Should fracking be banned near hydro dams in British Columbia?

!According to documents released by B.C. Hydro in response to a Freedom of Information request, since 2009, dam safety officials with B.C. Hydro have been concerned that fracking could trigger earthquakes that were “greater than the original design criteria” for its Peace Canyon dam. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives along with three other organizations are now calling for a ban on fracking operations near all hydro dams in B.C., saying earthquakes could endanger human life. - Submitted photo
  • updated Aug 25, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Documents show fracking-created earthquakes have been a concern for B.C. Hydro officials.

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VIDEO: Prince Rupert woman treated with unclean medical equipment, Northern Health, B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirms more than a hundred affected

  • updated Aug 26, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Two months after having an endoscopy Joan Dudoward received a letter telling her that the endoscope used was not cleaned properly.

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Senior home survey seeks volunteers

  • posted Aug 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Volunteers to ask seniors about staff, food, privacy, medications and other conditions in residential care

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Postal union issues strike notice after it says Canada Post refused special mediator

  • updated Aug 26, 2016 at 6:12 AM

Notice means delivery could be cancelled as early as Monday

Business

Lumber exports shift to U.S. as China sales slump

  • posted Aug 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Asian demand for B.C. wood products peaked in 2013, analyst says China sales on pace for 50 per cent drop

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Bangladesh police kill 3, including Canadian suspect in Dhaka attack

  • posted Aug 27, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Bangladesh police kill 3, including Canadian suspect in Dhaka attack

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