Day: May 12, 2022

Environmental safeguards at B.C. mines are being eroded by amendments, study says

Some environmental safeguards built into mine approvals in British Columbia are being gradually whittled away without enough public or scientific oversight, says new university research. A recently published paper from researchers at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies concludes that mining companies have been able to amend their original operating conditions in ways […]

Billionaire’s association with luxury B.C. mansion highlights property tax loophole

A billionaire’s association with a luxury Vancouver Island mansion highlights land title anomalies that mean property transfer and foreign buyers taxes don’t apply to purchases of some pricey B.C. homes. CBC revealed last month that Russian-born billionaire Yuri Milner was the man behind the trust that bought the $18 million Mille Fleurs mansion in 2013 — seven years before […]

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