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by Contributor on Monday Mar 04 2019

There are thousands of new scams every year, and you can’t keep up with all of them (we know, we try!). But if you can just remember these TEN THINGS, you can avoid most scams and help protect yourself and your family.

1. Romance Scams
More than $22.5 million lost

Canadians were victimized...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Castlegar & District Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting event on April 11. The event, titled the State of the Kootenays: An Economic Update, is Castlegar & District’s Economic Development’s first ever Economic Forum.

The event will be on April 11 from 6 - 8.30 p.m., with a keynote address from world-renowned Economist Helmut...

by Dick Cannings MP on Friday Mar 01 2019

Last Wednesday we heard riveting testimony from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on her account of events in the SNC-Lavalin story.  This is a long and sordid tale of corruption both abroad and here in Canada.

As the SNC-Lavalin scandal rolls out, I’m reminded of Tommy Douglas’ political fable “Mouseland”. In it, Mr. Douglas tells the tale of a land of mice who keep electing...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 01 2019

In a media release Thursday, FortisBC said the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved the companies request to return to a single, flat rate for its residential electricity customers over a period of five years.

The release said the request formed part of FortisBC’s Cost of Service Analysis and Rate Design Application, submitted to the BCUC in December 2017.

“We’re satisfied...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

Energy is inextricably linked to a range of community issues, from health to housing. That was one message that emerged from a four-day gathering in Calgary of more than 200 young Indigenous leaders from every province and territory, organized by Disa Crow Chief of the Siksika Nation and Cory Beaver of the Stoney Nakoda Nation.

Participants came to the...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

Those plans for housing and other uses aren’t firm yet, though, and the City wants to hear from us about the project.  There’s a Public Open House at the  Miners Hall on March 5, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, to let us know what has happened until then, and we can give our informed opinions once we’re up to speed – since uninformed opinions aren’t worth hearing.

Much is...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

In recognition of Mining Day at the B.C. Parliament Buildings, new resources were announced that will improve mine safety for workers and the environment, while encouraging investment and job creation with a more efficient approval process.

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources will now be home to two expanded mining divisions: the Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement...

by Sara Golling on Friday Feb 22 2019

Skiers accessing Cutblock Peak and environs:  please contain your irritation about the logging operation there that is inconveniencing you – it won’t be there for much longer.  Please stay well clear of the logging -- and please do not park on the logging road, or try to ignore the logging operations.  Here’s why:

First, let’s talk about who is doing the...

by The Narwhal on Thursday Feb 21 2019

Young people ‘will live their entire lives under the mounting environmental, economic, and health stresses’ caused by growing greenhouse gas emissions, coalition argues

By Larry Pynn, for The Narwhal

When the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan publicly squared off in court in Regina this month over the...

by The Narwhal on Thursday Feb 21 2019

B.C.'s NDP is now doing precisely what it criticizes the Liberals for doing — manufacturing a need for power while pushing forward with a project that produces energy that can’t be sold for even close to the price it will cost to produce it.

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

Of all the years of political...

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