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by Contributor on Sunday Jan 17 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted human activities around the world, the positive effects on the environment were visibly apparent. Now, nearly a year later, a waste crisis involving disposable items such as plastic bags, take-out containers, and personal protective equipment like masks and gloves has surfaced.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC), located in...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Dec 30 2020

A surprising thing happened at The Narwhal during the very-bad-not-at-all-good year of 2020: we wrote more good news and solutions-focused stories than ever before

By Carol Linnet, for The Narwhal

You don’t need me to tell you what the seven years of 2020 have been like. 

But if the pandemic has...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Dec 28 2020

With the Throne Speech promise of an Action Plan for Women in the Economy, the federal government committed to ensuring an intersectional feminist response to economic recovery from the pandemic.  

This week, prominent gender justice advocates from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and the Ontario Nonprofit Network...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

Better Life Fitness in Rossland is one of many businesses that have suffered dramatic losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will these businesses survive to serve residents once the pandemic has passed – however long that may take?  And what can residents do to help ensure their survival – at least, those residents who haven’t suffered disastrous losses of income themselves?

Lori Craig...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

By Chris Gusen

2020 was tough. But, as we look back on the past year, it also brings us a tremendous amount of hope. Seeing how the world mobilized to fight COVID-19 gave us a glimpse of what might be possible if our elected officials treated the climate emergency just as seriously. As we rest up and prepare to continue our fight for a made-in-Canada Green New Deal in 2021, here are...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 21 2020

By David Huntley; republished with permission from Watershed Sentinel

The Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is being built to transport Alberta’s diluted bitumen to tidewater and then by tanker to overseas markets. In 2011, the National Energy Board gave Trans Mountain priority access for 79,000 barrels of oil per day for ten...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Dec 15 2020

In the middle of the pandemic’s second wave and with the holidays fast approaching, many Canadians are still struggling to figure out how they’ll get through these tough times. Last week we saw two examples of how the government’s priorities are hurting many low-income, self-employed Canadians while letting large corporations and wealthy shareholders off the hook.

One of my constituents...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 08 2020

Old-growth forest in BC with large, old, large trees is becoming rare; according to an independent study released in June, 2020, there is a much smaller amount remaining of the old-growth forest that contains large, old trees than the BC government admits.  “We’re talking a tiny fraction of a fraction. We’ve basically logged it all,” said Rachel Holt, one of...

by aeon on Monday Dec 07 2020

By Jacob Stegenga, in aeon magazine

Numerous criticisms of medical science have been articulated in recent years. Some critics argue that spurious disease categories are being invented, and existing...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Dec 02 2020

Wondering what’s happening with the Ski Bus service this year? The ski bus – also known as the ski shuttle – is partially funded by the Resort Municipality (RMI) funding that Rossland receives, and some of its benefits are recognized in Rossland’s RMI strategy document:  “The service alleviates vehicle traffic, lowers the environmental footprint of winter...

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