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by Contributor on Saturday Aug 07 2010

The B.C salmon farm industry's decision to not co-operate with provincial reporting strategies has rendered government officials impotent and incapable of regulating the notoriously secretive industry, environmental groups Ecojustice and T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation said today.

As of April 1, 2010, salmon farms have refused to volunteer or make available tissue samples...

by ProPublica on Tuesday Jul 27 2010

By Chisun Lee in ProPublica

Decisions on two legal challenges to the Guantanamo military commissions system, both expected this summer, could undo half the convictions won so far before the tribunals and disrupt a number of pending cases.

The appeals of two 2008 convictions attack several core aspects of the young trial system. One...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Jul 12 2010

 It was bound to happen.  And it has.

Serious questions have arisen about whether B.C. ambulance service cuts contributed to the death of a bull rider at a rodeo Friday.  And they must be answered.

Makwala Derickson-Hall was severely injured when he was bucked and then trampled by a rodeo bull  at the Valemount Rodeo. He was able to almost stand up and lunge his way towards the...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Jul 07 2010

“The closing of the Nelson Daily News and the loss of 25 jobs in this community is another blow to rural BC,” said BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko, today. He was reacting to yesterday’s news that BC media chain Black Press purchased eleven papers from Glacier Media, including the Nelson Daily News, the Trail Daily Times and the Grand Forks Gazette.  Black Press plans on closing down...

by Mona Mattei on Monday Jul 05 2010

Kimberly Noyes pled not guilty in court today as the trial of the murder of 12-year-old John Fulton got underway in Rossland, B.C. In the first day of what is slated as a three week trial, both the prosecution and defense attorneys agree that the central issue for the court to determine is the mental state of Kimberly Noyes, accused of the second degree murder of Fulton in Grand Forks, B.C....

by Contributor on Monday Jul 05 2010

British Columbians cannot afford to let Enbridge bring the devastation of the BP oil spill to their coast. That's the message a delegation of B.C. First Nations is bringing back from the Gulf of Mexico today, after a four-day tour of the Gulf Coast area affected by the BP oil spill.

"Everywhere we went people told us the same thing: if you have a choice when
it comes to big oil...

by ProPublica on Monday Jul 05 2010

 by Ryan Knutson, ProPublica

This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between ProPublica and FRONTLINE (PBS).

TEXAS CITY, TEXAS -- Ever since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, David Senko has been tallying the similarities between what he calls "my blast" in 2005 and this...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 21 2010

“Grounds for Haiti” fundraising efforts have been gearing up for the last two events of their campaign. “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and we are very excited at how this has gone,” says volunteer, Helen Bobbitt. “This has been a great experience for all involved and to know that local dollars have gone on to help long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti is what’s really so...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2010

A group of eight British Columbia medical and health organizations are calling on the provincial government to enact province-wide legislation banning the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. The group is also clarifying two common myths surrounding cosmetic pesticides because of emerging evidence of human toxicity, especially to the vulnerable, young and old. 
 
“Despite the...

by Adrian Barnes on Friday Jun 04 2010

 Canadian writer and activist Naomi Klein spoke out at a Toronto rally on Tuesday, the day after the Israeli attack in international waters on a peaceful aid convoy bound for Gaza. See the video here. By way of contrast, this is all Obama can muster. Is it just me, or does he sound like Bush more every day? Meet the new boss...

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