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Next Economy: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World? (in News): For-profits are so over, say authors. Part of a Tyee series on capitalism’s crisis.
‘The Tunnel’: A Thrilling Break from Summer’s Limp Cinema (in Culture): Amid the standard buffet of blammo and sausage parties, finally: a film to love.  Related Stories A Cruel Summer of Wretched, Big Movies (in Culture) Spies, Spies, Everywhere Spies (in Culture) 'Snowpiercer' Is the Must See Movie of Summer (in Culture)
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In the midst of crickets,sunburns and painting…some important items of note for readers near and far.: What has seemed like the summer that would never end, is coming to a close as the last days of August loom before me. I’ll be honest. I don’t want these days here to end. They’ve been challenging, relaxing, inspiring and rejuvenating. Nelson says it so well…that is exactly how I feel. I’m writing...
We’ve hit a point, BC, where each of us needs to decide what kind of province we are going to be.: It was a magical moment, one of many this summer of discovery. Every night I’ve been here, I’ve made note of what time the sun sets and no matter what… step out onto the deck to enjoy the slow slip of the sun below the horizon. Now in deep August, I notice every single day how the earths position...
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The Book of Mormon: No longer subversive, but still amuses: The touring Broadway musical tells a very American story of missionaries, prophets and diarrhea jokes.read more
Home invasion blunders, a singer battling cancer and a Latin American film festival : Also a football player’s ALS fight and a chilly but amusing Scandinavian revenge plotread more
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Taxpayers as bagholders: Normzig, “No matter how many speeches are made or how many permits are issued and how many rainbow forecasts are shown, the only way BC is getting LNG plants anytime soon is if they build them with taxpayer money.” . LNG World News, August 23, 2016: The Alaska Gasline Development Corp, owned by ...
No puppies, no kittens, no coverage: Perhaps a TV news anchor revealed more than he desired Friday. On Twitter, Chris Gailus explained why Global TV would not cover what might be one of Vancouver’s most significant news stories this decade: …it’s not a TV-friendly story… Ian Young, correspondent for South China Morning Post, had rep...
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What’s the real story behind BC’s education funding crisis?: This spring school boards across the province experienced budget crises, raising questions about funding for elementary and high school education in BC (kindergarten through grade 12). Despite provincial government claims that education funding is “at record levels” funding has actually shrunk su...
How the so-called “Clean Energy Plan” wreaks havoc on BC Hydro’s rates: My wife says I hold on to things too long. Still, when I read BC Hydro’s most recent rate application to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC), I couldn’t help but recall Mark Jaccard’s spirited—if misguided—defence of Premier Gordon Campbell’s Clean Energy Plan in a critique of a paper, Lost in Tra...
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Fundraisng Email from the BC Greens: I thought it would be interesting to post copies of fundraising emails from parties in the 2017 BC Election. First one is a request from the BC Greens to lease a larger office for the party HQ - an interesting very specific ask that says "we are growing so fast that we need your help to manage th...
Are BC Wildfires Evidence of Climate Change?: Since 2003 we have seen a significant shift in the area burned in BC wildfires.   Is this evidence of climate change?   It seems the most plausible explanation of what is going on.To note on the graphs below: Steam trains caused a lot of fires in BC and were phased out in the 1950s The 1958 seaso...
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Serious About BC and Metro Vancouver Housing Costs? Ban Foreign Nationals from Home Sales for 6 Months: Bob Rennie painting in downtown Vancouver - Bill Tieleman photo Drastic action needed to buy time to implement tax changes, rules to slow runaway home prices. Bill Tieleman’s24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday June 14, 2016By Bill Tieleman "A foreign ownership tax of 10 per cent o...
Tragically Hip Rigged Cross-Canada Ticket Rip Predictable... and Avoidable - But Music Industry Doesn't Blow At High Dough: Gord Downie at the Vancouver Tragically Hip concert July 26, 2016   Governments could give fans fair shot at tickets with simple rules for sellers. Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday May 10, 2016By Bill Tieleman "Ticketing, to put it bluntly, is a fixed game." - New...
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“England brings in round-the-clock trains…”: “…DVBIA says it’s time Metro Vancouver follows” The headline comes from News1130 and, as usual, needs clarification. But first, some background. On Saturday evening someone from News1130 and contacted me and wanted me to comment on their story. I suggested that they would do better to find someon...
Arbutus Greenway Conversations continued: The stencilled graffito has appeared on the Greenway at 29th Avenue at the north end of Quilchena Park A man using one of those small wheeled Brompton style bicycles stopped, and got off his bike to lift the front wheel over the lip of the bitmac. He started the conversation and told us “A lot o...
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What really matters: Farms and fish, kids and climate change: Surrey and Langley residents came together to show the Trans Mountain Ministerial Panel what’s really at stake. I remember when I first found out about Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. I was … The post What really matters appeared first o...
Neither Law nor Order: In Kamloops, dedicated residents raised concerns about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal. These are their stories. The B.C. portion of the Minister’s Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion panel tour kicked off this week. First stop: Kamloops, where a small but vocal … The post Neither La...
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Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Aug 29 - Sept 2nd: The following local governments in the Cariboo Chilcotin are meeting next week:Quesnel - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Aug 30th at 7pm in Quesnel Council Chambers (2nd Floor - 410 Kinchant St).  On the Agenda:* Volunteer Citizen of the Year - 2015/2016 Meeting Minutes - Year in Review * 201...
CRD Board Highlights - August 26th mtg: Present: Chair A. Richmond; Directors Armstrong, Bruce, Massier, Forseth, Kemp, Wagner, Cash, William, Anderson, Coakley, Sharpe, Simpson, Cobb and CampsallMeeting agenda approved/July 22nd CRD Board Meeting Minutes adoptedResolved - That the Memo. of Business - Delegations be receivedDevelopment...
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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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