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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 08 2011

By: Jordan Bateman, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: that’s what our parents taught us. But what if something is so broken, it can’t be fixed at all?

The Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) is broken beyond repair. It sucks millions of dollars out of taxpayers’ pockets every year and deposits them in the wallets of big business, all in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 06 2011

British Columbia's record high student debt is a concern for the majority of its citizens, according to a new poll.

Released by Ipsos and commissioned by the Federation of Post Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) and the Canadian Federation of Students-BC (CFS-BC), the poll said university and college education in BC is a debt sentence, said Zach Crispin, chairperson of...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 05 2011

Two men died in the Columbia Valley Saturday afternoon after their gliders collided while in flight in the Mount Swansea area of Windermere, south of Invermere.

The two planes were gliding in the same thermal lift and at one point contacted wings, causing both to loose control and crash into the side of Mount Swansea.

This accident was...

by Contributor on Saturday Sep 03 2011

Wood stove exchange programs in communities throughout B.C. will share another $200,000 in funding to help more people swap old wood stoves for new high-efficiency models.
 
The Province is providing $200,000 to the BC Lung Association to expand and continue the successful wood stove exchange program.

Local governments, non-profit organizations and airshed or air quality...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Saturday Sep 03 2011

BC is in deep trouble: we now have a government that has no moral, no public and no legal legitimacy to govern. Christy Clark’s government was never elected by the people of this province, on the basis of any endorsed platform, program, promises or outlined plans for governing. 

And she herself--before taking the premier’s oath of office--even said so … several times.  

During...

by Anonymous on Friday Sep 02 2011

For the fourth consecutive year, the Province has released reports detailing the major elements of compensation for public-sector executives in British Columbia.
 
These reports provide the public with background about the compensation philosophy of the organization and how it relates to performance.
 
Public-sector organizations are required to disclose the major elements...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 02 2011

As part of a continuing effort to highlight the impact of a decade of budget cuts to BC's park system, the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) announced the next phase of the union's Save B.C. Parks campaign Friday.

The campaign includes a series of billboards and an internet-based social media campaign.

"B.C. parks have been in decline in many areas of...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 01 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has stepped up their search for U.S. citizens living outside of the country and not filing their returns.

Thousands of "lost" U.S. citizens living in Canada are getting the call from the IRS. Here are some tips on how to get caught up:

  • Dual citizens: Even if you moved to Canada and became a citizen, unless you go through the formal process...
by Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 01 2011

The report of the June 15 Vancouver Stanley Cup Playoff Riot was tabled today by its authors, Douglas J. Keefe, QC and John Furlong, OC, OBC.  

Entitled "The Night the City Became a Stadium: Independent Review of the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Playoffs Riot", the report and its 53 recommendations are the first comprehensive independent examination of the riot and the changes needed to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 31 2011

The governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners officially opened Baker Gardens today, a new 36-unit modular housing development for seniors and persons with disabilities in Cranbrook.
 
“I am delighted to see that construction is complete on this project,” said David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay — Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Diane...

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