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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

Canada is respected globally for the freedoms we who live here enjoy. It’s not perfect, but it’s a geographically and culturally diverse land with spectacular environments and friendly people.

I’ve always appreciated having the freedom to speak my mind. A diversity of ideas and perspectives, based on facts and evidence, contributes to a healthy, prosperous country. Society is better...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

By Professor Jonathan Van Hamme, Thompson Rivers University, for The Conversation

Lowe’s recently joined the Home Depot...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 10 2020

Hall Printing is celebrating a centenary birthday this year with grand plans that include launching new branding and transferring ownership.

The West Kootenay mainstay has a rich history, providing print services to residents and professionals for 100 years. To extend the shop’s legacy, owner Ingrid Hope is pleased to announce co-ownership with her son Mackenzie.

“I’m super...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 06 2020

In a move to bring the vehicle insurance under control, the BC Government announced Thursday it is transforming Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) by removing lawyers and legal costs from the system to reduce rates and substantially increase care benefits, making public auto insurance work for British Columbians again.

The government said legislation will be introduced in the coming...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

Politicians are taking millions of dollars from your pocket for their campaign signs and attack ads.

After ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 27 2020

The Columbia Basin Trust board has elected a new chairperson to replace retiring Rick Jensen a media release said Monday.

Columbia Basin Trust announced that Jocelyn Carver has been elected Chair of the board.

CBT also announced that David Raven has been elected Vice-Chair and Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo is joining the board as a director.

“Ever since I moved...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

Canada has major income tax loopholes that favour the wealthy, arguably cost the country (ergo all of us taxpayers who aren’t rich enough to qualify for them) billions of dollars overall, and make lesser-income people pay more than their fair share, while further enriching the already-rich. 

Now, the already-rich are pretty happy about this state of affairs, since they...

by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

Every high-income country with universal health care allows private medical insurance to cover some necessary health-care costs, except Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Currently, the provinces prohibit or severely restrict the ability of Canadians to pay privately for medically necessary...

by Dermod Travis on Friday Jan 17 2020

You likely missed them, but on December 30, B.C. Liberal MLA and trade critic Ben Stewart launched two tweet missiles. They were duds.

Stewart's first tweet: “Just confirmed Premier Horgan is shutting down ALL BC Trade offices in Asia immediately! Is it budget pressures or anti Free Enterprise policies shutting the door on 40% of Canada’s exports to Asia? Why is story being buried at...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Jan 15 2020

By Morten Fibieger Byskov, for The  Conversation

What can be done to limit global warming to 1.5°C? A quick internet search offers a deluge of...

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