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by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jun 28 2018

A recent Supreme Court ruling will limit the cross-country flow of beer — and other goods and services — for Canadians this Canada Day long weekend and beyond, confirms a report released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“At a time when Canadians are particularly sensitive to trade barriers, the Supreme Court of Canada has...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 25 2018

On June 20th, the House of Commons rose for the summer break.  One of the last votes we took dealt with the message to the Senate regarding their proposed amendments to Bill C-45, the bill to legalize marijuana.  And the final motion to adjourn included a message to the Senate regarding Bill C-46, which covers new driving-while-impaired provisions.  Both bills received Royal Assent...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Jun 25 2018

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is a little-known financial institution. However, its actions are vital to BC’s and Canada’s ability — or inability — to address the climate change crisis, says a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Corporate Mapping Project report.

As the steward of BC’s public pensions, it is unacceptable that the Corporation (BCI) is...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jun 20 2018

More action on single-use plastic bags? Rossland City Council has stated that it was waiting for the outcome of the court challenge against the City of Victoria’s bylaw to ban plastic “check-out” bags.  The Canadian Plastic Bag Association challenged the City of Victoria’s right to regulate plastic bags. Now the Supreme Court of BC has issued its decision, in a judgment by Justice Nathan Smith...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

Last week I travelled with Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, to the G20 energy meetings in Argentina.  The meetings are a mix of reports from the G20 countries and of presentations by world experts about the state of energy markets and future energy demand.

The main theme of the talks was the “grand transition” to a low carbon future.  While there are political pressures...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

The Fraser Institute today released its ...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Jun 18 2018

Knotweed is one of the scarier invasive plants.  It doesn't cause burns or blindness, like Giant Hogweed, but it does spread very fast and it causes expensive damage to things like the foundations of buildings – and property values. It can burst right through pavement, take over lawns and gardens, and we have it right here in our community. It spreads not only by...

by Contributor on Friday Jun 15 2018

ICBC has hired 43 new estimators in response to the increase in vehicle claims costs, and to enhance oversight of autobody repair costs, as government works to bring ICBC back to financial stability.

The new hires, brought on since February 2018, are the first estimator trainee group to be engaged with a full training program since 2002. They join a complement that now numbers 250...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), 4,500 new jobs were created in the Kootenays in 2017, pushing overall employment to 71,900, the region’s highest level since 2013.

“Our region’s employment grew by 6.7 per cent last year, outperforming all other B.C. regions. Both the goods and...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 11 2018

Editor’s Note:  Many people are not yet aware of the proposal to turn about 700 square kilometres of the southern Purcell  Range into a heli-playground, cutting new trails and building lodges, with helicopter flights carrying in skiers in the winter and hikers and mountain bikers in the summer.  The government is open to public input on the proposal. Wildsight...

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