Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

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(BC-Deficit)

B-C's auditor general says the province has understated its annual deficit by 520 (m) million dollars.

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says B-C has a smaller-than-forecast deficit of 1.8 (b) billion dollars and that the majority of that cost is to repay Ottawa for transitioning from the H-S-T.

But auditor general John Doyle says the government did not follow accepted accounting principles that, if used, would boost the figure to more than 2.3 (b) billion dollars.

Doyle says the Finance Ministry needs to improve how it charts the deficit and the government could have easily fixed the latest financial statements, although the ministry disagrees with the discrepancy. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Premiers-Energy)

Premier Christy Clark is pushing for talks with Alberta and Ottawa to resolve a dispute over B-C's demand for a greater share of the economic benefits from the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Clark says there is considerable environmental risk for her province if the 5.5-billion-dollar project is built, and B-C needs to be properly compensated.

Clark is attending a meeting of the premiers and territorial leaders in Nova Scotia.

Her position has put her at loggerheads with Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who has flatly dismissed Clark's concerns but says she's open to discussing the matter. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-YouTube-Motorcyclist)

A motorcyclist who allegedly raced along a Vancouver Island highway at 300 kilometres an hour is behind bars in Kelowna.

Randy George Scott turned himself in after police issued a warrant in connection with a dangerous driving charge and a video of the incident posted on YouTube.

The video shows the speedometer needle climbing as the driver weaves in and out of traffic.

Scott was scheduled to appear in court today. (CKIZ)

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(BC-Rollover-Trauma)

A 31-year-old woman sustained significant injuries while her six-year-old daughter escaped with minor bruises after their van rolled over and caught fire on a Nanaimo highway last night.

R-C-M-P Constable Gary O'Brien says the traumatized little girl was able to unbuckle herself from the upside down vehicle and run to the first officer on the scene. …

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