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by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Jan 09 2018

Canadian cities — including Toronto and Vancouver, which are experiencing an affordability crunch—can accommodate much more housing supply as they have much lower population densities than other major urban centres around the world, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Compared to their international peers, Canadian...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jan 07 2018

For the first time, Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs netted 209 times more than the average worker made in 2016, according to a report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The report shows the country’s highest 100 paid CEOs on the S&P/TSX Composite index now make, on...

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Recently, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sewell affirmed a spring 2017 lower court decision that a Sinixt man living in Washington State has an aboriginal right to hunt in British Columbia. According to the original finding, Richard Desautel possesses this right by virtue...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Dec 28 2017

Earlier this month I helped out at the Salvation Army Christmas hamper distribution event.  It felt good to play a small part in making hundreds of people have a happier Christmas—healthy food, toys for the kids.  It was especially nice to see boxes of local fruits and vegetables on their way to homes that have a tough time making ends meet.

And another cause for optimism came out in a...

by Wayne Holmes on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving 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...

by Dan Kraus on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting north Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming.

However, there were some positive areas over the past year.

Here are 10 stories from 2017 from Canada and around the world that show progress:

1.    Protected areas continues to grow

Many countries are edging...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Who could possibly have imagined what 2017 had in store for British Columbia twelve months ago?

We were all eye witnesses to a future political science seminar that left 87 MLAs sitting in the B.C. legislature where they didn't quite expect to be sitting 12 months ago.

As it is that time of year, here are a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 24 2017

By Sarah Cox, DeSmog Canada

The NDP government’s arithmetic on Site C cancellation costs is “deeply flawed,” has “no logic at all,” and is “appalling,” according to three project financing experts.  

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by Katrine Conroy on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Despite the many rewarding experiences of recent months, I’m grateful to come home for Christmas to the Kootenays and my family. It has been an eventful year in B.C. politics with the election in May resulting in a new NDP government under Premier John Horgan. We promised to make life more affordable, to improve the services people count on, and to create good jobs, and now that we’ve just...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Dec 21 2017

To The Editor:

Dear John Horgan:

Without beating around the bush, this is a “Dear John” letter, both literally and figuratively.  I know that we have only been hanging out for the past months, but my relationship with the NDP goes back quite a ways, long before you came on the scene.  Unfortunately, we have come to a place of...

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