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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...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 18 2019

A handful of Kootenay communities will participate in BC’s brand new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Rossland and RDCK Area J are among more than 30 BC communities to join the pilot, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to establish businesses in rural communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Mar 18 2019

To The Editor:

Dear Senators,

The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling on each Senator of Canada to support the passage of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without delay.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company is pleased to announce North America’s most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, B.C. which will create 50 new, full-time, technology-centered local jobs.

Kalesnikoff’s $35 million mass timber investment will encompass construction of a new 110,000 sq ft. building, and the purchase of state-of-the-art...

by The Narwhal on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Wildfire, drought and a pine beetle epidemic are piling on top of a long history of logging, pushing the province’s forests to a dangerous tipping point that experts say will make bad flooding worse

By Ben Parfitt for The Narwhal

Every spring...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 13 2019

Will the new Builders Code help women and other minorities survive in the trades? Time will tell.

Race and gender still provoke ostracism, bullying, harassment, hazing … call it what you will, it is all too common, and it creates a toxic workplace, especially for those at whom it’s directed.  In some cases, it’s potentially deadly, as in the recent case of a...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Part Three

In the two previous editions of the Arc, I have been writing about the recent history of Western global dominance, about reactions to that past, and what it reveals about human consciousness expressed in culture.

Two main authors are my resource for conversation about culture and consciousness in evolution: Robert Bellah and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Rossland City Council: Public Hearing and Regular Meeting, March 11, 2019

Public Hearing:  6:00 pm

For public input on Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2692, to re-zone 2770 Butte Street from R‐1‐Residential Single Detached to R‐1Infill Residential,  and  Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2693, to re-zone 1988 First Avenue from Short-term Rental to Infill...

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...

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