If you fly over a forest and look down, you’ll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun’s beneficence! Research shows we might benefit by thinking more like a forest.
Inland B.C. hereditary First Nations chiefs joined coastal ones in announcing a fourth federal lawsuit against Ottawa’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, at a press conference in Vancouver. They claim that the gas export terminal is an infringement of their Aboriginal fishing rights.
Two Gitxsan Nation hereditary chiefs—Charlie Wright with the Luutkudziiwus house group,...
A three-pronged inflationary rate effect is powering a nearly five per cent increase in municipal electrical utility rates for the new year.
The city announced Monday night it would be hiking the amount Nelson Hydro customers pay for power for all electrical rate classes by 4.28 per cent in April, with final adoption of the move still to come.
The Province is increasing the home owner grant threshold to $1.6 million, helping keep property taxes affordable for families and ensuring most home owners will continue to receive the full grant this year, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced Monday.
“This is a 33% increase over last year,” said de Jong.
During Monday's Nelson City Council meeting, it was discussed that the city will be helping to propel a feasibility report on the region’s main airport with a financial contribution for its analysis.
Council agreed to contribute $10,000 from the airport reserve fund to the City of Castlegar towards Jeppesen Aviation’s Registered Navigation Procedure Analysis for the West Kootenay...
As has been pointed out by too many people, 2016 was a devastating year for progressives (a homely term for all those who are want equality, democracy and ecological sanity). There is no need to repeat the list of atrocities, failures and...
The 1500-foot-long bridge at Northport on State Route 25, five miles south of the US-Canada border, is open to single-lane, alternating traffic only, with no over-legal-weight or wide-load vehicles permitted; restrictions are in force 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are expected to remain in place for up to six months.
Corporate and personal income tax hikes in Alberta last year have wiped away crucial tax advantages that helped fuel the province’s economic prosperity for years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
<p>There, a nice picture of a cat. Now for some of the stuff we'd rather ignore, even if that's not a very smart move.</p>
Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but 2017 is an election year in British Columbia.
On the presumption they're not the same thing, government and election ads should be over by the Stanley Cup semi-finals.
There are bits of unfinished business the B.C. government could attend to in the meantime, though.
Just as there are debt clocks to track the growth in public debt,...