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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...

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...

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