British Columbia

22/05/22
Author: 
David Shipway



Attn: Colin Koszman/ Land Use Forester, Molly Hudson/ Director of Sustainability

18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Interesting details.
Old-growth logging protests in the Fairy Creek watershed have broken records for the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. The CBC's Kathryn Marlow takes a deep dive into exactly how many arrests have been made, and what for.
Aired: May 17, 2022
 
18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Good interview on this question.
 
In a bid to ease the pressure of soaring gas prices, BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau is calling on the province to making public transit free for the next four months.
Aired: May 17, 2022
 
17/05/22
Author: 
Richard Zussman
Rising gas prices in BC May 2022 - Global

May 16, 2022

As the cost of gas soars once more in parts of the province like Metro Vancouver, the BC Greens are proposing a temporary relief measure.

17/05/22
Author: 
Alex Hemmingway
British Columbia could massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. (Nathan Shurr / Unsplash)

May 15, 2022

Public investment in below-market rental housing could leverage private-sector development to secure housing for all. This idea is being floated to address British Columbia’s housing crisis — and should be taken up everywhere.

n the face of a mounting housing crisis, British Columbia should massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. This up-front investment could literally pay for itself, with no increase to taxpayer-supported debt.

17/05/22
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Canada's forests are being logging faster than they can grow back and are spewing CO2 into our already destabilized climate. Images via Wikimedia Commons, illustration by Barry Saxifrage

May 17, 2022

For the last two decades, Canada's managed forest lands have been logged faster than they have grown back. This imbalance has created a huge — and rapidly rising — new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) pouring into our already destabilized climate.

14/05/22
Author: 
UNITE HERE Local 40
Hilton Metrotown Workers Win Contract Ending B.C.’s Longest Hotel Lockout

May, 14, 2022

VICTORY!!

Hilton Metrotown Workers Win Contract Ending B.C.’s Longest Hotel Lockout

97 Terminated Staff Win Right to Return to Jobs

This past Wednesday, May 11, locked out Hilton Metrotown hotel workers voted to ratify a new contract by a 98% yes vote. The vote to approve this groundbreaking three-year collective bargaining agreement ends the picket line outside of the hotel and returns staff to their jobs. The 391-day lockout at Hilton Metrotown has been the longest hotel lockout in B.C.’s history.

11/05/22
Author: 
Andrew MacLeod
Health Minister Adrian Dix says government has taken steps to expand the role of the public sector in health care. Photo via BC government.

May 4, 2022

Health Minister Adrian Dix defends Vernon contract and says government is working to increase public health care.

During the last provincial election campaign, held in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC NDP signalled a change of direction on long-term care.

With a significant portion of the seniors dying from COVID-19 living in long-term care facilities, the NDP warned against the failures of privatized care and pledged to build new beds in the public sector.

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