Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B-C Update

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Premier Christy Clark has made her strongest statements yet on Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline from Alberta to the B-C coast -- saying the project won't happen unless Enbridge cleans up its act.

Clark was responding to a U-S report that condemned Enbridge for its handling of a major spill in Michigan two years ago.

She says Enbridge can "forget it" if the company intends to operate the Northern Gateway line the same way it ran the Michigan line.

She says Enbridge's reaction to the Michigan spill was disgraceful, the company should be embarrassed and it has many questions to answer if it wants to do business in B-C, but she stopped short of coming out against the Northern Gateway project. (CHNL)




Premier Christy Clark is losing another one of her M-L-A's -- the second this week.

Murray Coell says he won't be seeking re-election in the Victoria-area riding of Saanich North and the Islands that he's served for 16 years.

On Monday, Surrey-Tynehead M-L-A Dave Hayer announced he would also not be running in next year's election.

Coell and Hayer join fellow Liberals Kevin Krueger and Kash Heed who also recently announced they'd be stepping down. (The Canadian Press)




Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops will be getting an 80 (m) million-dollar facelift as the first stage of a major redevelopment plan.

Premier Clark says the money will be spent on a new outpatient services building, medical teaching space and parking at the hospital, with work set to begin late next year.

Future phases of the redevelopment could include a new surgical building a new entrance to the emergency ward.

Meanwhile, the way is being cleared for work on another medical centre in northern B-C, as the Northern Health Authority issued a tender for site preparation for a new hospital in Burns Lake, with the work expected to begin next month. …

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