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Lumber trader who warned of 'climate price' flags 4 ways to ease latest spike that's nearing record highs

Chris Hellier/Getty Images Lumber prices were at $1,188 per thousand board feet Thursday, more than double November's level. In an interview with the Atlantic, lumber trader Stinson Dean explained how climate change impacts the price. He shared four supply-side factors that could help ease the spike in lumber prices.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Lumber prices are rallying again as housing demand remains hot and supply-chain disruptions continu...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, US, Trends, Atlantic, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, Dean, Southeast US, Phil Rosen, Stinson Dean, Chris Hellier Getty

Things to Do in Golden BC in Winter

I don’t know about you but come winter I need something to look forward to on a regular basis. In the summer, we go away almost every weekend, but somehow in winter we only seem go away every month or so. John and I decided we needed a break and decided to head to Golden BC for a change – and avail ourselves of winter activities both in Golden and in nearby Yoho National Park. Most people I know head for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort but on this trip we were looking for quieter winter activities...
Tags: Travel, Canada, John, British Columbia, Calgary, Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Lynn, Golden, Trans Canada Highway, Cedar Lake, Golden BC, Confluence Park, Kootenay National Park, Wapta Falls, Sigi

Wapta Falls Hike or Snowshoe in Winter

In the winter a Wapta Falls hike or snowshoe makes for a delightful half day outing. It’s a longer hike in the winter since you basically start from the Trans-Canada Highway, so you must add a few kilometres to reach the summer trailhead. If you’re staying in the Field – Golden corridor, or you have a few hours to spare while you’re driving between Golden and Calgary, I would encourage you to do the hike.  We opted for snowshoes on the Wapta Falls hike but even with as much snow as you see in th...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, Canada, John, British Columbia, Calgary, Parks Canada, Yoho National Park, Niagara, Charlie, Kelowna, Trans Canada, Trans Canada Highway, Highway 95, Emerald Lake Lodge

Watch the Running Film “Human Powered”

The post Watch the Running Film “Human Powered” appeared first on iRunFar. Last month, we featured Matt Cecill’s incredible photo gallery titled “Human Endurance” that shared the emotions and physical feats of a number of races in the Pacific Northwest of North America. This week, we’re sharing one of Cecill’s films, “Human Powered,” which was filmed during the 2018 Finlayson Arm Races, held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. “Human Powered” was selected for a number of film festivals, and ...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Running, British Columbia, Holder, Victoria British Columbia Canada, Pacific Northwest of North America, Finlayson Arm Races, Matt Cecill, Cecill

Why The Cancelled NHL Games In Canada?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Ticket sales in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver are capped at 50 per cent by the provincial governments in Alberta and British Columbia, which is better than the alternative, because the Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets aren’t allowed any fans. As a result of the limits because of the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the NHL started postponing several games in Canada last month, with the owners and pla...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Vancouver, NHL, British Columbia, Alberta, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Edmonton, Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun Ticket, Senators Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens

Canada: Changes To B.C.'s Public Sector Privacy Legislation - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In November 2021, the Government of British Columbia enacted Bill 22 to make significant changes to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, which governs how public bodies in British Columbia collect, use, disclose and retain personal information.
Tags: News, Canada, Bill, British Columbia, Government of British Columbia

Lumber prices are at a 7-month high and are set to stay elevated on the back of 3 key trends, an expert says

Lumber prices plummeted in June.Carolyn Cole/Getty Images Lumber prices are rallying again, scaling toward their highest level in seven months.  Joe Sanderson, CEO of Domain Timber Advisors, says three trends are driving the surge.  He said lumber's price will hover upwards of $1,000 per thousand board feet through the second quarter. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell Lumber prices are rallying again and are scaling above seven-month highs as three k...
Tags: US, Trends, Canada, North America, Biden, British Columbia, Columbia, Trump, Sanderson, National Association of Realtors, US Commerce Department, Isabelle Lee, Joe Sanderson, Domain Timber Advisors, BC Lumber Trade Council Read

