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B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson addresses Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 13, 2018. (UBCM photo)

Wilkinson targets health care tax costs for municipalities

B.C. Liberal leader says ICBC monopoly has to go

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson addresses Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 13, 2018. (UBCM photo)
Intersection cameras now operate around the clock at 140 high-accident locations in B.C., and have the ability to issue speeding tickets by mail with images like this. (ICBC)

B.C. communities call for highway speed camera pilot project

‘Not photo radar’ proposed for Coquihalla, Sea to Sky, Malahat

Intersection cameras now operate around the clock at 140 high-accident locations in B.C., and have the ability to issue speeding tickets by mail with images like this. (ICBC)
Saanich firefighters survey damage to a tent in Regina Park after a fire broke out Sept. 1 in one of B.C.’s largest tent camps of 2018. (Kristyn Anthony/Black Press)

Housing Minister Selina Robinson touts B.C. government housing programs

Municipal leaders cheer new infrastructure funds

Saanich firefighters survey damage to a tent in Regina Park after a fire broke out Sept. 1 in one of B.C.’s largest tent camps of 2018. (Kristyn Anthony/Black Press)
Carole James unmoved by B.C. speculation tax concerns

Carole James unmoved by B.C. speculation tax concerns

Speculation tax triggered local ‘recession,’ B.C. mayors say

Carole James unmoved by B.C. speculation tax concerns
B.C. cities formally call on province to replace Greyhound

B.C. cities formally call on province to replace Greyhound

Company will pull bus service from western Canada this fall

B.C. cities formally call on province to replace Greyhound
Premier John Horgan speaks at the 2017 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver. (Jesse Yuen/UBCM)

Pot, taxes and Greyhound top issues as B.C. local politicians dig into policy

Debate and voting begin in earnest at this year’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler

Premier John Horgan speaks at the 2017 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver. (Jesse Yuen/UBCM)
Finance Minister Carole James has faced questions for weeks about the effect of a new property tax on vacation homes. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. keeping purse strings tight as municipalities seek relief

Finance Minister Carole James lowers expectations for UBCM

Finance Minister Carole James has faced questions for weeks about the effect of a new property tax on vacation homes. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Recreational marijuana sales become legal across Canada in October. (Black Press files)

B.C. towns to premier: Show us the marijuana money

Local governments face enforcement costs, pressure on farmland

Recreational marijuana sales become legal across Canada in October. (Black Press files)
Mayors and councillors are gathering in Whistler in September for their annual convention with B.C. cabinet ministers, just before they seek re-election in October. (Black Press files)

Payroll, speculation tax top municipal agenda for B.C.

Property tax hikes loom as local politicians seek re-election

Mayors and councillors are gathering in Whistler in September for their annual convention with B.C. cabinet ministers, just before they seek re-election in October. (Black Press files)
VIDEO: Horgan promises millions in overdose prevention, housing funding

VIDEO: Horgan promises millions in overdose prevention, housing funding

150 modular homes for Surrey to be built for homeless

VIDEO: Horgan promises millions in overdose prevention, housing funding
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham speaks at Union of B.C. Municipalities forum, Sept. 28, 2017. (B.C. government)

‘Exploding’ marijuana industry threatens B.C. farmland

Lana Popham said legalization not foreseen when pot allowed on ALR

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham speaks at Union of B.C. Municipalities forum, Sept. 28, 2017. (B.C. government)
Opposiition leader Rich Coleman speaks to Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver Sept. 28, 2017. (UBCM)

Coleman calls for courage on mental illness

Local politicians must risk defeat for supportive housing

Opposiition leader Rich Coleman speaks to Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver Sept. 28, 2017. (UBCM)
B.C. cities want to install their own photo radar

B.C. cities want to install their own photo radar

NDP government has refused to introduce the practice that aims to reduce speeding drivers

B.C. cities want to install their own photo radar
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)

Saliva test likely for marijuana impairment

Enforcement must be ready by next July, Mike Farnworth says

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)
Tent camp occupies provincial property next to Victoria’s downtown courthouse, March 2016. (Black Press files)

Housing issues pressing for NDP government

Politicians gathering for B.C. municipal convention

Tent camp occupies provincial property next to Victoria’s downtown courthouse, March 2016. (Black Press files)