By Bob Williams
There was a time when securing a good-paying forestry job in British Columbia was not just an option but an expectation for many.
This was a time when the provincial government took an active role in managing our public forests and overseeing the activities of private companies whose workers cut trees, milled wood and made pulp.
The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is celebrating 47 years of helping individuals prepare their income tax and benefit returns. CVITP volunteers help complete over half a million tax returns every year for individuals who have a modest-income and a simple tax situation.
When the political landscape changes, it changes fast.
On July 27, the B.C. Liberal party was one case of a bad flu away from trying to regain power.
But in less than 24 hours, former Premier Christy Clark was gone, both as leader and as MLA.
BC must dramatically change how forestry is managed and governed if it hopes to reverse today’s troubling trends, says Bob Williams, who served as the province’s forest minister in the early 1970s, in a new report for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
This National Non-Smoking Week (January 21-27), the Clean Air Coalition of BC is recommending ways the provincial government can take action to prevent youth from smoking, help those most heavily addicted, and address increasingly complex smoking patterns.
Hundreds of prominent international scientists specializing in climate and atmospheric science released an open letter today urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to re-invest in climate science.
The number of doctors in Canada (per person) lags far behind other developed countries, and if current trends continue, Canada likely won’t close the gap in the coming years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The Penticton RCMP are seeking public assistance in regards to an attempt armed robbery which occurred Tuesday evening at a downtown business.
More than 90 per cent of Canadian families with children will pay higher taxes once the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) tax increases are fully implemented, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The first of seven increases to the CPP tax, which all workers must pay, will start this time next year.
Loans Officer (LO): So you'd like to borrow $10.7 billion?
BC Hydro (BCH): Yes sir. It's for a hydro-electric dam.