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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

Diversity is strength. That’s true in nature and human affairs.

But recent painful events have shown society has yet to grasp this. The appalling deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Toronto’s Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Chantel Moore from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and many others — all at the hands of those tasked to serve and protect — have ignited awareness of the...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Transit ridership is down in a covid-19 infused world in Nelson but not nearly as drastic as most areas of the province, noted a BC Transit official.

Chelsea Mossey, government relations manager for BC Transit, said transit ridership in the Heritage city has dropped by 47 per cent compared to this time last year.

However, that pales in comparison to the 60 to 80 per cent drop in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Following years of planning, funding applications, feasibility studies and community engagement, the Nelson Innovation Centre, managed by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology), is set to open in the Chamber of Commerce building at the foot of...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

By Ian Lowe, from  The Conversation

Documentary maker Michael Moore’s latest offering, Planet of the Humans, rightly argues that infinite growth on a finite planet is “suicide”. But...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 07 2020

After the 2008 stock and housing market crash plunged the U.S. and world into economic upheaval, governments came to the rescue, with trillions of dollars in corporate bailouts. Executives at the insurance firm AIG were so happy with their US$152-billion package (more than U.S. and European countries spent in total on developmental aid the same year), they celebrated ...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 06 2020

My role as Natural Resources critic for the NDP covers forestry, mining and energy—and the big issue these days in that trio is energy.  The pandemic has intensified calls for a national energy strategy that will direct federal investments to help us recover from the economic impacts of the crisis and put us on a good footing for the years to come.  While all aspects of the...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 06 2020
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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Remember Cassandra, from ancient Greek mythology? The story is that the god Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, but she did not return his passion.  Attempting to win her love, Apollo gifted her with true knowledge  of the future, with truth-telling – but despite that amazing gift, she still didn’t return his love.  Angry and bitter, Apollo was unable to revoke the divine gift of prophesy, so...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 29 2020

Imagine a country where the top one percent of the population owned one quarter of all the wealth and the bottom 40 per cent together owned only one per cent.  Sounds outrageous?  That country is Canada.

The source of those figures is the latest report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.  The disparity...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 24 2020

While COVID-19 has focused attention on problems in long-term care, a new study raises concerns about assisted living and concludes it’s time for BC’s Seniors Advocate to review the sector.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the BC Health Coalition released ...

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