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Teachers vindicated, education opportunity lost

The Supreme Court of Canada upheld a BC court decision which found that the Christy Clark government deliberately tried to provoke a strike with BC teachers for political gain while leaving children under-supported in overcrowded classrooms.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in BC Legislature archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Grading the government

It’s been just over a year since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government was sworn into office. MP Elizabeth May grades the new government on how well its stuck to its promises so far.

on page 13 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Site C dam will take 70 years to pay off

The controversial Site C dam will take a full 70 years to pay off, and that’s if it sticks to its $8.8 billion budget. The government will get back no return before that - and by the time it is paid off, alternative sources of power may have made the dam obsolete.

on page 9 | also single article 'Reprint' in BC Hydro archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Pit Cook at Pender School

Pender Island School participated in a traditional First Nations Pit Cook with Tsawout Elder Earl Claxton Junior and Knowledge Keeper John-Bradley Williams.

on page 10 | also single article 'Reprint' in Salish Sea Goodlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Alberta puts a cap on oil sand emissions

Alberta will become the first major oil-production jurisdiction to place a cap on its emissions. The oil sands will be limited to 100 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, which still leaves room for growth of 50%, but is a step in the right direction.

on page 6 | also single article 'Reprint' in Oil + Gas + Coal archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Woodfibre LNG is ‘a go’

The Woodfibre LNG plant proposed near Squamish is ‘a go’, according to Byng Giraud, the vice president of corporate affairs for the project. The investors have taken a final investment decision on the project and agreed to its construction, helped along by the announcement of new subsidies from the BC government.

on page 6 | also single article 'Reprint' in Oil + Gas + Coal archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Film Review: Before the Flood

A new climate documentary produced by actor and UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio lays out the problem of climate change in a way that let’s everyone understand the seriousness of the challenge and the crucial need for action.

on page 3 | also single article 'Reprint' in Global News archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Around The Islands, November 17

Islands’ freighter park (phot0); Bike ride for bats; December Trust Council; BC Ferries’ sustainability program; Trumpeter swan conference; The Peace in Peril book launch; Pender School switches on solar; Refugees: three months on Pender and loving it.

on page 4 | also single article 'Reprint' in Salish Sea Goodlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


‘Ocean Protection Plan’ announced

The Liberal’s $1.5 billion plan to protect Canada’s many coastlines works towards better oil spill response, but may be setting the stage for the approval of the Kinder Morgan expansion project. Activists are saying that the only way to protect the coast from spills is to put a ban on tankers.

on page 11 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


New ‘independent’ senators appointed

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recommended the appointment of 21 new independent senators, using a merit-based selection system designed to fulfill some of his election promises on senate reform.

on page 11 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


News Digest

Paris Agreement is in effect; Blue Dot panel discussion; Canada 150 coin design; David Suzuki Fellowship; NEB renewables report; Vancouver Aquarium to care for rescued sea otter pups

on page 12

Readers’ Letters

War Amps Remembrance Day; Wildwood Ecoforest sale; More reform needed, Bike training For Trump? PPR123+ electoral reform model

on page 2

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