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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 15 2011

On Oct. 1 British Columbians will be able to recycle their used or broken small appliances at over 100 convenient drop-off locations through a new and unique program called Unplugged, the small appliance recycling program.

Unplugged will divert approximately two million small appliances previously destined for the landfill, helping to reduce pollution, save energy, and...

by Anonymous on Thursday Sep 15 2011

Forty years ago one of the world’s most colourful and prominent environmental groups was born in Vancouver — creating an international movement.

What began as a group of anti-nuclear protests grew into Greenpeace when its first action took place Sept. 15, 1971.

According to a story on the CBC News, a handful of the group’s members acting as...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 14 2011

Following extensive renovations, which were funded in part by Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre was ready to welcome visitors Monday.

The opening also honoured the 50-year partnership between Parks Canada and the Canadian Forces for avalanche control along the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 14 2011

The third phase of B.C.'s upgraded and expanded Intersection Safety Camera program has gone live at 35 more sites, in an effort to save lives and reduce the almost 250 crashes that occur daily at intersections throughout the province.

The cameras detect and photograph vehicles running a red light, and are expected to reduce casualty crashes at ISC sites by about six...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 13 2011

Last Friday the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 378, which represents over 4,500 workers at ICBC, launched their campaign, “Driving a New Mandate”. President David Black and Vice-President for ICBC Jeff Gillies released the first in a series of web videos designed to show how the ICBC workers and BC drivers who’ve made the corporation profitable are being left out...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 11 2011

The Province is helping even more young British Columbians participate in community-based sport by investing $400,000 in KidSport BC in 2011-12.

More than 1,500 children and youth will benefit from this funding through KidSport BC.

The non-profit organization provides financial assistance to British Columbia youth who face financial barriers...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

New simple, cost-effective planning tools are now available to capable adults wanting to plan for a time when they are unable to make their own decisions independently. 

By completing new, standardized forms, capable adults can appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf or record their future instructions in the event they become incapable of deciding for...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 09 2011

British Columbia has the lowest smoking rate in Canada for the 12th year in a row at 14.3 per cent, says the 2010 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS).

B.C.’s overall smoking rate fell to 14.3 per cent in 2010 from 14.9 per cent in 2009, according to the CTUMS.

Overall in Canada, smoking rates are 17 per cent. Ontario has the second...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 08 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 22 the Province will host a video conference public hearing session in Nelson as part of the consultation on the coming budget.

From 4-7 p.m., people will have the opportunity to present their budget priorities directly to the finance committee, at a location yet to be determined.

And it should be an important hearing. The...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 08 2011

By: Jordan Bateman, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: that’s what our parents taught us. But what if something is so broken, it can’t be fixed at all?

The Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) is broken beyond repair. It sucks millions of dollars out of taxpayers’ pockets every year and deposits them in the wallets of big business, all in...


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