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by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jun 28 2018

A recent Supreme Court ruling will limit the cross-country flow of beer — and other goods and services — for Canadians this Canada Day long weekend and beyond, confirms a report released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Jun 25 2018

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is a little-known financial institution. However, its actions are vital to BC’s and Canada’s ability — or inability — to address the climate change crisis, says a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Corporate Mapping Project report.

by Dermod Travis on Friday Jun 22 2018

Ever sense that you've been listening to one, or more, of these rants again and again over the past few years?

"It's foreign buyers. No, it's not. Show me your proof. The CMHC said so. No, they didn't. They said there wasn't sufficient data to form a conclusion."

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 21 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada on October 17.

The announcement by the Prime Minister came during question period. Trudeau said the delay to the fall date was due to provinces wanting more time to implement the legalization.

by Contributor on Friday Jun 15 2018

ICBC has hired 43 new estimators in response to the increase in vehicle claims costs, and to enhance oversight of autobody repair costs, as government works to bring ICBC back to financial stability.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), 4,500 new jobs were created in the Kootenays in 2017, pushing overall employment to 71,900, the region’s highest level since 2013.

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 10 2018

As we come to the close of Seniors Week now is a good time to reflect on what it means to be a senior in BC. 

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). 

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