Provincial Politics

(Left to right) Teri Mooring, Jim Iker, Clint Johnston, and newly elected President Glen Hansman
(Left to right) Teri Mooring, Jim Iker, Clint Johnston, and newly elected President Glen Hansman Image Credit: BCTF

Vancouver elementary school teacher becomes new head of provincial union

By The Canadian Press
March 14, 2016 - 11:40pm

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver elementary school educator will be the next leader of the provincial teachers’ union.

Glen Hansman was acclaimed as the new president at the B.C. Teacher Federation’s 100th annual general meeting Monday.

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File Photo Image Credit: CFJC Today

Province seeks hefty fines for anyone who violates B.C. Wildfire Act

By The Canadian Press
March 10, 2016 - 1:50pm Updated: March 10, 2016 - 4:48pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s forest firefighters face enough difficulties controlling raging walls of flames that threaten homes, properties and lives without having to worry about drones and pleasure boats getting in the way of their efforts, Forests Minister Steve Thomson said Thursday.

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