It makes me very sad to be having to write this again, and that we once more find ourselves coping with a horrific couple of months in our region – motor vehicle fatalities and injuries, fires, unexpected deaths, community icons lost.
More than 90 per cent of Canadian families with children will pay higher taxes once the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) tax increases are fully implemented, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The first of seven increases to the CPP tax, which all workers must pay, will start this time next year.
My parents were born in Vancouver — Dad in 1909, Mom in 1911 — and married during the Great Depression. It was a difficult time that shaped their values and outlook, which they drummed into my sisters and me.
Loans Officer (LO): So you'd like to borrow $10.7 billion?
BC Hydro (BCH): Yes sir. It's for a hydro-electric dam.
Canadian cities — including Toronto and Vancouver, which are experiencing an affordability crunch—can accommodate much more housing supply as they have much lower population densities than other major urban centres around the world, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
For the first time, Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs netted 209 times more than the average worker made in 2016, according to a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Recently, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sewell affirmed a spring 2017 lower court decision that a Sinixt man living in Washington State has an aboriginal right to hunt in British Columbia.
Earlier this month I helped out at the Salvation Army Christmas hamper distribution event. It felt good to play a small part in making hundreds of people have a happier Christmas—healthy food, toys for the kids. It was especially nice to see boxes of local fruits and vegetables on their way to homes that have a tough time making ends meet.
Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age.
Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting north Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming.
However, there were some positive areas over the past year.
Here are 10 stories from 2017 from Canada and around the world that show progress:
1. Protected areas continues to grow