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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 05 2018

In honour of World Environment Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is announcing a new conservation project in the Elk Valley. The 43-hectare (106-acre) conservation area protects land in an active wildlife corridor used by grizzly bear, elk and other wide-ranging animals.

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 03 2018

People injured in a traffic crash on or after Jan. 1, 2018, are now eligible for up to $300,000 from ICBC toward their medical care and recovery, up from a previous maximum of $150,000 said said Attorney General David Eby in a media release.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Tuesday May 29 2018

BC’s Oil and Gas Commission sat on a damaging audit for nearly four years that showed companies that drill and frack for natural gas repeatedly broke rules intended to protect threatened boreal caribou. 

The document, obtained by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), underscores lax regulatory oversight of fossil fuel companies by the Commission (OGC). 

by Contributor on Sunday May 27 2018

As the world recognizes  World Turtle Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is highlighting concern about collisions between motorists and turtles in Canada. One of the major threats to turtle populations across the country is being hit by vehicles.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 24 2018

Lost in the threats and counter-threats over the Trans Mountain pipeline is news that B.C. Hydro will be cutting a cheque to Flatiron/Graham, principal contractors on the Lower Mainland Transmission Line, for approximately $100 million following a semi-successful arbitration, depending upon your perspective.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 23 2018

Two children lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with their family this past long weekend. The potentially fatal incident unfolded in the waters of Indian Arm on Monday, May 21, when a North Vancouver family was out boating in a 27-foot vessel equipped with an inboard engine.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018

With hot weather forecast for much of the province, Emergency Management BC and the BC Coroners Service urge residents and visitors to take extra care in and around rivers and lakes.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 17 2018

The growth rate of small business startups in Canada — a key measure of entrepreneurial activity — is on the decline due, in part, to the country’s aging population, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 15 2018

Following a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, an investigation determined that the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction had failed to follow the law in calculating entitlement to income assistance benefits.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 10 2018

It was hardly front page news on the west coast, but St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie, son of former Progressive Conservative MP John Crosbie, was elected the new leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party last month.