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by Contributor on Friday Apr 05 2019

Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act will support the health and sustainability of B.C.’s forests and range lands, while strengthening public confidence in how these vital resources are managed.

“We’re making overdue changes to how we do things in the woods to ensure resilient forests and on the range to support families and communities in this province,” said Doug Donaldson...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 31 2019

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is expanding its services to help British Columbians who are injured in motor vehicle accidents to resolve injury claim disputes with ICBC and other insurers.

Starting April 1, 2019, the CRT will resolve motor vehicle accident injury claim disputes valued at $50,000 or less. This builds on the CRT's proven dispute resolution process, which has helped...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 27 2019

Political Sense and Nonsense

I cannot help it: the Jody Wilson-Raybould / SNC-Lavalin political storm in Ottawa and in news media has fascinated me. Bewildered me at times, but in the main, it has kept me interested week by week.

Politics can be a bore. Not this time, not for me, in this instance. Her resignation, followed by the resignations of PMO secretary...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

“And a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6

At 16, Greta Thunberg may not be a little child, but she’s showing tremendous leadership. The Swedish student has galvanized a world movement, pressing adults to remove the blinkers of corporate and political self-interest and recognize that their refusal to respond appropriately to climatologists’ urgent warnings is leading to the...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Recent articles in The Tyee discuss the revelation that the RCMP have been engaged in monitoring social media – characterized in the article as “ongoing wide-scale monitoring of individuals’ social media use [that] could pose a threat to Canadians’ privacy and charter rights, say experts.”

But wait -- every time I look up a product, whether on social media...

by The Narwhal on Friday Mar 22 2019

Petrowest’s financial woes were widely known when BC Hydro quietly awarded a major contract to a B.C. numbered company — 1054143 — that an investigation by The Narwhal reveals was incorporated by key Petrowest executives. The numbered company received millions in public funds while Petrowest fell into receivership, its assets seized just weeks after the contract award...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

When Canadians are asked what makes them proud to be Canadians, many say that our health care system is a big part of that pride.  We care about each other and want to make sure that everyone has access to health care when they are sick or injured.  But our medicare system has some big gaps, and one of those is our access to prescription drugs.

On March 6th the Advisory...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

Three City of Nelson Councillors are in Vancouver recently to attend the annual BC Tech Summit. 

The Summit is the largest annual tech and innovation event in Western Canada, with over 9000 participants attending. Councillors Rik Logtenberg, Brittny Anderson and Keith Page are part of a larger Nelson contingency that includes representatives from the economic development and technology...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 18 2019

A handful of Kootenay communities will participate in BC’s brand new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Rossland and RDCK Area J are among more than 30 BC communities to join the pilot, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to establish businesses in rural communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Mar 18 2019

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

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