Lake Cowichan Gazette
B.C. VIEWS: Greenhouse gas trial balloon leaks
Last week I described the inevitable demise of B.C.'s "carbon neutral government" scheme, which continues to take millions from hospitals and schools to fund greenhouse gas reduction projects of questionable value.
Prince George Citizen
That's a lot of what ifs...
What if PM Harper had disclosed why the Conservatives disavowed Helena Guergis? Or why he didn't fire Tony Clements for his paperless $50 million riding boost at the G7? What if he had told David Emerson that he wouldn't appoint him to a Cabinet post immediately after Mr. Emerson's election as a Liberal? What if he had instead treated that election ... (more)
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Ottawa sells Canadian High Commission building in London for $530M
A close encounter with a humpback whale in Haro Strait, near San Juan Island, Washington with Maya's Westside Charters on a mid-November, 2013 afternoon.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Energy, politics a costly mix
Hefty electrical rate increases announced by Energy Minister Bill Bennett on Tuesday were no surprise but are still hard to swallow, bitter medicine for the Liberal government's legacy of mismanaging B.C. Hydro.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Liquefied Natural Gas refinery factory.
Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week's duel on food security was Laila with 74%.
Changing the rules doesn't make LNG - clean'
The BC Liberals, under the leadership of former premier Gordon Campbell, passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act in 2007, requiring the province reduce emissions by at least 33% by 2020.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
BC Hydro's $35 opt-out fee extortion by energy monopoly
BC Hydro has warned tens of thousands of holdouts from its smart meter installation program they have until Dec. 1 to accept the company's terms.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Cuts to sailings, seniors 'a done deal'
The province plans to chop the BC Ferries seniors' discount in half and cut eight per cent of overall sailings starting next April, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced Monday.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Vaughn Palmer: Campbell's greenhouse-gas 'religion' no match for Clark's LNG ambition
With the recent news that a pit bull was stabbed to death in Kitsilano after allegedly biting a pug, we take a look at the American Temperament Test Society's analysis of which dog breeds have the worst temper.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Vaughn Palmer: Little-loved Pacific Carbon Trust, a Gordon Campbell creation, was an easy target
The Nature Conservancy of Canada purchased the 550-square-km Darkwoods preserve, in B.C.'s Selkirk Mountains, in 2008 and was awarded money from the Pacific Carbon Trust for reducing greenhouse gas emission by setting aside timber that will not be logged.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Georgia Straight
B.C. NDP must divide the opposition to win the next election
Admittedly, there's good reason to try to appeal to the electorate in different ways, enhance the marketing, and achieve generational change in the leadership.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Globe and Mail
Two decades of B.C. treaty flop
Twenty years ago, the federal and British Columbia governments and the province's First Nations Summit committed to "Made in B.C." treaty negotiations.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Regina Leader Post
Provincial document suggests pipelines and power lines could run through protected areas
A company proposing to build an LNG pipeline through the Khutzeymateen grizzly bear sanctuary near Prince Rupert had been warned twice about 'non-permitted access' to the environmentally sensitive area, and that B.C. Parks was investigating a third possible transgression.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Secret report measures impact of LNG on B.C. environment
Fortis BC Senior LNG operator Thomas Moore in the pre-treatment area at the Mt. Hayes Natural Gas Storage Facility in Mt.Hayes, B.C. April 2, 2013.
Knox: Funniest joke of all? Ford is up in polls
Craig Ferguson: "How come he's still in office? I think Canadians are just too polite to tell a crackhead to step down."