Shawnigan Lake landfill owners to miss closure plan deadlines

Credit to Author: Rob Shaw| Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 19:21:10 +0000

VICTORIA — The owners of a contaminated landfill in Shawnigan Lake have told the B.C. government they can’t meet the deadline for setting up the testing and water-protection measures required as part of a closure plan that the community continues to insist is inadequate. Cobble Hill Holdings has asked for an extension to the Oct. […]

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B.C. proposes changes to Gaming Control Act to support First Nations communities

Credit to Author: Harrison Mooney| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 03:20:58 +0000

A proposed change to the Gaming Control Act would provide a stable, long-term source of revenue for B.C. First Nations, the Province announced Tuesday. If passed, the gaming control amendment act will give B.C. First Nations 7 per cent of BC Lottery Corporation net income for 23 years. The amendment will allow the provincial government […]

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Rob Shaw: Watchdog slams government for trying to block Opposition FOIs

Credit to Author: Rob Shaw| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:00:55 +0000

VICTORIA — B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner has delivered a sharply critical blow to the New Democrat government for trying to block freedom of information requests by the Opposition Liberals. The Opposition was seeking any records from 615 political staffers or ministers who may have used their personal email to do official government work. That’s […]

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B.C. teen vaping plan coming within the month, says minister

Credit to Author: Rob Shaw| Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 23:23:43 +0000

There are roughly 90,000 businesses in B.C. currently selling e-cigarettes and vape products, including local corner stores, convenience stores and gas stations. They do not require a license, and health inspectors are stretched thin to catch anyone selling illegally to minors.

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