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A Citizen Takes on BC’s ‘Wild West’ Campaign Financing (in News): Grassroots online initiative encourages public to tell politicians unlimited contributions must end now.  Related Stories Political Donations Investigation Handed to RCMP (in News) NDP’s John Horgan Unveils Climate Plan, Would Put an End to Liberals’ ‘Failure’ (in News) Horgan Town Hall Turns Dee...
Lessons for Canada from Hunt for Lost Jungle City (in Culture): Gripping book about search for fabled ‘White City’ sheds light on why civilizations die.
Horgan Town Hall Turns Deeply Personal When Father Asks about Overdose Deaths (in News): ‘We had 914 human beings die last year from drug overdose. My child was one of them.’  Related Stories BC Liberal Platform Promises Limited New Spending, Caps to Bridge Tolls (in News) BC Liberal Candidate Declares Support for ‘Certain Extent’ of Health Care Privatization (in News) Fact Check: Do...
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Searching for a Lost City, eyeing the wildlife of China, honoring the guru of better cities: And there’s more: friends and monsters connect long distance, wartime feelings that don’t go away and the real life of drug addictsread more
NDP education platform is the best of an uninspiring bunch : BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver lashed out at teachers and critics over the weekend on twitter after reports of testy meetings with teachers and the B.C. Federation of Labour read more
Social entrepreneurs drive meaningful economic change: I come from Manitoba where we have 8,900 indigenous kids in care. Manitoba also has the highest recidivism rates in the country – fully 75 per cent of inmates, when they get out of jail, are back in...read more
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BC Election 2017: “Site C dam project has become ‘uneconomic’ and should be suspended…”: “Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected”  That headline, from the CBC: A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.’s Site C dam project, saying it’s no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from t...
BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.: That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP… …just months after the Liberals were warned  twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rat...
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Sailing into Unknown Waters: file photo: Reuters There is a lot wrong with the present BC government’s obsession with establishing an LNG industry. It is, of course, based on fracking – which has been creating earthquakes in BC, a place which, you might think, has quite enough of an earthquake risk already. We also know tha...
Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth: When I first saw the challenge for this week I was thinking of looking for one of my gigantic panoramas. But then as I was scrolling through Photos on my MacBook I saw this little snapshot. We were walking around the Cleveland Dam and Capilano park, when I saw this skunk cabbage emerging from th...
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NS News: Not worth a dam: Most of the British Columbia’s corporate media rides the Liberal bandwagon but the Glacier Media paper in my town, the North Shore News, takes a strong position against Site C, the most expensive white elephant ever conceived by bankrupt politicians. Not worth a dam, April 21, 2017, North Shore N...
Liberal supports health system privatization: Candidates were asked a simple question at an April 20 Tri-Cities campaign meeting: Do you support the privatization of our healthcare system? Liberal incumbent Linda Reimer gave a revealing answer: I do support the privatization, to a certain extent, of our healthcare system… I myself have had ...
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Climate change and energy issues in the 2017 BC election platforms: From the fracking fields and Site C dam in BC’s northeast to an LNG terminal and Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker expansion in the southwest, energy issues should figure prominently in BC’s 2017 election campaign. Climate change, the result of all that pollution from dirty energy development h...
Distinguishing consent from veto in an era of reconciliation: An unfortunate legacy of the Harper era in Canada is that public officials and the media often conflate the right to consent for projects or policies that could affect Indigenous peoples with veto power. That error is not supported by Canadian or international law, and is at odds with the goal of...
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A Bridge over Trouble: A cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River and a big earthquake could make for massive problems Daniel Wood is an investigative journalist uncovering the truth behind the Massey tunnel replacement For those hoping to halt the export of thermal coal from the lower Fraser River, it’s useful to con...
Death by Dredging: Thermal coal and the Fraser River: Jim Wright is past president of the Garden City Conservation Society, Richmond Fraser Voices, a society that advocates for the Fraser River Estuary, has released a slideshow exposé, “Let the Fraser Live!” It shows that the industrialization of the Fraser threatens “the world’s greatest salmon riv...
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Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Apr 24-28: Next week, the following local governments of the Cariboo-Chilcotin will be meeting:Wells - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 7pm in Wells Council Chambers (4243 Sanders Avenue).  When available, the Agenda can be viewed hereQuesnel - Meetings noted below - all on Tuesday, A...
2017 McLeese Lake VFD Society AGM: Earlier tonight - 22 members of the McLeese Lake community attended the AGM for the McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department Society (MLVFD).  Special guests included provincial MLA candidates Coralee Oakes (incumbent BC Liberal) & Scott Elliott (BC NDP), former Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom and ...
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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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Why I am voting to Re-Elect Lily Grewal to the VanCity Credit Union Board of Directors: Lily Grewal and her son Vote to Re-Elect Lily Grewal to the VanCity Credit Union Board of DirectorsI am pleased to again endorse Lily Grewal for re-election to the VanCity Credit Union Board of Directors!As a former VanCity director, I am particularly keen on good people being elected to the Bo...
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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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