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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...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

Energy is inextricably linked to a range of community issues, from health to housing. That was one message that emerged from a four-day gathering in Calgary of more than 200 young Indigenous leaders from every province and territory, organized by Disa Crow Chief of the Siksika Nation and Cory Beaver of the Stoney Nakoda Nation.

Participants came to the...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

Those plans for housing and other uses aren’t firm yet, though, and the City wants to hear from us about the project.  There’s a Public Open House at the  Miners Hall on March 5, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, to let us know what has happened until then, and we can give our informed opinions once we’re up to speed – since uninformed opinions aren’t worth hearing.

Much is...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

In recognition of Mining Day at the B.C. Parliament Buildings, new resources were announced that will improve mine safety for workers and the environment, while encouraging investment and job creation with a more efficient approval process.

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources will now be home to two expanded mining divisions: the Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement...

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