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Can’t see the forest for the missing trees, says former BC minister

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Written By Jeff Davies
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“It was my perception that the amount harvested was far greater than what was reported.” ––Mike Morris A veteran MLA and former B.C. cabinet minister says a lack of oversight of the forest industry has cost British Columbians “millions or billions of dollars” in lost revenues, as well as damage to the environment, wildlife habitat, […]

NE residents blindsided again by BC government land use agreement

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“This is once again about government making decisions behind closed doors without talking to 95 per cent of people in my region.” –Mike Bernier Chetwynd Mayor Allen Courtoreille didn’t find out the province had created a massive new park near his district in northeastern B.C., directly impacting the livelihood of his residents, until his phone […]

Legal limbo: BC NDP wait for Feds to recriminalize public drug use

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Written By Keith Norbury
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Reacting to public backlash and stymied in its attempts to restrict illicit drug use, the B.C. provincial government backtracked on decriminalization last week, asking the federal government to make public consumption illegal. But whether this strategy will work or withstand court challenges any better than B.C.’s previous ill-fated legislation remains to be seen. Premier David […]

Safe supply now part of organized crime business, says BC RCMP commander

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Written By Fran Yanor
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B.C. and federal government-funded safer supply drugs are being sold into the illicit drug market and trafficked in multiple B.C. communities by organized crime, the commanding officer of the province’s RCMP “E” Division told the Canadian parliamentary health committee on Monday. “In many cases, safer supply drugs may be diverted from one area through the […]