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Why the Struggle of Renters is Canada’s ‘Ultimate Housing Problem’ (in News): Being a low-income renter is terrible. Here’s how it got that way.  Related Stories BC’s Interest-free Loan Offer for New Homebuyers ‘Bizarre’, Says NDP Critic (in News) Coalition Pushing New Housing Solutions for BC (in News) Should Developers Meet Quotas for Affordable Housing Units? (in News)
Loved Ones Lost: ‘I Want This Time to Teach You’ (in News): An addicted daughter’s words became her mother’s work. Last in a series.  Related Stories Loved Ones Lost: Death of a Downtown Poet (in News) Senator Larry Campbell Vows Push to Legalize Opioids (in News) An Urgent Call on Overdose Crisis: Prescribe Drugs, End Prohibition (in News)
Why Referenda — on Electoral Reform or Any Other Issue — Are Bad Democracy (in Opinion): Citizens’ assemblies offer a way to involve public in informed decisions.  Related Stories Time for a ‘Red-Green Alliance’ to Oust Clark (in Opinion) Greens, NDP Would Sacrifice Legitimacy By Imposing Proportional Representation (in Opinion) You Have Two Weeks to Save Electoral Reform (in Opinion)
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Summer action with those Caribbean Pirates, Baywatching lifeguards and a couple of adult tourists: Also getting a great jazzman’s story and a replacement groom for a weddingread more
B.C. Liberals make pitch to continue government as a minority in legislature: British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the province's first minority government in 65...read more
Do we need school dress codes?: The dress code debate seems to come around each year with the warm weather. What’s it really about? read more
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All great changes are preceded by chaos ~ Deepak Chopra: Here I sit in the armchair by the window,  hair in a bun, eyelids low as I battle to keep them open after staying up past 1 am on an emotional see-saw watching BC’s historic election results roll in. Watching people walk by on the street, I think about how ironic it is that my … Continue reading ...
BC Election 2017 wrap-up : Just Vote please. Just damn well vote.: With the election upon us tomorrow, I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to BC politics, I am still a hopeful cynic. Hopeful because I know change is possible. Cynical because despite that I know that a lot will never change too. More on this later. Unlike last elections, I haven’t spent …...
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Evil: A Matter of Intent: The material below the line was sent to me by a pr firm working for a gallery in Florida. When I pointed out my location and the somewhat limited coverage of this blog they replied “Our experience over the years has guided us to cast a wider net due to the fact that South Beach and Miami attract ...
Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent: evanescent = any fleeting moment in time I used to do more sunset pictures than I do now. That’s because the longer we live here, the taller the trees around us are – and the less of a sunset I see. But these moments of clouds underlit by red light after the sun has gone down behind the hills of...
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De-Politicization of BC Hydro & ICBC: Richard McCandless, a retired high-level civil servant, is not a partisan for any political group but, for some years, he has been lobbying for more effective governance of British Columbia. In one of his regular papers, Richard reminds us of how Campbell and Clark governments have put politics b...
A clear choice: There is one comparison that should be remembered by BC voters. It is this: In fiscal year 2001, British Columbia took in $1,249,000,000 in natural gas royalties. According to the Bank of Canada, that is equivalent to $1,645,180,000 in 2016 dollars. In fiscal year 2016, British Columbia took in $...
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Greenhouse gas emissions and the Energy East Pipeline: I submitted the following to the National Energy Board, which is seeking comments on what should be included as part of the upcoming hearings on the proposed Energy East Pipeline. In particular, they are interested in arguments about the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions. The deadline for sub...
Getting big money out of BC politics: 5 ways to do this right: With the provincial election behind us, there’s at least one thing that the overwhelming majority of British Columbians seem to clearly agree on: we need big money out of our politics. The corrupting influence of vast sums of cash from (primarily) corporations and the wealthy in BC’s political sy...
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Kinder Morgan’s desperate Hail Mary shouldn’t fool anyone: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Kinder Morgan’s desperate Hail Mary shouldn’t fool investors Trans Mountain expansion a pipeline to nowhere, say First Nations and community leaders BURNABY — Facing determined opposition from First Nations and B.C. communities, 19 lawsuits against the Trans Mou...
Victory in Courtenay-Comox: Guest writer Will Cole-Hamilton is Dogwood’s volunteer team leader in Courtenay. Today the BC NDP’s Ronna-Rae Leonard was officially declared the winner here by 189 votes. Like the 43 other Green and NDP MLAs who now hold a majority in the B.C. legislature, Leonard won on a clear promise to sto...
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North Cariboo Arena Project Update - May 25th: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel: Site of new North Cariboo #1 Arena  Arena 1 Demolition: Demolition of Arena 1 started last week and is nearly complete. Once the demolition clean-up is completed, civil works in the area will begin, including construction of the new parking lot. In preparation fo...
Editorial: Residential Tipping Fees at CRD Transfer Stations : Editorial:In an issue that pits the City of Williams Lake (City) vs the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) over the philosophy of how to manage solid waste costs  -- Williams Lake City Council received, at its' meeting this past Tuesday, a final report into a review of the City's Solid Waste System ...
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2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
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Green Party Votes Could Elect Christy Clark – You Only Get One Shot – Do Not Blow This Opportunity!: Don't vote for this guy .....and get Christy Clark instead! BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime"  - Eminem - Lose Yourself By Bill Tieleman Let’s cut to the chas...
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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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BC Liberals seek to cure their summertime blues: A source close to the core BC Liberal 2017 campaign team and another source on the riding level both tell me that internal polling is dismal, with 300 days to go before the May 9, 2017 election. The Metro Vancouver real estate bubble is weighing heavily in polling. There is plenty of time to righ...
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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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SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING: 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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