It's that time of year again -- to propose a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political class and this year there's a bit of a theme to the resolutions: transparency. No ill can come from it and it will fit into most holiday budgets to boot.
People living in the northern hemisphere have brought trees and boughs into their homes during the winter for thousands of years. The evergreens that we decorate with during Christmas can represent a celebration of holidays and a reminder that spring will come again.
A new study finds that BC’s news media frequently reinforce the assumption that there is an inevitable trade-off between environmental protection and job creation.
By Marc Lee
The future of development in Alberta’s oilsands lies in underground, steam-assisted operations that represent some of the country’s fastest growing greenhouse gas emissions. These projects have never been subject to federal environmental reviews and that’s not expected to change with Ottawa’s new-and-improved assessment rules.
By Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, for Aeon
It would seem Animal House has closed at the B.C. legislature in favour of a new production – A Taste of Shakespeare – with scenes from Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus and a special audience introduction to Puck from a Midsummer Night's Dream.
The performances are replete with tales of betrayal, revenge and possible redemption.
At the time of year when the focus is on giving, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researchers have found that BC’s 10 wealthiest billionaires can afford to give thousands of times more than the rest of us.
By Mike Farnworth,
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Cannabis is now legal - but if you choose to use, don't drive.
You've probably heard this message in a new ad from government and ICBC. As public safety minister, I want you to understand why it's vital to take it seriously.
To The Editor:
The advent of legalized marijuana has brought up an important issue to government and private sectors alike: the possibility of marijuana impairment in the workplace causing damage, financial loss, personal harm, or even death.