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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 20 2019
Oceans hold a lot of mystery, even for people who study them. But it’s no mystery why they’re in trouble. We’ve been using them to hide our waste — dumping oil, plastic, toxic chemicals, radioactive sludge, sewage and fishing gear into them for decades. Oceans also absorb much of the atmospheric heat from our indiscriminate fossil fuel...
by The Conversation on Wednesday Nov 20 2019

By Samantha Brennan, in The Conversation

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes and fitness trackers, there was one work-related item that had to change: the briefcase. It’s not suited to walking fast and gets in the way of drinking coffee en route to the office. Enter the working women’s backpack....

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 14 2019

The Province will restrict vapour product access, flavours, nicotine content, packaging and advertising, and intends to increase taxes on vapour products, to protect youth from risks associated with vaping.

“Some vaping manufacturers are using flavours and advertising to entice and normalize vaping for youth – introducing a new generation to very high levels of a very...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Nov 13 2019

Although the amount of natural gas fracked in the northeast corner of the province has increased by 70 per cent over the last decade, British Columbia is increasingly out of pocket when it comes to collecting on this industry's resource royalties, according to newly released data

By Judith Lavoie, for The Narwhal

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 13 2019

The climate and ecological crises touch each of us to varying degrees. Some carry the emotional weight of worrying about what kind of diminished, unstable world we’re leaving for our children while others are directly, physically affected by climate-fuelled disasters like storms, wildfires, droughts and changing wildlife patterns.

Our responses to these crises also vary. Most people...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

By Paloma Raggo, for The Conversation

Whistleblowers put their careers, and sometimes their safety, on the line to protect democratic ideals and the public interest.

Canada, like its southern neighbour, is not immune to whistleblowing controversies at the...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

I want to start by saying that it’s a great honour and privilege to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  I’ll continue to work hard to live up to the responsibility of that position.

It was a hard-fought campaign, and the landscape of Canadian politics has shifted somewhat.  We have a Liberal minority government that received only a third of the...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Nov 02 2019

Mayor Kathy Moore has an invitation for Rosslanders who are interested in our region’s goal of 100% renewable energy.  She invites everyone to attend a public workshop in the Lily May Room at the Miners Hall, and contribute thoughts and ideas and responses to other ideas . . .  and have some pizza.  Read on, and then mark your calendars.

After all, we are in a climate...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 31 2019

The Province has introduced the interpretation amendment act to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

“British Columbians have said loud and clear that they want to do away with the practice of changing our clocks twice a year and our government...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 30 2019
Politics.  Election campaigns.  Lies.  Is anyone else out there infuriated by how closely those three things are linked?  Why should politicians have some sort of 007-like “License to Lie”?  I say they shouldn’t.

In Canada, people are given some protection against false or misleading advertising.  There’s the...

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