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by BC Hydro on Friday Aug 23 2019

BC Hydro has submitted a request for a rate reduction of around one per cent starting April 2020 in an update to its Fiscal 2020 to Fiscal 2021 Revenue Requirements Application with the BC Utilities Commission.

In its Revenue Requirements Application filed in February 2019, BC Hydro requested a net bill increase of 0.7 per cent starting April 1, 2020. In the update to the Application...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 21 2019

B.C. is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a captive breeding program to protect spotted owls. With an estimated six of the owls left in the wild in Canada, all in B.C., that seems like good news. But while the program includes some habitat protection, the province is also approving logging in habitat the owl needs to survive.

It’s a major flaw in government-led conservation...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

August 12, 2019

Dear Minister Heyman,

On behalf of the City of Rossland’s council, I am writing to you to express our support for dissolving the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality. The recent Court of Appeals ruling stating that no significant progress has been made on the development has given the Province a golden opportunity to re-assess the project and make some common-sense...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, land use — including agriculture and forestry — accounts for 23 per cent of human greenhouse gas emissions, while “natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide equivalent to almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry.”

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by Dick Cannings MP on Friday Aug 09 2019

This morning I read that the CEO of Air Canada had just cashed in his stock options for $52.7 million—and this is on top of his regular salary of $10.5 million and a guaranteed company pension of $750,000 per year.  Now, that pay rate is ridiculous enough, but do you know that he will only pay half the regular income tax on his stock option windfall?

This is just one unfair tax measure...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

With the recent evacuation alert issued for those near the Eagle Bluff wildfire, Green Party candidate Tara Howse expresses her concerns and well-wishes to those families affected and considers the role of the federal government to address the roots of these events: climate change and energy production.

“By 2030, it is estimated that there will be a 25% increase in wildfire activity in...

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

From renowned marine biologist Daniel Pauly, a fascinating analysis of our collapsed global fisheries and a revolutionary vision for their future; courtesy of The Narwhal

This is an excerpt adapted with permission of the publisher from the book Vanishing Fish...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 02 2019

Story by Jas Baweja

Staff were buzzing with energy early July when they walked in to work to find bunches of bees gathered on the grounds at Brilliant Dam, a power generation facility owned by Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, and operated by FortisBC. 

While the bees were minding their own business, they did present a serious safety concern to...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Who Owns Your Grocery Store?

A new book about consumer-owned grocery stores pulls back the curtain on the grocery giants.  Author Jon Steinman will be reading at the Rossland Public Library on September 3 at 6:30 pm.

For many of us fortunate enough to be able to purchase our food from a grocery store, rarely do we give ourselves the opportunity to...

by David Suzuki on Thursday Aug 01 2019

No amount of evidence is ever enough to convince climate science deniers — including the politicians among them. But new studies and observations should at least persuade those who profess to understand global heating but appear not to grasp its severity that it’s time to start deploying the many available solutions.

We’ve already pumped such huge volumes of greenhouse gases into the...

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