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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

A recent news item explained that a Vancouver doctor is upset that he was forced to undergo fingerprinting to prove that he was not a sex offender who had the same (or similar) name. He is quoted as asking, “Why are we being pulled aside as if we were criminals?”

Well, there’s the matter of...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 21 2018

Contrary to a common perception, ignoring climate change won’t make it disappear. Global research going back to 1824 in fields ranging through physics, oceanography, biology and geology have confirmed human activity — mainly burning fossil fuels, raising livestock and destroying carbon sinks like forests and wetlands — is increasing greenhouse gas emissions and causing global temperatures to...

by DeSmog Canada on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

By Sarah Cox, of DeSmog Canada

The B.C. government tried to steer clear of controversy over liquefied natural gas exports, the Site C dam and fish farms in the Speech from the Throne Tuesday....

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Feb 08 2018

 

When a political party sets rules for a leadership race and tries to be all things to all members, the result can end up looking more like the proverbial camel designed by a committee than a true and fair method for members to choose a new leader.

As they did in 2011, the B.C. Liberal party opted to continue with its practice of favouring ridings over members...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 07 2018

Come the next BC election, will we have Proportional Representation (of some kind) or business-as-usual with First-Past-the-Post? A lot of ink and pixels have been swirling around the news and opinion media on the topic. It still bears more examination, given the disparate views expressed. Let’s do some examining, and be better prepared for that referendum this fall.

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by Contributor on Saturday Feb 03 2018

By Judith Lavoie, DeSmog Canada

When a Canadian federal-provincial environmental review panel ruled in 2007 that a proposed quarry would go against community core values and would threaten right whales and other marine life in the Bay of Fundy, groups that had fought against the project believed that was the end of the story.

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by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jan 25 2018

 

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.

Within five weeks the race was on to find a successor, but there was...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

Editor's Note:  We’ve been hearing about “professional reliance” recently. In response to the provincial government’s invitation to the public to provide input on professional reliance, Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore sent a letter which is reproduced at the bottom. The deadline for submitting input was January 19th, so it’s too late to send more now...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 22 2018

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 letter raises concern that a crisis is looming for Canadian climate and atmospheric research following the government’s failure to renew or replace the Climate Change and Atmospheric...

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...

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