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by Contributor on Thursday Jul 27 2017

This article is by Emma Gilchrist and is from DeSmog Canada.

Malaysia’s Petronas has cancelled plans to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG plant on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, B.C., in a move seen as a major setback for B.C.'s LNG dreams and as a major win for those concerned about climate change and salmon habitat.

The project would...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 26 2017

Kootenay Savings supports consultation with the current B.C. government to restore the small business tax credit for credit unions – together with B.C. credit unions, Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade. Kootenay Savings supports continued competitive financial services and local economic investment for British Columbia through fair taxation of credit unions.

A planned phase-out of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

In a media release Tuesday, Petronas and its partners have decided not to proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project at Port Edward in British Columbia, Canada.

The decision was made after a careful and total review of the project amid changes in market conditions. 

“We are disappointed that the extremely challenging environment brought about by the prolonged depressed prices...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 25 2017

An acquaintance recently said to me, "I guess you're smiling because the NDP are forming the government now."  Actually, I was smiling about something completely non-political.  Besides, I tend to be a bit agnostic about party politics; are political parties really necessary?  She went on to say that in her recollection, "when the NDP were in power before, all they did was spend, spend, spend...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 24 2017

Attorney General and Minister Responsible for ICBC David Eby said Monday that the provincial government is committed to fixing systemic financial problems at ICBC to make life more affordable for British Columbians.

As one of his first actions as minister responsible, Eby requested that ICBC make public a 203-page report by the consulting firm Ernst & Young into mounting financial...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Seventeen riders took part in the inaugural Rossland Century road cycling event on Saturday, July 15, organized by Steve Langley. It was a trial run, and Langley was surprised that so many riders turned out for it. He says he wanted it to be "a very special challenge that would attract riders from outside the area, who want to test themselves against the long, grinding climbs...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Rossland City Council:  Public Hearing and Regular Meeting, July 17, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors  Lloyd McLellan, Andy Morel, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey and Andrew Zwicker.  Absent:  Marten Kruysse.

Public Hearing:  Reducing the number of units designated to be built on Lot A at the Red Mountain base area.

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Of all the plastic products we use and take for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary. Designed to be used once and discarded, their only real purpose is to keep your mouth from touching a glass or ice. It made more sense in the days when contaminated vessels were more of an issue.

Now, there’s a movement to get people and businesses to ditch the straws. It may...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

While four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding  their communities,  Christy Clark's outgoing Liberal government has granted permits to Taseko Mines to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration and drilling for the New Prosperity  mine proposal in a place precious to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.  Never mind that the federal government has twice nixed...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jul 13 2017

Houston, we have a consensus. Well, almost.

All three parties in the B.C. legislature now support a ban on corporate and union donations, as well as setting a cap on personal contributions.

It's that last one that gets tricky. What's the right cap?

Perhaps B.C.'s new government should rip a page out of Alberta's NDP playbook.

Legislate all points of agreement this...

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