Daily Archives: June 21, 2011

Report on BC’s green industry predicts huge growth for 2011

According to a new repor t published by KPMG, that assesses the current value of BC’s green industry and directions it may go, BC’s green economy sector is forecasted to be $2.5 billion in 2011, a 57 percent increase compared to 2008. In contrast to the service sector, green jobs pay decent salaries. The average salary for READ MORE

Climate change leading to mass extinction of marine life

A dramatic loss of marine life is happening at a rapid rate due to acidification of the oceans. At a gathering in Oxford, oceanographers called for urgent action –  reduction in fishing, measures to stop pollution and cut greenhouse gas emissions and the establishment of conservation areas. Without action, scientists predict entire ecosystems could disappear READ MORE

Pickering Ontario on the verge of implementing “fair wage” policy

On June 13th city councilors voted to recommend a “fair wage” policy for contracts over S1 million. Workers affected by this policy would likely be those in the construction trades. The policy is supported by Terry Dorgan, an agent of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 894, who believes the policy “promotes safety on READ MORE