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by David Suzuki on Wednesday May 31 2023

In the effort to limit and reverse the worsening impacts of global heating, the immediate goal is to quickly stop burning coal, oil and gas. That means rapidly shifting to renewable energy for electricity generation and transportation.

But simply switching from one source of energy to another and trading gas-powered cars, trucks and SUVs for electric ones won’t resolve the...

by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2023

Most disasters happen in the blink of an eye.

That’s why it’s important to take appropriate measures before they happen to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared.

Bigger, hotter, more frequent wildfires can threaten the places we live, and wildfire season is hitting the province early.

The ...

by Sara Golling on Saturday May 13 2023

West High Yield’s Open-Pit Magnesium  Mine Proposal – upcoming Community Open House meetings and what they will (and will not) do

Readers may have seen the sandwich boards in Rossland, telling residents about the community information sessions that will be hosted by West High Yield this coming week. These public meetings are a required part of...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Apr 30 2023

Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay–Columbia is calling on the Trudeau Government to halt any hostile takeover of Teck Resources.

Morrison said in a media release that Glencore’s proposed $23 billion (USD) hostile takeover of Teck Resources would be devastating for British Columbian communities like Sparwood and Elkford, and Canadians all across the country.

He added Glencore’s...

by Writer's Block Solutions on Thursday Apr 27 2023

A new buy-local initiative is asking people to look beyond the river in an interactive campaign that encourages locals to explore the popular sport fishing website that is boosting South Kootenay tourism and business.

Community Futures Greater Trail’s Economic Development Coordinator Ron Perepolkin believes fishing the mighty Columbia has enough...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 19 2023

More than 155,000 Public Service Alliance of  Canada members working for Treasury Board and Canada Revenue Agency began strike action Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

“We truly hoped we wouldn’t be forced to take strike action, but we’ve exhausted every other avenue to reach a fair contract...

by Fortis BC on Friday Apr 14 2023

FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC Inc. (collectively FortisBC) received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to invest more than $155 million into conservation and energy efficiency programs in 2023, marking the highest annual investment by the energy utility to date.

In addition to directly supporting its customers in making energy efficiency upgrades, the...
by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 13 2023

In the bustling shop spaces on Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus, students training towards a career in trades are benefiting from a partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

Committed to building and enhancing the local workforce through post-secondary education, the Trust is supporting Selkirk College and College of the Rockies to undertake projects that bolster student experience....

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 12 2023

Support for oil and gas projects is often justified on economic grounds: they fuel the economy and create jobs. But do those arguments hold up?

Even leaving aside the enormous costs of climate-related disasters such as flooding, drought and increasing water scarcity, and pollution-related health impacts and premature deaths, fossil fuel operations cost society more than they bring in....

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Apr 11 2023

Post-secondary students will soon have access to increased financial aid, with more flexible repayment terms to make education and skills training more accessible and affordable in the face of global inflation.

"Access to finances shouldn't be a barrier to preparing for an in-demand career in B.C. This is an immediate-term action to make education more accessible, as we continue the...

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