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

Record lumber prices not helping truck loggers – Prince George Daily News
There were more than just forest company executives in the crowd at the Council of Forest Industry convention in Prince George last week.
Truck loggers, who are largely responsible for getting logs to the mills for those forest companies, were also keenly interested in the future of forestry and in what Premier John Horgan had to say about the industry.

Premier John Horgan talks forestry at COFI convention
Horgan was the morning keynote speaker at the conference on Friday, his first time addressing the hundreds of forestry figures since becoming B.C. premier.
It was his first opportunity to share his vision for the province’s backbone industry. He wanted to assure the crowd that despite his NDP government being new to them all, he was focused on maintaining their profitable ways.

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work suspended by Kinder Morgan | CTV News Kinder Morgan says it is suspending all non-essential activities and related spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The company says its decision is based on the British Columbia government’s opposition to the project, which has also been the focus of sustained protests at the company’s marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C.

B.C. government loses Trans Mountain appeal in federal court | CTV News
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.

Huge 403,000-panel solar farm planned for Quilchena reserve near Merritt, B.C. – British Columbia – CBC News
The Upper Nicola Band is hoping to build the largest solar farm in the province on its land in the southern Interior.
The community has partnered with Fortis BC 403,000-panel solar farm on the Quilchena reserve, near Merritt, B.C. According to Fortis BC, the project will cost an estimated $30 million.

British Columbians ‘personally conflicted’ over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Poll |
As the heat continues between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new poll by Abacus Data shows that some British Columbians agree with both sides of the argument.
The poll presented eight arguments, four pro-pipeline and four anti-pipeline, to 900 B.C. respondents and asked them whether the arguments were persuasive.

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