COLUMN: 'Looking up' (or not) won't fix the climate crisis

By David Suzuki At the end of the film Don’t Look Up — in which a comet hurtling toward Earth serves as a blunt metaphor for the climate crisis — astronomy professor Randall Mindy (played by Leonard DiCaprio) says, “We really did have everything, didn’t we?” It’s true. This spinning ball of earth, water and […]

OP/ED: From the Hill: The Truth about the Carbon Tax

These are difficult times for a lot of Canadians.  At the top of the list is the difficulty many have in finding affordable housing.  Groceries continue to rise in price.  And rounding out the list is always the price of gasoline. Over the past three years, gas prices have gone up by about a dollar […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

B.C. improving credential recognition for internationally trained professionals. Province held a fair credentials town hall with internationally trained professionals, key organizations and advocates to talk about progress made on international credential recognition in health care and the work being done to expand to all sectors of the economy. People come from all over to live in […]

OP/ED: BC's Explanations for Harmful Changes to Grizzly Bear Management Misleading

The Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS) says the BC government is not being up front with the public about a major intended change to grizzly bear management. The proposed change is revealed in a draft Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework that is currently under public review. Over fifty-five environmental groups and conservationists have signed an open letter […]

COLUMN: Why we need systemic change

When one person has more money than entire nations and 81 billionaires have more wealth than 50 per cent of the human population, there’s something wrong with the system. How can we possibly sustain a global economy that rewards rampant consumerism, waste, profit for its own sake and disregard for the natural processes that keep […]

OPINION: It’s time to banish the notwithstanding clause, the slow killer of Canada’s rule of law

By Jeffery B. Meyers, for The Conversation I have written before that the far-right populist nationalism of the sort that fuelled the events of Jan. 6, 2021 in the United States and the so-called “freedom convoy” of February 2022 in Canada are not outlier events. We live in a period in which the validity of […]

Op/Ed: Low Arrow Lakes levels underscore need for modernized treaty

As someone who has called Castlegar home since childhood, I am very disturbed to see the current situation in the Arrow Lakes Reservoir. This region is ingrained in my own personal history: my family camped, swam, fished and boated in the lakes, close to our home. These waters have been part of my life for […]

FROM THE HILL: MP calls for real solutions to bring down food prices

On Wednesday, after a new report from Dalhousie University revealed that close to three out of five Canadians are worried about compromising on nutrition due to high food prices at the grocery store, NDP MP Richard Cannings (South Okanagan – West Kootenay) joined NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in reiterating his call for the Liberal government […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

On Sept. 30, people across British Columbia and the entire country observe Orange Shirt Day to honour the children who suffered in the residential school system and to remind all Canadians that “Every Child Matters.” Since 2021, Sept. 30 is also the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This year marks the first time that this day […]

Column: Planetary Boundaries

As scientists warn that we’ve pushed the planet “well outside the safe operating space for humanity” and young people march for their futures, the fossil fuel industry campaigns to keep its products, and the world, burning. Industry’s push for continued global energy market dominance accounts for the climate emergency in the most cynical way. Most […]

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