And now we have the heat. Last year’s cycle seems to be repeating itself- first with flood levels far above the old “normal” followed by a heat wave. We were very fortunate last year not to have the massive fires in this region that the Cariboo experienced but the danger is very real. Despite all the water, the surface of the ground is very dry with a lot of fuel on our hills.
Last week, I promised to summarize in this part the differences between our current voting system, called First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) and Proportional Representation systems.
Most people understand how we vote now, with FPTP:
Two Kootenay communities have agreed to send letters to the top 20 biggest fossil fuel companies asking them to pay their fair share in local climate costs. This is in line with the Climate Law in Our Hands initiative that is asking local governments all over BC to write letters to the fossil fuel industry to demand accountability.
When the House of Commons rose in late June, my wife and I decided to take the train home from Ottawa instead of flying straight back. It’s always been on my bucket list and I thought the trip would be a good way to unwind after a hectic June on Parliament Hill. I had some trepidation—things can always go awry when you’re stuck inside with a hundred strangers for four days and nights, with no
Too many people in B.C can’t find a family doctor, or are forced to wait long hours in emergency rooms in the evenings and on weekends to access the care they need.
We’re getting to work to fix the problems and deliver better health care for people.
A recent Supreme Court ruling will limit the cross-country flow of beer — and other goods and services — for Canadians this Canada Day long weekend and beyond, confirms a report released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.
This is Part Four in the series on the upcoming referendum and the voting systems we can choose. To recap briefly, the referendum this fall will offer us a choice between staying with our current system of voting, usually called First-Past-the-Post (FPTP), or moving to a system of Proportional Representation.
On June 20th, the House of Commons rose for the summer break. One of the last votes we took dealt with the message to the Senate regarding their proposed amendments to Bill C-45, the bill to legalize marijuana. And the final motion to adjourn included a message to the Senate regarding Bill C-46, which covers new driving-while-impaired provisions. Both bills received Royal Assent t
The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation is a little-known financial institution. However, its actions are vital to BC’s and Canada’s ability — or inability — to address the climate change crisis, says a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Corporate Mapping Project report.
Ever sense that you've been listening to one, or more, of these rants again and again over the past few years?
"It's foreign buyers. No, it's not. Show me your proof. The CMHC said so. No, they didn't. They said there wasn't sufficient data to form a conclusion."