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by Charles Jeanes on Monday Jan 29 2018

We find ourselves on different sides

Of a line that nobody drew.

Though it all may be one in the higher eye

Down here where we live it is two.

I to my side call the meek and the mild

You to your side call the Word.

By virtue of suffering I claim to have won

You claim to have...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jan 28 2018

By Bob Williams

There was a time when securing a good-paying forestry job in British Columbia was not just an option but an expectation for many.

This was a time when the provincial government took an active role in managing our public forests and overseeing the activities of private companies whose workers cut trees, milled wood and made pulp.

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by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since he got his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had...

by Dermod Travis on Thursday Jan 25 2018

 

When the political landscape changes, it changes fast.

On July 27, the B.C. Liberal party was one case of a bad flu away from trying to regain power.

But in less than 24 hours, former Premier Christy Clark was gone, both as leader and as MLA.

Within five weeks the race was on to find a successor, but there was...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

BC must dramatically change how forestry is managed and governed if it hopes to reverse today’s troubling trends, says Bob Williams, who served as the province’s forest minister in the early 1970s, in a new report for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Williams says it is essential to shift decision-making away from unaccountable transnational forestry corporations to regional...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The number of doctors in Canada (per person) lags far behind other developed countries, and if current trends continue, Canada likely won’t close the gap in the coming years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Physicians play a crucial role in Canada’s health-care system, but compared to other...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The New Year is a time to look ahead and plan for the future. My wife and I have been talking about pensions lately.  She’s debating whether to start her Canada Pension Plan payments. We were self-employed for much of our careers, so she doesn’t have a company pension to draw on, but we have tried to build up our RRSPs over the years.

Pensions are important to all of us. Canadian...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 15 2018

It makes me very sad to be having to write this again, and that we once more find ourselves coping with a horrific couple of months in our region – motor vehicle fatalities and injuries, fires, unexpected deaths, community icons lost.

I think the knee-jerk reaction of most good people is to want to do something, to help in some way. Unfortunately, there is very rarely anything...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Jan 14 2018

More than 90 per cent of Canadian families with children will pay higher taxes once the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) tax increases are fully implemented, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The first of seven increases to the CPP tax, which all workers must pay, will start this time next year.

“The...

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Loans Officer (LO):  So you'd like to borrow $10.7 billion?

BC Hydro (BCH):  Yes sir. It's for a hydro-electric dam.

LO:   Well that's a lot of green...

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