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BC Local News
Fire destroys homes in Green Acres Mobile Home ParkAt least two homes were destroyed, but no lives were lost during a fire that ri
Fire destroys homes in Green Acres Mobile Home Park
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
At least two homes were destroyed, but no lives were lost during a fire that ripped through Green Acres Mobile Home Park Friday morning. Jack Hilton said he was still asleep when his wife Carol woke him up. "I was in bed," Hilton said as he watched... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Fire destroys homes in Green Acres Mobile Home ParkAt least two homes were destroyed, but no lives were lost during a fire that ri
Fire destroys homes in Green Acres Mobile Home Park
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted yesterday
At least two homes were destroyed, but no lives were lost during a fire that ripped through Green Acres Mobile Home Park Friday morning. Jack Hilton said he was still asleep when his wife Carol woke him up. "I was in bed," Hilton said as he watched... Read more
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The Tyee
With Demand Dropping, BC Hydro Cut Length of Forecast, Charges NDP's DixBC's energy future should not be built on 'Liberal wishful thinking,' NDP criti
With Demand Dropping, BC Hydro Cut Length of Forecast, Charges NDP's Dix
The Tyee / Posted 2 days ago
BC's energy future should not be built on 'Liberal wishful thinking,' NDP critic Adrian Dix tells minister. Photo: Wikimedia. BC Hydro planned to hide the fact that long-term demand for electricity in British Columbia is projected to decline, even... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Tsolum River Restoration Society reflects on 2015 achievementsThe Tsolum River Restoration Society works to enhance fish habitat features in
Tsolum River Restoration Society reflects on 2015 achievements
Comox Valley Record / Posted 3 days ago
The Tsolum River Restoration Society works to enhance fish habitat features in the Tsolum River. As a result of past restoration efforts, the Tsolum River has recently had a return of naturally spawning salmonid species. The 2015 pink salmon return... Read more
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Fernie Free Press
Bennett announces initiative to help minesKootenay East MLA and Minster of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, made an announ
Bennett announces initiative to help mines
Fernie Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Kootenay East MLA and Minster of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, made an announcement on Friday that can have a big impact on the future of mining in the province. From Williams Lake, Bennett announced that B.C. mines will be able to defer 75 per... Read more
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Kootenay Advertiser
Officials, public on hand as Elko launches its new fire serviceThere were cheers and applause Saturday afternoon as the new Elko Fire Service
Officials, public on hand as Elko launches its new fire service
Kootenay Advertiser / Posted 3 days ago
There were cheers and applause Saturday afternoon as the new Elko Fire Service was officially launched. “As a person who spent over 20 years as a firefighter, I personally know the value of this new service to the community and the incredible... Read more
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BC Local News
Officials, public on hand as Elko launches its new fire serviceThere were cheers and applause Saturday afternoon as the new Elko Fire Service
Officials, public on hand as Elko launches its new fire service
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
There were cheers and applause Saturday afternoon as the new Elko Fire Service was officially launched. “As a person who spent over 20 years as a firefighter, I personally know the value of this new service to the community and the incredible... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Full text: B.C.'s latest Speech from the ThroneMembers of the Legislative Assembly, and fellow British Columbians. It is a pl
Full text: B.C.'s latest Speech from the Throne
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Members of the Legislative Assembly, and fellow British Columbians. It is a pleasure and privilege to serve the people of British Columbia – and to welcome you back to the people’s house. I would like to acknowledge the wisdom, culture, and... Read more
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BC Local News
Underground wires 'would have been easy win' for White RockA White Rock resident who spearheaded an initiative to move overhead utility wi
Underground wires 'would have been easy win' for White Rock
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
A White Rock resident who spearheaded an initiative to move overhead utility wires in his neighbourhood underground says he doesn’t understand why the city isn’t encouraging the project, given that the improvements are part of the city’s Official... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Underground wires 'would have been easy win' for White RockA White Rock resident who spearheaded an initiative to move overhead utility wi
Underground wires 'would have been easy win' for White Rock
Peace Arch News / Posted 4 days ago
A White Rock resident who spearheaded an initiative to move overhead utility wires in his neighbourhood underground says he doesn’t understand why the city isn’t encouraging the project, given that the improvements are part of the city’s Official... Read more
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BC Local News
MLA announces Hydro deferral for minesMinister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced Friday that there was help
MLA announces Hydro deferral for mines
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced Friday that there was help coming for British Columbia's 13 operating metal and coal mines, which have been struggling for quite some time with low commodity prices. The program, which Bennett... Read more
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The Tyee
BC Hydro Pledge Saves Mining Jobs? Not So Fast, Says UnionWorker lifeline or photo op? Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett in Williams
BC Hydro Pledge Saves Mining Jobs? Not So Fast, Says Union
The Tyee / Posted 8 days ago
Worker lifeline or photo op? Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett in Williams Lake, BC. Photo: BC Gov Flickr. British Columbia's mining minister says allowing mines to delay paying for electricity will help workers through a time of low commodity... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Clark urges Trudeau to support B.C. megaprojects that benefit CanadaBritish Columbia is Canada’s only economic bright spot and the federal governme
Clark urges Trudeau to support B.C. megaprojects that benefit Canada
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
