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by Contributor on Monday Oct 21 2019

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation celebrated the Grand Opening of its Solar Farm last Friday, October 18, 2019.  The Tŝilhqot’in Solar Farm is located 80 km west of Williams Lake on what is known as the Riverwest Sawmill.  The 1.25-MW solar farm is the largest of its kind in British Columbia and is one hundred percent developed, built, owned and operated by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.

Five years...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 15 2019
Many people, including me, expected Greta Thunberg to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was deservedly awarded for ending more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

Greta and the young people worldwide urging adults to care about their future don’t need a Nobel. They...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 15 2019

Taxpayers puked a year ago, and they still feel nauseous.

Another investigation has confirmed there is a sickening waste of taxpayer dollars afflicting the B.C. legislature. We need more than ginger ale, noodle soup and soothing words — we need a policy overhaul.

While Auditor-General Carol Bellringer’s investigation wasn’t a forensic audit that investigates allegations of...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Oct 07 2019

The moment, the prospects, the significance

This is my second and final column on the federal election at hand.

I write this feeling very uncertain about what Canadians want from politics. I have just recently told a friend in a conversation about the election – one of many –  that I think conservatism in Canada is weak. But I wonder...

It is historical...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

Southern BC has lost all or most of its formerly numerous wild mountain caribou. Populations are crashing in the BC central interior as well. The Western Canada Wilderness Committee points out that they ...

by Trail Champion on Friday Sep 27 2019

A Trail recycling company has been fined almost $23,000 by WorkSafeBC, according to a report published on the organization’s website.

According to WorkSafeBC, the $22,866.82 fine levied against Montrose-based KC Recycling Ltd, was due to repeated, high-risk violations.

The WorkSafeBC report reads as follows:

“This firm's worksite is a facility that recycles electronic...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Tackling climate change means purging privilege from politics

Our national political arena often seems dominated by unproductive partisan potshots and misplaced accountability, with corporate interests prioritized over people’s.

Behind the noisy partisan sniping, a quiet majority — 70 to 75 per cent of Canadians — is largely disengaged from politics, according to...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 23 2019

Greta Thunberg’s speech to the  UN was transcribed.  Here is the full text.  For the full effect, though, listen to her speech at this link:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYqtXR8iPlE

In response to the question, “What’s your message to world leaders today?” Thunberg...

by Sara Golling on Monday Sep 23 2019

Current and anticipatory grief

The reality of the continuing extinction of many so species is profoundly upsetting.  Readers may wonder why old people should care.  For example, I’ll be dead in a few years myself;  it will be up to others to live their lives diminished by the loss of caribou...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 12 2019

Teck Trail Operations announced today completion of the new No. 2 Acid Plant, a $174 million investment in the long-term future of Trail Operations.

“This investment supports our ongoing focus on sustainability and the long-term viability of our operation,” said Thompson Hickey, General Manager, Trail Operations. “Using the best available technology, the new plant will enhance...

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