Provincial Politics

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Fort Mac fire losses underscore import of resources to Canadian economy: Clark

By The Canadian Press
May 6, 2016 - 12:38pm Updated: May 9, 2016 - 10:18am

VANCOUVER — The catastrophic wildfire devouring Fort McMurray, Alta., underscores the vital contribution of natural resources to Canada’s economic prosperity, say leaders of Western provinces and the three territories.

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Victoria's medical marijuana bylaw deflects concerns about edible pot

By The Canadian Press
May 5, 2016 - 3:34pm Updated: May 6, 2016 - 10:20am

VICTORIA — Seniors in Victoria support council’s push to adopt a bylaw that allows edible pot products in medical marijuana dispensaries, despite health and safety concerns raised by the province’s medical health officer, says Mayor Lisa Helps.

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Annual allowable cut falls in the Southern Interior

By James Peters
May 5, 2016 - 11:51am Updated: May 5, 2016 - 12:28pm

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops-area forestry companies will have fewer trees to harvest this year, thanks to a drastic reduction in the allowable cut announced by the province.

Effective immediately, the cut in the local area will be dropped from 4 million cubic metres annually to 2.3 million.

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Exclusive fundraisers, premier’s allowance not conflicts: commissioner

By The Canadian Press
May 5, 2016 - 10:23am Updated: May 5, 2016 - 11:08am

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s conflict commissioner has ruled that exclusive fundraisers and a stipend paid to the premier by the B.C. Liberal Party are not conflicts because they do not amount to a ‘private interest.’

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B.C. needs personnel for its own fires but may help Alberta later: minister

By The Canadian Press
May 4, 2016 - 3:19pm Updated: May 5, 2016 - 12:57am

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s forests minister says the province can’t send personnel to neighbouring Alberta before dealing with its own fires spurred by unseasonably dry weather.

“Alberta understands that,” Steve Thomson said Wednesday.