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While Saskatchewan yanks its smart meters BC won't do the same — BC will not follow Saskatchewan in ditching smart meters. Energy Minister Bill Bennett says 99% of BC Hydro customers now have the high-tech devices in place and they're here to stay. "It's unfortunate that Saskatchewan is doing what it's doing, but that's up to them, we're convinced that smart meters are actually going to take pressure off rates and are actually going to be a benefit to ratepayers."

New gold mine gets provincial approval — Some huge economic news for Northern BC this afternoon as the provincial government has granted environmental approval to a copper-gold mine that could create more than one thousand permanent jobs. Energy and Mines minister Bill Bennett says Seabridge Gold has been granted an environmental assessment certificate for the KSM project, just northwest of Stewart.
Jul 30, 2014

KSM copper/gold mine gets #BCGov approval but @KootenayBill notes it comes w/ conditions

Former Vancouver mayors come out in support of aquarium — Four former Vancouver mayors have taken a public stand on the debate over the future of the Vancouver Aquarium. Larry Campbell says a lot of the outrage over the whether the attraction should keep cetaceans stems from the documentary about SeaWorld.