British Columbia is Canada’s only economic bright spot and the federal government needs to financially back megaprojects in the province that are good for the country, Premier Christy Clark said. Ms. Clark met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in... Read more
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CTV News
B.C. needs federal investments to keep economy strong: ClarkBritish Columbia is Canada's only economic bright spot and the federal governme
B.C. needs federal investments to keep economy strong: Clark
CTV News / Posted 8 days ago
British Columbia is Canada's only economic bright spot and the federal government needs to financially back mega-projects in the province that are good for the country, said Premier Christy Clark Clark met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday... Read more
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BC Local News
Government promises help for metal and coal minesMinister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced Friday that there was help
Government promises help for metal and coal mines
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced Friday that there was help coming for British Columbia’s 13 operating metal and coal mines, which have been struggling for quite some time with low commodity prices. The program, which Bennett... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
B.C. mines offered reprieve on hydro billsB.C.'s mines are being offered a reprieve in hydro payments, announced Energy a
B.C. mines offered reprieve on hydro bills
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
B.C.'s mines are being offered a reprieve in hydro payments, announced Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett Friday. The reprieve will be offered for a five-year term and companies can choose to defer up to 75 per cent of hydro payments for a... Read more
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BC Local News
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the BC Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Using roadside logging debris at Atlantic Power plantWill it be profitable to bring roadside logging debris to the Atlantic Power pl
Using roadside logging debris at Atlantic Power plant
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Will it be profitable to bring roadside logging debris to the Atlantic Power plant? The following information is in the Atlantic Power Corporation (APC) information paper when they responded to the question of using roadside logging debris (RLD)... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Downed trees cause power outagesSome Salmon Arm area residents were without power on Thursday, Jan. 28, thanks
Downed trees cause power outages
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 9 days ago
Some Salmon Arm area residents were without power on Thursday, Jan. 28, thanks to falling trees. BC Hydro reports the power was out in parts of Ranchero beginning at 5 p.m. until about 6:10 p.m. after a tree fell across power lines. The area... Read more
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Revelstoke Review
Revelstoke council endorses new high tech strategyThe strategy was presented by John Simms, the chair of the task force, at last
Revelstoke council endorses new high tech strategy
Revelstoke Review / Posted 11 days ago
The strategy was presented by John Simms, the chair of the task force, at last Tuesday's council meeting. The task force was established last year by council to look at ways to promote both the tech sector and the use of technology in Revelstoke. —... Read more
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BC Local News
Revelstoke council endorses new high tech strategyThe strategy was presented by John Simms, the chair of the task force, at last
Revelstoke council endorses new high tech strategy
BC Local News / Posted 11 days ago
The strategy was presented by John Simms, the chair of the task force, at last Tuesday's council meeting. The task force was established last year by council to look at ways to promote both the tech sector and the use of technology in Revelstoke. —... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. delegation seeks Ottawa's support for LNG export plansB.C. Premier Christy Clark and four of her top cabinet ministers will press the
B.C. delegation seeks Ottawa's support for LNG export plans
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
B.C. Premier Christy Clark and four of her top cabinet ministers will press their case in Ottawa this week to keep the province’s economic momentum going, including seeking support for exporting liquefied natural gas. The five B.C. politicians will... Read more
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BC Local News
Rio Tinto Alcan facing fish finesSubmissions over how much Rio Tinto Alcan should be fined after being found gui
Rio Tinto Alcan facing fish fines
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
Submissions over how much Rio Tinto Alcan should be fined after being found guilty of killing salmon continued last week in Terrace court. The company was originally charged with one count each of harmful alteration of fish habitat and destruction... Read more
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Terrace Standard
Rio Tinto Alcan facing fish finesSubmissions over how much Rio Tinto Alcan should be fined after being found gui
Rio Tinto Alcan facing fish fines
Terrace Standard / Posted 12 days ago
Submissions over how much Rio Tinto Alcan should be fined after being found guilty of killing salmon continued last week in Terrace court. The company was originally charged with one count each of harmful alteration of fish habitat and destruction... Read more
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BC Local News
Local project paying offThree northwestern First Nations are profiting from a local hydro-electric proj
Local project paying off
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
Three northwestern First Nations are profiting from a local hydro-electric project. The three, Kitselas and Kitsumkalum here and Lax Kw’alaams on the coast, are receiving modest payments thanks to the Dasque-Middle Creek run-of-river hydro-electric... Read more
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Terrace Standard
Local project paying offThree northwestern First Nations are profiting from a local hydro-electric proj
Local project paying off
Terrace Standard / Posted 13 days ago
Three northwestern First Nations are profiting from a local hydro-electric project. The three, Kitselas and Kitsumkalum here and Lax Kw’alaams on the coast, are receiving modest payments thanks to the Dasque-Middle Creek run-of-river hydro-electric... Read more
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BC Local News
Langley landlord ordered to pay $4,000 in compensationby Larry Pynn/Special to the Langley Advance Cinnamon and Erik Dagsvik had ren
Langley landlord ordered to pay $4,000 in compensation
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
