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Wade Davis Endorsed Trudeau, Now ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ (in News): Despite industrial project approvals, PM may yet guide Canada through needed transition, says renowned anthropologist.  Related Stories Trudeau Liberals Approve Petronas LNG Project on BC’s Coast (in News) Horgan Makes Appeal to Workers: People of BC ‘Deserve Better’ (in News) 'Mission Accomplish...
Opioids, Fentanyl and the Threat to First Responders (in Opinion): Daily flood of overdoses, deaths taking physical and emotional toll.
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New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?: New photos in from Site C today following yet another large slide on the work site. The first is a full aerial view: In this second photo I have enhanced the contrast so you can more easily see where the slope has cracked and has come down. The line starts just below the road on the right and goe...
“The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good and the fear of evil.” ― Amit Abraham: It was October 30th when a friend who happens to also be a regular pundit as well, messaged me about the American election,told me how sick he was feeling of it all and that he hoped Clinton wrapped it up. My response: “I have a gross feeling that he is going to win…” I could imagine his face whi...
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Solar power lights school at off-the-grid Vancouver Island alternative bastion: The solar-power energy system that lights up False Bay School on Lasqueti Island passed a major test this fall when the tiny two-classroom building suddenly went dark. That was when Principal Reid...read more
Notley won't weigh in on B.C. election after meeting anti-pipeline NDP leader: For Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, pipeline politics begin and end at home. Her support of Kinder Morgan Canada's $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has put her at odds with British...read more
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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...
Discussing Vancouver Housing Data Isn’t "Racist" - And It shows How Chinese Foreign Buyers Are Driving Up Home Prices: UBS Global Real Estate Index released in September 2016 shows Vancouver with  highest "bubble risk" in the world for housing prices. Government stats show foreign purchasers buying up real estate equal in value to all new home construction.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Ju...
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Tar Sands Tankers in U.S. Waters: While I was polishing up last night’s post on Marc Garneau’s incredible claims about how safe we will be once the tankers moving diluted bitumen start moving, the following arrived in my in box. As I am sure you are all aware, there are very few refineries set up to deal with diluted bitumen – or...
Increased B.C. tanker traffic will be safe: This is the claim by Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garner, which is examined in a CBC documentary. There is no commenting permitted under the article on the web page. So I posted this to facebook instead I read the article, I listened carefully to the video report. There were many references ...
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The misinformation strategy: Thanks to Merv Adey at BCVeritas.com for beginning an examination of commentary in BC’s corporate media during the Liberals’ years-long campaign to degrade this province’s public education system. Of BC’s journalists, Gary Mason was the most forthright in advising teachers to surrender their righ...
“Meaningful collective bargaining”: A prominent BC Government supporter wrote last week that, by vote of 6-2, Canada’s high court effectively handed “the Liberals ass on a plate.” Indeed, Justice Beverley McLachlin and colleagues concluded a legal process that should trouble every citizen. Not just that, in setting public education...
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BC Tax Commission focuses on business and not the rest of us: This fall we presented recommendations to the provincial government’s “Commission on Tax Competitiveness”, which released its final report today. But the Commission suffered from a basic flaw: an exclusive focus on business taxes. What about how BC’s overall tax system affects the large majority ...
Low-income seniors also victim to affordable housing crisis: It may be hard to believe, but Statistics Canada data shows that 52 per cent of senior renters (65+) in Metro Vancouver spend 30 per cent or more of their monthly income on rent, and 21 per cent spend half or more. So how are low-income seniors expected to survive? The ratio of rent to... View Ar...
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Cynical betrayal on Kinder Morgan galvanizes B.C. voters: Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan will carry heavy political consequences VANCOUVER – Organizers with Dogwood Initiative are busy preparing canvass events in thirteen ridings across the province for this Saturday as British Columbians gear up to launch a citizens’ initiative to block bitumen tr...
Justice Minister: Ottawa Can’t Force Kinder Morgan on B.C.: Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her own words In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, Dogwood collected survey responses from candidates in every B.C. riding. We asked for their positions on key B.C. issues, so constituents could hold them to their word if elected. Here’s what Jody Wilson-Raybould ...
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CRD names Canada 150 Community Leader: Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District:Today the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) announced its participation in the Canada 150 Community Leaders network. The CRD Board of Directors is pleased to name Chair Al Richmond as the local voice for the CRD for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederati...
WL Council Highlights - Dec 6th mtg: Present: Acting Mayor S. Zacharias; Councillors I. Bonnell, S. Nelson, J. Ryll, C. Smith, and L. WaltersMeeting called to order at 6pmMeeting Agenda adopted/Minutes of the Nov 22nd WL Council Meeting adopted Delegation: 1) Business Walks 2016Susan Fournier, the City of Williams Lake Economic Deve...
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Will the surplus from balanced budgets become a central 2017 election is...:
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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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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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