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B.C. Officials Racked Up $49.8 Million In Credit Card Charges

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In a $46.3-billion budget, $49.8 million is chump change, but the B.C. government's 84,346 credit card charges in 2015-16 do offer some insights into how the B.C. government spends on the run. While the number of charges is down from 102,418 in 2014-15, the dollar value is up from $45.1 million.

U.S.-Canada Border Wall Is Starting To Sound Like A Good Idea

David Martin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

After three years of feverish construction, the long-awaited Canada-U.S. wall has finally been completed. At a dedication ceremony held at the heavily fortified Detroit-Windsor border crossing, President Donald Trump and the Canadian prime minister jointly conducted a ribbon cutting.

How Gold Investment Gurus Turn Lemons Into Lemonade

Marc Davis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business
Marc Davis

The global economic recovery is stumbling badly. Even in the U.S., weakening corporate earnings are deflating stock prices. We can all see that, too. Increasingly, the "smart money" is betting on gold. That is because gold bullion has traditionally been prized as a hedge against both economic malaise and political crises.

Foreign-Owned Fish Farms Are Devastating B.C.'s Wild Salmon

Marc Davis | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Davis

The salmon farming industry has long been banned in Alaska, where it's believed to be a threat to the state's healthy wild salmon populations. But that's not the case in Canada, where Norwegian-owned aquaculture multinationals have done a terrific job of winning over the federal government.

B.C.-Alaska Mining File Is A Tale of Two Countries

DeSmog Canada | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Alaskans emphasize they are not against resource extraction, provided there are adequate environmental and financial safeguards, but believe Canada's record -- most recently illustrated by the Mount Polley mine tailings dam collapse -- shows that B.C.'s regulations are not strong enough to protect downstream communities.

Canada Has a Global Responsibility to Protect Northern Boreal Birds

Hilary Cooke | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Hilary Cooke

Every year my spirit alternatively soars and then sinks as one to three billion birds migrate to Canada's boreal region to breed and then depart with two billion young for their southern wintering grounds. Each year I wonder, who will survive the journey south and who will come back next spring?

The Industrialization of B.C.'s Wilderness Puts Politics Before Posterity

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

An ugly thread of misspent taxpayer dollars, environmental destruction and conflict-of-interest -- backed by a government beholden to the mining industry -- runs along the recently completed Northwest Transmission Line, charges acclaimed explorer and scholar Wade Davis.

This Alaskan Fishing Community Is Worried About B.C. Mines

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Commercial and sports fishing fill the freezers and wallets of Wrangell residents but, out of mind for many of them, behind the shield of the Coast Mountains, lurks a threat that could annihilate the area's fishing and tourism-based economy.

Alaskans Hope Century-Old Treaty Will Protect Salmon Rivers from B.C. Mining Boom

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Southeast Alaskans, anxious about B.C.'s mining boom along the Alaskan border, are pinning their hopes for stronger mine management on a treaty that dates back more than a century.

B.C. Mine Approvals 'Too Much, Too Fast,' Say Alaskans Downstream

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The underground mine, which has not yet received federal approval, will be close to the headwaters of the Unuk River, which flows from B.C. into Alaska. The Unuk is one of southeast Alaska's largest king (chinook) salmon rivers.

State-Of-The-Art Air Canada Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing

CBC | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Air Canada says a decision was made to land the plane as a precaution.

With Keystone XL pipeline uncertain, Alberta floats idea of moving tar-sands oil through Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada
Alaska Dispatch News

Officials in the Canadian province of Alberta say they hope to talk to Alaska leaders about shipping tar-sands crude oil through the state as the Keys...

Alaskans Ring Alarm Over Potential For More Mount Polley Disasters

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

"We take all the risks and the costs and get none of the benefits."

Alaska grapples with Canadian opposition to requirement for U.S. steel in new ferry dock

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
Alaska Dispatch News

Gov. Bill Walker met Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., trying to head off a trade battle so a new Alaska fe...

What We Can Do to Slow Down the Growing Suicide Rate in Alaska

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Romeo Vitelli

According to the most recent statistics, suicide rates outside Alaska's main cities are four times the national average and among the highest in the world. In 2010 alone, the number of suicide in Alaska's Kuskokwim prompted state and local officials to mount an emergency response. Despite their efforts however, suicide rates in rural Alaska are still high.

Parents Left Speechless After 'Dead' Son Answers Door

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada

It's every parent's worst nightmare. A knock on the door from police at 3 a.m., informing them their child has died. Alaska's Jay and Karen Priest...

What I Learned This Week: The Exponential Value of Doing Your Homework

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Living
Andy Nulman

Despite the fact that as a lesson, it's a golden oldie and basic common sense, the ultimate benefit of fastidiously doing one's homework is oft-forgotten in these days of hyper-speed everything. So here's a personal anecdote to illustrate what I mean.

What Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Anniversary Has To Do With Canada's Wild Salmon

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

With March 24 marking the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this disaster provides a lens into considering the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and the risk it poses to wild salmon, one of our country's greatest natural assets.

What I Learned This Week: A Great Lesson Lasts Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

A great lesson lasts forever. Even when you forget it for a while. Unaffected by fads, by progress, by technology, by trends, by the march of time or the charge of the light brigade, Great Lessons are eternal.

What I Learned This Week: The New Math of Vacations

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

When you're on vacation, you do the type of things that you would never, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER do in your city of residence. For example, on Saturday I took in the traditional starting ceremony of the 1000-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race. I stood in the cold four hours in Anchorage watching superstar mushers (yes, these men and women are international sport celebrities).

U.S. and Canada Should Become Partners in the Arctic

Diane Francis | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The fact is that Canada may announce claims, but it's too little too late and quite beside the point. Canada is not even in the Arctic game and cannot catch up unless it invests hundreds of billions of dollars or, alternatively, joins forces with the rich and powerful United States. Here's why.

VIDEO: Native Inuit Throat Singers Reverberate Across Anchorage

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Alaska Dispatch News

Karin and Kathy Kettler, the Canadian throat-singing sisters who together are known as Nukariik, carry on the traditions of the elders from their moth...

The Northwest Territories Strikes Oil and Changes Energy Prospects

Diane Francis | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This year, something incredible happened and the planets appear to be lining up for the Northwest Territories. A major discovery of oil in shale deposits was made this year near Norman Wells (900 miles north of Edmonton and 300 miles south of Inuvik) and a bidding and drilling frenzy is underway.

The Challenges of Food Security in the Yukon

Small Change Fund | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Small Change Fund

In Dawson City, one step away from the arctic circle, we are working to promote more local food production. Here, more than anywhere else, food matters. We are at the end of the road and conditions are quite crude. Food here is expensive, but mostly fresh, which is already a huge improvement compared to 100 years ago.

WATCH: Eagle Party!!!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada

Breaking up parties is a pretty common task for most police officers. But what about a party made up of a couple dozen bald eagles? Police in the t...