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Christy Clark Resigns as Leader of the BC Liberal Party (in News): ‘I am certain that British Columbia’s best days lie ahead,’ says former premier.
New Course Helps First Nations’ Managers Take Back Their Housing (in News): Sylvia Olsen’s training program prepares Indigenous people to manage on-reserve housing.  Related Stories Higher Rents, Fewer Units As Indigenous Housing Agencies Lose Subsidies (in News) What Would a National Indigenous Housing Strategy Look Like? (in News) New Minister Vows ‘Fresh Attitude Towa...
Who Owns Your Grocery Store? (in Opinion): In the age of monolithic grocery giants, food co-ops offer a promising alternative.  Related Stories How the NDP and Greens Can Grow BC’s Cooperative Economy (in Opinion) You Thought We Canadians Controlled Our Fisheries? Think Again (in Opinion)
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Women of various types, in Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth and a typical film noir : Also a film series about faith and transcendence visits traditional healers in the Amazon and blares against noise pollution everywhereread more
Meta-magic @ Malkin Bowl: Musical theatre in Stanley Park: starlit spectacles for all agesread more
Government cabinet picks bode well for public education and Vancouver schools: Rob Fleming, BC's new minister of education, is the former opposition critic. He knows the file well and can get to work quickly.read more
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction – part two: Another response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction and not just a terrific jolt of caffeine but superb crema with (after a quick swirl with a teeny tiny coffee spoon) a nice accidental café art too. Also inspired by Jina Jay’s effort and my comment on it, yesterday.Filed under: photogr...
TransLink on track for record-breaking ridership: Source: TransLink on track for record-breaking ridership I was expecting to actually see the Press Release and the stats from Translink instead of just a link, but this is easier than all the copy and paste I was going to have to do otherwiseFiled under: transit, Transportation, Vancouver
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Pembina Institute reacts: The trillion dollar charade has ended and the sparkle ponies are pissed. Not that the whole thing was anything but a big lie from the start, created to save a desperate Liberal party that worried it was headed for defeat at the 2013 polls.  Sustaining the fantasy cost taxpayers a massive sum of m...
Stakes high, LNG bets unsafe: Today Pacific Northwest LNG announced what has been obvious for a considerable time. Unless the provincial government was prepared to guarantee profits and underwrite losses, the project was not proceeding. The following article is from 2014. Some years ago, Premier Gordon Campbell announced the ...
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Three health care priorities for a new government: The transition to power for a new government in BC provides the opportunity to set a new course that addresses both immediate and longstanding policy challenges. On the health care front, there is no shortage of pressing issues facing the new government. It is reassuring, however, that one of the...
Debunking the Fraser Institute’s latest scaremongering on Indigenous rights: In a particularly dick move (sorry, no other term for it), the Fraser Institute chose National Aboriginal Day (June 21) to release a report by Tom Flanagan claiming that a sharp increase in people with Registered Indian status will drive up government costs. The methodology employed by Flanagan i...
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Why Trudeau better hope Kinder Morgan is bluffing: Without proportional voting, pipeline backlash could hit Liberals hard in 2019 Poring over polling data from the plush confines of the Prime Minister’s Office, Liberal strategists could be forgiven for underestimating the troubles looming in the far reaches of their electoral empire. Justin Trude...
Can John Horgan’s new B.C. government really stop Kinder Morgan?: Answer: yes. It’s a time to be hopeful — but not to let up the pressure. The incoming BC NDP government will be appointing their cabinet next week and can finally get to work on the ambitious promises they made in their historic agreement with the BC Greens. Of particular interest, and much debat...
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Cariboo-Chilcotin Fire Update - July 28th am : Good morning...Yesterday - the Cariboo Regional District issued 4 new Evacuation Orders and 2 new Evacuation Alerts.  For full details, you can click here.  For the newly established Evacuation Alert for the City of Williams Lake - click here.  For the current Evacuation Alert for the District of...
Williams Lake and surrounding areas downgraded to Evacuation Alert: Joint Release of the Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake and Williams Lake Indian Band: The City of Williams Lake, Williams Lake Indian Band and Cariboo Regional District announced today that residents are now allowed to return to the City of Williams Lake, Sugarcane and surrounding ...
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All great changes are preceded by chaos ~ Deepak Chopra: Here I sit in the armchair by the window,  hair in a bun, eyelids low as I battle to keep them open after staying up past 1 am on an emotional see-saw watching BC’s historic election results roll in. Watching people walk by on the street, I think about how ironic it is that my … Continue reading ...
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Where things go now in BC: We are in a unique situation in Canadian political history.   There are only a couple of examples I know of where the government was reduced to a large minority or a bare majority. Ontario 1985 - the PCs won 52 seats, the Liberals 48 and NDP 25.   The Liberals and NDP cut a deal and replaced the ...
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Green Party Votes Could Elect Christy Clark – You Only Get One Shot – Do Not Blow This Opportunity!: Don't vote for this guy .....and get Christy Clark instead! BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime"  - Eminem - Lose Yourself By Bill Tieleman Let’s cut to the chas...
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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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