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Many liquor vendors believe supermarkets will take over their business. (FOTOLIA)

Path laid for B.C. supermarket liquor monopoly

Forget about alleged BC Liberal government “incompetence” handling impending April 1 liquor price increases, Sunday openings for government stores or anything else – it’s all a red herring.

B.C. wineries are bracing for price changes. (FILE PHOTO, QMI AGENCY)

Laws threaten $1B B.C. wine biz

A single black cloud hung over an otherwise sunny horizon as 25,000 people attended Vancouver International Wine Festival events last week.

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