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Is Canada Ripe for a Syriza Movement? (in Opinion): Our cautious left-of-centre parties could learn a thing or two from bold Greek coalition.  Related Stories Julian Fantino: Good Soldier in a Bad Cause (in Opinion) Past Trudeaumania Faded Fast in BC (in Opinion) Conservative Scholar Helped Shape Stephen Harper's World View (in Opinion)
Return of the Netflix Tax? (in Mediacheck): Canadian government quietly consults on sales tax for digital products.  Related Stories Could You Get Dinged for Streaming Video? (in Mediacheck) CRTC vs. Netflix: Guess Who'll Win? (in Mediacheck) Canadian Netflix About to Get Pricier? (in Mediacheck)
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Denying a Dog's Danger - Pit Bull Advocates In Denial But Ban On Breed Has Wide Support: Pit bull unhappy Pit bulls are bred to 'fight and kill' and “should be banned”: children’s plastic surgeon Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday January 13, 2015By Bill Tieleman"Based on my extensive experience, I believe that the risk posed by pit bulls is equivalent to ...
Enough with Attacks, BC Must Ban Pit Bulls Like Ontario and Winnipeg do: Pit bull on a big chain 16-day-old baby, 6'5, 250-pound man, and therapy dog all mauled in British Columbia in just the last two months Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday January 6, 2015 By Bill Tieleman NOTE to my readers:  There has been an organized effort by...
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This weeks column for 24hrs Vancouver: Transit tax’No’ vote sensible: This week’s topic: Is the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s argument to vote no in the transit referendum persuasive? My duel partner begins with a great idiom this week, sage advice that warns against passing over something workable, in the quest for something … Continue reading →
When good things happen to awesome people.: The best part of writing this blog has always been the incredible people it’s brought into my life. From diplomats to farmers, loggers to ceo’s and everything in between, the diversity of my audience has lead to long lasting friendships … Continue reading →
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SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows: Training to focus on effectively communicating scientific research related to environmental sustainabilityread more
Premier announces additional funding for B.C. mine safety and permit process: "we have a significant opportunity to create thousands of jobs by opening new mines and expanding existing ones," says Clark. read more
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Minding the Ps and Qs: B.C. Place casino gets a new name and financing: B.C. Place casino’s logo A grassy hill and grove of trees that stood beside B.C. Place Stadium’s west plaza until just after November’s civic election are long gone. So is the hill that they stood upon and so is some of that plaza. Crews from construction company EllisDon/Tishman are busy build...
The Liberal odd couple: he’s co-operating with police, but she’s not: In a Dec. 18 email to BC Liberal Party members, executive director Laura Miller signed-off with this shout-out to Santa Claus: Miller and Faist (Twitter). “For his can-do, entrepreneurial attitude. I betcha he’s a BC Liberal. If he was NDP, kids would never receive their toys. They’d be too bus...
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Trends in BC Mineral Exploration 1968 to 2014: In 2014 we saw mineral exploration expenditures drop in BC to $338 million, though in absolute terms it was still the 8th best year ever but this does not account for inflation.   Adjusted for inflation it drops to the 12th best year which is still generally good if you do not pay attention to th...
On the Eve of the 2015 AME Exploration Roundup, How does the BC Mining Industry Look?: BC has been a long term significant producer of molybdenum - this is the price trend over the last 15 years in Canadian dollars Every year in during the last week of January Vancouver hosts the biggest gathering of mining industry people in the world at the Association of Mineral Exploration (A...
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The Link Between Obesity, Transportation and Land Use: There was a story tonight on the CBC TV news Vancouver at 6. It is about an important shift in the advice given to doctors. “The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care released recommendations for family physicians …on prevention of weight gain and treatment of overweight and obesity.” The...
Plebiscite Posters: These three posters were created by frequent commenter MB who says I thought I would do my bit for the Yes side and created three posters for the cause.  I am making them available at no cost for posting, distribution, copying, etc. I have made small screenshot png versions for display purposes, ...
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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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Who gets paid more?: The Fraser Institute is really concerned that public sector employees might be making more than private sector employees. What is notable about the recent Fraser Institute report on public and private sector wages in British Columbia is that it does not seem particularly concerned with the reason...
The case against a revenue-neutral carbon tax: I’m a fan of carbon taxes, but increasingly I see the term “revenue-neutral” attached to it. Where I live, in BC, we have perhaps the most prominent example of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, and carbon tax advocates have come to promoting the BC model to other jurisdictions, such as Ontario, who a...
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My fearless predictions for 2015: When I was a little boy, every year at about this time my mother would sit me down for a talk about my priorities for the coming 12 months. Like most kids, I hated the talk. I remember scrambling for something meaningful to say given my favored time horizon was two hours, not 12 months. Never mak...
Dogwood reflects: Kai Nagata on Let BC Vote Personally, it was a huge privilege to join Dogwood at such a crucial time. This year has been groundbreaking. One of the most notable campaign highs for me happened in April when despite Enbridge’s desperate attempts to buy a plebiscite in Kitimat, a clear majority of r...
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$$$ for Mining Sector Support: Courtesy of the BC Government:Funding in Budget 2015 will establish a Major Mines Permitting Office to improve the co-ordination of major mine permits across government, add staff to conduct more inspections and permit reviews, and maintain improved turnaround times for notice of work permits, Pr...
COW Session (2015 Operation Budget) - Quesnel Council: Present - Mayor Simpson (Chair); Councillors Brisco, Coleman, Elliot, Paull, Roodenburg, ThaparStaff:Byron Johnson - City ManagerGina Albers - Deputy Corporate AdministratorKen Coombs - Director of Public Works/EngineeringKari Bolton - Director of Finance/Corporate ServicesJeff Norburn - Director...
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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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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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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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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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TERRORISTS & the LONE WOLF: 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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