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Carbon Pricing 101: How it Works

Carbon pricing can be confusing. Simply put, it’s designed to increase costs of burning polluting fossil fuels and encourage cleaner alternatives. It creates a financial incentive for people and businesses to pollute less. Rebates help keep household costs down. As of 2023, 73 global carbon-pricing instruments were in operation worldwide, covering around 23 per cent […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

This year, the Province is investing $11 million through the BC Air Access Program to support 26 upgrades at two dozen airports throughout British Columbia including the airports in City of Trail and City of Castlegar! Projects include: Castlegar – $1.6 million to rehabilitate the aviation apron Trail – $19,747 to cut tops off trees around the airport […]

Op/Ed: Are you mad about the carbon "tax"?

Editor’s Note: The article below focuses on the federal carbon pricing system; please be aware that in BC, the Province runs its own carbon pricing system, but the carbon price for each is the same, and both the federal and the BC systems have rebates – paid quarterly – to benefit low-income and medium-income households. […]

Monarchy, History, Malady, Memory

We do not make history, we are made by history. — Martin Luther King, jr. Our King “ … divinity … doth hedge a King.” — Shakespeare, Macbeth No one reading this is likely to think a king has anything divine about him, but for Shakespeare 400 years ago, — for subjects in Arabia and […]

OP/ED: FROM THE HILL: Fighting for you

Fighting for you – Its an expression that has made its way into some of my columns and not one I particularly like given that one of my key motivations for entering politics was to bring people together; to work together across party lines to make real changes to make lives better. Still, the sentiment […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

March is kidney health month! This week I met with Castlegar Sunrise Rotary Club members including Gwen Chernenkoff to chat about the The Kidney Foundation of Canada Walk. As a living donor I know first hand just how much this walk raises funds that directly support families. It was fabulous to share my mine and my […]

COLUMN: Facts about methane (AKA 'natural' gas)

Global greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures are rising, causing more extreme and unpredictable weather and inflating costs for everything from food to health care. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry — largely responsible for the greatest crisis facing humanity — continues to rake in record profits. Oil executives want to keep it that way. For decades, […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister

Premier’s, parliamentary secretary’s statements on International Women’s Day  Thousands of B.C. women started their day happy, cared for by their families and full of ambition. So many others face oppression, discrimination, poverty and violence. B.C. is home to countless smart, caring and passionate women who make our province stronger. Today, we celebrate the contributions and […]

LETTERS: Former MP calls for end to left-wing partisan politics

Dear Editor, Not long ago I received a call requesting donations to save our CBC. As I reflected upon our conversation, it became clear to me that the only way to save our public broadcaster was to ensure that the Conservatives do not win the federal election. However, due to their strong lead in the […]

Newsletter from MLA/Finance Minister Conroy

Last week Premier David Eby issued a heartfelt apology for historic wrongs against the Sons of Freedom children, including the effects on the descendants and community. The Government of British Columbia has committed to a $10 million recognition package and also recognizes the immediate need for these resources, especially for the elderly. In the coming months the […]