Tom Fletcher

posted 592 stories to Penticton Western News.
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B.C. aims for $15B in farm product revenues

Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says climate change may benefit B.C. agriculture, but more irrigation is a priority

  • Dec 2nd, 2015 5:00pm

B.C. VIEWS: Inconvenient truths of climate change

Justin Trudeau declared climate hero for showing up, best case greenhouse gas scenario is a tiny temperature reduction by 2100

  • Dec 1st, 2015 10:00am

Forest trade mission finds Asian headwinds

With Japan slipping back into recession and sales down in China, B.C. forest companies push for more wood construction

  • Nov 30th, 2015 5:00pm

B.C. VIEWS: Lights out for Site C opponents

NDP leader John Horgan's energy plan appears to depend on savings from cancelling Peace dam construction, already underway

  • Nov 24th, 2015 2:00pm

B.C. VIEWS: Lights out for opponents of Site C

If you’re arguing that hydroelectricity isn’t renewable power, you’ve already lost.

  • Nov 24th, 2015 12:00pm

Clark applauds Alberta carbon tax plan

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley unveils tax on consumer fuels, cap and trade system for industry, allows oil sands to grow

  • Nov 24th, 2015 9:00am

BC VIEWS: Green shift returns, goes global

Premier Christy Clark is joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a large delegation in Paris for the next UN climate conference

  • Nov 18th, 2015 6:00pm

B.C. government unions to get ‘modest’ raises

Economic growth exceeds forecast, triggers extra pay for 300,000 teachers, health care and social services staff in February

  • Nov 17th, 2015 11:00am

B.C. VIEWS: Green shift returns, goes global

We will soon learn what leaders have in mind for Canada’s renewed effort to influence climate change.

  • Nov 17th, 2015 10:00am

Trudeau summons premiers for climate talks

Premiers, federal cabinet to be briefed before going to UN climate summit in Paris with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

  • Nov 12th, 2015 3:00pm

B.C. VIEWS: Conservation officers a thin green line

They don’t get much respect from an urban public informed by celebrity protesters such as Pamela Anderson, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Gervais.

  • Nov 10th, 2015 1:00pm

Influenza vaccine now available in B.C.

H2N2 influenza cases already showing up around B.C., strains of influenza B expected to show up by February

  • Nov 9th, 2015 6:00pm

BC VIEWS: The silence of the email servers

Health ministry contractor firings case illustrates lack of paper trails in Premier Christy Clark's government

  • Nov 5th, 2015 1:00pm

B.C. judges get retroactive 4.9% raise

Legal battle brings provincial judges' salaries to more than $236,000, an increase of about 50 per cent since 2003

  • Nov 2nd, 2015 7:00am

South Asian military efforts marked at legislature

As Sikhs' ship turned away from Vancouver in 1914, another left to fight alongside Canada in World War I

  • Oct 29th, 2015 6:00pm

New seats coming for 2017 B.C. election

Surrey getting ninth MLA, Richmond adds another as rural seats preserved, legislature will soon have 87 seats

  • Oct 29th, 2015 6:00pm

B.C. VIEWS: Myths of the Highway of Tears

Media narrative of serial killers on Highway 16 insists more bus service and a national enquiry would solve deep-seated social problems

  • Oct 27th, 2015 11:00am

Quads need licence plates starting Nov. 1

Licence for off-road vehicles including dirt bikes and snowmobiles costs $48, penalties for reckless use also going up

  • Oct 26th, 2015 12:00pm

BC VIEWS: Let’s get real about trade deals

Not participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership is unthinkable for B.C., and even with it, our dependence on an indifferent U.S. remains

  • Oct 20th, 2015 8:00pm

B.C. business likes Pacific deal

B.C.’s Asia trade will benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership according to business and provincial government officials.

  • Oct 15th, 2015 10:00am