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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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 08 2020

Jesse Cole, The Nelson Daily

They’re in our recreation centres, our high schools and our workplaces. Vending machines have become a staple of western culture, but imagine is they could do something more than just provide a can of Coke or a bag of Chips.

That’s exactly the idea that Brad Pommen, the founder of SMRT1 Technologies, had when he created the...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 07 2020

By Jennifer Quaid; originally published in The Conversation

About a year ago, the SNC-Lavalin controversy introduced Canadians to a new way of settling criminal charges — remediation agreements.

Added to Canadian law...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 02 2020

In the next few days, owners of more than 147,500 properties throughout the Kootenay Columbia region can expect to receive their 2020 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2019.

"The majority of Kootenay Columbia home-owners can expect an increase when compared to last year’s assessments," says...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Friday Dec 27 2019

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is releasing its annual New Years Tax Changes report Friday, with the major change for B.C. coming in the form of a health tax shift.

“While we finally get to drop the Medical Services Premium and fully switch over to the Employer Health Tax, taxpayers need to remember that we are all still paying the tax, just in a different form,” said Kris Sims, B.C...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 24 2019

The BC Ecosocialists are the first provincial political party to respond to the revelations published in The Guardian on Friday, alleging that the RCMP planned to deploy snipers and were prepared to use extreme tactics including child...

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