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by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 26 2019

British Columbia’s economy continues to lead the country as the only province in Canada rated "AAA" by all three international credit rating agencies.

B.C.’s strong position is confirmed with Fitch’s credit rating report, the third and final international rating for the year.

“Our government is building an economy that benefits all British Columbians, not just a few at the top,...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jun 25 2019

The economy-versus-environment debate is wrong-headed in elevating a changeable human construct to the same level or above the natural systems on which our health and well-being depend. And in many cases, it would be more accurate to characterize it as “environment versus corporate interests.” Although those interests often align with economic benefits and jobs, sometimes they just mean bigger...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 23 2019

West Kootenay employers will benefit from a new federal pilot aimed at bringing immigrants to smaller communities.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, announced last week, named eleven Canadian communities who would benefit from...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jun 18 2019
We’re caught in a bad cycle. Global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, causing more extreme weather events and temperature swings. Hotter than normal weather in some places and colder in others means more people are using heat and air conditioning, which creates more emissions…

According to a statistical review by oil and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

In spite of today’s federal cabinet approval of the controversial project, Indigenous leaders from across BC remain staunchly opposed to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) and have vowed that it will never get built.  The federal government was forced to redo consultation with First Nations after a unanimous Federal Court of Appeal quashed a 2016 approval “falling well below the mark...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

What’s the top solution for resolving the human-caused climate crisis? According to Paul Hawken, it’s educating girls and improving family planning.

Hawken is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. “Drawdown” is “the point at which levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and then steadily...

by Valerie Rossi on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Austin Engineering Ltd. and its research partners are taking their findings on how dams respond during earthquakes to an international audience this week when they present at The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

The Trail, BC engineering firm, Selkirk...

by The Narwhal on Monday Jun 10 2019

Following intensive lobbying by the oil and gas industry, the unelected Canadian Senate has approved more than 180 controversial amendments to Bill C-69. Experts describe the amendments as incoherent, badly drafted and an attempt to dodge climate change considerations.

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney calls...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Jun 09 2019

This study analyzes the first budget of the new Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, tabled in early April 2019, to assess the extent to which it reflects either a fundamental shift in fiscal policy from the policies of the Ford government’s predecessors, or continuity with the fiscal policies of the McGuinty and Wynne governments.

Although the new budget does represent a...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), the Kootenay labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.

The goods sector was entirely responsible for the jobs lost...

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