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B.C. Pipelines Could Become Canada's Standing Rock

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

We don't want to see months or years of lawsuits, protests and direct actions. We don't want that, but if it comes to that we will stand with First Nations and do whatever it takes (peacefully) to ensure this pipeline never gets built. We urge the prime minister to do the right thing.

Prime Minister Trudeau Must Become A Climate Leader

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The globe needs Prime Minister Trudeau to join that wall of resistance and be the climate leader we all so desperately need to see right now. Trudeau has the ability to show the world that not all climate leadership in North America is dead and while losses may take place south of the border, gains will be made north of it.

What Climate Activists Conveniently Leave Out About B.C. LNG

Blair King | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

If consumers in Asia use British Columbian LNG, the global emissions will be 20 per cent lower than LNG from our competitors. If this LNG replaces coal, the global benefit is even greater as it will produce less than half the emissions of a comparable coal plant. In both cases, B.C. LNG is better for the planet than the alternatives.

Christy Clark Has Never Been Afraid Of Shattering Glass Ceilings

Pamela Martin | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Pamela Martin

When I first met Christy Clark, I remember thinking we had a lot in common. Journalism has changed a lot, but at the time, female reporters and anchors were unusual -- in fact, when I was the first female reporter at CKNW, some listeners complained: how could this woman report the news? Likewise, Christy was also a woman in an untraditional place: cabinet.

Vancouver's Startup Viability Is OK, But The Rest Of The World Is Better

Matt Toner | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Toner

It isn't that we all started to collectively do things wrong, it's that the rest of the world is getting a LOT better at this sort of thing. We need to catch up.

Environmentalists Need To Compromise To Make B.C. A Geothermal Energy Powerhouse

Blair King | Posted 08.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

Our most bountiful geothermal resources are situated right smack in the middle of some of our biggest and most beautiful parks.

B.C. Budget 2015: The Status Quo Isn't Good Enough

Charles Lammam | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

De Jong should be commended for B.C.'s exclusive membership in the balanced budget club. But with its commitment to the status quo, the government misses an opportunity to build an even better economic future.

Harper Announces Tax Breaks For B.C. LNG Industry

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Harper says the tax relief will be available for capital assets acquired up to 2025.

B.C. Budget Balanced, But LNG Boom Nowhere To Be Seen

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Finance Minister Mike de Jong's budget projects a surplus of $284 million.

B.C. Pays $5.5 Million For Controversial First Nations Burial Site

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The amount is broken down as $850,000 for the land and $4.6 million for the private owner, who had started to build a retirement home on the property.

Here's What Kinder Morgan's Keeping Secret About B.C. Spill Response Plans

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

So, what did Kinder Morgan tell Washington State that it refuses to tell B.C.?

B.C. Wolf Cull Will Likely Last 5 Years: Deputy Minister

CBC | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We're going to be doing this for the next five years."

B.C. Throne Speech Lacks Bold LNG Predictions

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Previous bold forecasts of a liquefied natural gas bonanza for the province were muted.

It's time To Implement Mount Polley Report Recommendations

Adam Olsen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

At this moment in time, all we really know is that the status quo in our mining industry cannot go on.

Nanaimo Considers Mandatory Cat Licences

CBC British Columbia | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Nanaimo, B.C. city council recently passed a motion to work on a bylaw that would require residents to license their cats, despite staff recommendatio...

Companies Will Now Have To Pay For B.C. Groundwater

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Companies will pay little more than a toonie.

B.C. Open Government Went From 'Key Priority' To 'What's That?'

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

It would seem -- somewhere along the way -- the government decided doing something to British Columbians was easier than working for them.

RCMP Warned Gov't Budget Cuts Would Affect Highway Of Tears Probe

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens — the commanding officer for the province — sent a memo to the province's director of police services outlining the potential impact of the cuts.

Mt. Polley Report Advice Shouldn't Be Cherry-Picked: First Nations

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

First Nations Summit Grand Chief Ed John says there's a massive need for mining reform in the province.

Spyware Removed From Saanich Mayor's Office

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The employee-monitoring software has been disengaged from all workplace computers.

We Were Denied ER Care Because Of Politics: B.C. City Councillors

CBC | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An investigation has been launched.

It's Time To Rethink B.C.'s Medical Services Plan Tax

Andrew Weaver | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

Overhauling our current, regressive approach would be a positive step in addressing poverty and income inequality, and ensuring a sustainable health care system for now, and future generations.

Cause Of Massive B.C. Mine Spill Revealed

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The report says the dam's design didn't take into account the glacial environment.

Privacy Violations On Upswing In B.C.: Watchdog Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s privacy watchdog is calling for improved teamwork between the government and her office.

Clark Promises More Funding For Mine Safety

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Clark said that her government would hike the budget this year for B.C.'s Ministry of Mines and Energy by nearly $10 million