Nanaimo to Tofino Drive – 13 Fantastic Stops to Make

Tofino’s growing popularity has spurned a huge increase in people making the Nanaimo to Tofino drive. Even though you can fly into Tofino, it can be expensive and car rentals once you’re in Tofino are often an issue. The drive makes sense for the majority of people heading to the west coast of Vancouver Island and driving gives you the ultimate in flexibility. I have done the Nanaimo to Tofino drive at least a half dozen times. Most of the time, I’ve been highly focused and have wanted to get to...
Tags: Travel, Long Beach, Vancouver, John, British Columbia, Drives, Road Trip, Douglas, Barkley, Grove, Vancouver Island, Sitka, Salish Sea, Pacific Rim National Park, Garry, Tofino

A noted political scientist warned that the US could be under the rule of a right-wing dictator by 2030

Trumpism is beginning to closely resemble European fascism in its "contempt for the rule of law and glorification of violence," Homer-Dixon wrote.Brent Stirton/Getty A political scientist has warned that the US may come under the rule of a right-wing dictator by 2030. Researcher Thomas Homer-Dixon warned that American democracy may collapse if Trump wins in 2024. He attributed the cause of possible "widespread civil violence" to the "near-fascist personality cult" of Trumpism. A Canadian poli...
Tags: Politics, News, Op-ed, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Fox, Canada, Gop, United States, Globe, Think Tank, Donald Trump, British Columbia, Stockholm

Canada: BC Court Upholds Franchise Arbitration Agreement - Cassels

The franchise in question was a "grab and go" food service counter business located in a British Columbia grocery store.
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Covid live: UK test shortages ‘very worrying’ ahead of New Year; six Canadian provinces see record daily case rises

Nervtag’s Prof Openshaw warns New Year’s Eve ‘perfect’ conditions to transmit virus; Canadian provinces including Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia set recordsItaly is set to relax isolation rules while Spain will cut quarantine periodWHO say not advisable to reduce controls as case numbers surgeChinese police parade suspected Covid rule-breakers through streetsUK reports another record rise with more than 183,000 daily Covid casesUp to three Covid jabs a year could be needed for protection, ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Greece, Spain, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, World Health Organization, NHS england, British Columbia, Ontario Quebec, Rowena Mason, Openshaw

Payday Loans: A Lifebuoy Amidst These Economic Uncertainties

The economy of Canada is still trying to regain its footing and bounce back fully. The uncertainty remains apparent, given the volatile prices and the still-recovering labor market. Worse, income and savings cannot suffice daily and urgent expenses at times.  Hence, it is no wonder that more people turn to higher interest-bearing loans, such as payday loans. In this article, we will talk about payday loans and their importance in the new normal.  Payday Loans in a Nutshell  Payd...
Tags: Fashion, Toronto, Canada, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, Statista, Nutshell Payday

Covid news live: Europe facing ‘another storm’ due to Omicron, WHO warns; Israel announces fourth jab for over-60s

The World Health Organization urges Europe to prepare for a “significant surge” in Covid cases and hospitalisations; Israel prepares for fourth jab after recording first Omicron deathWHO’s Europe chief says ‘another storm coming’ as Omicron takes holdBoris Johnson confirms no new Covid restrictions in UK before ChristmasGermany poised to limit social contact as Omicron sweeps EuropeEngland cuts Covid self-isolation cut to seven days with negative testFollow all our coronavirus coverageThe Canadi...
Tags: Europe, UK, Israel, World news, World Health Organization, Johnson, British Columbia, Pacific Coast, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID, Omicron WHO

Live Updates: British Columbia Orders Closures Due to COVID

The Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia is closing bars, nightclubs and gyms because of the omicron coronavirus variant.
Tags: British Columbia, Columbia, Pacific Coast

