Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Victoria Viewpoints: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

Protectionist U.S. politics mean trouble for softwood lumber
B.C. Port project could have 'adverse effects' on birds headed to Alaska: report
Vancouver School Board firing is both political and partisan
Young Syrian refugees in Vancouver worried about housing, education
Heiltsuk Nation given $250,000 toward fuel spill clean-up costs
Many parents passing up $1,200 B.C. education grant
Government cites progress in reducing justice system backlog
Questions raised over NDP's equity policy after Gerry Taft's win
Site C worker lodge ready to house 1,600 employees in Fort St. John
Vancouver seniors are becoming increasingly vulnerable to homelessness, report finds
B.C. education minister pens open letter to parents
West Vancouver Blue Bus strike could cut service to BC Ferries' Horseshoe Bay terminal
Structure of school boards causes conflict, professor says
Small oil spill near Bella Bella highlights response deficiencies
Environment Canada report warns Roberts Bank port expansion could significantly damage bird habitat
B.C. New Democrats pledge affordable daycare
NDP vows to raise taxes on the rich to pay for $10-a-day childcare if elected
Teachers', unions shocked at first move by new VSB trustee
Floating ferry removal options with pricey road-bridge links
NDP's equity mandate backfires as mayor forced out of the closet
Sewage plant plans moving too fast, says Esquimalt mayor
MLA Rob Fleming's former assistant gets delay in court hearing
Documents question E and N's viability
Traffic issues require regional outlook
Fired Vancouver trustees say schools may yet be closed
BC NDP vows $10-a-day Child Care: 'It Pays for itself over time"
One simple idea to Stop 'renovictions'

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