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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 06 2020

In a move to bring the vehicle insurance under control, the BC Government announced Thursday it is transforming Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) by removing lawyers and legal costs from the system to reduce rates and substantially increase care benefits, making public auto insurance work for British Columbians again.

The government said legislation will be introduced in the coming...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

Politicians are taking millions of dollars from your pocket for their campaign signs and attack ads.

After ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 27 2020

The Columbia Basin Trust board has elected a new chairperson to replace retiring Rick Jensen a media release said Monday.

Columbia Basin Trust announced that Jocelyn Carver has been elected Chair of the board.

CBT also announced that David Raven has been elected Vice-Chair and Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo is joining the board as a director.

“Ever since I moved...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

Canada has major income tax loopholes that favour the wealthy, arguably cost the country (ergo all of us taxpayers who aren’t rich enough to qualify for them) billions of dollars overall, and make lesser-income people pay more than their fair share, while further enriching the already-rich. 

Now, the already-rich are pretty happy about this state of affairs, since they...

by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

Every high-income country with universal health care allows private medical insurance to cover some necessary health-care costs, except Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Currently, the provinces prohibit or severely restrict the ability of Canadians to pay privately for medically necessary...

by Dermod Travis on Friday Jan 17 2020

You likely missed them, but on December 30, B.C. Liberal MLA and trade critic Ben Stewart launched two tweet missiles. They were duds.

Stewart's first tweet: “Just confirmed Premier Horgan is shutting down ALL BC Trade offices in Asia immediately! Is it budget pressures or anti Free Enterprise policies shutting the door on 40% of Canada’s exports to Asia? Why is story being buried at...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Jan 15 2020

By Morten Fibieger Byskov, for The  Conversation

What can be done to limit global warming to 1.5°C? A quick internet search offers a deluge of...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 09 2020

RHC, a leading independent insurance brokerage in the Kootenay region, will join Hub International Insurance Brokers.

Headquartered in Nelson, BC, RHC, has nine additional offices throughout the Kootenays.

Tammy Darough, CEO and CFO of RHC, will join Hub International Insurance Brokers, in an advisory role to ensure a seamless transition. 

“Hub has a stellar reputation in...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Thursday Jan 09 2020

Fracking should be immediately banned close to BC Hydro’s two existing Peace River dams as well as the Site C dam construction project until a full public inquiry determines whether a comprehensive ban is warranted, the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says. 

The CCPA issued the call today after reviewing hundreds...

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