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Teach Trades To Children If You Really Want Skilled Labour

Nicky Byres | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Nicky Byres

The massive disconnect here is clear. The B.C. government talks up trades and minimally delivers post-secondary trades education, but does not fund the very building blocks the people filling those seats will need: well-resourced shops and shop teachers.

Citizens Should Demand That B.C. 'Completely Rethink' Its LNG Strategy: Expert

David Burke | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Burke

Given all the impacts and uncertainties, he added, "Maybe one of the best things you can do in British Columbia is kee this resource in the ground."

Petronas Threatens To Pull Out Of B.C. LNG Project

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a threat by Petronas to quit a proposed liquefied natural gas project is just part of negotiations over the ...

B.C. LNG Must Build 'Communities, Not Camps': Horgan

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The promised massive benefits of British Columbia's liquefied natural gas industry must flow to residents and not to big energy companies, ...

First Nations' Ultimatum: Pick Between Dam And LNG

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - With a decision imminent on the Site C hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, area First Nations have delivered a message...

What B.C.'s Proposed Woodfibre LNG Plant Means

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The next election is in 2017. You suspect that voters might want to see a little something for all the hype before then, so what to do? Well, take one of the proposed projects and slam the pedal to the metal. And by all accounts, that project is the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish.

How BC Ferries Could Save Over $9M Annually

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - BC Ferries wants to convert its two largest vessels to dual-fuel capability, allowing the ships to operate on both diesel and liquefied nat...

Major Energy Players Lobbying For Tax Break: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There's a report that the players behind major liquefied natural gas projects in British Columbia are lobbying Ottawa for tax relief.The Glo...

Connecting The Dots Between Mount Polley Mine Owner, Squamish LNG, Harper

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
G. Elijah Dann

With the curtains slowly opening around politicians and corporate owners, the sordid, unholy bedfellow goings-on would make Ron Jeremy blush. (Cover your eyes now children and those pure of heart.)

B.C. Climate Action Plan 2.0?

Matt Horne | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Horne

Clearly there's a difference between trying to read the tea leaves on where the government could be going with climate action in the province, and government actually laying those directions out for British Columbians. And for all of the potential directions policy could go, their impact on carbon pollution will depend on how they are designed.

Simple Math for Teachers: Economic Growth = Higher Wages

Jordan Bateman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Whatever the final government deal is with the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF), and whenever it's settled, the BCTF must quit opposing economic growth if it ever hopes to accomplish its long-term salary and class size goals.

LOOK: Gorgeous B.C. Ghost Town

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. ghost town that was built almost overnight in the 1980s and then faded away has come back to life in photos. Kamloops photographer Chad ...

Like So Many Bad Things, Oil Spills Are Good For the Economy

David Suzuki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Destroying the environment is bad for the planet and all the life it supports, including us. But it's often good for business. But the massive costs of dealing with a pipeline or tanker spill and the resulting climate change consequences will far outweigh the benefits.

'World's Most Luxury' Workcamps

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. modular home company has introduced what it's calling the "world's most luxury living quarters" for the province's LNG workers. BigSteelBox,...

Clark Not Worried About Russia-China Gas Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s premier is brushing aside a massive natural gas deal between China and Russia, insisting she's not worried it will affect her provi...

Fears of Cost Overruns, Flooding of Peace Valley Loom on Eve of Site C Dam Report

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Opponents of the proposed Site C dam are hoping a report from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel, to be released Thursday, will emphasize potential environmental damage from the massive dam and persuade the federal and provincial governments that the project should be scrapped.

'If LNG Fails, This Town Will Fail'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT NELSON, B.C. - The mayor of Fort Nelson, B.C., has issued a public apology to provincial bureaucrats and gas industry officials expelled from a F...

Minister Warned Of LNG Emissions

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Environment Ministry staff have warned their minister that the province's dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses...

Environment Minister Backtracks On Assessments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FORT NELSON, B.C. - British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has done a complete turn around on a decision that would have exempted most of th...

Killing B.C. Environmental Reviews 'Not In The Public Interest'

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Environmental assessments are supposed to allow the public and regulators to better understand and avoid potential risks. Removing the requirement for an environmental review is not in the public interest," said lawyer Jessica Clogg.

How B.C. Plans To Fill LNG Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has released a road map designed to attract and train the tens of thousands of workers that would be needed...

B.C. Shellfish Die-Off Illustrates A Future We Must Avoid

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

By continuing to promote the extraction and export of coal, tar sands, and fracked gas instead of sustainable sectors in B.C., our government is making a political choice to prioritize short-term profits over renewable industries. Let's work together to develop a smart and creative strategy to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a low carbon economy

B.C. LNG Tax Too High: Companies

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - One of the first questions British Columbia's Finance Minister Mike de Jong was asked when he introduced the Liberal government's proposed ...

Stop Trading Precious Water For Fossil Fuels

David Suzuki | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Drought and fracking have already caused some small communities in Texas to run out of water altogether, and parts of California are headed for the same fate. As we continue to extract and burn ever greater amounts of oil, gas and coal, climate change is getting worse, which will likely lead to more droughts in some areas and flooding in others.

First Nations Want LNG, But Only If It's Done Right

Roland Willson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Roland Willson

This week, First Nations leaders are meeting in Fort St. John at the First Nations LNG Summit to find ways to balance all the information pouring in about LNG and to determine the path ahead. We are hoping to find a balance between protecting our traditional and cultural ways and moving forward with development, while making sure that people in our communities understand and can make informed decisions.