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by Castlegar Source on Monday Aug 11 2014

Richmond RCMP are requesting the public's help in locating a stolen

On August 10, a man walked into Ackroyd Pets and Aquariums in
Richmond, grabbed a male parakeet named Sky, stuffed him into a black shopping bag, then ran out of the store.

by Contributor on Monday Aug 11 2014

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the arrest of two travellers for smuggling firearms at the Osoyoos and Cascade ports of entry (POE) on July 21 and the successful prosecution of a firearms seizure at Kingsgate POE on the same day.

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 06 2014

In the early morning hours of August 4, BC Day, a catastrophic breach of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings pond sent a slurry-like mixture of 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of fine sediment into Polley Lake. Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake.

by Andre Carrel on Wednesday Aug 06 2014

Establishing the Northwest British Columbia Resource Benefits Alliance (RBA) was a good move by the region’s local governments. Their news release announces that one of its first priorities is to negotiate a revenue sharing agreement with the Province.

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 31 2014

Boards of Education are deeply concerned about the impact of the continuing bargaining impasse on students, families, staff, and the reputation of BC’s public education system.

by Contributor on Monday Jul 21 2014

Homeless Tenters, First Nations Leaders from the Downtown Eastside, Coast Salish Territories and their supporters intend to defy an eviction notice given to the homeless in Oppenheimer Park on Sunday, July 20th at 7am.

Together they have issued their own Eviction Notice to the City of Vancouver (see below).

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Jul 02 2014

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”--Albert Einstein

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 26 2014

The Tahltan Central Council has today (June 26, 2014) announced its intention to prepare an Aboriginal title and rights claim against the Province of British Columbia and Fortune Minerals Ltd for the controversial Arctos Anthracite Coal project proposed for Mt. Klappan in the Klappan area of Tahltan territory.

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 26 2014

The First Nations Summit (FNS) celebrates with the Tsilhqot’in people, and all other First Nations in Canada, on this historic day as the Supreme Court of Canada has finally issued the very first declaration of Aboriginal title in the unanimous SCC decision in the William case released earlier today.

by Andre Carrel on Wednesday Jun 25 2014

The early response by First Nations and environmental organizations to the federal government’s “subject to” approval of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project did not come as a surprise. What does surprise me is the absence of critical commentary about the project’s economic merits which are championed by governments and industry.