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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 01 2011

The government’s financial statements were ripped apart by a recent report by the Auditor General, the Victoria Times Colonist reports.

The province is keeping books in an “unacceptable” way, the report claimed, with too few details, nor does it explain billions in spending.

John Doyle produced the report on the government...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Saturday Oct 01 2011

A new study calls for a more fair and effective approach to residential energy efficiency in BC as part of an aggressive climate action framework.

The study recommends protecting low-income households from rising electricity costs and investing in retrofits for multi-unit buildings and rental housing.

“To reduce residential...

by Anonymous on Friday Sep 30 2011

The stoppage in negotiations between the province and the RCMP is the perfect time to begin looking at a provincial police force, says B.C. former solicitor general, the Vancouver Province reports.

Kash Heed said the province should step back and look at what effective, efficient and accountable police service looks like for the province.

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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 29 2011

Patients who took sleep tests in Kelowna between 2007 and 2011 may need to be re-tested or re-diagnosed, says Interior Health Authority (IHA) review released this week.

Interior Health contacted 13 patients who underwent polysomnography testing at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Sleep Lab and will be reviewing a further 980 cases given potential concern about the interpretation...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

A threat to pull the nation’s police force out of B.C. was delivered Tuesday as the province and the federal government continue to argue over the cost of the RCMP, the Vancouver Province’s Ian Austin reported.

However, currently the negotiations have stalled and Solicitor General Shirley Bond told the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 28 2011

Nicotine replacement therapies will now be available at no cost and smoking cessation prescription drugs will be covered under PharmaCare.

By calling HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 and registering for the smoking cessation program, B.C. smokers who are covered by MSP and who wish to quit will be able to receive free nicotine gum or patches either by mail or at their local...

by Michael Scott on Tuesday Sep 27 2011

On a cloudy Monday night, hundreds of Vancouver residents gathered at the ‘Vancouver Club’ to protest the visit of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. This was Cheney's first trip outside of the United States on his book tour.

The protestors came from a plethora of different backgrounds including anti-war, 9/11 conspiracy, legal expert, migrant justice, etc.

It...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Sep 26 2011

I like the provincial government’s new job plan--not because they promised thousands of new jobs almost immediately, but because they didn’t.

We all experiecned the hype before, provincially and federally, from every political party that has held office or wanted to: with the hype and promises skyrocketing in job numbers in direct proportion to the proximity of the next election. This...

by Damien Gillis on Monday Sep 26 2011

I recently returned from a trip up to Peace River Country in Northeast BC, filming for a forthcoming short documentary on the Campbell/Clark Government's proposed Site C Dam.

While I wasn't raised in the region, I have a personal connection to the land and its history. I spent many summers and winter holidays there as a child visiting relatives.

My family were early settlers in the...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 25 2011

Two years ahead of its goal, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has achieved carbon neutrality.

Offsetters, leading carbon management solutions provider, has partnered with RMOW to offset their 2010 corporate footprint.

As one of the first British Columbia municipalities to adopt a Carbon Neutral Operations plan (September 2009), the...

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