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New-found Threat to Oilsand Projects (in News): TYEE EXCLUSIVE: Researchers discover ancient salt formation key factor in Alberta steam fracking disasters.  Related Stories Fracking Produced by Steam Injection Caused Major Alberta Bitumen Leak (in News) 'I Was a PR Campaign': Oil Cleanup Worker (in News) Alberta Landowner Takes Fight with ...
To Combat Weak Social Ties, A New Way to Create (in Culture): An 'arts hive' with focus on therapy puts expression before instruction.
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Average Size of BC Wild Fires is going up over 1991-2014: Another graph using the Ministry of Forests data on wild fires in BC.   I will get around to doing one that shows the 10 year running average for the size of fires.The other graphs I have done today:Ten Year Averages for area burned in BCArea Burned per Year 1991-2014 and Spending on Wild Fires 1...
Graphs of Area Burned in BC and Annual Wild Fire Spending from 1991 to 2013: I thought these two graphs would be interesting to seeIn area burned four years really stand out but I think more telling are the minimums.  the 2008 and 2012 low fire years are much higher than the lows in the 1990s. I have not corrected this data for inflation
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This weeks column for 24HRS Vancouver: Oversight needed to fix Translink: This week’s topic: Do recent SkyTrain failures show TransLink is failing riders? With two massive SkyTrain failures and a couple of smaller system incidents creating commuter chaos in Metro Vancouver recently, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for TransLink officials. The first major breakdown o...
Why exactly, is the Mars Bomber sitting idle?: As a northern girl born and raised just north of Prince George, I can tell you firsthand how important first response to a wildfire situation is, just as many British Columbians are saying now. Once a fire is reported and the decision is made that it’s a situation that must be handled, the earlie...
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BC Liberals Give Secret Payouts to Senior Staff Under the Table, But No One Pays for Breaking the Rules: A "troubled and disappointed" BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong Don't expect much more than a 'tut tut' for these taxpayer abuses.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday July 22, 2014By Bill Tieleman"Honesty pays, but it don't seem to pay enough to suit some people."- Kin Hub...
Why BC Liberals Are Using Teachers' Dispute to Push to Privatize Public Education: The political equation driving Premier Christy Clark, solved.Bill Tieleman’s 24 HoursVancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday July 15, 2014By Bill Tieleman Privatization does not mean you take a public institution and give it to some nice person. It means you take a public institution and give it to an...
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Arbutus Corridor: Did you know that the Mayor of Vancouver has a blog? The latest entry is about the ongoing tussle with the Canadian Pacific Railway over the future of the Arbutus Corridor. Residents along Vancouver’s Arbutus Corridor are receiving letters from Mayor Gregor Robertson this week regarding CPR’s sta...
Making the wrong choices: “No matter what they say, no country is going to take actions that are going to deliberately destroy jobs and growth in their country.” Stephen Harper (source: CBC) This post is inspired by an email from David Suzuki “Here’s to a radical Canada Day!” Stephen Harper’s statement is willfully mislea...
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BC and China sign MOU to allow foreign workers to expand LNG industry: B.C. and China have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring foreign workers, if needed, to help build the province's growing LNG industry.  The agreement reads:  "The...read more
Publisher accepts climate book The Big Swim: Sometimes dreams really do come true: Sometimes dreams really do come true, like having New Society Publishers accept my climate book for publication. And then what?read more
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Socialized losses, privatized gains: Every megaproject conceived and executed by BC Liberals in recent years has ended with massive cost overruns, despite the predictable "on-time and on-budget" claims. Most involved contractors with foreign domiciles. Check out the Port Mann bridge project, South Fraser Perimeter Road, BC Place re...
Where the vision and the visionaries?: Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government's EPA Journal stated,"Quite simply, Love Canal is one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history."But that's not the most disturbing fact."What is worse is that it cannot be regarded as an isolated event. It could happen again--an...
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Will offsets be the “indulgences” for our LNG sins?: In June 2014, the BC government reported on its progress towards the 2007 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act, which calls for a one-third reduction by 2020 in GHG emissions (relative to 2007 levels) and an 80% reduction by 2050. The BC government claimed to have met a key milestone: an interim ...
BC’s controversial contract obligations dwarf its debt: Most of the discussion around the delivery of British Columbia’s public accounts this week has centred on debt (Marvin Shaffer makes excellent points in the previous post on why debt is not always bad) and on how BC got the money to balance its books. Something else worth looking at, however, is ...
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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 ...
Message from a Pine Free Clinic doctor: I received an e-mail today from a Doctor at the Pine Free Clinic. The Doctor preferred not to be identified for fear of retaliation for speaking out. Staff at the clinic, including the doctors, have been muzzled, prohibited from speaking to the media about the vital services they provide there....
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For New Canadian Media: Rasode Could Remake Surrey Race: With the Surrey mayoral elections still four months away, a new candidate from the South Asian community threatens to shake up the race in a city whose population growth is being fuelled by immigrants and new citizens. Although Barinder Rasode has not yet announced, her candidacy is making the ro...
Battleground Surrey: History will be made with Rasode in race for Surrey Mayor: Surrey political scene is already more heated then it is weather outside and across this great nation. Reason is of course that this year will make or break great vision in creation of metropolis of once the largest suburb in the Western Canada. These municipal elections will be historic in many ...
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"Not our jurisdiction": For a hot week of prime vacation time, July 14-21 was abnormally busy in the riding of Comox Valley as local residents joined organizers from Dogwood and LeadNow for well-attended council meetings to showcase how much influence Alberta money has in local B.C. politics. Picture, if you will, this ...
Why I signed the Let BC Vote pledge: Last week I signed the Let BC Vote pledge. You could say I’m late to the party. More than 200,000 British Columbians signed before me. I’ve been aware of the Dogwood Initiative-led campaign since it launched, and I’ve watched the numbers grow. But I wanted to reason it through before deciding w...
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Vision spins like a top, lashes out at NPA: Shocking news emerged from city hall on July 5, that Mayor Gregor Robertson has separated from wife Amy. A joint statement read: “As people close to our family are aware, we recently agreed to separate. This is a personal and private matter for our family, and contrary to false rumours being spre...
Vision Vancouver faces another conflict of interest petition: A Friday the 13th filing in B.C. Supreme Court against Vision Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang and Geoff Meggs by citizens who say they were in conflict of interest over the Metro Vancouver-proposed Heather Place rezoning by City of Vancouver. This is the third such petition in recent months, seeking t...
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Borland St re-construction starts today: Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:The City’s contractor will begin stripping pavement on Borland Street, beginning at the corner of 4th Avenue and Borland Street on Monday, July 28th as part of the reconstruction project. The work will proceed east toward 7th Avenue. Traffic will be alternati...
Gaming grants benefit organizations in 100 Mile House: Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:A number of sports programs in 100 Mile House, as well as the 100 Mile House and District Historical Society will receive some added support with Community Gaming Grants totalling $107,440, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett announced today. Organizations rec...
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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 Race is On: 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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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...

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