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by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday May 01 2018

Julie Gelfand, the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, released a report entitled Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada at the end of March. Canada has a pretty dismal track record when it comes to meeting its climate action commitments.  We’ve already missed two targets—Rio in 2000 and Kyoto in 2012—by a country mile.  Everyone agrees that...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 25 2018

How much time do citizens need to be informed enough to vote on an issue? Discussions about electoral reform and different forms of proportional representation compared with our long-standing system called “first-past-the-post” have been going on in BC for years. During that time, we've heard many opinions, but few as well-informed and thoroughly researched as those of Professor Arend Lijphart...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 24 2018

Transportation accounts for about a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second-highest source, slightly behind the oil and gas industry. In the U.S., it’s the largest source of emissions and pollution. Despite continued improvements in personal vehicle fuel standards since 1975, Canada’s transportation emissions grew by 42 per cent from 1990 to 2015, partly because of...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2018

The Canada  Revenue Agency wants us all to file out tax returns on time.  For good reason: even low-income people need to file tax returns in order to benefit from such things as lower Medical Services Plan premiums, and other benefits. And it makes life easier for taxpayers and the bureaucrats too.  Here's a press release from the CRA with some helpful hints and links:

The...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Apr 23 2018

The Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline has dominated news in the past few weeks.  The public is divided over whether we should build this pipeline and allow Alberta oil sands output to increase, or whether it presents too much risk to BC’s rivers and coastal environments.

Many experts described the original project approval process as deeply flawed. ...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Apr 22 2018

Canada’s environmental record ranks in the top ten among comparable high-income countries around the world, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“As Earth Day approaches, it’s important to acknowledge that Canada has an excellent environmental record when stacked up against the world’s richest, cleanest and...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Apr 19 2018

The big money party is over and what a party it was. Given its well-deserved reputation in B.C. it's fitting that it went out with a bang in 2017.

First, though, a walk down memory lane for an appreciation of its shock and awe legacy on B.C...

by Community Futures on Monday Apr 16 2018

Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) is pleased to recognize Chris Bell for his years of volunteer work in Castlegar and the Central Kootenay. He has been involved in a variety of organizations, lending his good-natured expertise to many projects.

Since 2010, Chris Bell facilitated the Castlegar-based Kootenay Business Exchange, a peer-mentoring group established in 2006. He joined...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 16 2018

A care box for lonely students away from home, a home décor company and a clothing business that recycles clothing from a local thrift store are just a few young entrepreneurs looking to impress judges during the 2018 West Kootenay-Boundary Junior Dragons Den Regional competition Thursday at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar.

Billed as “The Next Big Idea”, Thursday’s JDD...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 10 2018

A joint task force from seven regional credit unions issued a press release Tuesday regarding their proposed amalgamation (said credit unions include Kootenay Savings, Nelson and District, Heritage, Grand Forks, Creston and Distric, Grand Forks and East Kootenay Community credit unions).

The press release is as follows:

The seven credit unions exploring the combination of their...

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