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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 13 2019

Summer 2018 was Sweden’s hottest since record-keeping began more than 260 years ago — marked by drought, wildfires and extremely low reservoir levels. That was too much for 15-year-old Greta Thunberg. She heard politicians talking about climate change but didn’t see them doing enough about it.

So she refused to go to school until a general election on September 9. Every day, she sat...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Feb 10 2019

Ottawa’s projected deficit of $19.6 billion in 2019/20 may automatically increase to as much as $34.4 billion if Canada enters a recession this year, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“By running deficits during a period of economic growth, there is a real risk the country’s finances will deteriorate rapidly when...

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

Internal documents released via Freedom of Information laws show that, while the B.C. government was publicly apologizing to the Fort Nelson First Nation for exempting natural gas plants from environmental assessments without consultation, the province quietly used a loophole to allow the exemptions to continue — a loophole that persists to this day

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by Dermod Travis on Sunday Feb 03 2019

Imagine a land where drivers pay 55 per cent more for auto insurance than other drivers in Canada, a land where an insurance company may not cover you because of the city you live in, a land where your automobile insurance premiums isn't based on your driving record but your postal code.

It's a land that allows British Columbians a peek into the future, if private auto insurance should...

by The Narwhal on Thursday Jan 31 2019

By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal

BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.

B.C.’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) ordered BC Hydro to release the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

We received a press release from Rossland-based company Thoughtexchange announcing the successful closing of about $4 million in convertible note financing from Yaletown Partners and existing angel investors, to fund further expansion. The press release material is included below.

Thoughtexchange has been going from strength to strength since its inception.

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by Trail Champion on Monday Jan 28 2019

Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51-per-cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, for $991 million.

“We are extremely pleased to be restoring ownership to the originally mandated 50/50 partnership,” said Johnny Strilaeff, president and...

by The Fraser Institute on Monday Jan 28 2019

The federal government’s plan to lower prescription drug prices could impede access and thus limit the benefits of life-saving drugs and discourage innovation, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) — a federal body that regulates the prices of all...

by CBT on Thursday Jan 24 2019

Is your business growing or succession planning? Columbia Basin Trust's Career Internship Program may be able to help meet your resourcing needs. Applications are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"This program helps create jobs and increases employment opportunities for recent college and university graduates, a workforce that is essential when it comes...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2019

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released an update of a May 2018 report today that found the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction failed to follow the law in relation to the calculation of income assistance benefits.

Special Report No. 41, Working Within The...

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