Politics

Erin O’Toole, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, addresses business people in Nanaimo and Victoria during a virtual ‘fireside chat’ question-and-answer session Wednesday, April 7. (Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce/Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce image)

Conservative leader tells Island’s business community his party should lead COVID recovery

Erin O’Toole participated in a Zoom chat with Nanaimo and Victoria chambers of commerce April 7

 

Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace’s 1st Indigenous councillor resigns citing ‘systemic and internalized racism,’ sexism

McCallum-Miller said in a Facebook post she felt unheard and unsupported by council

 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., leaves the House floor during a vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from committee assignments over her extremist views, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Politics, meet PlayStation: how 2020 ushered in the era of campaign videogaming

Video games, already a US$150-billion colossus, represent an untapped resource

 

A 2018 decision to fly a rainbow flag ended up costing the City of Langley $62,000 in legal fees (Langley Advance Times file)

Human rights win in rainbow flag fight cost B.C. city $62,000

“Lengthy and involved” process provoked by complaint

A 2018 decision to fly a rainbow flag ended up costing the City of Langley $62,000 in legal fees (Langley Advance Times file)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole speaks in Toronto on Thursday, June 18, 2020. O’Toole was chosen as the party’s leader on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole speaks in Toronto on Thursday, June 18, 2020. O’Toole was chosen as the party’s leader on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins then real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)

Robert Trump, U.S. president’s younger brother, dead at 71

‘He was not just my brother, he was my best friend’

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins then real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

Cowichan MP hosting discussion on racism

The event will feature MP Jody Wilson-Raybould and members of Cowichan Tribes.

  • Jul 20, 2020
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is seeking the leadership of the B.C. Green Party. She released the second plank in her campaign platform last week. (File photo)

Green recovery key part of Green leadership candidate’s platform

focuses on livable communities, a green industrial strategy, and infrastructure investments

  • Jun 22, 2020
Cowichan Valley MLA Sonia Furstenau is seeking the leadership of the B.C. Green Party. She released the second plank in her campaign platform last week. (File photo)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Expat Americans in Canada gear up to weigh in on Democratic primary race

Canada is home to the biggest proportion of Americans living abroad

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Leaders in the Cowichan Valley are calling on the province to do more to help deal with issues like homelessness and addictions. (File photo)

Cowichan leaders call on province to help with homelessness, addiction

Cowichan Leadership Group wants meetings with 10 provincial ministries

  • Feb 26, 2020
Leaders in the Cowichan Valley are calling on the province to do more to help deal with issues like homelessness and addictions. (File photo)
Ottawa experience is one two Chemainus Secondary school students won’t soon forget. From left: MP Alistair MacGregor, Hannah Pachet, Morgan Bottomley and House Speaker Geoff Rega. (Photo submitted)

“Create your Canada” contest returns to Cowichan

MP challenges Grade 11, 12 students in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

Ottawa experience is one two Chemainus Secondary school students won’t soon forget. From left: MP Alistair MacGregor, Hannah Pachet, Morgan Bottomley and House Speaker Geoff Rega. (Photo submitted)
Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

In a 23-minute long speech, MacKay touted his experience as a former defence minister

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid
Leadership race or no, Tories will hold Liberal government to account: Scheer
Leadership race or no, Tories will hold Liberal government to account: Scheer
Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press photo)

Facing minority Parliament, Trudeau tells MPs to respect opposition

The government faces opposition pushback to its agenda right out of the gate

Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press photo)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stands in front of his caucus as he speaks to reporters after the weekly caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. New Democrat MPs will gather in Ottawa today for a two-day planning session to prepare the re-opening of the House of Commons next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stands in front of his caucus as he speaks to reporters after the weekly caucus meeting in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. New Democrat MPs will gather in Ottawa today for a two-day planning session to prepare the re-opening of the House of Commons next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran

Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran

Okanagan politician chats about life, style, fashion and urban planning

  • Sep 4, 2018
Inspired Style with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran