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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 13 2019

Will the new Builders Code help women and other minorities survive in the trades? Time will tell.

Race and gender still provoke ostracism, bullying, harassment, hazing … call it what you will, it is all too common, and it creates a toxic workplace, especially for those at whom it’s directed.  In some cases, it’s potentially deadly, as in the recent case of a...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Part Three

In the two previous editions of the Arc, I have been writing about the recent history of Western global dominance, about reactions to that past, and what it reveals about human consciousness expressed in culture.

Two main authors are my resource for conversation about culture and consciousness in evolution: Robert Bellah and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Rossland City Council: Public Hearing and Regular Meeting, March 11, 2019

Public Hearing:  6:00 pm

For public input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2692, to re-zone 2770 Butte Street from R‐1‐Residential Single Detached to R‐1Infill Residential,  and  Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2693, to re-zone 1988 First Avenue from Short-term Rental to Infill...

by aeon on Monday Mar 11 2019

By John Quiggin, professor of Economics at Queensland University in Brisbane, for Aeon

Climate change, caused by human activity, is arguably the biggest single problem facing the world today, and it is deeply entangled with the question of how to lift billions of people out of poverty without destroying the global environment in...

by aeon on Friday Mar 08 2019

By Clifton Mark, for Aeon; edited by Nigel Warburton

‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 

‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ Donald Trump, inaugural...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

Caught off guard by a plan to log more than 600 hectares of treasured local forest, residents near Cottonwood Lake discovered that privately owned lands can be clearcut without public notice, consultation with neighbours or the requirement to replant logged areas

By Judith Lavoie, for The Narwhal

Against a dramatic backdrop of steeply...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 04 2019

There are thousands of new scams every year, and you can’t keep up with all of them (we know, we try!). But if you can just remember these TEN THINGS, you can avoid most scams and help protect yourself and your family.

1. Romance Scams
More than $22.5 million lost

Canadians were victimized...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Castlegar & District Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting event on April 11. The event, titled the State of the Kootenays: An Economic Update, is Castlegar & District’s Economic Development’s first ever Economic Forum.

The event will be on April 11 from 6 - 8.30 p.m., with a keynote address from world-renowned Economist Helmut...

by Dick Cannings MP on Friday Mar 01 2019

Last Wednesday we heard riveting testimony from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on her account of events in the SNC-Lavalin story.  This is a long and sordid tale of corruption both abroad and here in Canada.

As the SNC-Lavalin scandal rolls out, I’m reminded of Tommy Douglas’ political fable “Mouseland”. In it, Mr. Douglas tells the tale of a land of mice who keep electing...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 01 2019

In a media release Thursday, FortisBC said the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved the companies request to return to a single, flat rate for its residential electricity customers over a period of five years.

The release said the request formed part of FortisBC’s Cost of Service Analysis and Rate Design Application, submitted to the BCUC in December 2017.

“We’re satisfied...

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