Bars, Nightclubs to Shut in Canada's British Columbia as Omicron Takes Grip

(Reuters) - British Columbia will shut gyms, bars and nightclubs while allowing fewer people at tables in restaurants and cafes through the...
Tags: Canada, British Columbia, Reuters British Columbia

Canada: B.C. Court Of Appeal Declines To Recognize New Tort Of "Blacklisting" - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In FORCOMP Forestry Consulting Ltd. v. British Columbia, the B.C. Court of Appeal declined to recognize a new tort of "blacklisting". The Court of Appeal held that the proposed tort would not...
Tags: News, Canada, Court of appeal, British Columbia, B C Court of Appeal, Blacklisting McCarthy Tétrault LLP, FORCOMP Forestry Consulting Ltd

Lumber prices have spiked 95% in 5 weeks as supply issues arise following Canadian floods while demand stays strong

Lumber yard.Carolyn Cole/Getty Images Lumber prices have nearly doubled over the past five weeks, staying above $1,000 per thousand board feet.  Floods last month in the key lumber export hub of British Columbia have contributed to price gains.  US home building activity also rebounded strongly in November.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Lumber prices have nearly doubled over the past month, holding above the $1,000 mark as recent floods in Canada l...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, Canada, British Columbia, Jefferies, Columbia, Commerce Department, Thomas Simons, Carla Mozee, Lumber Prices, Aneta Markowska, MI Exclusive, Things Before the Opening Bell Lumber, Carolyn Cole Getty, Lumber Prices Canada Floods

The Big One: Canada floods show British Columbia is not ready for a powerful earthquake

As the province rebuilds after the atmospheric river, experts hope for a heightened focus on future quake hazards Canada’s largest port is shut down. Highways have snapped, buckled and crumbled. Bridges are washed into raging rivers and landslides rumble down mountainsides, burying cars and stranding travellers. Rail lines linking the west coast to the rest of North America are damaged. Oil pipelines cease operating.Three years ago, officials at Vancouver’s main transport hubs were told to prepa...
Tags: Infrastructure, Canada, Earthquakes, Flooding, Vancouver, North America, British Columbia, Columbia

How a grounded hulk is floating everyone’s boat in Vancouver

The stranded boat that broke free of its tethers has become a local celebrity – with tribute T-shirts and its own Twitter accountIt was a disaster in the making: fierce rains battered southwestern British Columbia, and residents of Vancouver watched in horror as a hulking barge broke free of its tethers and drifted perilously close to a bridge.Instead, winds pushed it away, grounding it on a nearby beach. Continue reading...
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Challenging “Compelled Speech” Objections: Respectful Forms of Address in Canadian Courts

Pronouns are currently a hot topic in the legal profession, following recent measures by Canadian courts to prevent the misgendering of courtroom participants. Directives in British Columbia now require lawyers and parties appearing before courts to proactively identify their titles and pronouns (see the directives of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal, and the ). Other Canadian courts have followed suit. For example, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario appellate courts en...
Tags: Law, Canada, Quebec, British Columbia, Legal Ethics, Ontario, Supreme Court of Canada, Monsieur, En, Constance Backhouse, Samantha Peters, Van Camp, The Supreme Court of Canada, Superior Court of Quebec, Court Of Appeal For Ontario, Backhouse

After floods and fires, Canadians take shelter in British Columbia church center

#canadians #britishcolumbia #churchcenter #floods
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Ski resorts are worried about the climate crisis, but experts say pledges to reduce carbon emissions don't factor in tourists' flights

There's a good chance this skier flew for his trip to the slopes.John P. Kelly/Getty Images Ski resorts are at risk of warmer temperatures and changes in snowfall from the climate crisis. Planes contribute to warming and shorter snow seasons, but many visitors fly to ski resorts. Resorts are trying to be more sustainable. Many of these commitments conflict with visitor growth. Skiers and snowboarders spend a lot of time and money traveling to resorts. Experts say their flights are contrib...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, Colorado, Montana, Trends, Canada, North America, Whistler, Denver, British Columbia, Caribbean, Jackson Hole, Aspen, Jackson Hole Wyoming, Ontario

