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by Contributor on Monday Mar 23 2020

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

"The COVID-19 pandemic challenges our health, our economy and our way of life. People and businesses urgently need support," said Premier John Horgan.

"Our action plan focuses on services to protect people's...

by Rossland Telegraph on Sunday Mar 22 2020

Food is essential, so Ferraro’s remains open to serve Rossland while other retailers must close their doors.  But there are many among us for whom obtaining food is a challenge in these times – for some, because income that was already in short supply is suddenly absent; and for seniors and the immune-compromised, because self-isolation means not going to the store.


by Contributor on Friday Mar 20 2020

As a member-owned credit union, local decision-making and thriving communities are the cornerstone of who we are. The health and safety of our members, employees and communities are of utmost importance to us. 

With the extraordinary events around us evolving at a rapid pace, we’re proactively taking precautions against the spread of the virus and putting into place measures that can...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, just unveiled the “first phase” of Canada’s “Economic Response Plan” – which includes $27B in direct support and aid to Canadians and $55B in tax deferrals.

The federal package includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in our network-wide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey the results of which we shared with both the federal...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Mar 18 2020

UPDATE:  The City of Rossland has closed all playgrounds, because the virus can live for days on hard surfaces.  Playing fields will remain open, but only if people using them comply with the two-metre "social distancing" requirement.  Non-compliance will bring closure for all.

The CIty has also postponed the Committee-of-the-Whole meeting scheduled for April 6...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 17 2020

Teck is implementing extensive preventative measures across its offices and operations in order to safeguard the health of its employees, while continuing to operate safely and responsibly maintain employment and economic activity.

All Teck corporate offices have been closed and remote work implemented for all employees able to do so. Other measures being put into place at Teck’s...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Mar 16 2020

UPDATED:  RED Mountain Resort and Whitwater are both closed for the season.

RED is closed for lift skiing -- and also for ski touring and all forms of motorized access.  The area closed to skin-assisted wanderers, snow machines and other motorized vehciles, is shown in the attached map.  RED explains:

"As a reminder, the area is closed to...

by The Narwhal on Monday Mar 16 2020

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

The pipeline at the centre of the Wet’suwet’en conflict is also central to the province’s long-running effort to attract multinational corporations and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

On Feb. 23, Teck announced it is withdrawing the Frontier Project from the regulatory review process.


Teck CEO and President Don Lindsay has written to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change outlining the reasons for the withdrawal. The letter is included below: 

Letter to Minister Wilkinson

Dear Minister:

I am writing to advise...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

Actions by and in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders are as much about government failure to resolve issues around Indigenous rights and title as they are about pipelines and gas.

Some Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their people are defending their rights to traditional practices, clean air and water and a healthy environment. They say the Coastal GasLink pipeline threatens...


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