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$15 and Change: How Seattle Led a Wage Revolution

There are lessons for BC and Canada in this tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and luck.

By David "Goldy" Goldstein, Today

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Career 180: A Desk Jobber Trades Up

A PR manager swaps the office for a shop and wrench. First in a series about British Columbians starting over.

By Sarah Berman, Today

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What Makes Us Unequal? Precarious Jobs

Andrew Longhurst asks why we still treat temp workers as second class. First of three new inequality insights.

By Emily Fister, 30 Aug 2014

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UBC Sorry for Quick Hire and Fire of Women's Soccer Coach

Marc Rizzardo settles a gender discrimination complaint over 2012 sacking.

By Bob Mackin, 29 Aug 2014

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CETA Leak: Crucial Questions Unanswered

Latest version of trade deal leaves too much up to non-existent commission, lawyers say.

By Andrea Rexer, 29 Aug 2014

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Former BC Lottery Corporation CEO Michael Graydon

Emails Raise More Questions about Gambling Exec's Conflict of Interest

After quitting public post to run private casino project, Michael Graydon was sent internal BCLC media strategy memo.

By Bob Mackin, 28 Aug 2014


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Landmark Private Health Case Delayed Again

Dr. Brian Day's for-profit clinic lawsuit adjourned until March 2015.

By Bob Mackin, 26 Aug 2014


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'Horrendous' Ordeal: Third Worker Gets Apology over Data Breach Allegations

Ministry of Health settles with Ron Mattson, 'regrets any hardship.'

By Bob Mackin, 26 Aug 2014


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After Mount Polley, a Recipe for Better Mines

Yes, we can create a more responsible, even sustainable industry.

By Maura Forrest, 25 Aug 2014


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Mount Polley Fish, Water Samples Show High Metal Concentrations

'Some concerns' remain for aquatic life, officials say.

By Maura Forrest, 23 Aug 2014


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Life According to Vancouver's Jazz Kids

Mingus, Kerouac, the pursuit of 'love money.' Dispatches from new bohemia.

By Olivia Fellows, 23 Aug 2014


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Port Metro Vancouver OKs Massive US Coal Terminal

Lower Mainland transfer facility to export thermal coal to Asia given green light.

By David P. Ball, 21 Aug 2014


VSB chair Patti Bacchus

School Looms, So Why's No One Bargaining?

Both government and teachers' union refuse to say when they'll return to the table.

By Katie Hyslop, 21 Aug 2014


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Gov't Strike Website Part of $335,000 'Parent Information' Campaign

Money comes from general advertising budget, ministry says.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Aug 2014


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Gov't Website a 'Strong Arm' Tactic against Teachers: Labour Experts

Intended to brief parents, critics say it only ups the bargaining pressure.

By Katie Hyslop, 20 Aug 2014


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IPP Chips in for Spotted Owl Recovery, then Chips Away at Habitat

Industry gains access to small part of wildlife area as part of government deal.

By Maura Forrest, 20 Aug 2014


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'They Killed My Beautiful Lake'

Skeed Borkowski built his lodge, and life, on Quesnel Lake. Then the Mount Polley dam burst.

By Tom Hawthorn, 19 Aug 2014


Proposed Morrison open-pit copper-gold mine

Northern BC Mine Suspended as Experts Probe Polley Spill

Development of Morrison project near Smithers now on hold.

By Maura Forrest, 19 Aug 2014


Mount Polley tailings dam spill

Blue-Ribbon Panel to Lead Mount Polley Probe

Engineering experts tasked with uncovering what, or who, caused the spill.

By Bob Mackin, 18 Aug 2014


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Jumbo Ski Resort Running Out of Time

Deadline for Kootenay megaproject looms, and company still has work to do, critics say.

By Bill Metcalfe, 18 Aug 2014


Three Reasons Teachers Must Keep Picketing to Keep Pressure on BC Gov't

Strike strategy veteran Tieleman's advice: Only a fair deal for BCTF should bring down picket lines.

By Bill Tieleman

 

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