Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Pipeline-Lawsuit)

The B-C government is taking its fight against Alberta's turn-off-the-gas-taps legislation to Federal Court.

It's filed a lawsuit alleging the legislation allowing Alberta to limit shipments of petroleum products to B-C is aimed at inflicting economic pain on the province.

Alberta has applied to have a similar suit filed by the Horgan government in that province dismissed on the grounds that B-C has no standing to challenge laws created in the Alberta legislature and that the legal action is premature.

The B-C government says if it's found not to have standing in Alberta, it wants Federal Court to declare the Alberta legislation unconstitutional. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Trans-Mountain-Opposition)

A 20-kilometre march is planned for Sunday on Vancouver Island to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

The march from Victoria to the Saanich peninsula is aimed at showing solidarity with First Nations who remain opposed to the project that was approved by the federal government yesterday for a second time.

It's expected to be among the first of a long line of protests this summer aimed at blocking the project from being built.

Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation has already announced it will file a legal challenge of the project in the Federal Court of Appeal and says he is confident it will be successful. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Seniors-Advocate-Support)

British Columbia's advocate for seniors says complaints about the provincial home care system increased by 62 per cent over the last five years.

A report by Isobel Mackenzie says that's based on complaints to the Patient Care Quality Office.

The report says most seniors want to stay in their own home as long as possible but many can't afford home care.

Mackenzie says the home-support program can be a cost-effective alternative to people ending up in long-term care facilities but the province needs to make it more affordable and increase service levels. …

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