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by Contributor on Monday Jul 05 2010

British Columbians cannot afford to let Enbridge bring the devastation of the BP oil spill to their coast. That's the message a delegation of B.C. First Nations is bringing back from the Gulf of Mexico today, after a four-day tour of the Gulf Coast area affected by the BP oil spill.

"Everywhere we went people told us the same thing: if you have a choice when
it comes to big oil...

by ProPublica on Monday Jul 05 2010

 by Ryan Knutson, ProPublica

This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between ProPublica and FRONTLINE (PBS).

TEXAS CITY, TEXAS -- Ever since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, David Senko has been tallying the similarities between what he calls "my blast" in 2005 and this...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 21 2010

“Grounds for Haiti” fundraising efforts have been gearing up for the last two events of their campaign. “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and we are very excited at how this has gone,” says volunteer, Helen Bobbitt. “This has been a great experience for all involved and to know that local dollars have gone on to help long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti is what’s really so...

by Adrian Barnes on Friday Jun 04 2010

 Canadian writer and activist Naomi Klein spoke out at a Toronto rally on Tuesday, the day after the Israeli attack in international waters on a peaceful aid convoy bound for Gaza. See the video here. By way of contrast, this is all Obama can muster. Is it just me, or does he sound like Bush more every day? Meet the new boss...

by Wikinews on Monday May 31 2010

 Over nineteen Free Gaza Movement activists died yesterday when Israeli Defense Force commandos boarded vessels in international waters attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Reports say over 19 people are dead and over 30 were injured, including a captain. There is a radio and satellite blackout from the ships, which are now under Israeli control. The media have not been given...

by Mona Mattei on Tuesday May 18 2010

A glimmer of light is indeed at the end of the tunnel for the railway serving Grand Forks and northwest Washington. A proposal developed by a collaboration between the railway operators, OmniTrax, and the users of the line including International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor), Pacific Abrasives, International Reload Systems and Columbia Cedar, was presented to local and regional government...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday May 17 2010

 What is Youth Pulling Together?

Based on the “Nab the Bully” program of the Fraser Basin Council, Youth Pulling Together (YPT) encourages youth to become local stewards by giving them the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to identify and control invasive plants on the school ground or a nearby invasive plant site.

Why is it important?

Invasive plants (also called...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday May 13 2010

An unexpected turn of events took the wind out of the sails of the many people prepared to continue the fight for the survival of their small school. At School District 51’s meeting of the Board of Trustees last Tuesday, May 11, trustees unanimously voted to stop the Beaverdell school closure consultation process, but voted to continue consulting with the community to create the future....

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 01 2010

The number of grizzly bears dying at the hands of humans in British Columbia is regularly exceeding the provincial government’s own limits on bear kills – largely because of trophy hunting, according to new research released on the first day of the bear hunting season in B.C.

 
In a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation and...
by Adrian Barnes on Thursday Mar 25 2010

This week, the Telegraph sat down with George Penfold, the Regional Innovation Chair at Selkirk College and author of the recent report, "Economic Overview: West Kootenay Boundary", as reported last week in these pages. During our discussion, Penfold spoke about population growth (or lack thereof), regional economic development...

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