December temperatures in parts of US and Canada hit record high

Warm spell equals or breaks records in several states, with temperature 15-20C above average in placesA spell of unseasonably warm weather affected southern and western parts of the US and south-western Canada last week, with temperatures 15-20C above average in places. December temperature records were broken in multiple locations. Penticton in British Columbia had its highest ever December on the 1st as the temperature reached 22.5C. In the US, Montana, North Dakota, Washington and Wyoming all...
Tags: US, US news, Canada, Wyoming, US weather, Nws, British Columbia, Penticton, National Weather Service NWS, Big Island Hawaii, US Montana North Dakota Washington

Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Erik v McDonald, 2019 ABCA 217 [149] Courts should strive to fashion legal principles that promote positive community values – good relations between neighbors, increased property values[85] and attractive landscape features – and discourage negative community values – bad relations betw...
Tags: Law, British Columbia, Erik, McDonald, SCC, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Delgamuukw

Canada: The Importance Of Consultation With First Nations, Progressive Reclamation And Increased Reclamation Security For Amended Permits In The Mining Industry - Miller Thomson LLP

The BC Supreme Court recently cast light on issues regarding British Columbia mining operations on First Nation's territory in Ignace v. British Columbia (Chief Inspector of Mines), 2021 BCSC 1989.
Tags: News, Canada, British Columbia, Columbia, BC Supreme Court, Ignace, Mining Industry Miller Thomson LLP

Canada: New Paid Sick Leave For Employees In British Columbia - Gowling WLG

Effective January 1, 2022, all employees, whether part-time, full-time, indefinite or fixed-term, working in British Columbia, who are protected by the provisions of the Employment Standards Act...
Tags: News, Canada, British Columbia, Columbia Gowling WLG

4 reasons why lumber prices have doubled from summer lows — and why one expert sees them normalizing again

Josef Mohyla/Getty Images Lumber prices are on the rise once again and have doubled from summer lows. A confluence of factors is putting upward pressure on the red-hot commodity but experts say lumber will normalize. Lumber futures rose for the fifth-straight session on Friday, hitting $930 per thousand board feet. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell The price of lumber has doubled from summer lows after a confluence of factors put upward pressure on the r...
Tags: US, Trends, Canada, Biden, British Columbia, Miller, Trump, Commerce Department, the Federal Reserve, Russel, Ross Price, Vanessa Miller, Isabelle Lee, Josef Mohyla Getty, David Russell VP, TradeStation Group

‘Heartbreaking’ clean-up of animal corpses as Canada floodwaters ebb

Floods and landslides in British Columbia devastated livestock in ‘easily the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history’Floods and landslides that battered the Canadian province of British Columbia last month killed hundreds of thousands of farm animals and forced nearly 15,000 people from their homes, new figures revealed, as officials described the scope of the devastation – and the challenges of recovery.As many as 628,000 chickens, 420 dairy cattle and 12,000 hogs were killed by the flo...
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Canada: Vaccine Mandates In The Workplace: What B.C. Employers Need To Know - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The pandemic landscape in British Columbia is constantly evolving. Governments of various levels in certain industries and sectors have started implementing vaccine mandates.
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Port of Vancouver faces a backlog of over 50 ships as trucker union plans to strike

Reuters Floods in British Columbia spawned major backlogs at the Port of Vancouver. Canada's largest port has been cut off from several major roads and railways due to landslides. A trucker group of 120 drivers gave the port 72-hour strike notice on Monday. Over 50 ships are floating off the coast waiting to dock at the Port of Vancouver.Canada's largest port has been struggling to process cargo in recent weeks. British Columbia has been ravaged by floods that have cut off the area fr...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Canada, Boats, Vancouver, British Columbia, Trucking, Columbia, Teamsters, Shortages, Strike Action, Reuters Floods, Vancouver Kamloops