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by Contributor on Friday Jan 15 2021

A new platform was recently launched in Nelson that has the potential to be a real gamechanger for local businesses operating within the food and beverage sector.

Ballasters is an online marketplace that allows producers in the Kootenays to sell directly to customers by using its platform.

“Giving people easy access to fresh,...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released its New Years Taxpayers Resolutions for 2021, urging the government to lower taxes and strictly monitor spending.

“Lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government would help all British Columbians prosper better in the New Year,” said Kris Sims British Columbia director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

“As we fight to...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Dec 28 2020

With the Throne Speech promise of an Action Plan for Women in the Economy, the federal government committed to ensuring an intersectional feminist response to economic recovery from the pandemic.  

This week, prominent gender justice advocates from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Ontario Nonprofit Network...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

Artificial light has major negative effects on our sleep and energy levels, and our constant exposure to it is unnatural and is deteriorating our circadian rhythm.

VivaRays, a new local business based in Nelson, created the best junk light blockers on the market considering the human natural rhythm and sustainability factors to live in harmony with our environment.

Their mission...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

By Chris Gusen

2020 was tough. But, as we look back on the past year, it also brings us a tremendous amount of hope. Seeing how the world mobilized to fight COVID-19 gave us a glimpse of what might be possible if our elected officials treated the climate emergency just as seriously. As we rest up and prepare to continue our fight for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal in 2021, here are...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 21 2020

By David Huntley; republished with permission from Watershed Sentinel

The Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is being built to transport Alberta’s diluted bitumen to tidewater and then by tanker to overseas markets. In 2011, the National Energy Board gave Trans Mountain priority access for 79,000 barrels of oil per day for ten...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Wednesday Dec 16 2020

Canadians can’t afford to pay an extra $27 each time they fill up their minivans, but that’s what it will soon cost as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jacks up his carbon tax.

The feds ...

by aeon on Monday Dec 07 2020

By Jacob Stegenga, in aeon magazine

Numerous criticisms of medical science have been articulated in recent years. Some critics argue that spurious disease categories are being invented, and existing...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Ottawa’s latest climate plan bets on expensive and unproven carbon capture technologies  

By Burgess Langshaw Power, from The Conversation   

Last week, the federal government released its long awaited plan to tackle greenhouse gas...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

What we refer to as “plastic” hasn’t been around for long. But its usefulness has caused production to skyrocket — from about two million tonnes in 1950 to almost 400 million tonnes a year now, and rising steadily. It’s a problem.

Although much of it can be recycled, most isn’t. That’s led many local and national governments worldwide to ban or consider bans on non-essential “single-use...

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