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by Chris Mazurkewich on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Interior Health teams across IH West are working closely with emergency officials from several agencies to respond to the wildfire activity around the communities we serve.

Together, we are carefully considering the best options for our patients and staff who are located where significant wildfire activity is ongoing.  

Since Friday, we have evacuated residential and assisted...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Jul 07 2017

The trouble with demonizing the leader of an unpopular government is that it gives the next leader way too much slack. I remember writing a column years ago comparing the hated Brian Mulroney with Paul Martin (who more or less ran Jean Chretien's government). Who was more destructive to the public interest and progressive government? Conventional wisdom would say Mulroney. But, while Mulroney'...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

They're the stories that tug at us.

Here's one from Waco, Texas: “My 86 year old mom...is losing her money to these people who promise her in order to accept her "sweepstakes" she has to keep sending them money for processing fees. She suffers from dementia and this company is taking advantage of her. Someone needs to find this company and make them stop abusing and taking money from...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 03 2017

Last Monday I travelled to Washington, DC with Tracey Ramsey, the NDP critic for International Trade.  I was there in my role as NDP critic for Natural Resources, and we were both there to talk about softwood lumber with senators, congressmen and their staff.

We had a full day of meetings on Tuesday, going from office to office while senators negotiated Trump’s new health care act and...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Jun 22 2017

By Gaelle Gourmelon; article from WorldWatch Institute

You’re standing at the store, a bottle of shampoo in each hand. Your gaze circles from one label to the other, and your mind runs 10 simultaneous comparisons to decide which bottle you’ll bring home. Blue is, after all, your...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 22 2017

By Carol Linnett.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

While news of Saskatchewan’s plan for a small geothermal power plant was met with excitement by renewable energy advocates...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 12 2017

To The Editor:

Sometime in the next week or so, the BC School Sports Advisory Council has an opportunity to overturn a $200 fine. Why should they? The fine represents more than 20% of the Grand Forks Secondary School Senior Girls ‘A’ Soccer team’s less than $1000 budget.

It was a sad comedy of adult errors that lead to the $200 fine and...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 12 2017

Editor's Note:  Last year, some of us were privileged to hear Sachi Komura Rummel, a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima nuclear bomb, speak about her experiences. In choosing an illustration for this column by our Member of Parliament, I could have chosen a splendid, colourful shot of an incandescent nuclear-bomb mushroom cloud towering over the earth, but ultimately decided that what we need...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Jun 11 2017

To The Editor:

Most of us don’t realize how valuable our car keys are until we lose them. With remote starters and built-in unlock systems, keys are not as simple or cheap as they used to be, with many owners paying hundreds of dollars in replacement fees.   

But for more than 70 years, The War Amps Key Tag Service has been helping Canadians avoid these...

by David Suzuki on Friday Jun 09 2017

Do you remember Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak? It turns out wizards aren’t the only ones who can vanish from sight with a special coat. Marine researchers have discovered shrimp-like crustaceans called hyperiids that can hide in the open using internal nanotechnology to cloak themselves in invisibility. That’s just one among many fascinating discoveries to celebrate on World Oceans Day,...

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