by Larry Pynn/Special to the Langley Advance Cinnamon and Erik Dagsvik had rented a big home before and had a good idea of the electricity costs. Still, it took 3½ years before they did the detective work and determined why the bill was so high for... Read more
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Revelstoke Review
MLA Report: Provincial budget will be central to spring sessionThe B.C. Legislature will reconvene at the beginning of February and sit throug
MLA Report: Provincial budget will be central to spring session
Revelstoke Review / Posted 15 days ago
The B.C. Legislature will reconvene at the beginning of February and sit through until the end of May. The central part of the spring Session each year is the introduction and passage of the provincial budget for the fiscal year that runs from April... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Site C dam contractor lifts ‘shameful’ ban on hiring of UBC alumniThe president of a construction firm that holds a $60-million contract for the
Site C dam contractor lifts ‘shameful’ ban on hiring of UBC alumni
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
The president of a construction firm that holds a $60-million contract for the Site C dam has retracted a controversial vow not to hire people who attended the University of British Columbia. Peter Kiss, president and chief executive officer of... Read more
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BC Local News
Chilliwack woman tries to understand anomalous BC Hydro billGail Cross loves to make Christmas goodies but gave up her holiday baking this
Chilliwack woman tries to understand anomalous BC Hydro bill
BC Local News / Posted 17 days ago
Gail Cross loves to make Christmas goodies but gave up her holiday baking this past season in an attempt to cut down on her electricity usage. “I like to bake and cook but I can’t afford to,” the 74-year-old told the Times in her downtown Chilliwack... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Province says smart meters to be under budgetBC Hydro’s wireless grid system was officially complete at the end of 2015, wit
Province says smart meters to be under budget
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 17 days ago
BC Hydro’s wireless grid system was officially complete at the end of 2015, with a total cost the Crown utility now projects to be $777 million. That’s $153 million below the original budget, said Greg Reimer, executive vice president, transmission,... Read more
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Nelson Star
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Nelson Star / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Fernie Free Press
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Fernie Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Rossland News
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Rossland News / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Revelstoke Review
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Revelstoke Review / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Kootenay Advertiser
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Kootenay Advertiser / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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BC Local News
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
BC Local News / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Castlegar News
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Castlegar News / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Penticton Western News / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Terrace Standard
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Terrace Standard / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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The Northern View
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
The Northern View / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Help offered to struggling mining industryThe B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of minera
Help offered to struggling mining industry
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 18 days ago
The B.C. government has released the first phase of its aerial survey of mineral deposits in a largely unexplored region of northwest B.C. GeoscienceBC, a non-profit established by the province a decade ago to stimulate mining activity in areas... Read more
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BC Local News
Another warning to stay away from the riverThe wet weather and higher freezing levels over the next few days will increase
Another warning to stay away from the river
BC Local News / Posted 18 days ago
The wet weather and higher freezing levels over the next few days will increase the Comox Lake Reservoir level. The weather forecast, with uncertainties, shows 80-100 mm of rain expected today through Thursday and freezing levels rising to about 2300... Read more
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BC Local News
Off-kilter intersection getting much-needed attention in LangfordThe City of Langford is gearing up to take on the Leigh Road and Goldstream Ave
Off-kilter intersection getting much-needed attention in Langford
BC Local News / Posted 18 days ago
The City of Langford is gearing up to take on the Leigh Road and Goldstream Avenue intersection. “We will be realigning the intersection and signalizing it,” said Langford’s director of engineering Michelle Mahovlich, noting that some work is... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Off-kilter intersection getting much-needed attention in LangfordThe City of Langford is gearing up to take on the Leigh Road and Goldstream Ave
Off-kilter intersection getting much-needed attention in Langford
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
The City of Langford is gearing up to take on the Leigh Road and Goldstream Avenue intersection. “We will be realigning the intersection and signalizing it,” said Langford’s director of engineering Michelle Mahovlich, noting that some work is... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Documents reveal tension between former UBC president, board chairThere was no smoking gun in the 861 pages of documents relating to the departur
Documents reveal tension between former UBC president, board chair
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
There was no smoking gun in the 861 pages of documents relating to the departure of former president Arvind Gupta that the University of British Columbia released on Monday, but there was confirmation of tensions between Dr. Gupta and John... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Power outage planned for Fox MountainThe outage will impact areas east of Toop Road, Curtis Place and Sunset Drive,
Power outage planned for Fox Mountain
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
The outage will impact areas east of Toop Road, Curtis Place and Sunset Drive, and east from these roads. "We are having to relocate and do some system upgrades to make the new highway improvement project possible," said BC Hydro's Dave Mosure,... Read more
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