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The provincial government must start charging more for our water. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

B.C. selling out taxpayers

Have you ever paid $2.25 for a bottle of water? Of course - you can pay a lot more if you go to a Vancouver Canucks game, a concert, movie theatre or restaurant.

The attack resulted in severe bite wounds to the girl’s face and leg that sent her to hospital by ambulance.

Pit bull mauls Vancouver child

A six-year-old Vancouver girl was viciously attacked and wounded by a pit bull in Crab Park on Jan. 1.

The Supreme Court of Canada. (QMI AGENCY)

Canada’s surprisingly progressive PM

Stephen Harper has surprisingly become Canada’s most socially progressive prime minister - even though it’s against his will and personal beliefs.

A man walks past screens displaying a television news programme showing an image of Kenji Goto, one of two Japanese citizens taken captive by Islamic State militants, on a street in Tokyo January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Time to turn off TV terrorism and stop ISIS publicity

After yet another gruesome video showing the beheading of a Japanese hostage Saturday by ISIS and new threats to Canada on Monday, it’s time to stop giving them free publicity — by turning off television terrorism.

Premier Christy Clark. (FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS)

B.C. faces U.S.-style school nightmare

Picture this education imbroglio - the Supreme Court rules that funding for kindergarten to Grade 12 students is inadequate and must be remedied immediately with an infusion of billions of tax dollars every single year - or else.

Owners of pit bulls say the dogs are warm and loving animals. (FILE PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)

B.C. pit bull owners bark back

Pit bull advocates are as fierce as the dog breed that has killed and maimed more people than any other by a wide margin.

Pit bulls have been connected to a series of recent B.C. attacks. (FILE PHOTO)

Time to ban pit bulls in B.C.

A 16-day-old baby is viciously attacked in her own Saanich home by the family dog, suffering serious lacerations requiring extensive plastic surgery.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)

Merry Christmas to all politicians! Really!

As Christmas approaches and the season of goodwill to all changes us from Scrooges and Grinches to more charitable, friendly people it’s a good time to reflect on how we demonize our politicians.

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. (REUTERS)

Fed NDP backs loser in prop rep

Imagine you are guiding Canada’s opposition New Democratic Party, working hard to topple Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper while elbowing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau out of your way.

B.C. changes have affected the prices of a variety of drinks. (FOTOLIA)

Minister warned about booze prices: FOI

The B.C. government was warned in advance by several bar owners that its proposed “Happy Hour” changes would actually increase prices and reduce competition, says correspondence obtained by 24 Hours Vancouver through a Freedom of Information request.

A patient receives a flu shot. (QMI AGENCY)

Government pushes fear, flu shots

"Scaring people justifies evidence-free policies." - Dr. Tom Jefferson, Cochrane Respiratory Infections Group, on overstating flu deaths

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. (FILE PHOTO)

Burnaby, Surrey shirk homeless duties

Pity the homeless in Burnaby or Surrey because both municipalities are avoiding their social responsibility by not opening shelters for those in need.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. (REUTERS)

Clark, Harper choose trade over democracy

How violently China responds to Hong Kong’s pro- democracy protests will not only determine the fate of millions there – it will also have a major impact on Metro Vancouver and Canada.

A buoy meant for boaters rests on the dry bed in Ukiah, California. (REUTERS)

BC Liberals ignoring food security

What connects the horrific disease Ebola in Africa, the terrorist group Islamic State In Syria, the possible mega-drought in California, and British Columbia’s shrinking food production?

Petronas CEO Shamsul Abbas is playing hardball with his company's commitment to B.C. (REUTERS)

B.C. an easy mark for LNG giants

Imagine being a lousy poker player facing some of the world’s sharpest aces and it becomes obvious that odds are the BC Liberals will lose big money to get giant liquefied natural gas companies to invest here.