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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Mar 12 2018

The cries of concern from some are startling, but BC is only catching up to the rest of the country by eliminating the Medical Services Plan and replacing it with the new Employer Health Tax (EHT).

Here’s what you need to know about the tax:

  • Eliminating MSP premiums means a fairer tax system. Whether you make $45,000 or $450,000, you pay the same flat...
by David Suzuki on Thursday Mar 08 2018

Anishinaabe economist and writer Winona LaDuke identifies two types of economies, grounded in different ways of seeing. Speaking in Vancouver recently, she characterized one as an “extreme extractive economy” fed by exploitation of people and nature. The second is a “regenerative economy” based on an understanding of the land and our relationship to it.

We now go to extremes to access...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Mar 07 2018

Thinking of going electric with your next car? The BC government is encouraging that, with rebates on installing charging stations at private homes, multi-family units, and even workplaces.

The Fraser Basin Council today announced rebates in its Plug in BC program to help offset the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging equipment in single-family homes, duplexes and...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 07 2018

(Part One ended with this paragraph:

On the political right and left, fascists and communists have similarly tried to impose social engineering on the peoples they ruled. But the fascist type of right-wing ideologues are modernists, not traditional...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Mar 06 2018

Accepting cash in US funds? Be wary, and check to make sure it's genuine before accepting it.

Trail RCMP have recovered counterfeit US bills from several businesses and banks locally; $1, $10, $20 and $50 US bills have been passed at several businesses within the last week.
 
The bills are slightly smaller, have poor colouring and do not feel like real...
by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Mar 06 2018

To the Editor,

I wanted to follow up on your February 28, 2018 article (Some good news from Teck. And other things to consider) and provide some additional context for your readers on the extensive work Teck has underway to protect water quality in the Elk Valley.

Selenium is a naturally-occurring element throughout the environment, the release of which can be...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Mar 06 2018

First, a bit of background.  ICBC is in dire financial straits. Back in 2016, ICBC applied to the BC Utilities Commission for permission to raise its rates by 4.9%.  This publication posted an article by Dermod Travis of Integrity BC on ICBC’s request. Travis unpicked the rationale for the proposed...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Mar 01 2018

In the midst of serious concerns over Canada’s economic prospects, and challenges emerging from the United States, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2018 federal budget does nothing to address these problems. In some respects, the...

by CBT on Thursday Feb 22 2018

Now more than ever businesses and organizations need qualified employees and post-secondary graduates need a kick start to their careers. Enter the new Career Internship Program from Columbia Basin Trust. This program is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This program supports our strategic priority of economic development in the region,” said Lisa...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Feb 22 2018

 

British Columbia’s NDP government should be commended for tabling a balanced budget today, but it has failed to address significant economic headwinds looming on the province’s horizon—like too many other governments in Canada, according to the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“This budget ignores the elephant...

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