Softwood Lumber Deal Is On Its Way, Horgan Says

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itish Columbia Premier John Horgan says Canada and the United States are close to reaching a softwood lumber trade deal that could come as early as next month.

BC NDP to press on with LNG support; Green allies remain opposed – The Globe and Mail

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British Columbia’s new NDP government will continue support for the development of a liquefied natural gas sector, despite its past criticisms of the former Liberal government’s aggressive pursuit of the industry.

Pacific NorthWest LNG Hits Road Block as Gas Pipeline Sent Back to National Energy Board by Federal Court | DeSmog Canada

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The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that the National Energy Board (NEB) made a legal mistake by not considering whether TransCanada’s Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline is under federal jurisdiction, thus requiring NEB approval.

Decision on Site C dam not an easy one

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I cannot see what is stopping Site C. They [the BC Liberal government] should be carving out their niche with the Site C dam.”
That was BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver, speaking to the Globe and Mail in 2009, before he had entered politics. As a climate scientist, Weaver had argued in favour of a major clean-energy project for B.C.

Editorial: NDP should pay for new office

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The new NDP government of B.C. says it will set up a Confidence and Supply Agreement Secretariat to manage relations with the Green Party. It might be a necessary office, but it crosses a line that shouldn’t be crossed.

Environmentalists rejoice as George Heyman becomes minister of environment and climate change | Vancouver Sun

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Conservationists gave a glowing endorsement of Tuesday’s appointment Tuesday of George Heyman, a Vancouver-based MLA with a background in unionism and the environment, as Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

B.C. NDP Cabinet 2017: Seven B.C. cabinet ministers you should know | Vancouver Sun

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Conservationists gave a glowing endorsement of Tuesday’s appointment of George Heyman, a Vancouver-based MLA with a background in unionism and the environment, as Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

BC Liberals file complaint alleging NDP will use public funds for partisan purposes | Globalnews.ca

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A new government won’t be sworn in until Tuesday, but the BC Liberals are already alleging the New Democrats plan to inappropriately use public money for partisan purposes.

Incoming Premier John Horgan outlines list of priorities | Globalnews.ca

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With just a few hours until John Horgan becomes B.C.’s 36th premier, he joined CKNW’s Jon McComb to discuss his top priorities and what British Columbians can expect to see in the months ahead.

Wildfires in British Columbia Interior begin to exact economic toll

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The wildfires ripping through British Columbia’s Interior are beginning to exact an economic toll, forcing companies in the forestry and mining sectors to scale back or suspend operations altogether.

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