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Joel McKay: Housing policy shift requires Northern B.C. nuance

Joel McKay: Housing policy shift requires Northern B.C. nuance

Northern B.C. has long suffered from a housing supply shortage, but it would be a mistake to think the cause of that problem, and the solutions to it, are the same as the Lower Mainland’s.
Jack Knox: After Holodomor, more grim history for Ukrainian newcomers to pass down

Jack Knox: After Holodomor, more grim history for Ukrainian newcomers to pass down

It was the frost-damaged potatoes that saved Iryna Starostina’s starving grandparents.
Les Leyne: Housing debate squelched, but arguments will rage

Les Leyne: Housing debate squelched, but arguments will rage

Get ready for pitched battles on countless urban blocks as new housing is shoehorned in by decree.
Carson Binda: Why is the premier promising tax hikes?

Carson Binda: Why is the premier promising tax hikes?

Raising taxes to fight inflation is like trying to put out a campfire with a gallon of kerosine. If Premier David Eby wants to “deliver results for people” as he says, then he needs to abandon his plans to hike taxes.
Renu Bakshi: ‘Calm before the storm’ – upcoming death laws test Canada’s woke values

Renu Bakshi: ‘Calm before the storm’ – upcoming death laws test Canada’s woke values

You can see a euthanasia assessor in Vancouver sooner than a family doctor.
Rob Shaw: Premier Eby running up spending to catch up to crises

Rob Shaw: Premier Eby running up spending to catch up to crises

David Eby has hit the ground running as premier, but what’s also running right alongside him is the financial tab accompanying his many promises.
Les Leyne: Leaked audit found rampant mismanagement of housing money

Les Leyne: Leaked audit found rampant mismanagement of housing money

B.C. Liberal critics said the full story was suppressed and minimized under Eby’s watch.
Les Leyne: David Eby's burst of ideas leaves you wondering

Les Leyne: David Eby's burst of ideas leaves you wondering

Eby has noted a few times that a lot of work has gone into the announcements he used to launch his premiership.
Rob Shaw: Prepare for the province to bigfoot municipalities on housing

Rob Shaw: Prepare for the province to bigfoot municipalities on housing

“That is not what this bill is about. This bill is about building that framework so we never get to that place," says Premier David Eby
Rob Shaw: Why David Eby changed his mind on prosecutors and repeat offenders

Rob Shaw: Why David Eby changed his mind on prosecutors and repeat offenders

Premier David Eby surprised many on Sunday when he announced a government directive to Crown prosecutors to do more, where possible, on “the risk that repeat violent offenders pose to public safety in British Columbia.