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by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

Canadian patients waited longer than ever this year for medical treatment, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, an annual survey of physicians from across Canada, reports a median wait time of 20 weeks — the longest ever recorded — and more than double the 9.3 weeks Canadians waited in...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

All weather aircraft access will improve greatly at the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ), starting this winter.  Effective January 5, 2017, YZZ will have the official approval from NAV CANADA to allow lower landings from the north and south approaches. The City of Trail has been working on this new system with JetPro, an Alberta-based engineering firm that specializes in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

More than 1500 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadian researchers abroad are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister and six Cabinet Ministers, calling for scientific rigour and transparency in Canada’s environmental and regulatory decision-making.

“As the next generation of scientists in Canada, we are professionally and personally affected by how...

by Charles Jeanes on Friday Nov 11 2016

A quick glance over current headlines: madness and dread

“You spread your paranoia, all over this land –

Creating situations you don’t understand…

You’ve got to stop flashing pictures of the People.

Stop! Flashing pictures of the Power!”

-- Tom Fogarty, Goodbye Media Man [1968]

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by kathy moore on Friday Nov 11 2016

Over the last couple of years many elected officials in our region have been trying hard to improve collaboration and cooperation between our various local governments. Unfortunately, the region has just experienced a major setback.

One area that was a sparkling example of regional cooperation was the economic development service. Fruitvale, Montrose, Area A, Trail, Warfield,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

The concession at the Celgar Pavilion at Millennium Park had a banner first year, according to Kristen Johnson, executive director of Castlegar and District Community Services Society.

In presentation to city council at its regular meeting Monday night, Johnson said they processed about 5,700 transactions, and estimate they served roughly 10,000 individuals over the summer months.

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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

Note:  This article was originally posted on the Worldwatch Institute blog. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues.

Much of the energy of the environmental movement and of policymaking is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through low- or...
by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

In July, a pipeline leak near Maidstone, Saskatchewan, spilled about 250,000 litres of diluted oil sands bitumen into the North Saskatchewan River, killing wildlife and compromising drinking water for nearby communities, including Prince Albert. It was one of 11 spills in the province over the previous year.

In October, a tugboat pulling an empty fuel barge ran aground near Bella Bella...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

The forest industry has been a critically important sector in the BC economy for over a century, but it has been hit hard.  A 30-year trade war with the United States cost our industry billions of dollars.  The softwood lumber agreement did bring back certainty to lumber export access and costs, but the Canadian industry paid a very high price for that certainty, and many mills didn’t survive...

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

What do you do when your world changes in an instant?

Following the tragic news of her husband’s skiing accident which left him a quadriplegic, Invermere’s own Cassy Campbell did what any mom would do: she decided to take her newly purchased hobby-business to the next level all while becoming her family’s primary breadwinner, her husband’s primary care-giver, continue being the mom of...

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