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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

In response to the extreme fire situation in British Columbia, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is suspending public recreational access to all its lands in the province. This is a precautionary measure in order to minimize the chance of human-caused wildfires in...

by CBT on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

If your business or organization could benefit from hiring a student during the school year, Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program may be able to help you afford it. Applications for the popular first-come, first-served program open August 10, 2017.

“Each year, Basin employers hire hundreds of students with help from wage subsidies from the Trust,” said Lisa Kilpatrick, Columbia...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

For the past month, we have seen a series of wildfires race through the British Columbia interior, destroying homes, disrupting lives and damaging businesses.  The BC government has already spent over $150 million fighting the fires and has provided over $100 million in relief to those who have been forced from their homes.

Most of the fires started early on July 7th, when a...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Kootenay Savings supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. Kootenay Savings supports continued competitive financial services and local economic investment for British Columbia through fair taxation of credit unions.

A planned phase-out of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

In a media release Tuesday, Petronas and its partners have decided not to proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project at Port Edward in British Columbia, Canada.

The decision was made after a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions. 

“We are disappointed that the extremely challenging environment brought about by the prolonged depressed prices...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

An acquaintance recently said to me, "I guess you're smiling because the NDP are forming the government now."  Actually, I was smiling about something completely non-political.  Besides, I tend to be a bit agnostic about party politics; are political parties really necessary?  She went on to say that in her recollection, "when the NDP were in power before, all they did was spend, spend, spend...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 24 2017

Attorney General and Minister Responsible for ICBC David Eby said Monday that the provincial government is committed to fixing systemic financial problems at ICBC to make life more affordable for British Columbians.

As one of his first actions as minister responsible, Eby requested that ICBC make public a 203-page report by the consulting firm Ernst & Young into mounting financial...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Of all the plastic products we use and take for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary. Designed to be used once and discarded, their only real purpose is to keep your mouth from touching a glass or ice. It made more sense in the days when contaminated vessels were more of an issue.

Now, there’s a movement to get people and businesses to ditch the straws. It may...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

While four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding  their communities,  Christy Clark's outgoing Liberal government has granted permits to Taseko Mines to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration and drilling for the New Prosperity  mine proposal in a place precious to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.  Never mind that the federal government has twice nixed...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jul 13 2017

Houston, we have a consensus. Well, almost.

All three parties in the B.C. legislature now support a ban on corporate and union donations, as well as setting a cap on personal contributions.

It's that last one that gets tricky. What's the right cap?

Perhaps B.C.'s new government should rip a page out of Alberta's NDP playbook.

Legislate all points of agreement this...

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