Friday, February 17, 2017

Victoria Viewpoints: February 17, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Provincial scene.

Will the foreign buyers tax endanger B.C.'s housing windfall?
Province's disability rate increase gives back what premier 'took away last year,' say NDP
B.C.'s Highway 1 to see $469-million in upgrades
B.C. Supreme Court rules municipalities can regulate pot dispensaries
BC Ferries unveils first LNG-powered vessel in its fleet
Settlement reached in sexual harassment case against former RCMP spokesman
B.C. forests get $150 million boost to battle climate change
Transition towns: Meet the people helping small-town B.C. survive and thrive
Big bonuses for RCMP top brass as front-line Mounties go without pay hikes
Federal, provincial governments announce $469M Highway 1 upgrade
B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis
B.C.'s disability assistance rate hike merely a 'pittance'
Meagre provincial hike to disability assistance an insult
B.C.'s long history of pre-election fudge it budgets leaves voters wary
Federal, provincial governments to upgrade Highway 1 through southeastern B.C.
B.C. spends $150 million to plant millions of trees
B.C. gets money for addiction and mental health in federal deal
Unity cheerleader drops his pom-poms
B.C. and Ottawa reach $1.4 billion mental health and home care deal
B.C. to get $10-million boost to fight opioid crisis
B.C. study to look at how people use marijuana ahead of legalization
NDP's Horgan reintroduces, again, a Bill to Stop Wealthy Donors from "Buying" Government
BC's massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich
'Modular' One-Person Homes fill a Need in Vancouver

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