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by aeon on Wednesday May 13 2020

By Dirk Philipsen; first published in Aeon

Adam Smith had an elegant idea when addressing the notorious difficulty that humans face in trying to be smart, efficient and moral. In The Wealth of Nations (1776), he maintained that the baker bakes bread not out of...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday May 06 2020

 Water-repellent forest floors, soil erosion and a lack of tree cover all influence how snowpack melts in the spring

By Natalia Balcerzak, Local Journalism Initiative reporter for ...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 06 2020

For the first time, Kootenay job seekers will be able to prepare themselves for rewarding careers in the retail, accommodation, food service and tourism sectors from the comfort of their own homes.

Kootenay Career Development Society’s (KCDS) RAFT program has gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free five-week training and certification program is being...

by CBT on Friday May 01 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a reliable food supply and has increased the demand for locally grown products.

To help Columbia Basin food producers meet this call, Columbia Basin Trust is introducing two new programs: one that provides loans for operational and equipment needs and one that provides wage subsidies to hire workers.

“In response to...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Wednesday Apr 29 2020

By Andrew Longhurst  and Kendra Strauss, from “Policy Notes” via the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on serious problems in Canada’s seniors’...

by Dick Cannings MP on Saturday Apr 18 2020

On Friday, the federal government rolled out its long-awaited initiative to support the oil and gas sector., a sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the world-wide lockdowns that have ensued.  Oil prices, already low at $50 per barrel, plunged as demand dropped.  Within weeks, a barrel of Western Canada Select was cheaper than a Starbucks latte.

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by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 16 2020

The Province is providing enhanced relief for businesses by reducing most commercial property tax bills by an average of 25%, along with new measures to support local governments facing temporary revenue shortfalls as a result of COVID-19.

“We know that B.C. communities and businesses are suffering from the economic impacts of COVID-19,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance. “That is...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Wednesday Apr 15 2020

As British Columbians are bludgeoned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government should do all it can to ease the financial burden caused by the virus and the ongoing economic lock down.

That includes lowering our mandatory ICBC auto insurance rates.

While other Canadian auto insurance companies are ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 14 2020

Re: Supply management impedes supermarkets from keeping pace with demand, Fraser Institute, April 3, 2020

Evidently there’s something about the phrase “unprecedented global pandemic” that the Fraser Institute and authors Jake Fuss and Alex Whalen choose to...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 10 2020

Austin Innovation is scaling the production of medical face shields from their lab in Trail, BC as a stopgap measure to meet the demand for COVID-19-specific personal protective equipment (PPE).

The new entity, located in the lower level of Austin Engineering, is part of the collaborative...

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