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Province seeks hefty fines for anyone who violates B.C. Wildfire Act

By The Canadian Press
March 10, 2016 - 1:50pm Updated: March 10, 2016 - 4:48pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s forest firefighters face enough difficulties controlling raging walls of flames that threaten homes, properties and lives without having to worry about drones and pleasure boats getting in the way of their efforts, Forests Minister Steve Thomson said Thursday.

Scientists want federal environment minister to reject 'flawed' LNG report

By The Canadian Press
March 9, 2016 - 1:28am

VICTORIA — Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna should reject a “flawed” environmental draft report for the proposed $36 billion Petronas-backed liquefied natural gas plant on British Columbia’s northwest coast near Prince Rupert, says an open letter to the minister signed by more than