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by RDKB on Wednesday Apr 10 2019

Floods?  Wildfires?  Residents can register for emergency alerts about these, or other imminent threats, delivered by smartphone app, email and voice or text to a landline or cell number. 

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has launched a new emergency alerting system powered by Voyent Alert! —a Canada-based notification service designed specifically for small to medium sized...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

Another week, another dramatic warning from scientists — met with shrugs all around. This time, a report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, “Canada's Changing Climate Report,” warned that this country is warming at roughly twice the global average rate, even more in the North and on the Prairies. Some of that is from natural factors, but the report...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

What does famous actor/comedian Seth Rogen have to do with Castlegar and Trail?

Quite a bit, according to Dave Streloff, co-owner of The Higher Path cannabis stores in Castlegar and Trail.

“He (Rogen) has developed his own strain of cannabis – he’s quite a connoisseur,” Streloff said. “He’s really specific about everything he does – he spent five years developing a strain of...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 05 2019

Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act will support the health and sustainability of B.C.’s forests and range lands, while strengthening public confidence in how these vital resources are managed.

“We’re making overdue changes to how we do things in the woods to ensure resilient forests and on the range to support families and communities in this province,” said Doug Donaldson...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Apr 03 2019

The BC Oil and Gas Commission recently revealed some concerning figures about abandoned oil and gas wells in British Columbia.  In one example, Ranch Energy recently declared bankruptcy, leaving up to 500 abandoned wells in care of the Commission.  Much of the cost to clean up those sites will likely fall on the shoulders of the BC taxpayer, and could be as much as $90 million for Ranch Energy...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 27 2019

Political Sense and Nonsense

I cannot help it: the Jody Wilson-Raybould / SNC-Lavalin political storm in Ottawa and in news media has fascinated me. Bewildered me at times, but in the main, it has kept me interested week by week.

Politics can be a bore. Not this time, not for me, in this instance. Her resignation, followed by the resignations of PMO secretary...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

“And a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6

At 16, Greta Thunberg may not be a little child, but she’s showing tremendous leadership. The Swedish student has galvanized a world movement, pressing adults to remove the blinkers of corporate and political self-interest and recognize that their refusal to respond appropriately to climatologists’ urgent warnings is leading to the...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Recent articles in The Tyee discuss the revelation that the RCMP have been engaged in monitoring social media – characterized in the article as “ongoing wide-scale monitoring of individuals’ social media use [that] could pose a threat to Canadians’ privacy and charter rights, say experts.”

But wait -- every time I look up a product, whether on social media...

by The Narwhal on Friday Mar 22 2019

Petrowest’s financial woes were widely known when BC Hydro quietly awarded a major contract to a B.C. numbered company — 1054143 — that an investigation by The Narwhal reveals was incorporated by key Petrowest executives. The numbered company received millions in public funds while Petrowest fell into receivership, its assets seized just weeks after the contract award...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

When Canadians are asked what makes them proud to be Canadians, many say that our health care system is a big part of that pride.  We care about each other and want to make sure that everyone has access to health care when they are sick or injured.  But our medicare system has some big gaps, and one of those is our access to prescription drugs.

On March 6th the Advisory...

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