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Trump Tower on West Georgia street in Vancouver, B.C., January 19, 2017. (Arlen Redekop / Postmedia Network)

Protest, party planning precede Trumps visit

Plans for protests on the arrival of Eric and Donald Trump Jr. in Vancouver next week for the official opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower are changing as details about the day's schedule emerge.

A watchtower oversees the Kent prison complex and augments the razor wire security fence. (Colin Price/Postmedia Network)

Kent prison guard still getting stiffed on pay

A guard at B.C.’s Kent Institution is among thousands of federal government employees still plagued by payroll shortfalls and inconsistencies a year after the government rolled out its computerized Phoenix payroll system.

Premier Christy Clark waves to a person as B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong waits to deliver a balanced budget for a fifth year in a row at Legislative Assembly in Victoria, B.C. Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Budget offers no reduction to PST or income tax

Major tax cuts promised by Premier Christy Clark largely failed to materialize in Tuesday’s provincial budget, replaced instead by partial future relief from medical premiums and spending increases for health care, child welfare and education.

34-year-old Cory “Frankie” VALLE of the Lower Mainland Region (no fixed address) is charged with conspiracy to murder the Bacons and their associates, first-degree murder of Jonathan Barber, first-degree murder of Kevin LeClair and the attempted murder of Vicky King.

Trucker sees man run up to car shooting: Trial

Trucker Rob Johnson thought he’d driven up to a Burnaby movie set when he saw a man with a gun firing at a black sports car. Johnson recalled the May 2008 scene Monday at the murder trial of accused United Nations gang killer Cory Vallee.

BC education minister Mike Bernier announces an infusion of $217-million to build up to 5200 new student seats in the Surrey school district, at a press conference in Surrey, BC Thursday, January 26, 2017. (Jason Payne/ Postmedia Network)

Public schools to get $29.4M for supplies

School boards across the province will get $29.4 million to buy supplies this year that "reduce costs for parents and help teachers deliver B.C.’s new curriculum," the Ministry of Education said in a news release.

Heavy traffic and many large truck use the old Pattullo Bridge during rush hour here in New Westminster on June 3 , 2013. (Mark van Manen/Postmedia Network)

Concern about commitment to mobility pricing

An independent commission is set to start work on a region-wide mobility pricing strategy this spring, but Metro Vancouver mayors are concerned that the commission’s work won’t be supported by the provincial government.