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by Contributor on Sunday Dec 03 2017

British Columbia is expected to outperform Canada with strong, stable economic growth this year, Finance Minister Carole James said, following an annual meeting with the Economic Forecast Council.

“I’m proud that the members of the Economic Forecast Council have affirmed B.C.’s position as an economic leader in Canada,” James said.

“Our government will remain attentive to the...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Dec 02 2017

The revelations of the Paradise Papers, the earlier Panama Papers and numerous articles in the western mainstream and alternative media demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an increasingly obvious truth: global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet. The deliberate starvation of government, climate change, grotesque inequality, Dickensian working conditions,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

There were crowds of guests filling the new, 4200-square-foot terminal building on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 29, including a large selection of local dignitaries; people were eating cupcakes with sky-blue icing; there were several heart-felt speeches of thanks; people were encouraged to enter a draw for free flights; and toward the end of the celebration a Pacific Coastal plane...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Renewable energy isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than fossil fuels

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will stoop to keep us on our current...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 27 2017

The sixth annual Buy Local Week in BC kickedoff Sunday with a record number of participating communities around the province joining together to celebrate local businesses...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Nov 23 2017

Canada is out of step with most major industrialized countries — and all other G7 countries — which are raising the age of eligibility for public retirement programs, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Like every other high-income country, Canada’s...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 20 2017

The Government of British Columbia has taken steps to further support recycling in communities throughout the province by approving a stewardship plan for the newspaper sector.

The stewardship plan and related agreements will support Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) in its efforts to offer its services to more than 30 waitlisted communities that otherwise would be further delayed...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Nov 16 2017

Because Canada’s public health-care funding model doesn’t account for interprovincial migration, the movement of seniors from province to province can materially impact provincial budgets, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Canada’s public health-care funding model has several flaws including the fact that it doesn...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”                                  

-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan

Part Two

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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

As many countries move away from big hydro projects, B.C.’s government must decide whether to continue work on the Site C dam. The controversial megaproject would flood a 100-kilometre stretch of the Peace River Valley and provide enough power for the equivalent of about 500,000 homes.

The BC Utilities Commission, an independent body responsible for ensuring British Columbians pay fair...

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