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Extremist candidates running for municipal councils across BC, officials warn

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Written By Fran Yanor
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The most debated issues at last week’s annual conference of B.C. municipalities may have been health care, housing and inner-city street disorder, but in private conversations, off the record, mayors and councillors shared story-after-story about another troubling trend – municipal candidates with extremist platforms running in the upcoming civic elections. “The democratic process is something […]

John Rustad endorses BC Conservative candidate in upcoming byelection

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“The shackles of caucus have been removed,” says now-Independent MLA John Rustad. Could BC Conservatives be on the verge of having their first MLA in the legislature in almost a decade? It’s looking like more and more of a possibility, after former BC Liberal MLA John Rustad publicly endorsed the Conservative candidate in the ongoing […]

Hardest to house: Gaps, flaws and failures

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Written By Fran Yanor
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Over the past months, front-line workers, mayors, and citizens have called for action as inner-city crime and random violence wreak havoc on communities across the province. Police data show a small number of individuals – about 500 so-called prolific offenders – are committing an inordinate amount of crime with seeming impunity. Critics say these individuals have […]

Healthcare, affordability and crime top concerns in North and Interior, says Opposition…

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Written By Rob Shaw
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Residents of B.C.’s North and Interior are upset about doctor shortages, emergency room closures, crime and rising unaffordability because they are seeing oversized impacts in their communities and in their way of life, according to the province’s Opposition leader. BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon said he concluded an 11-day tour of Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince […]