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B.C., Alberta methane pollution higher than disclosed, reports suggest

Two new reports found methane pollution from oil and gas facilities in northeastern B.C. is 2.5 times higher than what is currently being reported, and in Alberta it could be up to 60 per cent higher. 12 more words

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Spring Blossoms

Every year, one of my daughters who once lived in Vancouver, asks me about the cherry blossoms. On one visit, I drove her downtown just for a glimpse of these glorious trees. 58 more words


BC 2017: Non-Duvergerian watch

British Columbia votes for its provincial assembly on 9 May. Eric Grenier’s vote and seat projections at CBC suggest it could be a “non-Duvergerian” outcome, especially in the votes. 434 more words


The pioneer Foote and McBride families of Nelson B.C.

By Sam McBride

My great-grandfather John James “Jim” Foote of Perth, Ontario (about 50 miles southwest of Ottawa) arrived in Nelson , B.C. in 1899 at age 38 to work as a blacksmith at the Silver King Mine.  1,918 more words

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The incredible story behind the Ear of Newt autographed guitar

By Steve Newton

Back in January of 2013 when I started planning the Ear of Newt website–which I launched on Halloween night that year–I knew I had to get my autographed plexiglass guitar into the picture. 726 more words

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My Canada, 82/150: Friend of my youth

To grow up as a girl with ambitions in a Canadian small town meant facing the sneer, “Who do you think you are?”

That was the title of Alice Munro’s 1978 short story collection about Rose, a woman who grew up in a poor family in the fictional town of Hanratty, Ontario. 887 more words