modest 2.5 per cent advance expected for 2018, according to a report by