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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. 

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 09 2020

One man was killed and another sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a collision near Hope Tuesday, according to RCMPCpl. Mike Halskov.

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.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Jan 05 2020

This time last year, I was hoping 2019 would have a lot less 2018 in it. Didn't quite work out so well.

But not to despair, we can still hope and set some resolutions for 2020.

These first ones are for all of us. Social media seems to bring out the worst in people (including me). It's too easy to flip someone off online.

So, time to assign lines.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 30 2019

E-Comm dispatchers, responsible for 99 per cent of the province’s 9-1-1 call volume for 25 regional districts in BC, deal with more than a few calls from the public that don’t belong in the emergency category.

In 2019, E-Comm continued to receive calls in 2019 that don’t belong on 9-1-1 — including calls from a small parking spot to a bad haircut to late-night vacuuming.

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.

by John Horgan on Monday Dec 23 2019

When I first heard the story, I thought it was the plot for a TV show. A young, working mother living with her kids in an apartment in Vancouver. Her downstairs neighbour is an elderly woman who comes over weekly to help with child care and house cleaning. Over the months of living in the same building and being a regular part of each other’s lives, the two women become friends.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Dec 19 2019

The amount Canadians donate to charity—as a percentage of their income claimed on their taxes — has hit a 20-year low and lags far behind the amount Americans give, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 17 2019

Itchy bears, a clumsy eagle and nosy neighbours: BC Hydro’s most memorable outages of 2019

No one likes the power going out, especially during an exciting show or when the home team is close to the winning score.

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