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by Dan Kraus on Tuesday Jan 29 2019

I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.

by The Fraser Institute on Monday Jan 28 2019

The federal government’s plan to lower prescription drug prices could impede access and thus limit the benefits of life-saving drugs and discourage innovation, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Jan 25 2019

Any discussion of the upcoming provincial budget includes exchanges about how to contain ever-increasing health care costs.

Health care is by far the greatest provincial government expenditure and physician compensation – at about nine per cent – is a significant share of the BC budget. This important area of health policy, however, receives little public scrutiny.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 24 2019

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which resulted in one man being taken to hospital earlier today in Kelowna.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 23 2019

It’s official.

Time to change your food eating habits after the federal government made changes to Canada's new 2019 Food Guide.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Jan 21 2019

This post is part of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Budget 2019 series by Ben Parfitt, which highlights key findings from the CCPA’s research and outlines our recommendations for the 2019 provincial budget.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 17 2019

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke released an update of a May 2018 report today that found the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction failed to follow the law in relation to the calculation of income assistance benefits.

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Jan 16 2019

By  Sarah Cox, from The Narwhal

In an unprecedented move, the Dzawada’enuzw nation is claiming in court that farming Atlantic salmon — which often carry disease — in their traditional waters constitutes a violation of Aboriginal rights

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Jan 13 2019

Until recently, Alberta benefitted from one of the most pro-growth tax policy environments in North America. As recently as 2014, the province had the lowest top statutory combined federal and provincial or state personal income tax (PIT) and corporate income tax (CIT) rates of any Canadian province or American state.

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 10 2019

The mineral exploration and mining sector has long provided good middle class jobs for Canadians. Across the country, Canada’s mining sector directly and indirectly employs 634,000 Canadians, including over 30,000 in British Columbia alone. These jobs are critical for supporting our strong economy and communities throughout Canada.

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