Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in British Columbia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What's Making News in British Columbia

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What's making news in British Columbia

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY KINDER MORGAN DECISION GOES AGAINST CITIZENS' WISHES

The $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has now been granted environmental approval by the B-C government.

The federal government gave its approval late last year for the Kinder Morgan Canada expansion after the National Energy Board recommended it go ahead if 157 conditions are met.

B.C.'s approval comes with 37 conditions on top of the energy board's requirements, including the consultation of aboriginal groups and the development of a species-at-risk plan.

The province also wants research conducted on heavy oil spills in freshwater and marine aquatic environments, but the Wilderness Committee says the approval decision goes against the wishes of B.C. citizens.

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BULL RIDING CHAMP'S MOM SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD BE INFORMED ABOUT CONCUSSIONS

The mother of a B.C.-based national bull riding champion is warning about the dangers of concussions following her son's death.

Twenty-five-year-old Ty Pozzobon was found dead Monday in his hometown of Merritt, but no cause of death has been released by police or coroner's officials.

His mother Leanne says in a statement that people should know about the implications of head injuries as a result of concussions.

Pozzobon was the 2016 Professional Bull Riders Canada champion and a four-time world finalist, who finished last year at a career-high fourth place.

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UBC PROF QUITS OVER JOHN FURLONG SPEECH

A University of B.C. professor has resigned from a sexual assault policy committee at the school after former Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong was brought back as a speaker at an upcoming fundraiser.

Daniel Heath Justice, who is indigenous, says in a letter to the university's president that the move silences and erases allegations that Furlong physically abused First Nations children while teaching in Burns Lake decades ago. …

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