Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Victoria Viewpoints: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

Tsunami Alerts and Community reactions

Wave of relief sweeps coastal communities after tsunami warning lifted
Tsunami warning cancelled for B.C. after 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Alaska
B.C.'s tsunami that wasn't: Why scientists know when a wave will hit - but not its size
Tsunami scare puts B.C.'s emergency warning protocol to the test
Tsunami alert tests West Coast readiness, with mixed results
Tsunami scare exposes communication breakdown in vulnerable B.C. city
After residents sleep through tsunami warning, Prince Rupert will review alert system
Tsunami scare a useful exercise in emergency preparedness: Expert
Port Alberni woman recalls fleeing 1964 tsunami in rowboat after massive quake
Many in Greater Victoria headed for high ground when the warning came
Wave of relief sweeps Island communities after tsunami warning lifted
Tsunami warning for B.C.'s coast is cancelled after Alaska quake
How to respond to a tsunami warning
Vic-Alert faces tidal wave of registration after tsunami warnings
Sirens don't sing in tsunami warning for Esquimalt
Oak Bay reception centre at the ready for tsunami warning this morning
Tsunami warning after earthquake rattles Saanich residents
How high is safe from a tsunami? Four metres above sea level
'Inevitable' 9.0 earthquake, tsunami will hit Canada's West Coast: expert
Victoria region looks at lessons learned from tsunami warning
Overnight 7.9 magnitude quake in Gulf of Alaska briefly put coastal BC under Tsunami alert NCR
Tuesday morning Tsunami Warning may spur on calls for better public alert system for Prince Rupert NCR

Globe and Mail 

Veterans spar with rookies in final debate before BC Liberal leadership vote
Burnaby says proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion routes through conservation area
Glen Chernen complicates Vancouver mayoral race for Non-Partisan Association
Ten Safeway stores to be closed in B.C. as labour talks begin


Heated arguments as B.C. Liberal leadership candidates debate for final time
West Coast Express passengers stranded for hours finally coming home
B.C. Minister promises review of alert system after patchwork of tsunami warnings
Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang won't run in 2018
10 Safeway stores to close in B.C.'s Lower Mainland
Reconciliation in mining: It's all about relationships, says Chief Robert Joseph
TransLink launches hands-free access system for people with disabilities
'Bring it on': pop-up cannabis vendors defy Vancouver police crackdown
New bike sharing service rolling out in Lower Mainland
Future of Lilloeet medical clinic uncertain after council rejects buying the building
Makeshift dwelling for homeless in Kamloops destroyed by fire
Warning, bumps ahead: West Vancouver repeals speed bump policy

Vancouver Sun

B.C. Liberal leadership hopefuls square off in final leadership debate
Kerry Jang the latest Vancouver councillor to announce he won't seek reelection
Horgan heads to Asia with Moody's Triple A credit score
Attorney General slams predecessor for hiding report on ICBC finances
'This isn't an episode of Columbo': Burnaby lawyers grill Kinder Morgan at Trans Mountain route hearing

Vancouver Province


Victoria Times Colonist

Dianne Watts prime target at B.C. Liberals leadership debate
Tempers flare as old new B.C. Liberal leadership candidates debate
B.C. Liberals scrubbed 2014 report on ICBC financial crisis
Go slowly on ownership rules

Victoria News

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Global BC

Kelowna Council approves massive lakeshore condo project, mayor alone in voting against Aqua
Parents group calls on education minister to bring more French teachers into B.C. schools
13 spicy quotes from the BC Liberal leadership debate
Burnaby, Trans Mountain spar over proposed pipeline route
Kelowna residents and fish benefit from costly creek restoration project
10 Safeway stores to close in Metro Vancouver
BC Liberal candidates square off in final leadership debate
'Expect more charges and arrests': VPD warns vendors after week market crackdown
Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang says he won't seek re-election

Georgia Straight

Closure of 10 Safeway stores in B.C. reflects intense competition in Metro Vancouver grocery trade
Poised to recapture Vancouver City Hall, NPA set to open nomination for mayoral candidate
Kerry Jang becomes fifth Vision Vancouver politician to announce he won't seek re-election in 2018
Two massive snow dumps, possibly up to 200 centimetres, coming to B.C. coastal mountains

Vancouver Courier

'An insult and an outrage': 10 Safeway stores slated to close in the Lower Mainland
Vision's Kerry Jang won't seek re-election
Made-in-BC solution improves access to TransLink fare-gate system

The Tyee




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