B.C. Government introduces new legislation to deal with marijuana legalization | Globalnews.ca

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The B.C. government is proposing new rules that would make 19 the minimum age to purchase, sell or consume cannabis, allow adults to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place and prohibit cannabis smoking and vaping everywhere tobacco smoking and vaping are prohibited.

B.C. government asking courts to rule on new permitting system to restrict bitumen flow | Globalnews.ca

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The B.C. government is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to determine whether it can pass legislation that would require companies to get permits from the provincial government before increasing the flow of bitumen through the province.

‘We’ve made our decision’: B.C. First Nation speaks up for Trans Mountain pipeline | Globalnews.ca

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A B.C. First Nation is speaking up in favour of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Chief Nathan Matthew of the Simpcw First Nation says he wants to address the impression that B.C.’s Indigenous communities are united in their opposition to the project.

Enrolment suspended after report finds UVic Indigenous Governance program left students ‘traumatized’ | CBC News

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The University of Victoria says it’s “truly sorry” after a third-party review of its Indigenous Governance program found evidence of “dysfunctional classroom dynamics” that left current and former students “traumatized.”

Have your say on ALR changes – Prince George Daily News

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Time is running out to voice your opinion on possible changes to theAgricultural Land Reserve and the Agricultural Land Commission.

Skeena Sawmills to add 75K-tonne pellet plant to Terrace operation | Canadian Biomass

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Skeena Sawmills has confirmed its plans to construct a pellet plant at its sawmill site in Terrace, B.C., to handle the mill’s residuals that are currently sent to a landfill.

House of Commons to hold emergency debate on Trans Mountain pipeline tonight | CTV News

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The House of Commons has agreed to hold an emergency debate tonight on the Trans Mountain pipeline predicament.
Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs made the request, saying thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for the Canadian economy are at stake, making the stalled project an urgent matter that needs the immediate attention of MPs.

Horgan still blocking Trans Mountain after meeting with PM, Notley | CTV News

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B.C. Premier John Horgan says his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley did nothing to end his ongoing efforts to block plans to expand an existing diluted bitumen line between the two provinces.

Move begins on banning single-use plastic bags in Nelson | The Nelson Daily

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Single-use plastic bags could be on the endangered species list in Nelson.
The city will be contacting the business community to set out a timeline to discuss phasing out single use plastic bags in Nelson.
Mayor Deb Kozak told council on Tuesday during its regular meeting that the idea — which had been discussed at the council level for several years — needed to move from the back burner to the front of the stove.

‘Renoviction’ ruling in tenant vs. landlord case could set precedent | CTV Vancouver News

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A Vancouver tenant is celebrating after a B.C. Supreme Court ruling in her favour that could set a precedent for others facing “renoviction” in the city’s overheated rental housing market.
Court documents show the West End apartment building Vivian Baumann has been living in for 17 years was sold to a new owner in 2014.

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