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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

It’s heartening, in the midst of the human-caused sixth mass extinction, to find good wildlife recovery news. As plant and animal species disappear faster than they have for millions of years, Russia’s Siberian, or Amur, tigers are making a comeback. After falling to a low of just a few dozen in the mid-20th century, the tigers now number around 500, with close to 100 cubs — thanks to...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

Another week, another dramatic warning from scientists — met with shrugs all around. This time, a report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, “Canada's Changing Climate Report,” warned that this country is warming at roughly twice the global average rate, even more in the North and on the Prairies. Some of that is from natural factors, but the report...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

What does famous actor/comedian Seth Rogen have to do with Castlegar and Trail?

Quite a bit, according to Dave Streloff, co-owner of The Higher Path cannabis stores in Castlegar and Trail.

“He (Rogen) has developed his own strain of cannabis – he’s quite a connoisseur,” Streloff said. “He’s really specific about everything he does – he spent five years developing a strain of...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 05 2019

Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act will support the health and sustainability of B.C.’s forests and range lands, while strengthening public confidence in how these vital resources are managed.

“We’re making overdue changes to how we do things in the woods to ensure resilient forests and on the range to support families and communities in this province,” said Doug Donaldson...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 31 2019

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is expanding its services to help British Columbians who are injured in motor vehicle accidents to resolve injury claim disputes with ICBC and other insurers.

Starting April 1, 2019, the CRT will resolve motor vehicle accident injury claim disputes valued at $50,000 or less. This builds on the CRT's proven dispute resolution process, which has helped...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 27 2019

Political Sense and Nonsense

I cannot help it: the Jody Wilson-Raybould / SNC-Lavalin political storm in Ottawa and in news media has fascinated me. Bewildered me at times, but in the main, it has kept me interested week by week.

Politics can be a bore. Not this time, not for me, in this instance. Her resignation, followed by the resignations of PMO secretary...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

“And a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6

At 16, Greta Thunberg may not be a little child, but she’s showing tremendous leadership. The Swedish student has galvanized a world movement, pressing adults to remove the blinkers of corporate and political self-interest and recognize that their refusal to respond appropriately to climatologists’ urgent warnings is leading to the...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Recent articles in The Tyee discuss the revelation that the RCMP have been engaged in monitoring social media – characterized in the article as “ongoing wide-scale monitoring of individuals’ social media use [that] could pose a threat to Canadians’ privacy and charter rights, say experts.”

But wait -- every time I look up a product, whether on social media...

by The Narwhal on Friday Mar 22 2019

Petrowest’s financial woes were widely known when BC Hydro quietly awarded a major contract to a B.C. numbered company — 1054143 — that an investigation by The Narwhal reveals was incorporated by key Petrowest executives. The numbered company received millions in public funds while Petrowest fell into receivership, its assets seized just weeks after the contract award...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

When Canadians are asked what makes them proud to be Canadians, many say that our health care system is a big part of that pride.  We care about each other and want to make sure that everyone has access to health care when they are sick or injured.  But our medicare system has some big gaps, and one of those is our access to prescription drugs.

On March 6th the Advisory...

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