DEC. 2020 BC COVID UPDATE: ALL BUT 2 DEATHS IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES

As announced back on December 10, 2020, by BC’s Chief Public Health Officer, Bonnie Henry: “…These have been the most tragic days we’ve had yet, we’ve had an additional 28 people die from Covid-19, bringing the total number of people who’ve died in British Columbia to 587, and all but two of these people are elders and […]

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Teal Jones seeking injunction vs. Fairy Creek Rainforest Forest Defenders

Feb. 19, 2020  For immediate release After 6 Months of Peaceful Protest Teal Jones is seeking an injunction Against Forest Defenders Protecting the Fairy Creek Rainforest BREAKING; Early this morning one of the Rainforest Flying Squad’s forest defense camps protecting the eastern portion of the Fairy Creek Rainforest was notified by the company that Teal […]

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Where is BC’s remaining old growth rainforest?

Click on this link to see: Where is BC’s remaining old-growth rainforest? This map was inspired by BC’s Old Growth Forest: A Last Stand for Biodiversity. Read that report for more information about the importance of forest productivity and biodiversity in BC. Want to see how much primary forest BC has left? Click here. Visit us at conservationnorth.org to […]

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B.C.’s old-growth forest nearly eliminated, new provincewide mapping reveals

As old-growth logging continues unabated in most unprotected areas of B.C., one conservation organization decided to spend a year creating a detailed map that shows the province’s original forests have all but disappeared under pressure from industrialization Sarah Cox  Feb 9, 2021 The Narwhal Many people imagine British Columbia as a province carpeted in forests, […]

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CBC a biased echo chamber of liberal American media

Published: Jan 05 By TONY FABIJANCIC — Guest Opinion In The Chronicle Herald Donald Trump’s presidency has exposed widespread political, ideological and social/cultural biases in American mainstream media. More alarming, for us in Canada, is the CBC News’s parroting of American political coverage by left-leaning news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, etc. It […]

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New map tracks mass evictions happening across Toronto

Mira Miller Published in Blog TO Ontario is in the midst of what many tenants and experts have referred to as an ongoing eviction crisis, and a new online resource tracks the thousands of virtual eviction hearings held by the Landlord Tenant Board in Toronto over the past few months. According to EvictionsOntario, the new online map and […]

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Dozens of Toronto businesses plan to defy lockdown orders

By Lauren O’Neil Published in Blog TO It’s been more than two months now since restaurants, cafes, gyms, salons, small retail stores and other businesses deemed “non-essential” were shut down (again) in Toronto, fully or partially, by order of the province. Employers, employees and entire communities are hurting, if not losing everything, from their jobs to their homes to their lives, as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on — and […]

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Canadian museum’s ancient carving is one I made earlier, says local artist

A stone figure found on a beach was probably by a Lekwungen people artefact, the Royal British Columbia Museum said, but Ray Boudreau begged to differ Early one morning last summer, walkers on a beach in western Canada spotted an oblong stone figure resting on the sand. Weighing nearly 100kg, it bore a face with exaggerated features […]

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Alberta’s United Conservative Party Has Seized Control of Its Public-Sector Pension Funds

Published in Jacobin Magazine AN INTERVIEW WITH GREG MEEKER As part of its anti-union agenda, Alberta’s right-wing government has wrested control of workers’ retirement funds from a joint board that gave them a guaranteed say. Workers in the province are preparing to mount a legal challenge to the power grab.   In 2019, Alberta’s United […]

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