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Joe Biden’s comments about the oil industry

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden’s comments about the oil industry on Thursday show that he understands the unparalleled global financial realignment happening due to climate change, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour says.

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Media coverage of Violence against Mi’kmaw lobster fishers

By Chehala Leonard, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Violence against Mi’kmaw lobster fishers sparked national and even international media attention over the past weeks. Images of angry mobs attacking Mi’kmaw Chiefs and fishermen, burning trucks and buildings sparked outrage. 

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Community forests keep resources in local hands

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An innovative approach to forestry is increasing the returns to local economies in a way that goes beyond just focusing on profits. Community forests are a means to keep benefits and decisions around local resources in local hands, said Susan Mulkey, communication manager for the British Columbia Community Forest Association (BCCFA).

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Election 2020: Green party numbers on Vancouver Island

The final count will not be known for another three weeks. However as of 1:58 AM this morning,  Elections BC reports that 45.03% of the known electorate voted NDP, 35.41% chose the Liberals and 15.30% the Greens. John Horgan won his majority, NDP candidate Michele Babchuk is our new MLA and the only real surprise was the Green party numbers on Vancouver Island.

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