British Columbia

Committee pushes ride-hailing in B.C., makes recommendations on shape of service

By Canadian Press
February 15, 2018 - 4:55pm

VICTORIA — Ride-hailing is on its way to British Columbia after the online services received the unanimous support of an all-party committee of the legislature on Thursday. 

The committee made 32 recommendations to help pave the way for introducing and regulating ride-hailing.

B.C. government throne speech puts focus on housing, child care, affordability

By Canadian Press
February 13, 2018 - 6:30pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 4:50am

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan introduced a plan Tuesday to make life in British Columbia more affordable, but it was overshadowed by the unfolding dispute with the Alberta and federal governments over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Man who pledged $7.5M donation to hockey team pleads guilty in unrelated fraud

By Canadian Press
February 13, 2018 - 12:59pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 4:50am

CRANBROOK, B.C. — A man who pledged $7.5 million to a British Columbia junior hockey team has pleaded guilty to an unrelated fraud charge.

Mike Gould of Calgary was charged with fraud and using a forged document over allegations he wrote bad cheques to a Cranbrook, B.C., restaurant.