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by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 25 2021

In a world of rapid change, Dr. Sarah Breen is working to ensure rural British Columbia is included in research and equipped with the knowledge to flourish into the future.

The BC Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development (RIC) was established in 2006 with the goal of developing regional capacity, economic diversification and support provincial/national networks. Breen...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2021

In a year unlike any other, Small Business BC is celebrating the perseverance of small businesses by asking the public to nominate their favorite entrepreneurs for a Small Business BC Award.

This year, Small Business BC’s annual awards will honour entrepreneurs who were creative, determined and most of all, there for their communities when they needed them the most. Starting on January...

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 23 2021

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

By Kate S. Petersen for Environmental Health News

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Mass.—Bob Leverett walked away from the trunk, looking...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

By Corey A. Bradshaw, Daniel T. Blumstein, and Paul Ehrlich, for The Conversation

Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.

The research ...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), located in...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 15 2021

A new platform was recently launched in Nelson that has the potential to be a real gamechanger for local businesses operating within the food and beverage sector.

Ballasters is an online marketplace that allows producers in the Kootenays to sell directly to customers by using its platform.

“Giving people easy access to fresh,...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released its New Years Taxpayers Resolutions for 2021, urging the government to lower taxes and strictly monitor spending.

“Lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government would help all British Columbians prosper better in the New Year,” said Kris Sims British Columbia director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

“As we fight to...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Dec 28 2020

With the Throne Speech promise of an Action Plan for Women in the Economy, the federal government committed to ensuring an intersectional feminist response to economic recovery from the pandemic.  

This week, prominent gender justice advocates from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Ontario Nonprofit Network...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

Artificial light has major negative effects on our sleep and energy levels, and our constant exposure to it is unnatural and is deteriorating our circadian rhythm.

VivaRays, a new local business based in Nelson, created the best junk light blockers on the market considering the human natural rhythm and sustainability factors to live in harmony with our environment.

Their mission...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

By Chris Gusen

2020 was tough. But, as we look back on the past year, it also brings us a tremendous amount of hope. Seeing how the world mobilized to fight COVID-19 gave us a glimpse of what might be possible if our elected officials treated the climate emergency just as seriously. As we rest up and prepare to continue our fight for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal in 2021, here are...

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