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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2017

Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. (KIS Ltd.) announced Thursday that it has purchased McBain Insurance Agency in Summerland.

John Sullivan, CEO of Kootenay Insurance Services and Kelly Marshall, CEO of Summerland Credit Union made the announced in a prepared statement.

“This provides a great opportunity for Kootenay Insurance to expand beyond the Kootenay Region with two companies...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday May 31 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking in Trail Silver City Days festivities: the pageant, the parade, and more.  The people of Trail proudly celebrated their history that weekend, and that history has a distinctly Italian flavour, with a spaghetti-eating contest, grape stomp, and bocce tournament.

The local Italian community has had a truly national impact.  Two of the big players...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 30 2017

It's official:  The Green Party of BC and the BC NDP have reached an agreement on managing a minority government for the next four years. For the full wording of the agreement,...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 24 2017

By Judith Lavoie.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

A plan to form a new, independent wildlife management agency in B.C., which would relieve the provincial government from managing contentious wildlife issues such as grizzly, wolf and caribou populations, is generating anxiety among some conservation groups who fear the structure of the...

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

In response...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

This article is by Judith Lavoie, and is from DeSmog Canada

Forestry has been a passion and a career for Martin Watts for 25 years, but, since attempting to point out problems with B.C.’s process for setting logging rates, his forestry consulting business has nosedived and Watts is claiming in a civil suit that he was blacklisted by the provincial government.

“My...

by Castlegar Source on Friday May 12 2017

Fortis Inc. ("Fortis"), (TSX/NYSE:FTS) and Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”), (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) today announced an agreement under which Fortis will purchase Teck’s two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam and related transmission assets in British Columbia, Canada, for $1.2 billion cash.

Under the agreement, Teck Metals Ltd. (“Teck Metals”) will be granted a 20-year lease...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday May 09 2017

In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.

Ford wasn’t responding to worker demands; he was being a businessman. He expected...

by Contributor on Monday May 08 2017

By Ben Parfitt.  This article is from DeSmog  Canada.

A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned petro giant courted by the B.C. government, has built at least 16 unauthorized dams in northern B.C. to trap hundreds of millions of gallons of water used in its controversial fracking operations.

The 16 dams are among “dozens” that have been built...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 04 2017

Governments across Canada fail to properly implement carbon-pricing schemes, which could, in theory, both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the economy, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

“Carbon-pricing in Canada doesn’t work the way ivory tower economists envision, and instead has become just...

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