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Healthcare, affordability and crime top concerns in North and Interior, says Opposition…

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Written By Rob Shaw
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Residents of B.C.’s North and Interior are upset about doctor shortages, emergency room closures, crime and rising unaffordability because they are seeing oversized impacts in their communities and in their way of life, according to the province’s Opposition leader. BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon said he concluded an 11-day tour of Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince […]

Hope’s revival, from bust to boom and a future so bright

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Written By Geoff Russ
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“They’re loving life. Five years before the pandemic, they would never have thought they’d be doing that here,” says Victor Smith, Hope Chamber of Commerce president. Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project through British Columbia has been tumultuous and controversial, but for the people in the District of Hope, it may be a […]

Reflections: tree fallers share regrets and wisdom

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Written By Jeff Davies
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If an old tree falls in the forest, does it cry? Those who say there’s no middle ground to be found in B.C.’s endless succession of Wars-in-the-Woods may want to listen to the words of a few old loggers.  “I’ve always had a reverence for the woods. Lots of loggers do,” says Ernie Sellentin, a […]

Cautious approval for transition from open-net salmon farming

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Written By Tom Davis
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When salmon farming first appeared on the B.C. coast, it drew limited attention – most British Columbians knew little about it. Of those who did, some thought pen-reared salmon could replace a declining wild salmon commercial fishery, protect jobs and even aid salmon recovery.  In reality, there was little science 30-plus years ago about how […]