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by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jul 19 2018

Greyhound’s announcement that it will be pulling all its routes out of western Canada at the end of October came as a surprise, and for many it was more serious news.  It left them wondering how they were going to travel to work sites, to visit relatives and friends, or to go to university in the fall.  For them, the bus isn’t just a transportation option, it’s the only way...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 18 2018

Why people defend FPTP and oppose Proportional Representation:

There have been some frightening statements made about proportional representation, by a few people.  Why do they want to keep using First-Past-the-Post (FPTP)?  What are their reasons for opposing all of the three Pro-rep systems being offered in this fall’s referendum? Let’s examine the reasons given and...

by CBT on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

After a season of serious excitement, RED Mountain Resort, in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, has yet another exciting announcement: It’s called Nowhere Special. And it’s a hostel.

Wait. A what?

“The modern hostel movement has established itself as the “go to” place for the younger generations and is dramatically different from the youth...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 16 2018

Unprecedented move by young Canadians to challenge the Prime Minister with the support of members of his own Youth Council.

July 16, Ottawa — 16 past and present Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) members are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cancel the Kinder Morgan buyout ....

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 11 2018

British Columbia's sole legal wholesaler of non-medical cannabis has entered into agreements with licensed producers to ensure a retail supply for when non-medical cannabis is legalized.

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has signed memorandums of understanding with 31 licensed producers of non-medical cannabis to form an extensive and competitive wholesale product assortment. The...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 11 2018

Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie said, “I think the recent popularity amongst political leaders denouncing judicial outcomes is extremely dangerous.”  He was...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 10 2018

AstroTurf looks and feels like grass — in an all-too-perfect way. But it’s not grass.

Now the well-known artificial turf’s brand name has taken on a new meaning, referring to purported “grassroots” efforts that are actually funded and supported by industry and political entities.

Some people, organizations and campaigns around...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 09 2018

In a media release Monday, Greyhound Canada has taken the difficult decision to downsize its operations, halting both passenger and freight, effective October 31, 2018, in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Greyhound Canada said in British Columbia, all routes will cease except for Vancouver to Seattle, which is operated by Greyhound Lines, Inc. (USA) and BoltBus....

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jul 03 2018

When the House of Commons rose in late June, my wife and I decided to take the train home from Ottawa instead of flying straight back.  It’s always been on my bucket list and I thought the trip would be a good way to unwind after a hectic June on Parliament Hill.  I had some trepidation—things can always go awry when you’re stuck inside with a hundred strangers for four days and nights, with...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jul 03 2018

A BC voter has begun the next stage of an initiative petition process seeking to have the BC government cancel the Site C dam project; see this May 3 article first announcing the petition. The petition sheets were issued on July 3, so the proponent has 90 days to collect signatures. To...

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