Having had time to catch my breath and reflect on the provincial election last week, I must say how very impressed I was with all my fellow candidates in Richmond-Steveston.
THE season of the garden is in full swing and as spring wanders along people are busily planting their gardens to provide interest, fragrance and flavour.
Local children's entertainers Bobs and LoLo go au naturel for the 36th annual Vancouver International Children's Festival on Granville Island, May 27 to June 2.The Juno-nominated duo's new show Nature Rocks!
In the wake of last week's provincial election, I've been toying with a question for which I'm not sure there's a correct answer: Are Delta South voters smarter, dumber or just plain different from those in the rest of B.C.?
Seven B.C. First Nations are calling on the provincial government and political leaders to commit to providing equal access to low-cost financing for public infrastructure construction.
Many of us in the West End use public washrooms and community centres every day without ever thinking twice about which door to use or what other people might think. Because for many of us, we have never questioned the sex we were assigned at birth. For many of us, our gender identities have been straightforward and our communities have been easy to navigate.
Congratulations to Vicki Huntington (independent, Delta South) and Scott Hamilton (Liberal, Delta North) for their victories and the victory of democracy in Delta in Tuesday's provincial election.
The largest mosque in B.C. officially opened in Delta last weekend.
Burnaby council continues to push its environmental sustainability strategy through several phases of public consultation.
Two local nurses were recognized for their professional achievements at the recent Nursing Excellence Awards ceremony hosted by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
The Liquidator, the Burnaby-based reality TV series starring Jeff Schwarz, is up for several Leo Awards.
Newly elected MLA Jane Shin is still missing in action, leaving Liberals and members of the Korean community with many unanswered questions about her credentials.
I am writing to you about Jane Shin with the B.C. NDP for Burnaby-Lougheed.
Well, I was wrong. Along with pretty much everyone else (with the exception of a small B.C. Liberal Party campaign brain trust), I thought the election this week was going to produce a result exactly the opposite of what actually happened.
The poll that came closest to calling the result right in Tuesday's provincial election was still wildly wrong. A Forum Research poll done six days before the vote showed a mere two-point gap between the Liberals and the NDP. Of course, it still had the NDP out in front, not losing by almost five per cent in the popular vote and 17 seats in the Legislature.
WHEN they immigrated to Canada from the Philippines more than a decade ago, it was a family connection that initially drew Alvin Koh Relleve and his wife to the area.
The pollsters, and even the New Democrats, did not take into account the advantages of incumbency, while Christy Clark's Liberals were all too cognizant of its disadvantages. The NDP took the highroad, campaigning as though victory was assured, while the Liberals made the election less about polarizing issues like the HST, but rather economic sustainability.
Well, I was wrong. Along with pretty much everyone else (with the exception of a small B.C. Liberal Party campaign brain trust), I thought the election last week was going to produce a result exactly the opposite of what actually happened.
Who is Edward Stanbrough? A cursory look at the Green Party of B.C.'s website suggests he was the party's candidate in Coquitlam-Maillardville, but other than that, he remains mostly a mystery.