Category: British Columbia

BC teachers strike over, school year to begin next week

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC teachers strike over, school year to begin next week

BC teachers strike ends with 86 per cent vote in favour of agreement Half a million British Columbia students will start their school year next week after the province’s strike-weary public school teachers ratified a hard-bargained contract, despite strong feelings the deal falls short on improving classroom conditions. Results of a province-wide vote were announced late Thursday, with […]

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Boat, 30 Kg cocaine seized, men arrested in Vancouver Island drug bust

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Boat, 30 Kg cocaine seized, men arrested in Vancouver Island drug bust

Vancouver Island drug bust near Estevan Lighthouse BC RCMP report two men have been arrested and their boat along with 30 Kg of cocaine have been seized as part of a Vancouver Island drug bust. The drug investigation centred around suspicious activity off the west coast of Vancouver Island.  The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime, the […]

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BC teachers strike: Negotiations continue for fifth day, no deal yet

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC teachers strike:  Negotiations continue for fifth day, no deal yet

BC Teachers strike over class size and composition, wages and benefits Negotiators for striking British Columbia teachers and the province huddled separately in a Richmond hotel for a fifth day Monday in an effort to reach an agreement that would herald the start of the school year for half a million students. Bargaining teams for neither the B.C. […]

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Key players in BC teachers strike quietly resume discussions

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Key players in BC teachers strike quietly resume discussions

Two-week long BC teachers strike has been at a standstill Chief negotiators were quietly hunkered down for talks as another week without school loomed on the horizon for half-a-million British Columbia school children. The warring sides in the province’s protracted teachers’ strike were reticent to reveal details Friday, but the union confirmed its president and the employer’s representative […]

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Quick thinking Prince George RCMP officer re-unites mama bear with cub

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Quick thinking Prince George RCMP officer re-unites mama bear with cub

Prince George RCMP officer helped trapped cub escape from closed in porch A quick thinking and brave Prince George RCMP officer was able to reunite a mama bear with her cub that had gotten stuck inside a porch at a city home on Tuesday night. Just after midnight on Tuesday, Prince George RCMP responded to a […]

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Labour dispute between BC teachers, government keeps public schools closed

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Labour dispute between BC teachers, government keeps public schools closed

BC teachers walked off the job in mid-June Public school students across British Columbia were shut out of the classroom on Tuesday as a bitter dispute between the province’s striking teachers and the government continued into the new school year. The teachers’ union and the government’s bargaining team barely spoke to each other during the summer, and despite […]

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Imperial Metals agrees to independent review of BC gold mine, First Nation blockade ends

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Imperial Metals agrees to independent review of BC gold mine, First Nation blockade ends

Imperial Metals and Tahltan Central Council come to terms A British Columbia company behind a mine tailings spill has signed an agreement with a First Nation that will see an independent engineering firm review a tailings facility at a separate project. The agreement between Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) and the Tahltan Central Council ends a blockade of the company’s Red […]

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Alaska requests greater involvement in oversight of KSM gold mine in northwestern BC

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alaska requests greater involvement in oversight of KSM gold mine in northwestern BC

Alaska concerned KSM gold mine could threaten American rivers and fish The state of Alaska has taken the rare step of asking the Canadian government for greater involvement in the approval and regulation of a controversial mine in northwestern British Columbia amid growing concern that the project could threaten American rivers and fish. Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources […]

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City of Vancouver to take Trans Mountain pipeline challenge to Federal Court

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
City of Vancouver to take Trans Mountain pipeline challenge to Federal Court

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would almost triple capacity of current pipeline The city of Vancouver is going to court to try and have global climate change considered in Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline proposal. The city will ask the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday for a judicial review of the National Energy Board process […]

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Orphaned grizzly released back into the wild as part of B.C. pilot rehab project

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Orphaned grizzly released back into the wild as part of B.C. pilot rehab project

Orphaned grizzly found after emaciated after hibernation, mother killed An orphaned grizzly cub named Littlefoot has been released back into the wild in southeastern British Columbia, part of a pilot project aimed at saving bears who have come out on the losing end of interactions with humans. Conservation officers from the Ministry of Environment found the yearling […]

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