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Stephen Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence (in Opinion): An omnibus of sins, topping 50. Tell us ones we've missed, we'll add to the PM's rap sheet.  Related Stories Harper Is Right: This Election Is about Security Versus Risk (in Opinion) In Church of Climate Change, Good Catholics Must Practise and Preach (in Opinion) Can You Trust Justin Trudeau? ...
Petronas's Silence on BC LNG Act Sends Disquieting Signal (in Opinion): Busy passing project terms, BC forgot to check on events abroad.  Related Stories Nine LNG Questions for British Columbians to Ask Their Politicians (in Opinion) Just How Bad Is BC's LNG Deal with Petronas? (in Opinion) BCers to Province: Stop the Senseless Water Giveaway (in Opinion)
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“The art of being happy,lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things…” ~ Henry Ward Beecher: It was the kind of summer day dreams are made of… no schedules,no destination in mind,just loading up a picnic and taking off with no expectations. The highway led us towards Squamish, a natural and instinctual response to the calling … Continue reading →
” It’s not what you look at that matters…it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.: Driving along the gravel road to a pristine mountain lake last weekend, the sound of the white water rushing in the river that ran alongside, was as welcome as any cold cocktail on a hot summer afternoon. The clear water … Continue reading →
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Trudeau and May kick off campaign at Vancouver Pride Parade: Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May: The two candidates who joined the 37th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade.read more
Game on! Harper calls election amid crumbling economy: Harper calls historic election as Canadian economy sinks. read more
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British Columbians to BC Liberal Government: Stop the Senseless Water Giveaway : Surrey residents pay $1,630 per million litres; why not Nestle or frackers? Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Tuesday July 14, 2015By Bill Tieleman"The province is not seeking to make a profit from water.” - B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak No kidding -- not at $2.25 per ...
Drought-Parched BC All but Gives away Water for $2.25 a Million Liters: Nestle owns a lot of different water products. The $250 fine you pay for watering your lawn could buy 111 million litres for Nestle or frackers.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday July 7, 2015By Bill Tieleman “That means that as a human being you should have a right to w...
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10 Reasons why Harper Calling an Early Election is Bad for the Conservatives: Let me start by saying that the early writ drop is something I have dreamed of for months now but I did not expect it because it is such a dumb idea for the PM.10 - With the call the PM and cabinet no longer have the resources of the civil service to promote their program.  They now need to spend...
Why do I not unsubcribe?: because I have perverse of humour and find these ultra right wing fundraisng letters from US candidates entertaining.  Here is one for the only Canadian running for US president, Ted Cruz Dear Bernard,I'm about to ask you to make a sacrifice in the next 48 hours. But before I do, I want yo...
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The Economist and London: I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with The Economist newspaper. I have at times been a subscriber and regular reader, but in recent years its rightward shift has grated on my sensibilities. And I do not feel like subscribing to it any more. Of course I follow them on Twitter and try to li...
Port Mann Tolls: Once again I got a last minute plea from the CBC to appear on the evening news to talk about the announcement of an increase in tolls next month. It seemed to me that there was little to say, and that over an hour’s travel for a few minutes screen time not very productive, but they sent a camera ...
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Remembering the desperate nineties - Updated: Sources: BC Public Accounts, BC Stats, Bank of Canada Sources: BC Public Accounts, BC Stats, Bank of Canada A recent report from Statistics Canada, Exports and imports of natural gas to and from the United States, Table 129-0004, reveals that natural gas exports grew 70% under NDP administr...
Let's not forget, they tried to steal democracy: You can support 'Election Day in Canada - The Rise of Voter Suppression' with a contribution to documentary filmmaker Peter Smoczynski.
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Where is Canada’s digital inclusion strategy?: When Alex first arrives at the drop-in computer class at his local neighbourhood house he’s never used a keyboard or surfed the Internet before. But he’s determined to learn so he can apply for government services he needs as a recently unemployed person with disabilities. Alex attends the weekly...
Inconsistency in BC’s GHG Regulations: It is no doubt quite naive to think that the BC government (or any government for that matter) would transparently ensure that it imposed the same price on carbon emissions from different industrial sources. Still, carbon is carbon and GHG emissions raise the same concerns regardless of the sourc...
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Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?: Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to be saying. If you needed evidence that our community organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried, you only had to pi...
The evolution of an activist: One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, a local grassroots organization, approache...
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BC Day Message: Courtesy of BC Premier Christy Clark: “Since B.C.’s humble beginnings as a colony there has been a lot of change. Our province is now home to over 4.5 million people, and has become a pillar of confederation: vibrant, multicultural and prosperous.”“This B.C. Day I hope you have the opportunity t...
PSA -- Algae Bloom at Horse Lake: Courtesy of Interior Health:Interior Health wishes to advise users of Horse Lake, located southeast of 100 Mile House, that the current algae bloom does not pose risk to human health at this time.This determination has been made following testing of the water which revealed the algae bloom is not...
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B.C. Place getting World Cup ready: While FIFA president Sepp Blatter was surprising and relieving the world at the same time with his resignation announcement in Zurich on June 2, construction workers were busy with some surprises of their own in Vancouver. A source inside the B.C. Place Stadium, site of the July 5 Women’s World C...
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What lessons were learned from Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting 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 t...
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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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DR. NO, after the vote...: 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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Alex Tsakumis: Clark has offered no leadership in BCTF dispute: [PNG Merlin Archive] In the 1770s, the Queen consort of France was at the height of her popularity. Her beauty and charm were without equal and, being initially greeted with rapture reserved for worthy royalty, the euphoria was boundless. Indeed, Marie Antoinette, at that point, could do no wro...
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Still Doing Stuff: Tumbleweeds blow past dusty shuttered storefronts in the ghost down that was my digital life on this blog. It’s not that I’m not doing stuff — but like 98 percent of my blogging cohort from 5 years ago, life gets in the way of recording one’s life on this diary open to the world. Time to clean up...

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