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by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 18 2018

The BC Court of Appeal has granted an interlocutory injunction against a drilling permit within the sacred sites of Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding areas.

On August 23, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld a permit authorizing Taseko Mines Limited (TML) to undertake an extensive drilling program at Teẑtan Biny and the surrounding area.  The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has since...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Sep 16 2018

The growth rate of capital investment in Canada — particularly in the important areas of equipment, machinery and intellectual property — has slowed to a 40-year low, negatively affecting living standards for workers and overall economic growth, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“The evidence is...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

My parents married during the Great Depression. After the 1929 market collapse, people had to learn to make do, help each other out and live on meager incomes. Those times were seared into my parents’ attitudes and values.

Although we were all born and raised in Canada, my family was seen as the enemy during the Second World War. Because of our Japanese ethnicity, the government...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

accelerateKootenays was in Rossland on for Golden City Days with their fully electric  Chevrolet Bolt.  They answered questions about electric vehicles at their booth at the Fall Fair and then allowed curious Rosslanders to take the Bolt for a test drive.  accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean...

by Guy Dauncey on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

I wish I didn’t have to write this. I count myself a friend of the NDP/Green Alliance, and I had high hopes for the government’s new climate action plans. [1]

BC’s Ministry of Environment has published a series of Clean Growth Intentions Papers, with a deadline for public feedback of August 24th, in the heart of this fire...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Scientists, journalists, environmentalists and others who draw the connection between increasing wildfires and global warming often face a backlash. It’s not climate change; it’s lightning, careless smokers or campers, poor forestry management, industrial activity or sparks from vehicles, bad government…

One doesn’t negate the other. Wildfires have many causes,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

Article by Skye C. Cleary, from Aeon

Philosophers love to hate Ayn Rand. It’s trendy to scoff at any mention of her. One philosopher told me that "No one needs to be exposed to that monster."  Many propose that she’s not a philosopher at all and should not be taken seriously. The problem is that people are taking her seriously. In some cases, very seriously...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

In the midst of worldwide record heat, devastating wildfires, droughts, refugee crises, and torrential rains and flooding, some particular disturbing headlines have hit the news. “Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions” the CBC announced. Similar headlines appeared in other media outlets.

As CBC explained, “Scientists from the Stockholm Resilience Centre,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The “mid-life crisis” is a well-known phenomenon, often involving snazzy new sports cars, extra-marital affairs, or other impulsive and rash departures from the norm.

Could sexual dissatisfaction be fueling such attempts to spice up their lives?  Middle-aged readers, if you’re less than ecstatic about the changes in your sex lives over the years, you’re not...

by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Aug 11 2018

This morning a Harms Pacific transport truck and trailer contracted by International Raw Materials Ltd. (IRM), carrying sulphuric acid, went off Highway 22 just west of Rossland.  According to a news release by IRM, no sulphuric acid has spilled at this time; emergency services vehicles are on-site and there is no threat to health or vehicle safety. No injuries have been reported.

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