BC politics

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: Affordability out of reach under NDP

We are in an affordability crisis that continues to go unaddressed by the NDP government

  • Aug 14, 2022

 

Anjali Appadurai (Twitter photo)

B.C. climate activist Anjali Appadurai enters NDP leadership race

Appadurai is the only challenger to David Eby

 

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: NDP action needed to address rising crime

Communities have experienced rising rates of random assaults, vandalism and other disturbing crimes

  • Aug 7, 2022

 

Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Health care crisis deepens

A closed ER means rural B.C. residents may have to travel 100s of kilometres

  • Jul 31, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on April 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Langley killings ‘senseless act of violence’: Farnworth

Solicitor general thanks emergency responders

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on April 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Respecting range land while in backcountry

Much of Crown land is used for grazing cattle

  • Jul 24, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will have exclusive timber harvesting rights to an estimated 217,312 hectares within the Nation’s territories east of Prince George (contributed photo).

217,000-hectare deal near Prince George creates B.C.’s largest First Nations woodland

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation license will see greater forest stewardship benefits and harvesting rights

The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will have exclusive timber harvesting rights to an estimated 217,312 hectares within the Nation’s territories east of Prince George (contributed photo).
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Celebrating the good at this difficult time

Last week’s senseless shooting has taken quite a toll on our community

  • Jul 17, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon chats with Diane Buchanan, a mortgage broker, at Boitanio Park Friday, July 15 at a barbecue hosted by Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

BC Liberal leader visits constituents, chamber in Williams Lake

Kevin Falcon made a stop as part of a week=long provincial tour

BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon chats with Diane Buchanan, a mortgage broker, at Boitanio Park Friday, July 15 at a barbecue hosted by Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Lorne Doerkson. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: NDP museum project paused, but many questions remain

‘I can’t get over the fact the NDP ever thought it was a good idea in the first place:’ MLA Doerkson

  • Jul 7, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
CPA President Tom Stamatakis. (Tom Stamatakis/Twitter)

Police association president supports decriminalization but says it won’t curb crime in B.C.

CPA president says B.C. minister misrepresented police decriminalization stance

CPA President Tom Stamatakis. (Tom Stamatakis/Twitter)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Craig James trial: Crown seeks prison time while defence says public shaming enough

Craig James was found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in May

Craig James, former clerk of the B.C. legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Currently, B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking public input on the crisis. Deadline to submit is Friday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Public input sought as committee examines B.C.’s toxic drug crisis

10-member committee includes NDP, Liberal and Green MLAs

Dean Anderson holds up a sign before a march on the first National Day of Action to draw attention to the opioid overdose epidemic, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C. in 2017. Currently, B.C.’s Select Standing Committee on Health is seeking public input on the crisis. Deadline to submit is Friday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Bruce Cameron
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

B.C. MLA says illicit drug decriminalization sends wrong message

Northwest MLA Ellis Ross wants a bigger conversation around the harm caused by illicit drugs

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
John Walker, stewardship forester for Williams Lake First Nation on left, tours Minister Katrine Conroy through an ecosystem restoration project in the Bond Lake Road area near Williams Lake. The project also helped reduce wildfire risk in the area. (Felipe Fittipaldi photo)

Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Management tours Williams Lake projects

Minister Katrine Conroy visited FESBC projects in the area for a day

John Walker, stewardship forester for Williams Lake First Nation on left, tours Minister Katrine Conroy through an ecosystem restoration project in the Bond Lake Road area near Williams Lake. The project also helped reduce wildfire risk in the area. (Felipe Fittipaldi photo)
Opposition B.C. Liberal Party Leader Kevin Falcon is sworn in during an oath ceremony and introduction to the house in the Hall of Honour at legislature in Victoria, Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon sets sights on 2024 in party convention address

NDP: ‘Falcon is still working for the wealthy and well-connected and leaving everyone else behind’

Opposition B.C. Liberal Party Leader Kevin Falcon is sworn in during an oath ceremony and introduction to the house in the Hall of Honour at legislature in Victoria, Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Liberals vote to begin name change consultations at Penticton convention

Change part of new leader Kevin Falcon’s plans ahead of 2024 election

Kevin Falcon addresses the crowd after being elected leader of the British Columbia Liberal Party in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liquor servers in B.C. were paid a discounted minimum wage until June 2021. (Peace Arch News photo)

B.C. minimum wage going up to $15.65, highest among provinces

Rate tied to inflation, 2.8% increase based on 2021 prices

Liquor servers in B.C. were paid a discounted minimum wage until June 2021. (Peace Arch News photo)