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by Guy Dauncey on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

I wish I didn’t have to write this. I count myself a friend of the NDP/Green Alliance, and I had high hopes for the government’s new climate action plans. [1]

BC’s Ministry of Environment has published a series of Clean Growth Intentions Papers, with a deadline for public feedback of August 24th, in the heart of this fire...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Scientists, journalists, environmentalists and others who draw the connection between increasing wildfires and global warming often face a backlash. It’s not climate change; it’s lightning, careless smokers or campers, poor forestry management, industrial activity or sparks from vehicles, bad government…

One doesn’t negate the other. Wildfires have many causes,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

On Sat. Sept. 8th the Rossland Fall Fair will fill the Rossland Arena with live music and entertainment.

The Fall Fair encourages participants to enter garden produce and home-made craft and hobby items in their appropriate categories. Entries must be brought to the Arena on Friday, Sept 7th between noon and 7:00 pm.  All entries are judged early Saturday morning, Sept 8th, ...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 22 2018

Article by Skye C. Cleary, from Aeon

Philosophers love to hate Ayn Rand. It’s trendy to scoff at any mention of her. One philosopher told me that "No one needs to be exposed to that monster."  Many propose that she’s not a philosopher at all and should not be taken seriously. The problem is that people are taking her seriously. In some cases, very seriously...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

In the midst of worldwide record heat, devastating wildfires, droughts, refugee crises, and torrential rains and flooding, some particular disturbing headlines have hit the news. “Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions” the CBC announced. Similar headlines appeared in other media outlets.

As CBC explained, “Scientists from the Stockholm Resilience Centre,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The “mid-life crisis” is a well-known phenomenon, often involving snazzy new sports cars, extra-marital affairs, or other impulsive and rash departures from the norm.

Could sexual dissatisfaction be fueling such attempts to spice up their lives?  Middle-aged readers, if you’re less than ecstatic about the changes in your sex lives over the years, you’re not...

by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Aug 11 2018

This morning a Harms Pacific transport truck and trailer contracted by International Raw Materials Ltd. (IRM), carrying sulphuric acid, went off Highway 22 just west of Rossland.  According to a news release by IRM, no sulphuric acid has spilled at this time; emergency services vehicles are on-site and there is no threat to health or vehicle safety. No injuries have been reported.

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

[Editorial Note: Readers can better understand Suzuki's urgency by first reading a recent article on CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/world-hothouse-report-1.4775649 ]

By David Suzuki

In the race against the increasingly widespread and devastating consequences of climate change,...

by CBT on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

A program to support Columbia Basin employers is evolving to better meet their long-term workforce needs and to support Basin high school and post-secondary students and trades apprentices to gain local career-related work experience.

Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program now provides wage subsidies for level 1 and 2 apprentices in 17 different types of trades. The program will...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2018

By Richard G. Stevens; republished from Aeon magazine

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism....

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