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by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Apr 03 2019

The BC Oil and Gas Commission recently revealed some concerning figures about abandoned oil and gas wells in British Columbia.  In one example, Ranch Energy recently declared bankruptcy, leaving up to 500 abandoned wells in care of the Commission.  Much of the cost to clean up those sites will likely fall on the shoulders of the BC taxpayer, and could be as much as $90 million for Ranch Energy’

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 27 2019

Political Sense and Nonsense

I cannot help it: the Jody Wilson-Raybould / SNC-Lavalin political storm in Ottawa and in news media has fascinated me. Bewildered me at times, but in the main, it has kept me interested week by week.

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

“And a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Recent articles in The Tyee discuss the revelation that the RCMP have been engaged in monitoring social media – characterized in the article as “ongoing wide-scale monitoring of individuals’ social media use [that] could pose a threat to Canadians’ privacy and charter rights, say experts.”

by Canadian Centre... on Monday Mar 25 2019

Personal tax changes announced by the BC government over the past 18 months — including elimination of medical services plan (MSP) premiums — mean the vast majority of households will see a decrease in their provincial tax bills while the richest one per cent will pay more, 

by Letters to the ... on Monday Mar 25 2019

To The Editor:

A number of reasons!

 I say “we” because this is bigger than just me, I am connected to something much greater and there are a number of people with the same concerns. (So I will say “I” or “we” while not taking credit for anything.)

by Letters to the ... on Friday Mar 22 2019

To The Editor:

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced (Thursday) that they have purchased some of the private land surrounding Cottonwood Lake. The 21.6 hectare section of land will be added to Cottonwood Lake Regional Park and preserved from logging.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Governments must dread the day they have to post their credit card charges online. Thousands of charges totalling in the millions of dollars, it's a sure bet someone will find something to highlight.

The 2017/18 charges didn't disappoint: 94,726 records totalling $59.7 million.

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Mar 20 2019

When Canadians are asked what makes them proud to be Canadians, many say that our health care system is a big part of that pride.  We care about each other and want to make sure that everyone has access to health care when they are sick or injured.  But our medicare system has some big gaps, and one of those is our access to prescription drugs.

by aeon on Tuesday Mar 19 2019

By Anna Grear, for Aeon

How can the law account for the value of complex, nonhuman entities such as rivers, lakes, forests and ecosystems? At a time of runaway climate change, when the Earth’s biosphere is on the brink of collapse and species extinctions are accelerating, this has become a vital question.

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