British Columbia ILWU Port Workers end Lockout before 3 hours
After days of hype and anticipation, it only took about 3 hours of an actual lockout before the BCMEA and ILWU came to a tentative agreement.
US could learn from Mexico’s port strategy
Mexico plans to inject $5 billion into the nation’s ports to keep up with growth in demand. But more interesting is that Mexico’s investment is part of a broader approach to manage and expand Mexico’s ports as a system. “We think the ports work in a better way if we use them as part of a logistics chain,” Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, general coordinator of Mexico’s ports and merchant marine fleet, told the AAPA’s annual spring conference in Washington last month.
B.C. sockeye salmon return thrills onlookers despite concerns over decline
A bumper year is expected for sockeye salmon returns in B.C., but warm waters may results in lower numbers.
Top senator to National Grid: end the lockout "immediately"
BOSTON -- Newly in possession of a House-approved locked out worker benefit bill, Senate leaders said Monday they are ready to intervene if National Grid won't end its lock out of union gas workers
Top US port lobby wary of port performance bill
A U.S. trade group representing public port authorities Thursday voiced caution over new legislation aimed at providing Congress with a database of port performance metrics in order to avoid a repeat of the crippling West Coast longshore labor negotiations earlier this year.
Mental health concerns raised as early wildfires spark renewed anxiety in tinder-dry B.C.
Amid wildfires, droughts, and severe storms, a B.C. physician calls on family doctors to help patients suffering from the mental health impacts of climate change in an article recently published in the B.C. Medical Journal.
Scientists discover 'wonderland' of life on deep-sea mountains off B.C. coast
A previously undiscovered extinct volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of B.C. is home to many species that have never been seen by humans before now.
DFO investigating critical fish habitat destruction in B.C.'s 'Heart of the Fraser'
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has ordered the owners of two islands in B.C.'s Fraser River to take "corrective measures" after they allegedly destroyed fish habitat in a crucial area for the survival of salmon, steelhead, and endangered white sturgeon.
National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated with more than 100 events across B.C.
As part of the celebration of Indigenous communities, CBC Radio One's B.C. Today will broadcast live from Trout Lake noon-1 p.m. PT with special content celebrating and acknowledging heritage, diversity and stories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
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Laredo Port becomes USA's Top Trade Port in Trade Value
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What Workers Can Learn From “the Largest Lockout in U.S. History”
An interview with Sara Nelson, the head of the flight attendants union who this week called for a general strike.
B.C.'s top doctor warns of naturopaths misleading parents about cause of autism
B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism.
B.C. to appeal decision over control of Trans Mountain pipeline oil to Canada's top court
"We believe we have the right and authority constitutionally to regulate harmful substances through B.C.," said Attorney General David Eby.
Toronto paleontologists discover prehistoric ancestor of spiders in B.C. Rockies
Fossils uncovered by an expedition team from the Royal Ontario Museum have led to the discovery of a tiny predator that predates spiders and scorpions.
How The Auto Industry Is Reacting To The Tentative U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michelle Krebs, an executive analyst at Autotrader, to get an idea of what the auto industry thinks of the trade deal announced Monday between the U.S. and Mexico.
B.C. birder gets treated to 'incredible experience' while checking out a chickadee tip in Calgary
A birder who has travelled the country for decades is blogging about a once-in-a-lifetime find in Calgary last week.
CWA Reaches Tentative Agreement with AT&T Southwest Covering 20,000 Workers
A tentative agreement at AT&T Southwest provides for wage increases, 3,000 new jobs and other gains.