Monthly Archives: June 2015

Blowing Budgets

Note: updated as of November 2015. Back in June the Province highlighted the fact that the Ministry’s fire fighting budget managed to be almost entirely consumed before the beginning of summer. Good for them, except they provided no context for their readers. … Continue reading

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MSP: BC’s Deceptive Tax

British Columbia has a hopelessly regressive tax called the MSP (medical services plan), and by regressive, I mean the more you make, the less you pay, proportionally speaking. If you’re making $30,000/year you’re paying more in MSP than income tax, … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s Most Extreme Heatwave

Before we  begin I must first emphasize that any discussion about the temperature refers only to official readings that were recorded inside a Stevenson screen or the modern equivalent, and placed away from asphalt and buildings. Invariably when the discussion comes up … Continue reading

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