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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

By Marc Lee, for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, from Policy Note

It is well established that we need targets and timelines for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are causing climate change. BC’s latest targets include a 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

Don’t worry!
The Group of Twenty (G20), composed of nineteen countries (including Canada) and the European Union, will meet in Buenos Aires (Argentina) November 30th and December 1st.

By then, newspapers and media analysts will most likely tell us again that they won’t all get along on some major issues during this summit.

But please...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 19 2018

Can an entire society be mistaken in its values and habits?  Can the economic basis of a society lead to the destruction of our way of life and all that supports it?  Judging by what our global society is undergoing right now, the answer is yes.  Can we change our erroneous ways, and if we can change...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Canadian climate change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening.The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare.

Over the past year, the Alberta...

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Nov 13 2018

By  Ben Parfitt, from The Narwhal

When a public regulator repeatedly makes major decisions that favour corporate interests — quietly and behind closed doors — we have a problem.

British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office bills itself as a “neutral” provincial agency.

But there is evidence that...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 07 2018

News about orca mother Tahlequah carrying her dead newborn for 17 days through the Salish Sea this summer was heartbreaking, and rightfully captured the world’s attention. It highlighted the plight of one of Canada’s most endangered marine mammals. The southern resident killer whale (orca) population has dropped by 25 per cent in two decades. Just 74 remain, and none has successfully given...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Nov 06 2018

Traditionally, the solemn swearing-in ceremony for Rossland’s municipal council members has taken place at the historic Rossland courthouse, with a robed judge officiating. But not this year.

On July 18, City of Rossland Executive Assistant Alison Worsfold sent the usual letter requesting to have the  ceremony at the courthouse.  Over three months later, she received a...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Nov 04 2018

So far, most of the discussion about Proportional Representation (PR) has focused on fairness. Without a proportional voting system, there’s no way to make every vote count equally. But there are other reasons to adopt it, arguably as valid: it would bring social and financial stability and cut waste.

In elections using first-past-the-post relatively small changes in the vote can give a...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

Japanese Knotweed is among the most feared invasive weeds, because of its effects on real estate values, taxes and infrastructure; it is unfortunately able to damage all three – it damages property values merely by being there, raises taxes by increasing municipal costs, and damages infrastructure by invading foundations, pavements and pipes and then expanding its operations.

About a...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

To meet one of its most critical conservation targets by 2020, Canada must protect a massive amount of land — roughly the size of Alberta — over the next year and a half. So where will this protection occur and can it be done in a way that actually benefits biodiversity?

By Gloria Dickie, from The Narwhal

The...

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