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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 22 2017

By Carol Linnett.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

While news of Saskatchewan’s plan for a small geothermal power plant was met with excitement by renewable energy advocates...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

In a media release, the BC SPCA has launched a formal investigation after receiving a disturbing undercover video of multiple workers, including a supervisor, at Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack abusing and torturing broiler chickens.

The BC SPCA said Elite, a licensed chicken-catching service, was hired to round up chickens for transport to the Lilydale/Sofina Foods Inc....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 12 2017

RCMP say man died in a five-vehicle MVA Thursday (June 8) on the Trans Canada Highway near the east entrance to the Glacier National Park gate.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the 40-year-old male driver operating the white Mazda 5 from Coquitlam had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Witnesses of the collision state that an eastbound white Mazda 5 was...

by The Fraser Institute on Friday Jun 09 2017

Canadian families celebrate Tax Freedom Day on June 9 this year, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations.

Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial and municipal governments. If you had to pay all your taxes up front, you’d give government every dollar you earned before Tax Freedom Day.

“It...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 08 2017

For high school seniors in Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Arrow Lakes and Kootenay-Columbia school districts, graduation and one last summer of carefree fun remain before they move on to the next chapter of their lives.

Police and ICBC are urging all grads to celebrate safely and asking parents to make sure their teens plan ahead to get home safely from all of their celebrations and parties...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Front-line workers demand government provide more treatment programs as crisis shows no signs of slowing down

Sara Bates has worked as an outreach nurse in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 11 years and says it’s been extremely difficult to watch as the opioid crisis takes a critical toll on the community she calls her office.

“As an outreach nurse working through this crisis, I...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 05 2017

 To The Editor:

I looked at TD Bank's promo page on the internet - "Enriching Lives, Environmental Leader, Strengthening Communities".  

What they did notmention is that they are underwriting one of the largest environmentalcarbon bombs Canada could be involved with. Kinder Morgan are about toissue shares this week to fund their $1.7...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 30 2017

All 44 elected MLAs from the B.C. New Democrat and B.C. Green caucuses have ratified an agreement pledging to work together to support a stable New Democrat government that works for people.

"The people of B.C. spoke loud and clear on election day - they want a government that works for them, not just those at the top. With the signing of this historic agreement, we are showing that we...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday May 29 2017

While British Columbians were divided over which of the main parties to support in the provincial election, most seem to agree on one thing: the need to get big money out of our politics.

But it’s not enough to stop cash donations by corporations and unions.

Any ban must be comprehensive, meaning no contributions of property and services, prohibiting loans or guaranteeing loans,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2017

BC’s three political parties were all jockeying for position after Elections BC released the final numbers Wednesday following the May 9 Provincial vote.

After the final riding was tabulated, giving the NDP Courtenay-Comox by 189 votes, the count leaves the B.C. Liberals with 43 seats — ...

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