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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Thursday Jan 09 2020

Fracking should be immediately banned close to BC Hydro’s two existing Peace River dams as well as the Site C dam construction project until a full public inquiry determines whether a comprehensive ban is warranted, the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says. 

The CCPA issued the call today after reviewing hundreds...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 08 2020

Jesse Cole, The Nelson Daily

They’re in our recreation centres, our high schools and our workplaces. Vending machines have become a staple of western culture, but imagine is they could do something more than just provide a can of Coke or a bag of Chips.

That’s exactly the idea that Brad Pommen, the founder of SMRT1 Technologies, had when he created the...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 07 2020

By Jennifer Quaid; originally published in The Conversation

About a year ago, the SNC-Lavalin controversy introduced Canadians to a new way of settling criminal charges — remediation agreements.

Added to Canadian law...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jan 06 2020

It’s a new year, a new decade, and a time to look forward.

The new parliament sat for two weeks in early December, time enough to get an indication how the government intends to move forward.  Most Canadians want the government to work collaboratively with other parties to tackle the issues of our time, and the NDP is very willing to work with the government to enact policies that will...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 02 2020

In the next few days, owners of more than 147,500 properties throughout the Kootenay Columbia region can expect to receive their 2020 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2019.

"The majority of Kootenay Columbia home-owners can expect an increase when compared to last year’s assessments," says...

by Kris Sims Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Friday Dec 27 2019

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is releasing its annual New Years Tax Changes report Friday, with the major change for B.C. coming in the form of a health tax shift.

“While we finally get to drop the Medical Services Premium and fully switch over to the Employer Health Tax, taxpayers need to remember that we are all still paying the tax, just in a different form,” said Kris Sims, B.C...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 24 2019

The BC Ecosocialists are the first provincial political party to respond to the revelations published in The Guardian on Friday, alleging that the RCMP planned to deploy snipers and were prepared to use extreme tactics including child...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Dec 19 2019

The amount Canadians donate to charity—as a percentage of their income claimed on their taxes — has hit a 20-year low and lags far behind the amount Americans give, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“The holiday season is a time to reflect on giving, and with Canadians being less generous every...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

By Sharon J. Riley, for The Narwhal

The fate of a massive new oilsands project is being seen as the litmus test for the future of the oilsands themselves.  

There’s a huge oilsands project that’s getting a lot of attention these days — and it’s not the ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 17 2019

Itchy bears, a clumsy eagle and nosy neighbours: BC Hydro’s most memorable outages of 2019

No one likes the power going out, especially during an exciting show or when the home team is close to the winning score.

During 2019, BC Hydro responded to around 50,000 trouble calls in the province so far this year. As the year draws to a close, BC Hydro staff has compiled a list of the...

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