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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

Three City of Nelson Councillors are in Vancouver recently to attend the annual BC Tech Summit. 

The Summit is the largest annual tech and innovation event in Western Canada, with over 9000 participants attending. Councillors Rik Logtenberg, Brittny Anderson and Keith Page are part of a larger Nelson contingency that includes representatives from the economic development and technology...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 18 2019

A handful of Kootenay communities will participate in BC’s brand new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Rossland and RDCK Area J are among more than 30 BC communities to join the pilot, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to establish businesses in rural communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Mar 18 2019

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company is pleased to announce North America’s most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, B.C. which will create 50 new, full-time, technology-centered local jobs.

Kalesnikoff’s $35 million mass timber investment will encompass construction of a new 110,000 sq ft. building, and the purchase of state-of-the-art...

by The Narwhal on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Wildfire, drought and a pine beetle epidemic are piling on top of a long history of logging, pushing the province’s forests to a dangerous tipping point that experts say will make bad flooding worse

By Ben Parfitt for The Narwhal

Every spring...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 13 2019

Will the new Builders Code help women and other minorities survive in the trades? Time will tell.

Race and gender still provoke ostracism, bullying, harassment, hazing … call it what you will, it is all too common, and it creates a toxic workplace, especially for those at whom it’s directed.  In some cases, it’s potentially deadly, as in the recent case of a...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Part Three

In the two previous editions of the Arc, I have been writing about the recent history of Western global dominance, about reactions to that past, and what it reveals about human consciousness expressed in culture.

Two main authors are my resource for conversation about culture and consciousness in evolution: Robert Bellah and...

by aeon on Monday Mar 11 2019

By John Quiggin, professor of Economics at Queensland University in Brisbane, for Aeon

Climate change, caused by human activity, is arguably the biggest single problem facing the world today, and it is deeply entangled with the question of how to lift billions of people out of poverty without destroying the global environment in...

by aeon on Friday Mar 08 2019

By Clifton Mark, for Aeon; edited by Nigel Warburton

‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 

‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ Donald Trump, inaugural...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Mar 07 2019

British Columbia has one of the highest tax rates on new investments in the natural gas sector among all major energy-producing jurisdictions in North America, which is harming the province’s competitiveness, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“Developing B.C.’s natural gas resources has been a priority for...

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