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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Tuesday May 29 2018

BC’s Oil and Gas Commission sat on a damaging audit for nearly four years that showed companies that drill and frack for natural gas repeatedly broke rules intended to protect threatened boreal caribou. 

The document, obtained by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), underscores lax regulatory oversight of fossil fuel companies by the Commission (OGC). 

by Contributor on Sunday May 27 2018

As the world recognizes  World Turtle Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is highlighting concern about collisions between motorists and turtles in Canada. One of the major threats to turtle populations across the country is being hit by vehicles.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 24 2018

Lost in the threats and counter-threats over the Trans Mountain pipeline is news that B.C. Hydro will be cutting a cheque to Flatiron/Graham, principal contractors on the Lower Mainland Transmission Line, for approximately $100 million following a semi-successful arbitration, depending upon your perspective.

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 23 2018

Two children lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with their family this past long weekend. The potentially fatal incident unfolded in the waters of Indian Arm on Monday, May 21, when a North Vancouver family was out boating in a 27-foot vessel equipped with an inboard engine.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018

With hot weather forecast for much of the province, Emergency Management BC and the BC Coroners Service urge residents and visitors to take extra care in and around rivers and lakes.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 15 2018

Following a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, an investigation determined that the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction had failed to follow the law in calculating entitlement to income assistance benefits.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 10 2018

It was hardly front page news on the west coast, but St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie, son of former Progressive Conservative MP John Crosbie, was elected the new leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party last month.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 08 2018

Last Friday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna declared an “imminent threat” to mountain caribou recovery, ordering the BC government to take immediate action to protect core mountain caribou habitat—or the federal government will step in and do it for them.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 08 2018

Nearly half of Canadian renter households are spending more than the recommended 30 per cent of their income on housing while nearly one in five are spending more than 50 per cent of their income on housing, putting a growing number of families and individuals at a crisis level of spending and at risk of homelessness.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday May 06 2018

There was a time when it took a new government a few years to pick up the bad habits of its predecessor, the ones that were a factor in that party getting booted from power.

It seems today, the habits can set in a lot faster.