Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James pose for
13 September, 2017, 05:12
The Association for Mineral Exploration ("AME") expresses its support of the balanced 2017 budget delivered by B.C. Finance Minister Carole James.
"Less than eight weeks after forming government, we have taken the first steps to invest in the people of B.C. with this budget update". "Specifically, the BC Mining Flow-Through Share Tax Credit for individuals has been maintained and the expansion of the expenses eligible for the Mining Exploration Tax Credit to include environmental studies and community consultation costs to align with the federal tax rules is encouraging".
The NDP platform promised to introduce a child care program starting this year, but James said most of the summer was lost by the inconclusive result of the May election and former premier Christy Clark's decision to present her own throne speech and attempt to continue governing.
James defends the government's approach.
James said the additional tax money, combined with the revenue from B.C.'s flourishing economy, will be used to increase spending on key programs by $421 million this year, while still producing a surplus of $246 million.
Hurricane Irma leaves Florida powerless, moves north
An unusually large hurricane, Irma left an exceptional swath of damage on both Florida coasts and almost everywhere in between. Expected to be even more unsafe than the powerful winds are the storm surges that threaten Florida's coastal cities.
Another $208 million goes towards construction costs for 1,700 new rental housing units, to be targeted for lower-income families and seniors.
When it comes to the carbon tax, the NDP announced that the tax will no longer be revenue-neutral, and will increase by $5 per tonne of CO2 on April 1st of next year.
"You can't turn back the clock on 16 years overnight", she said, adding that the NDP government will continue working on its commitments in the lead-up to a full budget in February. The funding will support prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery efforts; improved data collection and analysis; a new Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions; and increased law enforcement.
The province will cut PST on electricity in half this fall and eliminate it entirely by April 2019.
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Key West, Marco Island , FL, and Naples, FL, all appear to have sustained significant water damage from the storm surge and winds. On the Atlantic coast off South Carolina, Hilton Head Island's 42,000 residents were under an evacuation order this morning.
The good news with Jose is after passing the Less Antilles, the storm is expected to go northwest into the open Atlantic Ocean. Jose and Katia strengthened Wednesday afternoon, bringing the number of hurricanes churning in the Atlantic basin to three.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles. The latest forecast indicates that Jose could reach the northern Leeward Islands , where Irma first struck, by Saturday.
Hurricane Jose main weakened into a Category 1 storm Tuesday morning as it turned eastward, the National Hurricane Center said. Regardless of Jose's exact track, there will be beach concerns up and down the East Coast as the storm churns offshore.
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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 2 a.m. advisory that Irma was about 25 miles northeast of the Tampa-St. Sunday as forecasts are locking in on a path that includes the Keys, southwestern Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
The hurricane was responsible for at least 26 deaths, including 10 in Cuba, as it passed through Caribbean island nations. A half dozen states - Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Delaware and Oklahoma - saw gas prices drop by one to six cents.
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Irma forces SC captive conference delay
As of 5 p.m., Irma was about 150 miles south of Atlanta, moving north-northwest at 17 mph with sustained winds of 50 mph. The center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.
Irma begins assault on Florida Keys
He said the water, electricity and sewage systems in the Keys were non-operational, and that trailer parks had been "overturned". It had weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning (local time) as it headed toward Georgia. "It's so dark in here", he said.
'Monster' fatberg blocks sewer in London
Mr Rimmer warned that fatbergs are not inevitable and that London's residents have a role to play in preventing their formation. Sewer workers investigating the 'berg say that over time it has solidified, and is now as hard to remove as concrete.
Bangladesh attempts to put pressure on Myanmar
At least three have been wounded in land mine blasts, and dozens have drowned when boats capsized during sea crossings. The Rohingya have always been subjected to discrimination in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, which denies them citizenship.
Storm Katia weakens after hitting Mexico
Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall. At the same time, Hurricane Jose is spinning just behind Irma about 1,060 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles.
Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 2 a.m. advisory that Irma was about 25 miles northeast of the Tampa-St. The hurricane carried maximum sustained winds of up to 295 kph when it crashed into Barbuda island on Wednesday.
Too early to tell if Hurricane Jose could hit Florida
The figure represents nearly 60% of the state's electricity users, who were still experiencing power outage as of 9 p.m. Miami International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, halted passenger flights through at least Monday.