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Body Cameras for Police, Urges Ex-MP (in National): Yatim shooting shows officers too easily skew written reports, says Goldring.
Zombie Politics (in Culture): Korea’s latest horror flick asks whether people eaters can digest a hedge fund manager.  Related Stories 'I'm Right and You're an Idiot' (in Culture) The Depression-Era Novel That Saw Trump Coming (in Culture) 'Where to Invade Next' Waves a Banner of Hope (in Culture)
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Why not much will ever really change in the oligarchy of Surrey…until the council does: Its amazing what a difference a few weeks and a lack of press coverage makes when it comes to making hard decisions that will permanently impact an entire neighbourhood in Surrey. Just weeks ago, parents and residents in West Panorama/Sullivan were celebrating a short lived victory after council ...
Millionaires, money and political influence in BC: What you should be reading this week.: I’ve got a really busy week and a half ahead and while I’ll still be watching activity on the blog,posts during this time will be sparse unless something earth-shattering comes up. However because I know many of you don’t use twitter or other forms of social media, there are a few items you shoul...
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Bourne is back, Woody Allen offers a trifle and Bad Moms are exactly that : And two films for youth are worth your while: Nerve with a social media caution and Phantom Boy, a glistening animated film from Franceread more
B.C.'s proposed foreigner tax to help fund Metro Vancouver housing projects: Housing initiatives for renters, low-income earners and first-time buyers are set to roll out in the fall, months before an election in which housing is sure to be a hot topic.read more
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Disgracing M.O.M. again: BC Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce today freed John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, after saying the pair were entrapped by RCMP trickery and subterfuge. Justice Bruce wrote: Simply put, the world has enough terrorists. We do not need the police to create more out of marginalized people who hav...
BC Liberals delivered $9 billion to IPPs: In the long run, a company cannot sell product for less than it pays to acquire the same product. BC Hydro does that and finances the activity by raising power rates charged residential users, the only profitable customers for BC Hydro. In fiscal year 2016, the company bought 14,329 GWh of power ...
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Correcting the Fraser Institute’s crude assumptions: The Fraser Institute’s new report, The Costs of Pipeline Obstructionism, claims that lack of new export pipelines to tidewater is costing Canada $2.02–$6.4 billion dollars per year (depending on the assumed oil price). The authors offer the following table, based on exports via the proposed Energ...
Correcting the Fraser Institute’s crude assumptions: The Fraser Institute’s new report, The Costs of Pipeline Obstructionism, claims that lack of new export pipelines to tidewater is costing Canada $2.02–$6.4 billion dollars per year (depending on the assumed oil price). The authors offer the following table, based on exports via the proposed Energ...
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Saanich North and the Islands - the race to watch in 2017: Saanich North and the Islands is going to be the most interesting race in the 2017 BC election.In 2013 it was a very close three way race that the NDP narrowly won. In 2017 the three candidates from 2013 will all be running again.
Half a million extra Millennials voted in 2015, what will they do in 2017?: Close to an 500,000 extra people voted in BC voted in the 2015 federal election, this is the most dramatic rise in voter turnout that we have seen in BC.  Almost all these people were Millennials and they overwhelmingly voted for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.  What will they do in the 2017 BC ...
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What Issue Will Define The BC 2017 Provincial Election Vote? Early Polls Offer Hints : BC NDP leader John Horgan - Bill Tieleman photo If results prove true, next year's election won't be anything like 2013.Bill Tieleman’s24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Tuesday May 17, 2016By Bill Tieleman''Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.''- John Bolton, ex...
Axing the TPP? Taxing the Rich? Wait... Is Donald Trump Going Further Left Than Hillary Clinton?: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - DonkeyHotey caricature OK, Trump's obviously no real progressive. But next to Clinton he can look like one.Bill Tieleman’s24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday May 10, 2016By Bill Tieleman"Donald Trump is a progressive. He's not a...
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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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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...
For taxpayers it’s a bummer, when fall turns to summer: Now you see it, now you don’t. That’s one of those Canada’s Economic Action Plan signs that became part of the Canadian landscape during the rule of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Until very recently, this one stood on West First in North Vancouver, by Pemberton Avenue, a short walk from the vaca...
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Grand Opening of ABC Kidcare Daycare: This afternoon, the grand opening of the new ABC Kidcare Daycare took place.  The new facility is besides Lake City Secondary - Western Campus.Attending the grand opening were a number of dignitaries including Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb, WL City Councillor Craig Smith, School District Zone 4 T...
Wildfire near Homathko River: Courtesy of the BC Wildfire Service:BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to a 14-hectare wildfire burning in the Homathko River-Tatlayoko Protected Area, near the junction of the Homathko River and Mosley Creek, about 220 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.The BC Wildfire Service has 29 fi...
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Arbutus Greenway: Once the transaction between the City and CP was completed, work to remove the track and formation proceeded – and faster than expected. Since the Arbutus right of way was always one of my regular walking routes I have been documenting the process on Flickr. Looking at my latest effort there made...
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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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