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Geothermal research puts heat on government’s Site C dam decision

Tapping the heat of the earth as a major power source isn’t a new concept, but Canada’s geothermal-energy sector is making an updated bid to get British Columbia interested in its potential as an alternative to BC Hydro’s Site C dam proposal. [Read More…]  
Julia Strickland, Leading Californian Litigator, on Getting to the Top in Law – See more at: http://www.thenextwomen.com/2012/12/21/julia-strickland-leading-californian-litigator-getting-top-law#sthash.rK6XRXEF.dpuf

Five reasons B.C. should say no to the Site C dam

t’s a big challenge to represent the top financial institutions in the world. It’s even more challenging when most of these firms are in New York and you are based in Los Angeles. But one remarkable attorney accomplishes this task and succeeds with distinction. Julia Strickland stands at the pinnacle as the class action defense litigator and source for compliance and regulatory advice for the financial industry. No one in California represents as many high-profile financial institutions as her—and no one is more successful in defending those firms in class actions and in dealings with state and federal regulators. Her impressive roster of clients includes American Express, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Discover, HSBC, Sallie Mae, PayPal and many others. She manages the Los Angeles office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She has been at Stroock since 1978 and was the first summer associate in the Los Angeles office in 1977. She is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She oversees fifteen attorneys in her Class Action/Financial Services Group. – See more at: http://www.thenextwomen.com/2012/12/21/julia-strickland-leading-californian-litigator-getting-top-law#sthash.rK6XRXEF.dpuf
A recent poll found only six in 10 British Columbians have heard of BC Hydro’s $8-billion proposal to build a third hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. [Read More…]


Big boost in electric vehicle charging sessions could give B.C. retailers a positive jolt

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he’s willing to consider “local exemptions” to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program. Kenney said he’ll consider changes in specific areas with very low levels of unemployment in regions with a higher level. But Kenney made it clear he won’t compromise on the core goal of his controversial overhaul to the program: Making sure employers don’t use it as a cheap source of labour when they could be hiring unemployed Canadians. “I did reiterate that these important changes are designed to ensure that Canadians always come first in our job market and that the temporary foreign worker program is only a last, limited and temporary resort,” Kenney said in Charlottetown after a meeting with provincial labour ministers. Kenney said that after listening to the concerns of the provinces and territories, he is taking the grievances seriously. – See more at: http://www.hrreporter.com/articleview/21737-kenney-to-consider-local-exemptions-to-tfw-program-after-provincial-complaints#sthash.HmmqMz7D.dpuf
With his electric car running low on power, Jeff Turner pulled into a mall parking lot to recharge his vehicle at a public station earlier this year. [Read More…]  

B.C.’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations “Off to a Good Start”

A growing number of drivers are plugging into B.C.’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, the Fraser Basin Council and Powertech Labs reported today. Over 350 of B.C.’s 550 public charging stations are tracked by Powertech Labs, a BC Hydro subsidiary, and the data show that the number of vehicle charging sessions at those stations doubled between August 2013 and August 2014. [Read More…]  

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When: Tuesday, January 27 to Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

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