Tom Fletcher

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ELECTION 2015: NDP, Tories battle over Pacific trade

NDP's Thomas Mulcair against Trans-Pacific Partnership, Liberal Justin Trudeau on fence about Conservative Ed Fast's deal

  • Oct 15th, 2015 9:00am

B.C. VIEWS: Seeing the forest and the trees

British company buying up farms to plant trees says it's looking at pine beetle regions as a carbon offset instead

  • Oct 13th, 2015 3:00pm

Underground coal mine gets B.C. approval

HD Mining's proposal moves ahead after bitter battle over temporary foreign workers

  • Oct 7th, 2015 5:00am

B.C. VIEWS: A brief history of health spending

Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

  • Oct 6th, 2015 7:00am

B.C. business likes Pacific trade deal

B.C. farm, forest products face tariffs in Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand

  • Oct 5th, 2015 6:00am

B.C. Liberals roasted over red tape day

Spending hours of legislature time on a day to celebrate ending unnecessary procedures compared to Monty Python sketch

  • Oct 4th, 2015 6:00am

Minister cautious on local election changes

Municipal politicians call for city hall recall, bans on corporate and union donations and running in multiple communities

  • Oct 1st, 2015 10:00am

B.C. VIEWS: Inner children take over city hall

We’re seeing the effects of our post-literate, feelings-based education system and media on the federal election.

  • Sep 29th, 2015 4:00pm

Province to fund urban deer projects

Communities seek ways to neuter, chase away or kill aggressive, unhealthy deer to protect people and crops

  • Sep 25th, 2015 2:00pm

Lost hard drive holds 3.4M school records

Education ministry can't say if data has been destroyed or stored in wrong place, investigations underway

  • Sep 22nd, 2015 8:00pm

B.C. VIEWS: Do balanced budgets really matter?

The federal election campaign has produced a jumble of conflicting claims about whether or not Canada has a balanced budget or a deficit.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015 10:00am

B.C. minimum wage rises 20 cents

General rate now $10.45 an hour, with annual increases tied to consumer price index

  • Sep 17th, 2015 5:00pm

Retail, real estate help keep B.C. in black

Forest fire season tops $300 million in costs, but higher income tax, property transfer tax make up for it

  • Sep 15th, 2015 4:00pm

Protest stunts distract from real efforts

More aboriginal leaders are getting tired of managing poverty, and misguided protesters.

  • Sep 15th, 2015 11:00am

Chiefs press demands with premier, cabinet

Northern First Nations want more input into energy projects after water licence for fracking cancelled

  • Sep 10th, 2015 9:00am

B.C., chiefs pledge to work on reconciliation

Premier Christy Clark launches aboriginal sports awards, scholarships, but chiefs want end to colonial rule

  • Sep 10th, 2015 6:00am

Urban society slides into helplessness

Emergency dispatchers flooded with calls for instant answers, some demand freezer compensation, fresh food deliveries

  • Sep 8th, 2015 4:00pm

B.C. offers hotline, $1M fund to help Syrian refugees

Premier Christy Clark calls on B.C. residents to sponsor a refugee, pledges to work with volunteers

  • Sep 8th, 2015 2:00pm

B.C. marks Queen’s record reign

In addition to local events, Lt. Governor Judith Guichon is hosting a garden party in Victoria

  • Sep 8th, 2015 2:00pm

Mandatory vaccination records urged for schools

The Canadian Medical Association, calling for mandatory declaration of vaccination when children enrol at school.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 11:00am