A report into the current state of child protection in B.C. is calling for an immediate overhaul of a system that lacks leadership, accountability and funding, according to the author. Former deputy minister Bob Plecas’s report says that a four-year plan Many British Columbia government organizations lack a strong enough line of defence against hacking, system threats and disruption, according to the province’s auditor general. Carol Bellringer released a new report Tuesday examining general computing The provincial minister charged with overseeing the Vancouver-region transit authority has rejected a bid by regional mayors to run the organization – a decision that highlights the current challenges as both sides try to agree on funding for transit VICTORIA—A family out for a stroll on southern Vancouver Island stumbled upon the extraordinary fossilized remains of a 25-million-year-old flightless bird that has created a flap in the world of paleontology. The fossil was in good enough condition for It isn’t even Christmas yet – and it appears that stores are trying to cash in on Easter. While many of us are thinking of the fun of Christmas Day, the inevitable James Bond film and collapsing with a beer or sherry in front of the Queen’s speech INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — A black granite slab now marks the gravesite of B.B. King, the blues icon who died nearly seven months ago in Las Vegas but was returned for burial in his beloved native Mississippi as he wished. More than 100 relatives, friends .
The British Columbia government has announced a 10-lane, $3.5-billion bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel, a frequent headache for commuters where a single accident or stalled vehicle can cut off one of only four routes across the Fraser River in The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says Uber has not applied to operate in B.C., as several Metro Vancouver municipalities call for the province to allow the ride-sharing company to operate. Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Langley A climate change agreement reached in Paris this weekend is expected to put more pressure on Christy Clark’s Liberal government to increase the province’s carbon tax. Close to 200 countries, including Canada, signed on to the global agreement, which Vancouver, B.C., Mayor Gregor Robertson has asked a local developer to remove Donald Trump’s name from a 63-story skyscraper that will serve as a hotel and residence for the very wealthy. “Trump’s name and brand have no more place on Vancouver’s .