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Time Running Out For Ambitious B.C. Ski Resort

After 24 years of controversy, a vital deadline is looming for Glacier Resorts Ltd., which by next month has to prove to B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office that significant progress has been made on the billion-dollar plan to build a 6,300-bed resort on Crown land in the glacial wilderness, 55 kilometres west of Invermere.
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When It Comes to Jumbo Glacier Resort, All Questions Lead Back To Powerful Minister

"One of the mysteries is why he has got his nose in it at all," said B.C. MLA Norm Macdonald, adding that people worry about publicly criticizing powerful minister Bill Bennett. "This is complete insider stuff. It's a remote corner of the province and they're getting away with stuff no one would get away with anywhere else... Everything about it feels like cronyism at its worst."
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B.C. Has 70 Questions For Kinder Morgan

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has questions for Kinder Morgan about the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline through the province.After reviewing the company's application t...
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B.C.'s Carbon Tax Takes Off

VICTORIA - British Columbia's carbon tax will soon have two new American cousins, prompting Environment Minister Mary Polak to suggest B.C.'s groundbreaking tax is helping fuel an expanding green-powe...
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Clark Reveals New Cabinet Minsters

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier, who won a stunning election victory on bold promises of transforming the province's economy, announced her new cabinet Friday that will be tasked with making th...
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New Rage Over Old Forum Posts Make Politicians Look Irrelevant

B.C.'s election has featured a string of high-profile firings and disqualifications, and they've all left the attackers looking like irrelevant old-timers, relics of an era when it might have been possible to complain about forum posts and retain some shred of dignity. The Internet has given us the mudslinging equivalent of a nuclear standoff and mutually assured destruction has brought a continued ceasefire, perhaps then we can dispense with the winging and get on with the business of government.