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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jun 05 2018

Will Canada finally inspire a wave of celebration on World Oceans Day, June 8? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to lead G7 nations on global marine protection during Canada’s presidency this year, a welcome change after decades of inaction left just one per cent of our oceans formally safeguarded.

The government is charging ahead to meet its 20 international Convention on...

by The Narwhal on Tuesday May 29 2018

By Eric Swanson, for The Narwhal

You’ve seen them around. They used to look ridiculous, but now they’re starting to look kind of cool. Electric vehicles are getting better all the time and represent the mostly undisputed future of motorized transportation.

But should you get one? Like, right now? Or never? Or should...

by Castlegar Source on Friday May 25 2018

There’s never been a better time to head to downtown Castlegar than this weekend (Friday and Saturday), for the Second Annual I Heart Downtown Castlegar event.

Organizer Shawna Tarasoff said it’s a two-day event intended to showcase the variety of diverse and dynamic businesses in the downtown core.

“It’s to create some community awareness of how much is on offer down...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 24 2018

Lost in the threats and counter-threats over the Trans Mountain pipeline is news that B.C. Hydro will be cutting a cheque to Flatiron/Graham, principal contractors on the Lower Mainland Transmission Line, for approximately $100 million following a semi-successful arbitration, depending upon your perspective.

Announced in 2009, the then-$602 million line was to be completed by 2014. It...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 23 2018

Another positive sign Grand Forks is getting back to a bit of normalcy after the Great Flood of 2018 happened Wednesday when Interfor Corporation announced that it resumed operations at the Boundary City sawmill.

Management had closed the sawmill in Grand Forks for the past two weeks due to following severe flooding in the area.

The sawmill was temporarily curtailed on May 10,...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018

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by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018
Dear Editor
When driving into Trail from Columbia Gardens/Waneta I am always awed at the beautiful Rossland Range. Normally, I don’t think much beyond the view, except to note the increasing white patches (clear cuts) on the landscape.
Recently, I learned that Red Mountain Resorts was approved by Rossland City Council, to build 10 cabins near Paradise Lodge on...
by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday May 19 2018

Volunteers are needed to help the flooded-out residents of Grand Forks. The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce is appealing to local businesses to send some employees to Grand Forks for a few hours to assist. Sandbagging efforts are winding down, but clean-up crews are needed. For people who would like to make a positive difference in our local world, but for whom the clean-up efforts...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 17 2018

The growth rate of small business startups in Canada — a key measure of entrepreneurial activity — is on the decline due, in part, to the country’s aging population, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Entrepreneurs drive innovation and technological advancement, but as Canada’s population ages, there...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday May 16 2018

While rivers grow and flow over their banks and spread through communities in southern BC, flooding streets and homes and businesses, people in those communities may have trouble imagining a risk of wildfire, even if they had time and energy to do more than deal as best they can with damage from the floodwaters and the trauma they're enduring. Our hearts go out to them.

Already, though...

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