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Coleman downplays brewing controversy

November 22, 2012
Coleman downplays brewing controversy

A controversy linking a well known lobbyist, a BC Liberal who owns a craft beer company, and cabinet minister Rich Coleman,  is being called “political games” by the minister. Rich Coleman says Pacific Western Brewing Company might have to lay off staff to avoid a fiscal hit as it exceeds a mandated production quota. Coleman [...]

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Surrey awards furnishing contract

November 17, 2012

Surrey City Council has awarded a 4-million dollar contract to Heritage Office Furnishings to furnish the new six-storey city hall.  Councillor Barinder Rasode says the price is reasonable considering what they are getting.   ”It’s not only like furniture but it’s all the fixtures in the new City Hall including shelves, technical equipment and you know, we [...]

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Lack of planning, support, for kids in care

November 16, 2012
Lack of planning, support, for kids in care

BC’S Independent Representative for Children and Youth has issued a report on suicide and self-harm by youth in government care, and she says more could have been done to help them. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond looked at 15 youths who committed suicide and another 74 who harmed themselves over a three year period beginning in 2007. [...]

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Bond not surprised Richmond considering policing options

November 16, 2012
Bond not surprised Richmond considering policing options

Justice Minister Shirley Bond says she’s not surprised the City of Richmond is looking at dumping the RCMP in favour of some kind of municipal police force. Bond says Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie has been very clear about his concerns with the Mounties. “And moving to an independent organization or even attaching themselves to someone [...]

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New commissioner for teacher regulation named

November 15, 2012
New commissioner for teacher regulation named

The BC government has named its new commissioner for teacher regulation. He’s a former BC Supreme Court judge. Bruce Preston gets the job of overseeing all teacher discipline hearings. He’ll also consider certification appeals, plus review complaints about educator conduct or competence. In a statement, Preston says he’s committed to a fair, swift and transparent [...]

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