Federal and provincial environment ministers and local First Nations chiefs announced last week that they will re-open talks to create a national park in the south Okanagan.
To The Editor:
It’s all about balance.
It started out innocently enough.
One task: how successful were the cuts at B.C. Hydro following former premier Christy Clark's “hard look” at the Crown corporation in 2011?
“The West is the best. / Get here, and we’ll do the rest.”
-- Jim Morrison, the Doors, Blue Bus
In the beginning, two words
To The Editor:
We should not only applaud the City of Victoria for their recent call for climate accountability, but our local municipalities should join the chorus.
By Alex Hemingway, CCPA-BC’s Public Finance Policy Analyst
After analyzing the numbers, it’s clear that BC can make significant reinvestments in critical public services that British Columbians depend upon and want.
Pollution costs and kills.
That is the concise conclusion of The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals.
The ongoing conflict over open-net fin-fish aquaculture in our coastal waters has not received much local press. After all, it's a coastal issue; we no longer have salmon runs in our neighbourhood, thanks to a series of dams on the Columbia River. But I notice that we eat salmon from the coast anyway, brought to us by the wonders of modern transportation.
The BC government has announced a key step toward creating a new, more effective climate-change strategy. The multi-sector Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council is charged with advising the B.C. government and delivering its first public report in one year.