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by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The New Year is a time to look ahead and plan for the future.  My wife and I have been talking about pensions lately.  She’s debating whether to start her Canada Pension Plan payments.  We were self-employed for much of our careers, so she doesn’t have a company pension to draw on, but we have tried to build up our RRSPs over the years.

Pensions are important to all of...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

Brazil has flooded large swaths of the Amazon for hydro dams, despite opposition from Indigenous Peoples, environmentalists and others. The country gets 70 per cent of its electricity from hydropower. Brazil’s government had plans to expand development, opening half the Amazon basin to hydro. But a surprising announcement could halt that.

In an interview with O Globo, Mines and...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

My parents were born in Vancouver — Dad in 1909, Mom in 1911 — and married during the Great Depression. It was a difficult time that shaped their values and outlook, which they drummed into my sisters and me.

“Save some for tomorrow,” they often scolded. “Share; don’t be greedy.” “Help others when they need it because one day you might need to ask for their help.” “Live within your...

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Loans Officer (LO):  So you'd like to borrow $10.7 billion?

BC Hydro (BCH):  Yes sir. It's for a hydro-electric dam.

LO:   Well that's a lot of green...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Rossland City Council meeting, January 8, 2018

          Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and all Councillors: Lloyd McLellan, John Greene, Aaron Cosbey, Marten Kruysse, Andrew Zwicker, and Andy Morel.

          Public Hearing:  The...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 04 2018

By Carol Linnet of DeSmog Canada

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver went from being B.C.’s solitary Green MLA in 2013 to holding the balance of power in the province’s current minority government.

While the transition has had its ups and downs for the climate scientist, public...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 03 2018

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more than 1,700 leading scientists worldwide, the document warned, “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.”

It called for a new ethic that encompasses our responsibility to ourselves and...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

Assessed property value changes from 2017 to 2018

Revelstoke residents will see an average increase in property values of just over 21% -- the largest increase in the Kootenay-Columbia region.  The next largest increase in average assessed values is 17.2%, in Fruitvale.  Midway takes third place, with an average...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Dec 28 2017

Earlier this month I helped out at the Salvation Army Christmas hamper distribution event.  It felt good to play a small part in making hundreds of people have a happier Christmas—healthy food, toys for the kids.  It was especially nice to see boxes of local fruits and vegetables on their way to homes that have a tough time making ends meet.

And another cause for optimism came out in a...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Who could possibly have imagined what 2017 had in store for British Columbia twelve months ago?

We were all eye witnesses to a future political science seminar that left 87 MLAs sitting in the B.C. legislature where they didn't quite expect to be sitting 12 months ago.

As it is that time of year, here are a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s...

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