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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 22 2021
The third intake of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements.

“Based on feedback we received during the first two intakes, we’re broadening the grant’s eligibility criteria,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and...

by Sarah Beauchamp on Thursday Feb 18 2021

The best piece of relationship advice that Geoff Beech ever received was on the day of his wedding when a friend told him a simple secret to a long lasting marriage:

“Find something that neither of you have done before and do it together.”

In their thirties, Geoff and his wife Terri Austin-Beech learned to ski together. Now that they have reached retirement, they are pursuing a...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Feb 03 2021

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

All in this together, but not all suffering together

The coronavirus pandemic has been rich in lessons. We have been told one lesson over and over as a kind of mantra, by authorities in government, science, and medicine, and we know what we are supposed to have learned: “We are all...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Feb 02 2021

Many sectors have been hard hit by the pandemic, and agriculture is one of them.  Despite concerns about food security and pleas to buy local, orchardists and farmers in the region have had a number of serious headwinds facing them over the past year.

B.C. apple growers have had to deal with huge production from just across the border in Washington State for decades. They have responded...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 25 2021

In a year unlike any other, Small Business BC is celebrating the perseverance of small businesses by asking the public to nominate their favorite entrepreneurs for a Small Business BC Award.

This year, Small Business BC’s annual awards will honour entrepreneurs who were creative, determined and most of all, there for their communities when they needed them the most. Starting on January...

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 23 2021

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

By Kate S. Petersen for Environmental Health News

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Mass.—Bob Leverett walked away from the trunk, looking...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 19 2021

By Corey A. Bradshaw, Daniel T. Blumstein, and Paul Ehrlich, for The Conversation

Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.

The research ...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), located in...

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...

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