Jeff Nagel

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.

Pharmacy points ban survives first court challenge

Full hearing scheduled to decide if drug loyalty rewards prohibition will continue

A ban on getting loyalty reward points on prescription drug purchases remains in effect – so far – after a failed attempt by Canada Safeway and Thrifty Foods to secure a court injunction.
Northern Gateway pipeline has been the focus of many protests

Enbridge pipeline will hit wall in B.C., critics say

Environmental and aboriginal opponents say Northern Gateway will be tied up in court and will never be built

Northern Gateway pipeline has been the focus of many protests
Image from video message for gangsters and their families from B.C.'s anti-gang task force.

Police campaign plays guilt card on gangsters

Posters, videos of grieving kids rolled out by B.C.'s anti-gang task force

Image from video message for gangsters and their families from B.C.'s anti-gang task force.
A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.

More B.C. drivers want return of photo radar than higher speed limits: Poll

Push by drivers who want faster B.C. highways is up against gender, age divide: Insights West/Black Press poll

A stretch of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland. The provincial government is considering speed limit changes on some highways.
The issue of trophy hunting was the hot topic earlier this fall after NHL player Clayton Stoner shot a grizzly bear on the B.C. coast.

B.C. residents back hunting for food, but not trophies: Poll

Opinion is more split on zoos and rodeos, but survey shows we strongly oppose trophy hunting and fur trapping

The issue of trophy hunting was the hot topic earlier this fall after NHL player Clayton Stoner shot a grizzly bear on the B.C. coast.
Sensible BC marijuana reform campaigner Dana Larsen.

Marijuana petitioners face possible defeat, eye relaunch

Sensible BC far short of target with less than three weeks left in campaign

Sensible BC marijuana reform campaigner Dana Larsen.
Most B.C. drivers don't expect to end up like the driver of this flipped vehicle last winter in Abbotsford.

Poll finds B.C. drivers confident of snow skills, doubt need for winter tires

Insights West/BCAA survey finds just a third of motorists admit to 'freaking out' when it snows

Most B.C. drivers don't expect to end up like the driver of this flipped vehicle last winter in Abbotsford.
B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm is under fire for inappropriately lobbying the Agricultural Land Commission over the summer about a decision on farmland use near Fort St. John.

Minister Pat Pimm must resign for ALC interference: IntegrityBC

Group says ethical lapse crossed line, also taints potential government reform of farmland reserve

B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm is under fire for inappropriately lobbying the Agricultural Land Commission over the summer about a decision on farmland use near Fort St. John.
Sensible BC director Dana Larsen says he remains optimistic despite a slow start to the group's marijuana reform petition.

Marijuana petitioners off target at 30-day mark

Sensible BC predicts slow sign-up start will accelerate but remains far behind Fight HST pace

Sensible BC director Dana Larsen says he remains optimistic despite a slow start to the group's marijuana reform petition.
Speed limits could go up – or down – on some provincial highways as a result of a review announced by B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone.

Transportation Minister revs up B.C. speed limit reform debate

Todd Stone announces formal review of highway speed limits, citing better roads, safer cars, new risk research

Speed limits could go up – or down – on some provincial highways as a result of a review announced by B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone.
Premier Christy Clark answers reporters' questions after addressing the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention on Friday.

Premier Clark critical of MMBC recycling rollout

Small business group (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) calls on province to 'reset' program

Premier Christy Clark answers reporters' questions after addressing the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention on Friday.
Local government representatives vote on a long list of resolutions at their convention in Vancouver Thursday.

UBCM rejects lower 40km/h default speed limit

Delegates nix call to slow urban drivers in name of safety, note cities can set different limits

Local government representatives vote on a long list of resolutions at their convention in Vancouver Thursday.
Refusing a BC Hydro smart meter will cost holdouts as much as $35 per month.

Smart meter opt-out fee much lower in U.S.: MLA

Weaver says comparison shows BC Hydro has no justification

Refusing a BC Hydro smart meter will cost holdouts as much as $35 per month.

Mayors warn feds of medical pot mayhem ahead

Health Canada faces call at UBCM to aid with transition

Allen Langdon defends the planned Multi Material BC recycling system at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.

Costs of recycling shakeup under fire at UBCM

Civic leaders spar with head of Multi Material BC over blue box changes coming next spring

Allen Langdon defends the planned Multi Material BC recycling system at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver.
BC Hydro says it has installed 1.8 million smart meters

Smart meter holdouts face stiff fees from BC Hydro

$35 a month for manual readings, or else $20 a month plus a one-time $100 fee to disable radio

BC Hydro says it has installed 1.8 million smart meters

MMBC gives cities more time to decide recycling role

Civic leaders had protested Sept. 16 deadline, contract terms

Cities and newspaper companies are balking at arrangements proposed for them to participate in a new industry-led recycling organization to collect packaging and printed paper.

Cities in revolt over demands of new recycling bosses

Mayors say unfair MMBC offer means higher costs or worse service, newspaper firms balk at terms

Cities and newspaper companies are balking at arrangements proposed for them to participate in a new industry-led recycling organization to collect packaging and printed paper.
Waterfront campsites can be reserved at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

Record reservations in BC Parks campgrounds

All-time high for reservations amid summer sunshine, more campgrounds added to Discover Camping system

Waterfront campsites can be reserved at Porteau Cove Provincial Park
RBC Economics housing affordability measure compares costs of owning a typical home against the median pre-tax household income.

B.C. housing affordability worsens: report

Real estate market uptick suggests end to recent cooling phase, says RBC Economics

RBC Economics housing affordability measure compares costs of owning a typical home against the median pre-tax household income.