Staff Reporter

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These are the celebrities who have visited Alberta’s tar sands

The buzz has already spread like wildfire. The Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was in Fort McMurray researching for a documentary about the oil sands and climate change. He’s met with...

Harper announces National Research Council Arctic Program launch

During his ninth annual Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper  announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. Its goal will be to enter into...

Opportunity to get involved in solving Vancouver affordable housing challenges

From the City of Vancouver:  "The new Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency has launched a call for board directors. Applications are due before the deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 12noon...

Harper highlights opportunities created by Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Harper touts business benefits of Canada's first Asia-Pacific trade agreement.
Stephen Harper and Mark Strahl

Prime Minister Stephen Harper brings Conservative message to Chilliwack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper glad-handed for the Conservatives with MP Mark Strahl in Chilliwack today.

Prime Minister in Vancouver area today harvesting West Coast support

What is Prime Minister Stephen Harper doing this afternoon in the Vancouver area?  A business roundtable and a meeting at a berry farm are on his agenda as he looks to harvest West Coast...

Police investigate home invasion by robber with gun

Ongoing investigation into what may be a targeted crime.
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan (image: Runningboards via Wikipedia)

City of Burnaby enforcing bylaws that prohibit Kinder Morgan's access to Burnaby mountain

Burnaby Mayor Derrick Corrigan's office said today that Burnaby will continue to enforce bylaws prohibiting Texas-based Kinder Morgan company from access to Burnaby mountain.

Environmental and labour organizations call on Island Timberlands to stop logging old-growth forest

"Time is short and options for McLaughlin Ridge will run out soon if the corporation continues to cut out the heart of its ancient forest.”

NPA announces incumbents seeking re-election in November civic race

Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe welcomes the depth of municipal experience of those running for office again.