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'They Killed My Beautiful Lake' (in News): Skeed Borkowski built his lodge, and life, on Quesnel Lake. Then the Mount Polley dam burst.  Related Stories Blue-Ribbon Panel to Lead Mount Polley Probe (in News) Imperial Metals Faces Scrutiny over Other Mines' Safety (in News) The Risky Rise of the Dams (in News)
Vancouver Gardens Railroaded By Mean Tactics (in Opinion): CP Rail removes plots, pressuring the city to pay more for its private land.  Related Stories Trudeau Should Avoid Emery Support (in Opinion) With Parent Payout, Captain Clark Harpoons BC Education (in Opinion) What's the Plan, Kirk? Five Questions NPA's Choice Must Answer (in Opinion)
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Some Facts about the Mount Polley Mine: I have been aware of and following the Mount Polley mine for close to 20 years.   Because of a lot uninformed discussion about the mine I thought I would try to outline some basic factsThe Tailings Pond Spill Water is used in the process to concentrate the ore from the mine, the tailings pond is ...
Questions about the $40 a day payment for each student under 13: It is now more than 24 hours since the government announced their idea that parents of kids younger than 13 registered in public schools would eligible for $40 per day for each day the strike continues.    There is nothing on the government website saying how this will work.  This is serious scal...
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” Been to Hell” ~Alexandra Morton on Mount Polley visit: Taking family time this weekend and I will have a post on Mount Polley and the sediment results late Monday, but for now, please go read Alexandra Mortons excellent post from her visit to take samples. http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2014/08/been-to-hell.html ” I entered a ...
German Television claims to have leaked CETA document: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-eu-trade-deal-posted-online-on-german-website-1.2735933?cmp=rss Not the full document, but 521 pages of it… will update with more details in a bit, but here is the PDF Format of that document here:  ceta-dokument-101Filed under: BC Liberals, BC NDP, BC Polit...
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Justin Trudeau should avoid the "help" of Marc and Jodie Emery to get Liberal Party elected on marijuana legalization : Jodie and Marc Emery Support from the fickle Prince and Princess of pot could burn the federal Liberal brand, send Trudeau dreams up in smokeBill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday August 12, 2014 By Bill Tieleman "With marijuana being such a big issue, I think I could be a ...
Like Captain Ahab Pursuing Moby-Dick, Christy Clark's Harpooning of BC Schools Continues With Crazy Plan to Pay Parents: Fantastic adaptation of Moby-Dick movie poster sent by a reader!  In senselessly spending strike savings, it's clear Clark is channeling Captain Ahab.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The TyeecolumnTuesday August 5, 2014By Bill Tieleman"Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconque...
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Customer Complaint: I have just submitted a complaint to Translink. This being a Sunday afternoon there is apparently no-one avaiable to answer the phone so I used an online form. The incident occurred at 2:21pm on Sunday August 17 at stop no 50101 westbound Cornwall farside Cypress  The #22 was following a #2 which...
The Fight for the Arbutus Corridor: This post started out as a brief “in other news item” under the last post. It seems to me, as this story develops, that it needs its own space and promotion. More will be added, no doubt  Looking for pictures to illustrate this post – there is a good summary and illustrations on the CBC BC news s...
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Five tips for parents new to the university experience: The first year of university is an exciting, emotional, awkward, eye-opening and anxious time for new students. It can also be hellish for their parents and guardians as they deal with their...read more
"Real life Indiana Jones" joins UBC anthropology department:  Donning the proverbial tweed jacket of academia doesn’t mean Wade Davis will be packing away the bullwhip and fedora. The anthropologist, who has been called a “real-life Indiana Jones,” has...read more
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Yes, red tape may interfere with business: Mount Polley operator was raising height of tailings dam at time of breach, Wendy Stueck, Globe & Mail, August 15 2014"Crews were working to raise the tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine by up to four metres before the structure failed and sent a torrent of waste and debris into surroundin...
