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Alaska plans to revisit stalled ferry project later

...government signed an order that would have blocked the project - which is on land the state leases at Prince Rupert, British Columbia - unless a resolution was reached.Patricia Eckert, associate director for international trade in the governor's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/alaska-plans-revisit-stalled-ferry-proj
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Cut Prince Rupert

...in one such problem right now. The Alaska Marine Highway wants to build a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The construction will be partially funded with federal money, which means a few strings are attached. One of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/empire-editorial-cut-prince-rupert
Opinion
Seahawks fans pull out their wallets for Super Bowl tickets

...that's not the Olympics," Gardner said. Even so, she didn't go to the 2010 Winter Olympics in nearby Vancouver. British Columbia."I'm a cheap woman," the suburban mother of three admits.But she does love her Seahawks, especially quarterback...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-23/seahawks-fans-pull-out-their-wallets-s
Sports
Canada threatens to block project over US steel requirements

...ongoing dispute over the use of U.S. steel in the project.The project is on Canadian soil leased by the state in British Columbia. The port at Prince Rupert is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System.The vast majority of construction funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/canada-threatens-block-project-over-us-
State
Roadside geology: Connor's book time travels into the newly known

...the Yakutat terrane has been moved up our Southeast coast," she said. The land was probably once a fragment of British Columbia. After it moved north, it collided with the south coast of the Yukon and lifted up the St. Elias mountains; now...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/roadside-geology-connors-book-time-t
Outdoors
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...protections of salmon and eulachon rivers that flow from British Columbia and into Alaska. Southeast Alaskan fishermen, tourism...of Alaska, have been vocal in their concern about British Columbia's mining development plans, forming the United...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...costs. Our neighboring Canadian and Washington state ferry systems are far more fiscally sustainable than ours. British Columbia ferries recover 92 percent of their operating costs from users. About 70 percent of Washington state ferries' operating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/my-turn-eliminating-juneau-access
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

Bill Bennett, British Columbia's minister of energy and mines...part to reassure Alaskans that British Columbia takes mine safety seriously. Bennett's...state of Alaska and province of British Columbia have long worked together on mining...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/empire-editorial-keep-pressure-transb
Opinion
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...governments, according to a British Columbia resource official."I'm...engage Alaska on northwest (British Columbia) mining projects and that's...need to do a better job," British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-14/alaska-bc-say-they-cooperate-quietly-tr
State | Local
My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

...Southeast fishing industry from new large mines in British Columbia. This is not the same old battle between greenies...River - the most productive sockeye salmon river in British Columbia. While total damages will be not quantified for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-transboundary-mines-looming-pro
Opinion

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