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by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, the ...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada’s prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to “grow our economy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.” The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change outlines plans for carbon pricing, energy-efficient building...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

There has been a great deal of talk in the news and on the street about the Liberal government’s proposed changes to federal tax laws that would make it more difficult for small businesses to make passive investments in their companies and share profits with members of their families.  The Liberals claim that many small business owners are using these methods to avoid paying their fair share...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

Brought to you by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology

This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. We’ll use a hands-on project based approach to learn how to put data to use for us in our everyday lives. During the session, you’ll learn the following:

  • An introduction to the history of artificial intelligence and machine learning, what they...
by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

There's nothing quite like poring through 87,527 credit card charges to the B.C. government's plastic in 2016/17.

Charges that can often be on top of a company's billings to existing government accounts. For instance, last year, Sensus Communications billed the government $79,286, while various ministries put an additional $58,059 on plastic.

Totalling more than $51.3 million,...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and bridges for defence, transportation, flood control, drinking water and food. After the Spaniards conquered the city in 1521, they drained the lake and built Mexico City over it.

The now-...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

For a larger version of the picture shown above, go to:

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/20170830-washington_0.jpg 

This shows quite graphically why our sun and moon have been so orange these days, and why the smell of smoke has been so strong despite...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

In this technological age, information and innovation are seen as the key to building a strong, healthy economy, and the key to information is research.  As post-secondary education critic for the NDP, I have talked to many university and college representatives about their concerns and needs.  These representatives range from university presidents to professors, instructors and, of course,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

By Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams.  This article was originally published in Common Dreams.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas—and as the death toll from monsoon flooding in...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Despite high housing costs across the country, the average Canadian family spent more on taxes in 2016 than housing, food and clothing combined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Many Canadians may think housing is their biggest household expense, but in fact the average Canadian...

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