Extractivism - B.C. as third world economy: Examining British Columbia's natural resource sector, I was surprised that public returns had declined although produced quantities increased and values rose exponentially. Not long ago, British Columbia thrived on resource based industries. Today, involved individuals do well but the public — pu...
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How have taxes changed over the last half century: The Fraser Institute’s annual Consumer Tax Index report generated some media buzz with its outlandish claims about just how much taxes have risen since 1961. Before you get worked up about this, consider that 1961 was over half a century ago, before the time of universal health care that we all b...
BC government using affordability excuses to underfund education and health: Affordability is becoming the new buzzword of the BC government. In the dispute with teachers, for example, the Minister of Education has repeatedly argued demands for lower class sizes and improved class composition, as well as fair wages, are unaffordable and unrealistic (see here). When parent...
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Youth file misleading advertising complaint against VCH: From this morning’s press conference. ——— Vancouver – Three young patient advocates fighting to keep the Pine Free Youth Clinic open have retained a lawyer to file a complaint about a poster distributed by Vancouver Coastal Health. They say the poster is misleading, compromising their ability to ...
Message from a Pine Free Clinic doctor: I received an e-mail today from a Doctor at the Pine Free Clinic. The Doctor preferred not to be identified for fear of retaliation for speaking out. Staff at the clinic, including the doctors, have been muzzled, prohibited from speaking to the media about the vital services they provide there....
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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...
Battleground Surrey: Almost no police on the streets, McCallum on attack but wrong: For the last few decades crime situation and policing in Surrey are the top issues. Issues on which resolution this community still waits and will probably wait for a significant time in the future. Whoever becomes next Mayor of Surrey this November will have very though battle ahead to reach fin...
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If Oregon can do it, why can’t B.C.?: Our allies in my native state of Oregon are celebrating a huge victory today as the Department of State Lands rejected an application from Ambre Energy to build an 8 million tonne coal export facility at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. This is a big deal. Sure, Ambre still has a few mo...
Dogwood Initiative reacts to Oregon coal port denial: August 18, 2014 - Communities and advocates across Oregon are celebrating a huge victory today as the Department of State Lands rejected an application from Ambre Energy to build an 8 million tonne coal export facility at the Port of Morrow on the Columbia River. “American thermal coal compa...
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Vision spins like a top, lashes out at NPA: Shocking news emerged from city hall on July 5, that Mayor Gregor Robertson has separated from wife Amy. A joint statement read: “As people close to our family are aware, we recently agreed to separate. This is a personal and private matter for our family, and contrary to false rumours being spre...
Vision Vancouver faces another conflict of interest petition: A Friday the 13th filing in B.C. Supreme Court against Vision Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang and Geoff Meggs by citizens who say they were in conflict of interest over the Metro Vancouver-proposed Heather Place rezoning by City of Vancouver. This is the third such petition in recent months, seeking t...
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WL Council Highlights - Aug 19th mtg: Present - Mayor Cook and Councillors Hughes, Rathor, Walters and ZachariasAbsent - Councillors I. Bonnell; G. BourdonStaff: Darrell Garceau - City ManagerCindy Bouchard - Corporate Officer/Mgr of Legislative ServicesTom Chung - IT ManagerKen MacInnis - Communications CoordinatorDes Webster - Dire...
Mt Polley Community Mtg - August 21st:
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Westside-Kelowna By-Election Maps: As everybody that has any interest in British Columbia politics is aware, Premier Christy Clark is running in Westside-Kelowna in a by-election. The only question is how much of a margin she is going to win by and what the turnout is going to be, but suffice to say the BC Liberals will be sparin...
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What went right and what went wrong at Public Eye?: That's the question the Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism 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 ...
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Exclusive: Russia buys Vancouver landmark in hostile takeover : Russian clowns outside Science World in 2010 (Sochi 2014) The Russians are coming (back), the Russians are coming (back). Four years after Science World was temporarily transformed into Sochi World during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Russian Federation government is set to buy the Vancouve...
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ANTISEMITISM IS ALIVE & UNWELL : 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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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...

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