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by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 30 2018

Last week I spent three days in Spokane at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region meetings.  Over 600 legislators, business people, and other interested folks from BC, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories gathered to talk about issues important to this region.

In these days of Trumpian bullying and bluster, it was so...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jul 26 2018

Echo chambers has been popular as a buzz phrase as of late, the idea that we post and share links and opinions that we agree with on social media to others that also agree with them, thereby amplifying their echo.

What happens to those chambers, though, when 'dark echoes' infect public debate?

In an era of increasing public distrust, there's a very real risk that good ideas could...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 25 2018

People in Canada discard about 57 million plastic drinking straws every day. In my hometown of Vancouver, we toss out 2.6 million disposable cups every week. It’s a global problem. Plastic products are choking landfills and waterways and causing devastation in the oceans. In 2014, scientists even found a new kind of stone in Hawaii, made of sand, shells, coral, volcanic rock...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 24 2018

There are large, loud and expensive ads urging people to vote against Proportional Representation in this fall’s referendum.  Are the points made in those ads valid?

As citizens, or even just as residents, we should all care deeply about how well our government serves the public interest.  We need to get it right when we choose whether or not to change our electoral...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 22 2018

Last Halloween, Justin Trudeau launched a thousand photo ops by wearing a Superman costume into the House of Commons. Now it’s time for the Prime Minister to show Canadians what kind of Man of Steel he wants to be.

Canada is in the early stages of a potential all-out trade war with the United States, brought about by the general anti-free trade leaning of the Trump administration and...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 19 2018

Déjà vu.

Since Greyhound announced it was closing operations in Western Canada effective the end of October, several small companies jumped in to say they’d take over routes. This is similar to what happened in Saskatchewan when the government shuttered the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC). Encouraged by the SaskParty government’s rhetoric about the capacity of the market to...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jul 19 2018

Greyhound’s announcement that it will be pulling all its routes out of western Canada at the end of October came as a surprise, and for many it was more serious news.  It left them wondering how they were going to travel to work sites, to visit relatives and friends, or to go to university in the fall.  For them, the bus isn’t just a transportation option, it’s the only way...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 18 2018

Why people defend FPTP and oppose Proportional Representation:

There have been some frightening statements made about proportional representation, by a few people.  Why do they want to keep using First-Past-the-Post (FPTP)?  What are their reasons for opposing all of the three Pro-rep systems being offered in this fall’s referendum? Let’s examine the reasons given and...

by CBT on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

After a season of serious excitement, RED Mountain Resort, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, has yet another exciting announcement: It’s called Nowhere Special. And it’s a hostel.

Wait. A what?

“The modern hostel movement has established itself as the “go to” place for the younger generations and is dramatically different from the youth...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 16 2018

Unprecedented move by young Canadians to challenge the Prime Minister with the support of members of his own Youth Council.

July 16, Ottawa — 16 past and present Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) members are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cancel the Kinder Morgan buyout ....

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