When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased safety and environmental standards for cars in the 1970s, automakers responded. Although they had to adhere to the new rules, they didn’t base their entire response on safety or pollution concerns. Instead, they looked for loopholes.
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:
When times are tough, governments like to spin bad news budgets as a call for every segment of society to share in the pain.
Rarely, when times are good, do they set out a blueprint to share the gain, something the last government paid dearly for.
It's International Women's Day – a day I usually use to applaud the progress and accomplishments of my gender.
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.
(Part One ended with this paragraph:
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.
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.
Wayne Holmes is back at it again. The Local Astronomer, with a keen interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and reading about the objects in the sky at a young age, is hopeful the sky will clear as once again there are two months in the month of March.