Dianne Watts jumped into the B.C. Liberal party leadership race with several advantages over her rivals.
She enjoyed lofty public profile as the popular former mayor of Surrey and as a Conservative MP. She consistently topped opinion polls as the best choice to replace Christy Clark as new Liberal leader.
The BC Green Party is piling pressure on the NDP minority government its propping up to follow New Zealand’s example and restrict foreign real estate ownership in the province in the upcoming budget.
“If B.C. starts to focus again on trying to land an LNG industry given all that has happened, I can tell you I am voting government down,” the Green leader vowed in a Dec. 31 interview with Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada, the online news service.
The federal government has unveiled its proposed carbon pricing legislation, spelling out how it plans to regulate and enforce a price on greenhouse gases.
The British Columbia Snowmobile Federation is worried it will lose more access to trails unless it signs up more members.
The federation’s media director, Trish Drinkle, said her organization estimates only 17 per cent of the province’s estimated 85,000 snowmobilers join local clubs.
American regulations that limit vessel noise and traffic around endangered killer whales off the West Coast are working, a new study says. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said in its review of regulations adopted in 2011 that the changes are benefiting southern resident orcas without having negative effects on the local whale watching and tourism industries.