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by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 2020

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

The following activities will be prohibited, and these restrictions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified:...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Apr 06 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues to dominate the news across the country and around the world.  As the news gets grimmer in other regions, there is growing hope from British Columbia analyses that show the daily increases in cases diminishing.  Our efforts at physical distancing are working, and we must keep up those efforts. Please stay home as much as possible and stay away from people you don’...

by The Narwhal on Monday Apr 06 2020

As fears intensify that the benchmark price for Alberta’s oilsands crude could drop below zero, we dig into what’s behind the crash, the phenomenon of ‘homeless crude’ and why new pipelines ultimately won’t solve the problem  

By Sharon J. Riley for The Narwhal

The headlines...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Apr 05 2020
Does anyone without an economist's education understand how vast sums of money are "created" when Western, highly-developed economies are in crisis?
In 2008/09, trillions of dollars seemed to be conjured out of nothing, to rescue banks, corporations, and finance capitalists in the USA. Then, Wall St....
by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 01 2020

Let’s come together in these physically distancing times.

These are difficult times, especially for people who lack safe shelter, food and other necessities — and for those on the front lines. Even though we must maintain physical distance, we need to come together more than ever.

As bad as things are, and could get, compassion and wisdom will ensure that good emerges from...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

As challenges caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to shift, the B.C. government and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), are taking unprecedented measures to slow transmission.

On March 16, 2020, Henry issued an order under the Public Health Act prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people.

On March 18, 2020, the chief inspector of mines (CIM)...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

With businesses closing their doors in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the need for business supports is urgent. As a non-profit community economic development organization, Community Futures Central Kootenay is committed to helping businesses and communities through this crisis. Staff have been monitoring government announcements, curating business resources, hosting business...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

"The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health, our economy and our way of life. People and businesses urgently need support," said Premier John Horgan.

"Our action plan focuses on services to protect people's...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 20 2020

As a member-owned credit union, local decision-making and thriving communities are the cornerstone of who we are. The health and safety of our members, employees and communities are of utmost importance to us. 

With the extraordinary events around us evolving at a rapid pace, we’re proactively taking precautions against the spread of the virus and putting into place measures that can...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

The following is a press release issued by Interfor Wednesday afternoon, describing their actions in response to COVID-19:

INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) today announced it will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating conditions being impacted by COVID-19.  “We are very focused on ensuring the health...


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