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ATAMANENKO: Accidents can–and do–happen

ATAMANENKO:  Accidents can–and do–happen

My colleague, Nathan Cullen MP – Skeena-Bulkley Valley recently issued the following Op-ed which I would like to share with you.

Days after the Deepwater Horizon offshore oilrig blew up off the coast of Lousiana killing 11 workers, British Petroleum assured the public that they would contain the leak quickly. They were wrong.

The leak has now quintupled to almost one million litres a day. This is an environmental and economic disaster beyond even that of the Exxon Valdez. 

Walk BC launches new interactive online map

Walk BC launches new interactive online map

The BC Recreation and Parks Association’s (BCRPA) Walk BC initiative is launching its newest venture and online resource, an interactive walking route map. As the first map of its kind, it features walking routes and recreational facilities from around British Columbia.

COMMENT: Disability community stunned by provincial cuts

COMMENT: Disability community stunned by provincial cuts

People with disabilities who are already struggling to manage on provincial disability benefits have been told by the Province it will no longer pay for some of the medically essential items and services they depend on.

Beginning April 1st, the Province will no longer fund a range of health items including pre-made foot orthotics, diabetic glucometers and a bottled water supplement of $20 a month for people with conditions such as HIV/AIDS.

B.C. budget 2010: A tight budget for tight times?

B.C. budget 2010: A tight budget for tight times?

In yesterday's provincial budget, the B.C. Liberal government promised to end the current deficits by the 2013-14 budget year. Toward this end, Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced a tight budget with effective freezes on all spending other than health care (set to grow by $750M this year) and education ($140M).

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