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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Conservative Member of Parliament Mel Arnold wants to make theft of firefighting equipment, which theft causes "actual danger to life,"  a specific Criminal Code offense with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life. That's the same maximum penalty as mischief causing actual danger to life.

Anyone who was evacuated from their homes during the raging progress of BC's record-breaking...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

Teck Resources Limited recently announced increased zinc production guidance for its Red Dog operation and recent results of exploration in the Red Dog District in Alaska.  
 
“We are pleased with the significant improvements in recovery at our Red Dog Operations in the last few months and consequently production will now exceed previous guidance for the year by approximately 50,...

by Dermod Travis on Monday Oct 02 2017

The B.C. government's proposed public subsidies for political parties may be hogging the media spotlight, but there are some other important aspects to the government's proposed changes on how political parties and elections are financed.

The legislation proposes a cut of 25 per cent to the province's campaign spending limits.

For a political...

by Andre Carrel on Monday Sep 25 2017

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia which was, only a decade ago, a financially sound crown corporation, is on the ropes today. What happened?

The information ICBC offers on its “Rate Pressures” web page speaks of “significant external pressures on ICBC’s insurance rates”. From 2014 to 2016 the number of crashes increased by 14 percent, and their costs went through the roof....

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Sep 23 2017

What is it about progressive politicians going to Ottawa only to end up as arrogant and nasty conservatives? My old friend Pam Wallin was one of the kindest people I knew in Regina in the 1970s when she was a member of the Waffle group in the NDP. She turned into one of the nastiest Conservative senators.

And the last encounter I had with Wayne Easter, Liberal finance committee chair,...

by John Boivin on Thursday Sep 21 2017

Credit union customers in the south-east interior might soon have access to more services and more convenient banking if a proposed merger goes ahead.

Seven local credit unions in the Columbia Valley, Boundary and Kootenays are in talks to merge into one large regional banking institution.

The credit unions announced on Thursday they’ve been in talks since last fall.

“I...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution.

You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s difficult to keep up with the constantly shifting — and debunked — denier arguments, but one common thread promoted by the likes of the Heartland Institute in the U.S....

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

The short answer, according to a number of reviews done by experts in economics, is ― no.  The vast majority of small businesses do not make enough money to be affected at all by the proposed  changes in federal taxation.  Farmers should not suffer either.  In fact, according to the conclusions of those experts, no one will suffer from the proposed changes ― unless we define "suffering" to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

The Better Business Bureau of BC is warning the public that there may be a few more used cars on the market thanks to a horrific hurricane season in Caribbean and South East United States.

Images of flooded highways and submerged vehicles in Texas paint a picture of insurance nightmares.

The Better Business Bureau of BC said the problem is, many of those flooded vehicles could...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

They may be big companies looking for high-tech solutions to high-tech problems, but there’s still nothing that beats talking to people face-to-face.

That’s why the BC Innovation Council is travelling the province with its BC Growth Opportunity Tour. The “showcase of challenges” arrives in Nelson on September 29 at the Best Western on Baker Street.

“What we found is by bringing...

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