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by The Narwhal on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

Behind the sheen of its CleanBC program, the province holds back hydro power to instead import cheap electricity from 12 states including Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Montana which generate 55 to 90 per cent of their power from coal

British Columbians naturally assume they’re using clean...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:

“Today, we have made history. British...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 26 2019

On November 12, Veneto, Italy’s regional council was debating climate policy in its Venice offices. Minutes after a majority voted against budget amendments to address climate disruption, the chambers were inundated with water. Venice is known for flooding, but it’s getting worse, and the timing in this instance felt like a message.

Our existence is a marvellous phenomenon. We live on a...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 25 2019

Pete Stamper is the new Chief Executive Officer of KC Recycling, and he moved to Rossland with his family in July of this year.  I learned this after receiving his press release announcing that KC Recycling is making significant investments to expand its capacity and will be able to recycle all of Canada’s cathode-ray-tube (CRT) glass.  His press release declared that “the investments will...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 20 2019
Oceans hold a lot of mystery, even for people who study them. But it’s no mystery why they’re in trouble. We’ve been using them to hide our waste — dumping oil, plastic, toxic chemicals, radioactive sludge, sewage and fishing gear into them for decades. Oceans also absorb much of the atmospheric heat from our indiscriminate fossil fuel...
by The Conversation on Wednesday Nov 20 2019

By Samantha Brennan, in The Conversation

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item that had to change: the briefcase. It’s not suited to walking fast and gets in the way of drinking coffee en route to the office. Enter the working women’s backpack....

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Nov 17 2019

Railtown is back on track for development as the city looks to make further progress on the promise of 2018 when it revealed a plan for the neighbourhhod.

Several new bylaws are in the process of being changed and amended — with a public meeting to be scheduled — by the city to help facilitate and add to the finer points laid out in the Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 14 2019

The Province will restrict vapour product access, flavours, nicotine content, packaging and advertising, and intends to increase taxes on vapour products, to protect youth from risks associated with vaping.

“Some vaping manufacturers are using flavours and advertising to entice and normalize vaping for youth – introducing a new generation to very high levels of a very...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Nov 14 2019

Texas is more than two times as attractive than Alberta for oil and gas investment, according to a new survey of petroleum-sector executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Canada’s onerous and uncertain regulations, along with our dearth of pipeline capacity has created a competitiveness chasm between Canada and...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Nov 13 2019

Although the amount of natural gas fracked in the northeast corner of the province has increased by 70 per cent over the last decade, British Columbia is increasingly out of pocket when it comes to collecting on this industry's resource royalties, according to newly released data

By Judith Lavoie, for The Narwhal

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