• FLETCHER: Politicians pose on plastic bags

    B.C. VIEWS: Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance It’s a municipal election year, with four-year terms of office on the line for communities around B.C. this fall. So now is a good time for voters to start...

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  • Lower Nicola Chief named to climate advisory panel

      Aaron Sumexheltza, Chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band, was named to a provincial climate change panel to be co-chaired by Teck executive Marcia Smith. B.C.’s new climate advisory panel will work to make sure trade-sensitive industries and...

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  • Nicola Valley chiefs key to creation of pipeline oversight committee

      (July 27, 12:22 p.m.) This post has been updated to include comment from a Natural Resources Canada spokesperson. Band chiefs from across the Nicola Valley will have an important role to play in a newly-announced indigenous...

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  • FLETCHER: Interview with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was in Vancouver this week to promote approval of Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline from her home region of Strathcona County to its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby....

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  • 100 Drums brings people together to honour environment

      The thunderous beating of drums coming from the Shulus Arbour this weekend was the symbol of hundreds gathering to honour the Mother Nature. The inaugural grassroots event, 100 drums for Water, Lands and Unity, was held...

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  • New rules in effect for mine tailings ponds

    The latest changes to B.C. mine regulations bring the province closer to its goal of preventing another tailings pond failure, says an independent expert who investigated the 2014 dam breach at Mt. Polley Mine. Dirk van Zyl,...

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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pyrolysis the best practice for Merritt

    Dear Editor: Having been one of several Nicola Valley representatives working on this important provincial issue I was dismayed to read that we are somehow “losing something,” if this plant locates elsewhere (RE: Merritt may lose biosolids...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Fishing spots to see extra patrols this summer

    Illegal anglers have been put on notice by a joint effort from the B.C. Conservation Officers Service (BCCOS) and the Freshwater Fisheries Society, who have partnered to ensure anglers this summer are licensed, and following all the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • VOHRINGER: A long walk down memory lane

    On May 9, my world was turned upside down. The short message I received from Brazil, where my brother lived with his family for over 25 years read; “Your twin brother Gabriel passed away this morning.” I...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Another review stands in the way of Trans Mountain approval

    The Trans Mountain pipeline — a project which Mayor Neil Menard believes could bring an economic boom to the City of Merritt — now faces an additional hurdle before any potential final approval. The B.C. Environmental Assessment...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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