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10% HST cheaper than PST, study finds

10% HST cheaper than PST, study finds

A 10 per cent harmonized sales tax will cost an average B.C. family $255 a year less than returning to the former provincial sales tax, according to a new study.
CiB decision in the Judges' hands

CiB decision in the Judges' hands

CiB judges arrive in Ashcroft
BC Ferries to refund expired tickets

BC Ferries to refund expired tickets

BC Ferries is offering refunds for assured-loading passes that have expired.

Half a million $ grow op dismantled

Twall Lake area nountainside
Class glass collection

Class glass collection

A fancy cover for the Ashcroft Recycling Depot
Layton taking medical leave from NDP leadership

Layton taking medical leave from NDP leadership

Federal NDP leader Jack Layton has announced he is taking an indefinite medical leave from the leadership of the party, after being diagnosed with a second type of cancer.
B.C. appoints five provincial court judges

B.C. appoints five provincial court judges

Five new provincial court judges will help B.C.'s backlogged court system, but the system is still falling behind, says NDP justice critic Leonard Krog.
Deadline nears for HST voting

Deadline nears for HST voting

Elections BC is keeping its call centre open until midnight Friday, the deadline for B.C. residents to register and request a voting package for the harmonized sales tax referendum.
Service comes before photo-ops on new B.C. website

Service comes before photo-ops on new B.C. website

Government communications have traditionally been built around a stream of propaganda, with the emphasis on pictures and text arranged to show the ruling politicians of the day in a flattering light.
Growth, HST help reduce B.C. deficit

Growth, HST help reduce B.C. deficit

The B.C. government finished the fiscal year this spring with a deficit of $309 million, nearly $1 billion less than what was forecast last fall.