Category: British Columbia

False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

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BC Hydro aboriginal employment strategy a big success

| July 7, 2014 | 6 Comments
BC Hydro aboriginal employment strategy a big success

Jeannie Cranmer says BC Hydro program effective because of commitment to working with aboriginal communities Jeannie Cranmer gets very excited talking about her job – and she should. She’s responsible for BC Hydro hiring 300 First Nations workers, as the crown corporation reaches out to aboriginal peoples. I shared a table with Cranmer at the […]

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BC First Nations building new relationship with Province

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC First Nations building  new relationship with Province

Some BC First Nations say Christ Clark only interested in bands with LNG potential An admitted bureaucratic blunder by British Columbia’s government that incensed BC First Nations at a liquefied natural gas summit called for an immediate “chief-to-chief” meeting to patch things up, says Premier Christy Clark. Clark said she quickly rearranged her schedule before […]

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Medical marijuana producers not farmers to tax man

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Medical marijuana producers not farmers to tax man

Medical marijuana producers say tax break not critical to operations Medical marijuana producers setting up shop in British Columbia won’t be able to claim a lucrative property tax break designed for farms and other agricultural operations, the provincial government said Tuesday. Mayors in B.C. have been warning for months that medical marijuana producers could get out […]

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Saputo refuses to buy milk from Chilliwack Cattle dairy

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Saputo refuses to buy milk from Chilliwack Cattle dairy

Chilliwack Cattle controversy – Saputo says it will lead charge for change in how cattle are treated in Canada Dairy food giant Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) is no longer accepting milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sales, a British Columbia farm where a number of employees were captured on video beating cattle, and says it is leading the […]

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Metro Vancouver governments: ‘Poor control of spending,’ says study

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Metro Vancouver governments: ‘Poor control of spending,’ says study

Metro Vancouver governments spending rose by 74.2% over the decade A new study says that Metro Vancouver governments have been on a spending spree since 2002 and demands for more tax revenue should be rejected. With municipal elections coming this fall, the study from the Fraser Institute, a right wing-leaning Canadian public policy think-tank, finds that municipal spending by […]

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Chilliwack Cattle Sales workers suspended for abusing cows

| June 10, 2014 | 1 Comment
Chilliwack Cattle Sales workers suspended for abusing cows

Chilliwack Cattle Sales employees suspended, company says it is “devastated” The British Columbia SPCA has announced that its recommending charges against eight employees of Chilliwack Cattle Sales Ltd., Canada’s largest dairy farm. Chilliwack Cattle Sales Ltd. runs a dairy farm with more than 3,500 animals in the Fraser Valley community, about 100 kilometres east of […]

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Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Julie Paskall – Suspect charged in Surrey hockey mom murder

Julie Paskell murder suspect Yosef Jomo Gopaul has criminal record in Ontario Authorities in British Columbia charged a suspect with second degree murder on Saturday in connection with the slaying of hockey mom Julie Paskall, a case that police said touched the hockey community across Canada. Yosef Jomo Gopaul, 27, was arrested Friday and will appear in […]

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Langley dogs not lost, died from heatstroke in walker’s truck

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Langley dogs not lost, died from heatstroke in walker’s truck

Langley-area dog parks plastered with posters of six “missing” Langley dogs A dogwalker has allegedly admitted that six Langley dogs reported stolen a week ago actually died of heatstroke in the back of her truck. RCMP in in the B.C. community say six Langley dogs have been found dead. Police say no charges have yet been […]

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Bomb found in Prince George near University of Northern BC

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bomb found in Prince George near University of Northern BC

Bomb found in Prince George after reports of shots fired in area The RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit made an emergency trip from Vancouver to Prince George Wednesday morning after what an IED was found near the University of Northern British Columbia on Tuesday night. Cpl. Craig Douglass of the Prince George RCMP says just after […]

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