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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 19 2020

Budget 2020 moves British Columbia forward by building the infrastructure the growing province needs, supporting thousands of new jobs, strengthening investments in health and education and making life more affordable for everyone.

“From new roads, hospitals, housing, schools and child care centres to better, more affordable services in every community, we’re seeing fundamental changes...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 18 2020

Island Scallops on Vancouver Island has relied on stable ocean conditions since 1989. But CEO Rob Saunders says those started changing a little over a decade ago. Measurements showed dropping pH levels, indicating increased acidity. “We started to notice our larvae weren't swimming very well; they weren't feeding. They were dying at a tremendous rate,” he says.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 16 2020

In 2019, when Pacific Insight closed operations at the facility west of Nelson, many thought that decision would put a serious dent in tech-based companies in the area.

However, nestled in buildings, shared-space cubicles and homes is a tech community that is thriving and keeping Nelsonites employed in a clean-based industry.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, who recently was...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 13 2020

Selkirk College will help advanced manufacturers in the region improve productivity and competitiveness through applied research and innovation thanks to a $2 million BUILD Innovation Enhancement grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

As part of NSERC’s College & Community Innovation Program, the funds received are part of an...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

Canada is respected globally for the freedoms we who live here enjoy. It’s not perfect, but it’s a geographically and culturally diverse land with spectacular environments and friendly people.

I’ve always appreciated having the freedom to speak my mind. A diversity of ideas and perspectives, based on facts and evidence, contributes to a healthy, prosperous country. Society is better...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

By Professor Jonathan Van Hamme, Thompson Rivers University, for The Conversation

Lowe’s recently joined the Home Depot...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 10 2020

Hall Printing is celebrating a centenary birthday this year with grand plans that include launching new branding and transferring ownership.

The West Kootenay mainstay has a rich history, providing print services to residents and professionals for 100 years. To extend the shop’s legacy, owner Ingrid Hope is pleased to announce co-ownership with her son Mackenzie.

“I’m super...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Feb 06 2020

The  BC Government has announced changes in the works for  ICBC, claiming these will remove lawyers and legal costs from the system “to reduce rates and substantially increase care benefits, making public auto insurance work for British Columbians again.”

The new system is referred to as a “care-based” system.  Here’s what the government’s press...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

A Billion Reasons to Care  is the first provincial review of the $1.4 billion-dollar contracted long-term care sector in British Columbia. The review examined industry contracts, annual audited financial statements and detailed reporting on revenue and expenditures for...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Feb 03 2020

This week in the House of Commons we are debating the new NAFTA agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico, known by the acronym CUSMA.

The original NAFTA was negotiated by Conservatives and signed by Liberals in 1994 with promises of more jobs and secure access to the largest market in the world.

Supporters of NAFTA point out that Canada’s GDP and cross-border trade...

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