Contractors and communities caught in middle of Island forestry strike

VICTORIA — A five-month strike at Western Forest Products (WFP) has left companies, contractors and communities on North Vancouver Island caught in the middle of an economic crisis. “People are hungry, people are losing things,” said Tamara Meggitt, who co-runs a Loonies for Loggers group that is soliciting donations, food and Christmas hampers for those […]

Broadbent pushes B.C. government for justice-based accessibility law

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, at a community consultation session for new accessibility legislation in Vancouver on Nov. 2, 2019. Gerry Kahrmann / Postmedia News Files As the B.C. government develops accessibility legislation, a left-wing think-tank is calling on policy-makers to consider how historical injustices and continuing discrimination have led to […]