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by RDKB on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired a new Senior Energy Specialist.

Freya Phillips hails from Rossland via the United Kingdom and Australia and arrived at the RDKB Trail office on August 12. In a scant few weeks, she has established relationships with other local government energy specialists in the Central Kootenay region, begun research into which businesses and...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 28 2019

Young people have been speaking out for their rights. Many are wise beyond their years. Without the blinkers of ideology, workaday priorities and ingrained values, they can see clearly what’s happening. They’ve had to step up for their own futures because too few of their elders are willing to accept that rampant consumerism has been an illusory quest for happiness at the expense of the planet...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

BC Used Oil Management Association (“BCUOMA”), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, today announced that OK Tires, located at 8147 Old Waneta Road, Trail, has upgraded their used oil recycling facility. This new facility will provide the residents of Trail, and...

by BC Hydro on Friday Aug 23 2019

BC Hydro has submitted a request for a rate reduction of around one per cent starting April 2020 in an update to its Fiscal 2020 to Fiscal 2021 Revenue Requirements Application with the BC Utilities Commission.

In its Revenue Requirements Application filed in February 2019, BC Hydro requested a net bill increase of 0.7 per cent starting April 1, 2020. In the update to the Application...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Aug 21 2019

B.C. is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a captive breeding program to protect spotted owls. With an estimated six of the owls left in the wild in Canada, all in B.C., that seems like good news. But while the program includes some habitat protection, the province is also approving logging in habitat the owl needs to survive.

It’s a major flaw in government-led conservation...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

August 12, 2019

Dear Minister Heyman,

On behalf of the City of Rossland’s council, I am writing to you to express our support for dissolving the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality. The recent Court of Appeals ruling stating that no significant progress has been made on the development has given the Province a golden opportunity to re-assess the project and make some common-sense...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, land use — including agriculture and forestry — accounts for 23 per cent of human greenhouse gas emissions, while “natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide equivalent to almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry.”

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by Sara Golling on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

Present: Mayor Kathy More, and Councillors Chris bowman, Dirk Lewis, Andy Morel, Janice Nightingale, and Stewart Spooner

Staff members present:  Chief Administrative Officer Bryan Teasdale,  Planner Stacy Lightbourne,  Recreation Manager Kristi Calder, Deputy Corporate Officer Cynthia Año Nuevo,  and Manager of Public Works Darrin Albo

1.  PUBLIC HEARING

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by Dick Cannings MP on Friday Aug 09 2019

This morning I read that the CEO of Air Canada had just cashed in his stock options for $52.7 million—and this is on top of his regular salary of $10.5 million and a guaranteed company pension of $750,000 per year.  Now, that pay rate is ridiculous enough, but do you know that he will only pay half the regular income tax on his stock option windfall?

This is just one unfair tax measure...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

With the recent evacuation alert issued for those near the Eagle Bluff wildfire, Green Party candidate Tara Howse expresses her concerns and well-wishes to those families affected and considers the role of the federal government to address the roots of these events: climate change and energy production.

“By 2030, it is estimated that there will be a 25% increase in wildfire activity in...

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