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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 13 2019

Austin Engineering Ltd. and its research partners are taking their findings on how dams respond during earthquakes to an international audience this week when they present at The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

The Trail, BC engineering firm, Selkirk College, FortisBC, and the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) have again worked successfully together to...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

What’s the top solution for resolving the human-caused climate crisis? According to Paul Hawken, it’s educating girls and improving family planning.

Hawken is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. “Drawdown” is “the point at which levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and then steadily...

by Valerie Rossi on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Austin Engineering Ltd. and its research partners are taking their findings on how dams respond during earthquakes to an international audience this week when they present at The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

The Trail, BC engineering firm, Selkirk...

by The Narwhal on Monday Jun 10 2019

Following intensive lobbying by the oil and gas industry, the unelected Canadian Senate has approved more than 180 controversial amendments to Bill C-69. Experts describe the amendments as incoherent, badly drafted and an attempt to dodge climate change considerations.

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney calls...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Jun 09 2019

This study analyzes the first budget of the new Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, tabled in early April 2019, to assess the extent to which it reflects either a fundamental shift in fiscal policy from the policies of the Ford government’s predecessors, or continuity with the fiscal policies of the McGuinty and Wynne governments.

Although the new budget does represent a...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), the Kootenay labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.

The goods sector was entirely responsible for the jobs lost...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 02 2019

By Stuart Parker

As Hunter S. Thompson began to observe the failure of the 1960s and the rise of modern neoliberal capitalist retrenchment, he increasingly referenced Horatio Alger stories of the First Gilded Age to describe his own precarious position in a resurgent decadent American capitalist plutocracy. Las Vegas in...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 02 2019

B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage will increase to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders will all also increase, effective June 1, 2019.

Regular increases to minimum wages are one way government is helping to make life more affordable for people, while providing the predictability and certainty that businesses...

by The Narwhal on Thursday May 30 2019

Three-quarters of the nation's territory lies within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance. A potentially precedent-setting court case on this 'death by a thousand cuts' could disrupt B.C.'s multi-billion dollar natural gas industry.

By Christopher Pollon, for The Narwhal

After almost a year...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 28 2019

Interfor mills outside of Castlegar, Grand Forks and Adams Lake are to see another production curtailment in the month of June, according to a press release issued by Interfor Tuesday.

“Interfor Corporation today announced plans to temporarily reduce production across its operating platform in the BC Interior during the month of June 2019 due to a combination of weak lumber prices and...

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