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by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Aug 17 2016

Mayor Chernoff, City Council and representatives from the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay and Kootenay-Boundary and local business representatives met today to consider a new proposal to improve the regional airport’s landing and departure navigation system. Mayor Chernoff said “We are very excited to hear Jeppesen Aviation – one of the largest aeronautical navigation systems companies...

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Aug 10 2016

It takes a certain skill set to try and fix a problem and possibly botch it up even more, but the B.C. government is certainly testing the idea as it flails about hoping to cool Vancouver's red hot housing market.

For months the government had been in denial over the issue: overblown, isolated to a few neighbourhoods it said.

Since then its approach has gone from the market will...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 10 2016

On February 18th of this year a group of First Nations activists came to Ottawa to speak to the government about the Site C dam project on the Peace River.  They met with myself and other MPs in the BC NDP caucus to discuss their attempts to delay construction of the dam until the concerns of their people were heard in federal court this fall.  The Liberal government refused to meet...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 10 2016

A reader recently commented privately about the recent "Rape and Consequences" article, and expressed dismay that Canada's "rape shield" legislation is not  more effective at curbing  defence attorneys' strategy of "whacking the victim" in court.  Her comment made me think:  our society's acceptance of "rape culture" is evidence of an ingrained sexism, but its origins go far beyond  sexism....

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 09 2016

Drivers will soon experience shorter delays on the Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke this winter with the procurement of new avalanche infrastructure technology.

“In June of last year I committed to improving the safety and mobility on the Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke as part of B.C. on the Move, our 10-year transportation plan,” said Minister of Transportation and...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Aug 09 2016

After receiving no response from the provincial government, citizens opposed to closing the Balfour ferry terminal have gone public with the release of their own analysis of the government’s feasibility study.

The Queens Bay Residents Association said the 12-page document finds the SNC-Lavalin study inadequate, biased and unfit to base a decision to move the ferry terminal to Queens Bay...

by Contributor on Sunday Aug 07 2016

Construction of the Site C project in northeast British Columbia reached its one-year anniversary last week. Significant construction progress has been made over the past year and the project is on track for schedule, scope and budget.

“Site C will provide British Columbia with a generational opportunity to secure a reliable source of clean, renewable and affordable electricity for the...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Aug 04 2016

An average Canadian family of four (two parents with two children) will pay $11,494 for public health-care insurance in 2016, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Contrary to what many believe, health care in Canada isn’t free. While Canadians may not pay directly for medical services, they pay a...

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Aug 03 2016

In a $46.3 billion budget, $49.8 million is chump change, but the B.C. government's 84,346 credit card charges in 2015-16 do offer some insights into how the B.C. government spends on the run.

While the number of charges is down from 102,418 in 2014-15, the dollar value is up from $45.1 million. Why the jump? Forest fires.

Among last year's big users of plastic were Children and...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Aug 01 2016

Justice is back on the menu for those awaiting an outcome in the Lemon Creek fuel spill.

Federal government lawyers have agreed to bring a total of eight charges to court in the aftermath of a Slocan Valley tanker spill three years ago.

Last Tuesday in Nelson Provincial Court Last week, the federal government laid eight charges against Executive Flight Centre, the...

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