Monday, November 27, 2017

Victoria Viewpoints: Monday, November 27, 2017

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

Jake Shearer incident off Bella Bella

Jake Shearer barge recovered from B.C. waters with coast guard reporting no environment damage
B. C. Indigenous leader calls for better marine emergency response after barge goes adrift
Stranded barge safe and under tow heading north from Bella Bella
Fuel-laden barge now being towed after it was adrift off B.C.'s central coast
Stranded fuel barge near Bella Bella now safely under tow

Site C dam's sustainability on top of BC NDP's agenda
Tent-camp residents in B.C. city reach agreement to keep site open temporarily
Bulk of illegal guns seized in B.C. from domestic sources: study
Vancouver looks to curb waste, taking aim at single use items
Not enough consultation on Vancouver's housing strategy, neighbourhood group says
City of Maple Ridge and homeless camp residents reach agreement to keep camp open
Highway 1 now open between Hope and Bridal Falls
City of Vancouver approves Marpole modular housing project for the homeless
The battle for greenest city: Mayor says Vancouver getting close
Homeless and millennials fall through cracks of new housing plans, say advocates
'I was ready to die': B.C.'s uneven coverage for rare disease drugs leaves patients in limbo
B.C. task force proposes vehicle and licence seizures to target
Ferry sailings cancelled after body discovered on queen of Oak Bay
Speaker should reprimand NDP over constituency office staffing change
B.C. Hydro's awkward case for rate freeze puts NDP promise in jeopardy
Global money hit Vancouver real estate 'like a ton of bricks' Robertson says
Vancouver's housing strategy needs a rethink
As Christmas-party season arrives, Uber is still on ho-ho-hold
Big money and local elections
B.C. government calls for better gun control
Supreme Court of Canada to make final ruling on contentious B.C. Christian law school
City of Vancouver approves controversial Marpole modular housing project
BCLC gets in on royal wedding action with Harry and Meghan novelty bets
City staff investigating possibility of Kelowna gas tax
Tseshaht First Nation in Port Alberni declares state of emergency due to flooding
The B.C. judge who 'ignored evidence,' 'erred in law' and put a ministry under fire
Parties Taking Hard Lines on Electoral Reform
BC's Liquor Stores are Safest, Most efficient way to sell Legal Pot
Tax Fairness a Way to Tackle Inequality
Modular housing for low-income residents approved for Marpole despite neighbourhood opposition
Lower fares for transit riders possible with road user levy on car owners, says SFU's Anthony Perl
Vancouver leads nation with lowest office vacancy rate

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