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B.C.’s top labour leader has urged federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney to resist pressure from businesses to exempt mountain ski resorts like Whistler from tough rules for the Temporary Foreign Worker program. Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour, said Tuesday that businesses need to recruit more aggressively in Canada and pay higher wages.
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Being a mechanical contractor is Nick Pepperworth's day job. His second job — although he won't admit it — is being a hero.
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Interesting & useful Alaskan study on freezing of the Tanana River; The Dangerous Ice Research Project releases a booklet, available to the public. Formal scientific articles will follow.
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One of the two companies seeking to build Alaska’s Pebble mine is dropping out of the project as scrutiny grows over its impact on wild salmon.
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Cessna crashes near remote western village of Saint Mary's, with temperatures below freezing and survivors' condition unknown
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Not Alaska or B.C., but snow & avalanche related: avalanche in Russia
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The US Senate approved legislation allowing a natural gas pipeline to be built along existing highway right-of-way in Denali National Park.
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Animal-rights activists in Canada are trying to prevent wildlife officials in Manitoba from releasing a small orphaned bear cub back into the wilderness.
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To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. ~John Muir 

Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year. ~John C. Hawkes