National Newswatch

B.C. limbo: provincial election results in doubt for at least two more weeks

May 10 2017 — Laura Kane and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — British Columbia's election hangs in the balance with thousands of votes still to be counted, kicking off weeks of speculation and backroom negotiations with the newly influential Green party. When preliminary results were tallied Tuesday night, Christy Clark's Liberals had 43 seats, John Horgan's NDP won 41 and Andrew Weaver's Greens held a historic three […]

B.C. limbo: provincial election results in doubt for at least two more weeks

May 10 2017 — Laura Kane and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — British Columbia's election hangs in the balance with thousands of votes still to be counted, kicking off weeks of speculation and backroom negotiations with the newly influential Green party. When preliminary results were tallied Tuesday night, Christy Clark's Liberals had 43 seats, John Horgan's NDP won 41 and Andrew Weaver's Greens held a historic three […]

Opioid crisis draws election debate after 15 people die in Vancouver in one week

May 4 2017 — Laura Kane and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — British Columbia's opioid crisis became a focal point of the province's election campaign on Thursday after receiving less attention than other issues, despite the ongoing death toll. Fifteen people died of overdoses in Vancouver last week alone, which brought the total number of deaths this year to 117 and led Mayor Gregor Robertson to issue a statement demanding […]

UBC in damage control mode after failing sexual assault complainants: alumna

Nov 24 2015 — Laura Kane and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER - The University of British Columbia seems more concerned with handling a public relations crisis than taking meaningful action to help women feel safe after multiple allegations of sexual assault, says a complainant.Glynnis Kirchmeier, who is planning to launch a human-rights case against UBC, published an open letter to the university's interim president on […]

Liberal wave reaches Metro Vancouver as rest of B.C. splits along party lines

Oct 20 2015 — Laura Kane and Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER - The map of election winners in British Columbia mirrored the political spectrum after Monday's election — NDP on the left, Conservatives on the right and Liberals down the middle.Vancouver Island and the northwest were the literal left coast, going exclusively to the New Democrats apart from the Green party's Elizabeth May in Saanich-Gulf […]