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Chuck Chiang: Tourism, government spending boost Tibet’s living standard
LHASA, Tibet One thing is for certain: Tibet is changing.
Fracking in Nova Scotia should be put on hold to allow for more study: expert
HALIFAX - Hydraulic fracturing should not proceed in Nova Scotia until a broader public discussion is held and more research is completed, says the head of an expert panel reviewing the industry's potential in the province.
Labour board raps IKEA over incentives for locked-out Richmond employees to cross picket line
The union representing locked-out workers at IKEA's flagship store in Richmond, B.C., says the provincial labour board has found the Swedish retail giant committed unfair labour practices.
Hope soars for new sockeye record as big cycle returns to B.C.’s Fraser River
When Mike Kelly hits the pristine waters off northern Vancouver Island, the veteran fisherman is thrilled with what he sees. “I’m seeing a tonne of sockeye,” said Kelly, the owner of Tides and Tales fishing charters out of Port Hardy. “Every day I’ve been out in the last week, where I go we can see the sockeye jumping.” It’s the kind of news that has B.C.’s fishing industry buzzing with anticipation as it prepares for what some say could be a monster salmon season.
Caught off-guard by 2010’s sockeye record, processing plants have geared up for a repeat
B.C.’s commercial fishing industry has been building capacity to handle this year’s forecast big sockeye run after being caught off guard by the record flood of the fish in 2010. “In 2010, it was the largest sockeye run in the Fraser we’d seen since 1913, and we hadn’t anticipated it and not a lot of people were geared up to handle it,” said Rob Morley, vice-president of Vancouver-based Canfisco, Canada’s largest packer of canned salmon, which also operates commercial fishing boats.