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Tyee Story on First Responders and PTSD Finalist for National Award (in Tyee News): Report set out challenges, barriers keeping firefighters, paramedics and police from needed support.  Related StoriesTwo More Great Reasons to Support Tyee's Election Reporting Fund (in Tyee News)
Charlie Angus Hopes the Road Leads to NDP Leader (in News): Northern Ontario MP wants regular people to know the party is on their side.  Related Stories Guy Caron Says He Can Bring Economic Cred to the NDP (in News) Four NDP Hopefuls Find Common Ground in First Debate (in News) Will Pipelines Pump Controversy into the Federal NDP Leadership Race? (in News)
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Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C: A quick post this morning, thanks to some interesting questions a reader sent on as part of an Angus Reid polling questionnaire currently out. In my opinion, most questions were push polling and several forced answers. But the Site C questions had my full attention… Take a look at some of the que...
Monday Morning Musings from the island: “I don’t need to make jokes. I just watch the government & report the facts.”: It was a gorgeous weekend here in my bit of island paradise and the pic above is just a wee inkling of how nice it was. And after some bizarre politics last week it was nice to just chill at the shoreline, watch the bald eagles gorging and just enjoy  big skies and a calm sea. A wise person once ...
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Another hit of Trainspotting for happy cynics, Power Rangers for the kids and Life for space horror fans: Also new films with Kristen Stewart, Woody Harrelson, seniors in Toronto reclaiming their life and family yearnings in Japanread more
Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on major housing, transit investments in federal budget: Vancouver is grappling with a tough affordability crisis and today’s federal budget is an encouraging step to tackle our biggest challenges - with meaningful investments in housing, public transit...read more
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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...
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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Arbutus Greenway North End: We walked from Valley to Granville Island today. Since I was on foot there are more photos than the last episode. A woodchip trail has now been laid parallel to the blacktop between King Ed and 16th. It would appear that some of the neighbours have needed to adapt a STOP sign to something more ...
Evidence based policy making: There was a flurry of commentary yesterday in the wake of the budget. General approval of the huge expansion of funding for more transit services, but griping at the removal of the tax concession to transit passes. Now we could get into a debate about how the BC Liberals seem prepared to go into ...
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Canada Budget opens door to public private partnerships; Manitoba opens door to P3 secrecy: Wednesday’s federal Budget reaffirms the Canadian Government’s commitment to its promised “Canada Infrastructure Bank.” This opens the door to having corporations deliver public infrastructure through public private partnerships which is a controversial move. In the words of one writer: In other ...
BC Budget 2017: $600 million in tax breaks for business: Does the BC business sector need a tax cut? Not so much. But Budget 2017 promises to give business over $600 million in additional annual tax breaks nonetheless. That’s more than half a billion dollars annually that won’t be invested in creating affordable high-quality child care spaces, building...
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BC taxpayers to pay billions for Christy Clark’s bridge: The Massey Bridge Replacement means increased costs for taxpayers and commuters. It would also open up the Fraser River to Panamax tankers, enabling a massive expansion of fossil fuel exports Excerpts published with permission from Daniel Wood. See the full article in The Tyee. If today’s B.C. go...
U.S. trophy hunters pass the hat for Christy Clark: Safari Club International sends $60,000 to shore up BC Liberal election campaign If there’s one thing Donald Trump’s sons, Porsche-driving dentists and Texas oil barons love most, it’s straddling the lifeless body of an exotic endangered animal. Chilled by the prospect of losing that opportunity ...
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CCACS 2017 Project Grant Recipients Announced: Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District:The Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake and Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 CCACS Project Grants Program. Project grants are available annually for non-profit organizations o...
Willow MacDonald new SD27 Zone 3 Trustee: Yesterday - the electors of Zone 3 (District of 100 Mile House) in School District #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) voted to elect a new School Trustee for Zone 3 for the remainder of the 2014-18 Term after the former Trustee, Chris Pettman, accepted a new job opportunityThe successful winner was Willow M...
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With So Many Tragedies - and Now Election of Donald Trump - Is This The Biblical ‘End of Days?’: Is Donald Trump's election another sign of the End of Days?  Or a Nostradamus prediction? The world seems to darken with every live-streamed horror. And then Trump won the U.S. election!  But consider this small empirical comfort. Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn July 19, 201...
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Taxpayers pay for campaign promises: They increased the provincial budget another $2 million to let you know about their MSP campaign promise. But, feeling heat from the Opposition and angry voters, the BC Liberals dissolved the Legislature two weeks earlier than planned. In other words, Taxpayers are paying $2 million to adverti...
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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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