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Occupy Blue River: High-conflict protest, two rules of law

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Written By Geoff Russ & Fran Yanor
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Caution: The following story contains content and language that may be disturbing. In a filmed incident on Sept. 30, 2019, twin sisters, Amanda Soper and Nicole Manuel, approach two Trans Mountain workers at the gates of the company’s pump station in Blue River. One sister videos while the other verbally attacks in a hail of […]

Green gold: mass timber is modern alchemy

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Written By Jeff Davies
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Everyone in B.C. has an image of a lumber mill: hard-hatted workers at the controls, saw blades screeching, sawdust in the air, logs going in, lumber coming out, and yards full of two–by–fours, neatly stacked. But enter the Kalesnikoff Lumber mass timber mill at South Slocan, near Castlegar, and it’s a different kind of world. […]

Northern house prices rise – still more affordable than the south

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Written By Keith Norbury
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In August 2020, newly single Michelle Gordy went house hunting for a place of her own in Mackenzie. She and her ex-husband had recently sold the five-bedroom house they had bought new six years earlier in Lake Country near Kelowna. The house had gained so much value, almost double what they had paid for it, […]

BC Wildfires – more than just climate change

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Written By Jeff Davies
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School Administrator Edith Loring-Kuhanga was working from her home in Lytton last June when she got a phone call from a colleague: Her little community in the Fraser Canyon, known as Canada’s hot spot, was on fire. The flames were at the end of her street. “He said, ‘You’ve got to get out of there!’” […]