BC Office News Releases

VANCOUVER — The costs to British Columbia’s economy from last year’s unprecedented heat dome, horrific wildfires, widespread flooding and crippling landslides could be more than $17 billion, making...
November 30, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - The living wage has gone up to $24.08 an hour in Metro Vancouver for 2022—the highest increase since the living wage was first calculated in 2008 and significantly higher than the rate of...
November 17, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — As municipal and provincial leaders gather for the Union of BC Municipalities convention this week, housing affordability is a key issue on the agenda. Increasing the overall supply of...
September 14, 2022 | BC Office
(Vancouver) Health authority contracts with for-profit surgical and diagnostic imaging clinics topped $393 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21 – with total annual payments increasing by 57 per cent...
August 24, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Several engineers and geoscientists say some of the worst flooding and landslides in BC last November were in valleys with land disturbances related to aging logging roads, logging cut-...
June 1, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The BC government must immediately disclose how many logs from publicly owned forests are turned directly into wood pellets at mills owned by the  Drax Group, BC’s biggest wood pellet...
April 14, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER—The BC government made some needed investments in its 2021 budget for COVID-19 recovery, but there is scarce new funding for major priorities like child care, housing and climate action...
February 22, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The company operating the world’s largest wood-fired thermal electricity plant has too much control of British Columbia’s wood pellet industry and must be ordered to divest of some of its...
February 16, 2022 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver needs more housing—specifically “missing middle” housing between the extremes of detached homes and large condo towers—to address twin crises of housing affordability and...
February 10, 2022 | BC Office
Ottawa – A new report by the Council of Canadians and the BC and Saskatchewan offices of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives exposes the far-reaching power of large multinational foreign oil...
December 8, 2021 | BC Office, Saskatchewan Office
VANCOUVER – First Nation, environmental and former union leaders say the BC government must immediately disclose how many millions more old-growth trees are being logged thanks to provincial...
December 2, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The BC government was clearly warned over a decade ago that staffing levels at its River Forecast Centre (RFC) were far below those at similar operations in Oregon and Alberta and that...
December 1, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER – Public health, public policy and environmental organizations say the government must expand its current review of the fracking industry’s low natural gas royalty rates to include the...
November 25, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER — The living wage for communities across BC increased this year as the cost of living—particularly the cost of housing—continues to rise, the 2021 Living Wage Update, released today from...
November 2, 2021 | BC Office
VANCOUVER - BC should look to zero waste policies to challenge a culture of wasteful consumption that is creating both carbon pollution and solid waste, says a CCPA-BC report, A Zero Waste Agenda for...
October 26, 2021 | BC Office

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