Provincial Politics

Reaction to the National Energy Board's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline

By The Canadian Press
May 19, 2016 - 5:22pm

VANCOUVER — The National Energy Board has recommended that the federal government approve the contentious $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with 157 conditions. The federal regulator issued its long-awaited report Thursday on the project after a two-year debate.

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B.C. schools get $45-million fix-it fund for repairs, but no new schools

By The Canadian Press
May 19, 2016 - 2:24pm Updated: May 19, 2016 - 5:21pm

VICTORIA — Education Minister Mike Bernier has announced a $45-million fix-it fund for schools across British Columbia, but the New Democrats say that does nothing to ease the fears of thousands of parents concerned about school closures and overcrowding.

B.C. premier says it's time feds approve LNG but denies linkage to oil pipelines

By The Canadian Press
May 19, 2016 - 11:51am

OTTAWA — It's long past time for the federal government to issue environmental permits for a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday while confirming she's in three-way talks with Ottawa and Alberta over hydro sales.