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Canada’s carbon pricing law constitutional, court rules

By Carl MeyerCanada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter — With files from Emma McIntosh

Parliament acted constitutionally when it passed the federal government’s carbon pricing law, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

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Booklet unveils Racist British Columbia: 150 years

By Cara McKenna, the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new educational resource looks at British Columbia’s long history of racist policies and the resiliency of the many Indigenous, Black and racialized people who have been affected.

The open-source booklet Challenging Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting was released today by co-publishers the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

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Will a branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency be in North Island – Powell River?

MP Rachel Blaney is inviting the Federal Government to set up a branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency (RDA) in North Island -Powell River.

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Call for a BC Ministry of Immigration

By Mansoor Tanweer, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A duo of British Columbia-based immigration advocacy groups is calling on Premier John Horgan’s government to create a dedicated ministry of immigration. More robust immigration frameworks are needed to deal with the federally mandated rise in immigration and a shrinking workforce, spokespeople from the organizations say.

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Trophy hunters: A danger to humans as well as prey?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trophy hunting of wolves, grizzly bears, and cougars may endanger hunters as well as the animals they target, a new study suggests.

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