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Provincial Government misses the mark: BC First Nations’ traditional territories and pristine environment not for sale

The leadership of the First Nations Summit is concerned with the approach laid out yesterday by BC on heavy oil pipelines in British Columbia. “Yesterday’s announcement clearly shows the Provincial Government is on the wrong track and does not fully understand the level of opposition or the reasons for opposition to both the...

Study sets out path to protect the Rocky Mountains’ wildest area

(Canmore, AB) At a time when National and Provincial Parks increasingly are under threat, a new study released today by the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) sets out a path to protect one of Canada’s great success stories – B.C.’s Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. Roughly the size of Ireland, the Muskwa-Kechika...

OP/ED: MLAs walk away with millions in pensions

By: Jordan Bateman, Director Canadian Taxpayers Federation With just ten months until the next provincial election, the lifeboats are starting to fill up as MLAs of both political persuasions look to leave the ship of state. That means one thing: millions of dollars in pension payouts, primarily funded by taxpayers. Dave Hayer...

LETTER: Health before lawns, says BC Cancer Society

To the Editor: The BC Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides released its report in May which contained 17 recommendations to the government.  Although these recommendations did not include an outright ban on lawn and garden pesticides, it’s important to note that the BC Government has not made a decision (and the Special...

Fortis introduces tiered rate structure

Beginning in July, FortisBC’s residential electricity customers will see a new residential conservation rate on their bill. Earlier this year, FortisBC received a decision from the BC Utilities Commission to implement this type of rate. The residential conservation rate establishes a two-level rate structure that offers a...

Ten years later, Vancouver aquarium celebrates release of Springer, the orphaned killer whale

Ten years ago, Springer (A73), an orphaned killer whale from Canada, brought together scientists, government officials, advocacy groups, and concerned citizens in a dramatic and moving rescue effort. Vancouver Aquarium played an integral role in Springer’s successful rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction back into the ...

Revelstoke firefighters raise money for a great cause

The Monashee Unit Crew launches their 6th annual Firefighters Hard Labour Auction in Revelstoke B.C. Funds raised from this silent auction will be donated to Live It, Love It! a non-profit organization that provides recreation opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Live It, Love It! is currently working with...

Doctors reach tentative agreement with Province

A tentative agreement has been reached between the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) and the B.C. government on a renewed Physician Master Agreement covering approximately 10,000 specialists and family physicians in the province. Building on the success of the previous master agreement, the proposed four-year deal...

Elections BC sides with IntegrityBC on prohibited donation to B.C. Liberals

IntegrityBC has called on the B.C. Liberal party to stop behaving as though B.C. charities are a private piggybank to help beef up party coffers, this after Elections BC told the party to return a 2011 donation from the Vancouver Art Gallery Association.  It was  the second time in as many months that Elections BC has had to...

LETTER: Oberfeld way out of line, says local MP

Dear Editor, In reading the May 23 OPED “Pushing the West OUT of Canada” I was shocked at the hateful level of vitriol and misrepresentation being expressed by the author.  To suggest that NDP leader Tom Mulcair, or any other New Democrat MP would consider “screwing the West” to win seats in Eastern Canada is a slanderous...

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