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Air traffic control workers’ union upset by move to hire ‘scabs’ if they strike

Talks between air traffic control workers and NAV Canada have broken down, and workers are now concerned they will be replaced by contractors if...

Island MPs and NDP boss challenge Libs to create national school food program

Heavy-hitters from the federal NDP were on the Island Wednesday, pushing the federal government to help feed struggling Island families. Party leader Jagmeet Singh, along...

Second-worst winter ever for Monarch butterflies; researchers concerned

You can expect to see a lot fewer monarch butterflies returning to BC this spring, judging by bad news from Mexico. Environment Canada researcher Greg...

Island river restoration projects get UNESCO recognition

Efforts to restore five Island estuaries are getting international acclaim this week. On Wednesday the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, endorsed the...

Environment minister not doing enough to protect endangered birds, court rules

A threatened Island seabird’s recent win in court is good news for endangered birds across Canada. Now, federal environment minister Stephen Guilbeault must reconsider his...

This was the worst year in decades for families struggling with food prices, report says

This year was one of the worst ever for Canadian families struggling to put food on their tables. The new Food Price Report from Canadian...

New sub-hunter surveillance planes will replace Aurora fleet at 19 Wing Comox

The aging Aurora surveillance planes at 19 Wing in Comox are being replaced by new Boeing-made aircraft, the government announced today. The federal government has...

US rules duties on Canadian softwood will stand; feds and province fire back

There’s no relief coming after all for BC softwood lumber exporters, after the US International Trade Commission ruled today duties will stay in place. The...

One in four international students not attending public-funded school: StatsCan

With the number of international students in BC returning to pre-pandemic levels, Stats Canada released a report today about where they are coming from...

Fisheries ministry doesn’t have means to make informed decisions: audit

Canada’s independent environmental auditor says DFO remains in the dark when it comes to the data it needs to manage fisheries. A report to Parliament...

Helly Hansen sweaters recalled over ‘flammability concerns’

A recall for nearly 130,000 Helly Hansen sweaters has been issued because of flammability concerns. The recall notice, issued by Health Canada on Wednesday, warns...
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