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Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics: Expert (in News): A Tyee interview with Terry Lynn Karl, who wrote the book on petro states.  Related Stories Ann Craft's Fracking Nightmare: A Top Lawyer's Startling Counsel (in News) The Nightmare of Ann Craft: Fracked, then Poisoned (in News) Tax Breaks for BC Frackers Reach over $1 Billion (in News)
Kwantlen University Proposes Lowering Pass Grade (in News): Change would bring school in line with others, but some students and staff are opposed.  Related Stories Cuts Threaten Kwantlen's English Classes for Immigrants (in News) Future of Western Canada's Largest ESL Programs Still in Doubt (in News) Dreams on Hold as ESL Schools Slated to Close (in...
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Emails Obtained in FOI Show BC Attorney General Warned by Independent Bar Owners “Happy Hour” Would Hike Booze Prices, Reduce Competition: Happy Hour in Paris - seems much better! - Bill Tieleman photo Liquor law changes force some bars to hike prices, emails to province reveal. Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver/ The Tyee column Tuesday December 9, 2014 By Bill Tieleman "This is very dangerous -- $2 drinks? There is no way...
Governments push fear, flu shots despite dropping efficacy, dubious death claims: Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets flu shots Vaccines provide 'moderate' protection,' studies show.So why are they pushed on the public? Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday December 2, 2014By Bill Tieleman"Scaring people justifies evidence-free policies."        ...
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Chinatown, Downtown Eastside heritage and housing protected with new Council investment: City Council approved an investment of $1.16 million into upgrades for historic heritage buildings in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.read more
Older diesel engines must be registered now to avoid Metro Vancouver prohibition : “Diesel engine exhaust is a known carcinogen that is responsible for two-thirds of the lifetime cancer risk from air pollution in our region,” says Moore.read more
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The Commonsense Canadian gets to the heart of the matter on Site C approval.: There’s really not much I could add to this, Damien Gillis has wrapped this up so well – I highly recommend reading this fine post. Here are some excerpts: ” …the Liberal Government excluded the public’s independent energy watchdog, the … Continue reading →
There is no defence – period.: I missed an interesting story  yesterday with my focus on waiting for the Site C announcement – I’ll have a blog post on Site C soon, but I’ve received quite a few messages asking what I think of this: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/f-kill-or-marry-question-by-cfox-host-jeff-o-nei...
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Ten reasons why the Grey Cup is what it is: For the 102nd time, the Grey Cup will be awarded to the best team in Canadian football.  What makes the big game so enduring and endearing? Here are 10 reasons. It’s for fans from cities that want a team or once had a team Thirty years ago a CFL team was supposed to kick-off in Dartmouth, Nova Sc...
Off the ‘cliffe: Vision Vancouver communications director Marcella Munro reported on her blog Nov. 17 that she has exited Earnscliffe Strategy Group, the lobbying and communications company from which she took leaves of absence to be the mouthpiece for Vision in 2011 and 2014 and the B.C. NDP in 2013. “Earnscliff...
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Study: ‘It’s hard to beat gasoline’ on Air Quality: I saw this on Planetizen and couldn’t resist the video Now, we don’t have much ethanol around here, and the electricity we use is mostly  from existing hydro. So some of these results from the US don’t exactly translate here. So if you can afford a Tesla, go right ahead and don’t worry about tho...
Why are Roads different to Transit?: One of the twitter responses I got to my last post Now I must admit that even when I was with Translink – many years ago now – I was not required to do much about the Major Road Network (MRN). It exists because the province was going to download some provincial highways and bridges to the munici...
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A crime family depends on its enablers - rerun: The bulk of this item was written in 2010 and it was moved to the top a year later. I've done a little editing to recognize the political environment of 2014 but not much has changed, in the article and in BC politics. Indeed, the winners kept winning and most of our fellow citizens barely notic...
Lies my energy minister told me: October 15, I listened to Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett provide detailed assurance that, unlike budgets of numerous BC megaprojects that suffered runaway costs, the $7.9 billion Site C dam budget was final, fully reviewed by specialists and reliable because it included a contingency well...
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Latest poverty stats show BC still has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada: The latest poverty statistics are finally here after waiting over 6 months to see the state of poverty in British Columbia, and the data once again shows that BC has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada. Using the Low Income Cut-Off – After Tax (LICO-AT) as the poverty line, 1 in 10 British...
Now is exactly the right time to regulate oil and gas: Earlier this week, Prime Minister Harper declared that, given oil prices plummeting to $60-70 a barrel, now would be a “crazy” time to introduce regulations on the oil and gas sector. This comes after promising nine years ago that the federal government would bring in new GHG regulations on the o...
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Not the kind of port reform we were hoping for: Just when you thought public input into major resource export proposals couldn’t be undermined any more than it already has, you get something like Bill C-43. This omnibus bill, which was introduced this fall and is likely to go to a vote any day now, could give port authorities like Port Metro ...
Does the MLA for Burnaby North know something we don't about Kinder Morgan?: In case you hadn't heard, the B.C. government has five conditions for any company proposing to transport heavy oil to the coast. The first condition is “Successful completion of the environmental review process.” Under the equivalency agreement signed by the BC Liberals in 2010, the province acce...
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Quick thoughts on Site C half an hour before the annoucement: My hope is that the government passes on the projectGive the track record of large dam projects in the last decade, it would see that cost overruns seem to be almost inevitable.    The Muskrat Falls project in Labrador looks like it will come in at $10.5 billion instead of the initial $6.9 billio...
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Quesnel Council Highlights - Dec 15th mtg: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:New term = new policies, bylaws and committeesCouncil approved the following recommendations from the Committee of the Whole session on December 8:- Council Policy - Code of Conduct and Ethics;- Council Appointments Schedule;- 2015 Act...
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Battleground Surrey: Political will and reforms needed to fix problems: As Surrey approaches one of the most important elections in last few decades media, commentators and general public are highly concentrated on search for a solution of numerous problems facing city’s transformation from suburban to urban. Top of the list is reserved for issues of crime, transport...
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Youth file misleading advertising complaint against VCH: From this morning’s press conference. ——— Vancouver – Three young patient advocates fighting to keep the Pine Free Youth Clinic open have retained a lawyer to file a complaint about a poster distributed by Vancouver Coastal Health. They say the poster is misleading, compromising their ability to ...
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Westside-Kelowna By-Election Maps: As everybody that has any interest in British Columbia politics is aware, Premier Christy Clark is running in Westside-Kelowna in a by-election. The only question is how much of a margin she is going to win by and what the turnout is going to be, but suffice to say the BC Liberals will be sparin...
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What went right and what went wrong at Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism asked me following my decision to suspend Public Eye's daily reporting. In an article published by the centre and J-Source.ca I provide some of the answers, revealing the secrets of its success and why it was difficult ...
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Exclusive: Russia buys Vancouver landmark in hostile takeover : Russian clowns outside Science World in 2010 (Sochi 2014) The Russians are coming (back), the Russians are coming (back). Four years after Science World was temporarily transformed into Sochi World during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Russian Federation government is set to buy the Vancouve...
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THE BIG NEW TRANSIT PLAN: This is an interactive site. The Name of the Game is ENGAGEMENT. Don't be Shy. Tell us what you think. Post your comments.
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Living Life in the Present: I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right now is an a...

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