Survivors of a residential school in northern British Columbia have given the community strength and courage to keep pushing in a decades-long fight to demolish the building, says the deputy chief of the Daylu Dena Council.
In Ottawa, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc signalled Canadians can expect an announcement on easing travel restrictions by Monday, but warned new rules won't necessarily go into effect right away.
Business leaders are calling on Ottawa to immediately lay out a comprehensive plan to reopen the economy and international borders along with a vaccine certification process as they struggle to prepare for a summer season hanging in flux.
Health restrictions will be eased on indoor gatherings, group activities and travel within British Columbia on Tuesday as COVID-19 immunization rates rise and case counts decline, Premier John Horgan says.
The BC NDP's approach to protecting old-growth forests is unsettlingly reminiscent of the failed approaches to the management of past provincial governments, write Shauna Doll and Chris Genovali of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
B.C. unveiled its vision for future forestry policy and while it includes a plan to share access to timber and supports for First Nations and forestry communities, it's unlikely to quell the swell of protests aimed at protecting old-growth forests.