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by ProPublica on Monday Sep 13 2010

By Marian Wang in ProPublica

Scientists conducting research in the Gulf have found a thick layer of oily sediment on the ocean floor stretching for miles. 

"We have to [chemically] fingerprint it and link it to the Deepwater Horizon," Samantha Joye, a marine scientist at the...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 10 2010

David Suzuki will be engaging audiences in the West Kootenay this September with a thought-provoking talk about an elder’s vision for our sustainable future.

The Irving K. Barber lecture featuring David Suzuki is part of Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series. The presentation is founded on his recent book THE LEGACY that is a culmination of his knowledge and wisdom...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 08 2010

Pending approval of a final permit, contractors will begin work between Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, 2010 to remove granulated slag at Black Sand Beach on the upper Columbia River. The work is being conducted to clean up polluted material on the beach from the Teck Metals Ltd. (formerly Teck Cominco) smelter in Trail.

The project will take about five weeks. For safety reasons, the beach will...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 01 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) invites Basin youth ages 15-29 to sign up now for CURRENTS: Columbia Basin Trust Youth Water Forum 2010, being held at Halcyon Hot Springs in Nakusp, September 24-26, 2010. 

"CBT is looking forward to engaging youth in...

by ProPublica on Wednesday Aug 25 2010

By Sabrina Shankman and Tom Jennings of Frontline, Brendan McCarthy and Laura Maggi of The New Orleans Times-Picayune and A.C. Thompson of ProPublica This story was co-published with The New Orleans...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Aug 24 2010

Autism is the most common neurological disorder that affects children in our nation. Currently, one in every 200 people in Canada has been diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If we look specifically at children, this number jumps up to one in 165, or .6 per cent of all children. Diagnoses are increasing world-wide, and it is about time we began to develop an effective...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 17 2010

by Armine Yalnizyan

In the past few weeks some of Canada’s most respected economic authorities, including Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, have voiced concerns over the fragility of the recovery, globally and at home.  Now Paul Krugman joins that chorus of Cassandras, pointing his finger straight at the wishful thinkers who say Canada’s heavy...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 16 2010

Kootenay West MLA, Katrine Conroy is celebrating the successful completion of the HST initiative petition. “This is an historic democratic achievement for the people of BC” stated Conroy. “However the attempt by the BC Liberals and their friends to thwart the public will is a dangerous precedent for democracy.”

Conroy joins her colleagues and the leader of the NDP Official Opposition,...

by ProPublica on Saturday Aug 07 2010

By Marian Wang in Propublica

In recent weeks, top officials from the Federal Communications Commission have held closed-door meetings to negotiate with the country’s biggest communications companies and online service providers on...

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...

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