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Northern Gateway Decision a Huge Victory for First Nations' Rights (in Opinion): Government failed to consult despite clear past rulings, but pipeline not dead yet.  Related StoriesUnderstanding Tom the Wonk (in Opinion)
Lady Sharks Duel in 'The Shallows' (in Culture): Both combatants are long, sleek, with beautiful teeth. But who'll win in this shark versus Blake Lively flick?  Related Stories 'Lady Dynamite': TV's Weirdest, Funniest Show Is also the Truest (in Culture) Why Are Movie Humans So Mean? (in Culture) Peak Buzzword? Tough Times Ahead for 'Influenc...
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‘…with glowing hearts from sea to sea, we stand on guard for thee.’: We were sitting in silence my beautiful daughter and I, basking in the warm sun as we moved across the Salish Sea on the poor mans cruise ship known as BC Ferries, tingling with anticipation of the adventure ahead when I looked up, saw the coastline… and my heart sank. “Damn!”, I thought. ” Damn,...
Things that make you go Hmmmmm, Mike Bernier vs VSB edition: The ongoing friction between school boards vs.  Education Minister Mike Bernier heated up yesterday,thanks to this: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016EDUC0063-001189 “I am disappointed that the Vancouver School Board chose to go against the School Act by failing to adopt a balanced budget. “Our...
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Grandview-Woodland Community Plan released today: This week the City released the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan which lays out how the neighbourhood will grow in the coming years.  At the heart of the plan is a focus on preserving...read more
State of play: A look at the status of pipeline projects in Canada: The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Ottawa's approval of the Northern Gateway project, concluding that Canada fell short in its duty to consult with aboriginals. Here's an update on the...read more
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The Journalist’s Creed: Regular social media participant Lew sent this reminder of The Journalist’s Creed, written in 1814 by the first dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, Walter Williams. One century after he made it, Williams’ declaration remains one of the clearest statements of the principles, values and stan...
Ingrates, eh?: One common move by politicians is to announce future funding increases for programs the public supports. Complaisant journalists report the news as if it is certain but somehow forget to tell the audience that commitments are frequently a form of political vapourware – announced and advertised bu...
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BC needs to get to work on working poverty: Over 100,000 working-age people in Metro Vancouver were working but stuck below the poverty line in 2012, not counting students and young adults living at home with their parents. This is the striking finding of my new report, co-published by the CCPA, the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the...
The international trend to public energy: The most Canadians probably know about the new mayor of London, England is that he is the city’s first Muslim mayor and that one of his first public actions was to scrap with Donald Trump over the Donald’s promise to block Muslims from entering the United States. But there are a lot more interest...
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Interest in the 2017 BC Election is low and this could mean a bad turnou...: Four years ago we saw a lot more interest in the 2013 BC Election than we are seeing now for the 2017 election. In many ways it feels more like the run up to the 2009 BC election.Without a compelling reason to vote it seems likely that younger voters are going to sit this election out.When there ...
In Canadian politics the leader of a party sets the tone and direction of the political party. When there is no permanent leader the party is adrift and this is not good for Canadian politics.The Conservatives are not choosing a new leader till May 27th 2017, 11 months from now and more than 18 m...
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Open Letter from The David Suzuki Foundation: I am currently on holiday in Edinburgh, but this just arrived in my in box. Hopefully it is getting picked up by the mainstream media and creating a stir. I hope so.   Please be advised that the attached open letter was delivered to the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council and B.C. Premier Christy Cla...
Southwest Area Transport Plan: Translink bus in Steveston I had a call today from Graeme Wood who writes for the Richmond News. He wanted to talk about Translink’s Southwest Area Transport Plan. He wanted me to predict what sort of changes people in Richmond might want to see in the transport system in the future. I’m afraid...
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Merely a flesh wound, or is Enbridge finally dead?: How many death blows can one pipeline company take?   I’m Irish, so I love a good wake, but the slow death of Enbridge’s oil tanker pipeline proposal to Kitimat is getting ridiculous. The Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Federal … The post Merely a flesh wound, or is Enbridge finally dead? ...
Why No Climate Action? Follow The Money: Big polluters donate big bucks to B.C. politicians Here’s a puzzle: Why is Enbridge, a Calgary-based pipeline operator, still donating money to politicians in B.C.? The company has given more than a quarter-million dollars so far, $248,535 to the BC … The post Why No Climate Action? Follow The Mo...
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Must read: How the Premier’s flunkies snubbed a citizen: In my story published by The Tyee on June 22, I reported on the outraged British Columbians who wrote to Premier Christy Clark this spring to express their anger at her $50,000-a-year BC Liberal fundraising bonus and the $10,000-a-head party fundraisers. One of the emails to Clark stood out. A ci...
Of Jim, Jatinder and Jas: As barbecue season begins, so does the speculation about BC Liberal candidates for the May 2017 election. We know Bill Bennett, Moira Stilwell and Don McRae are out. But who is in? On that note, this post is brought to you by the letter J. Ex-Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu didn’t throw his hat in...
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Happy Canada Day 2016!: A message from your local Member of Parliament, Mr. Todd Doherty:
City of WL hires Interim CAO: Today - the Williams Lake Tribune is reporting that the City of Williams Lake has hired its former CAO, Wayne Thiessen, as its' Interim Chief Administrative Officer effective Monday, June 11thMayor Walt Cobb goes over the details with the Tribune here~SF
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NDP Should Forget Leap Manifesto and Protests, Just Go Out and Win Elections - Advice from Occupy Wall Street Cofounder: Maclean's Magazine on the Leap Manifesto, featuring Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis on the provocative cover Party should heed Occupy Wall Street cofounder Micah White's new advice: real change requires electoral success.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday April 19, 2016By Bil...
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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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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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Timeliness in Pitching. Try Harder, Marketing Folks: As an Editor with BetaKit, I get email pitches all the time from marketing and PR people from startups and tech titans. Well over half the time, I have to reject the pitch because it’s just not newsworthy. I hate rejecting folks — but at the same time, I only have limited bandwidth to cover every...

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