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To Critics, Massey Bridge Is an Environmental and Planning Disaster (in Opinion): And something called the ‘human kebab zone’ is involved. Last of two.  Related Stories How BC Taxpayers Ended Up Paying for the $3.5-Billion Massey Bridge (in Opinion) Why Should British Columbians Pay Power Bills for LNG Industry? (in Opinion) BC’s LNG Fraud (in Opinion)
Please Advise! Is This BC Liberal Budget Trying to Romance Me? (in Opinion): I mean, reducing MSP premiums is an awfully nice gift. But so strangely timed...  Related Stories Budget Tax Cuts Come at Big Cost for Those Who Need Help (in Opinion) Christy Clark’s World of ‘Alternative Facts’ (in Opinion) How BC Taxpayers Ended Up Paying for the $3.5-Billion Massey Bridge (in...
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“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside…” ~ Rumi: “I have never been a calm blue ocean… I have always been the storm.” Saw this phrase on a t-shirt the other day and I loved it instantly. From the time I was little, it has always been my nature to feel passionately and care deeply. Insatiably curious, I like to stir the pot, challenge the status...
Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?: In 2015, we had Paige’s story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paige-death-government-release-report-1.3280603 In 2016, it was Nick’s story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3015820/bc-childrens-watchdog-report-on-death-of-15-year-old-nick-lang-released/ And here we are just days into the...
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Compromise proposed in dispute over police presence in Vancouver Pride Parade: VANCOUVER — Organizers behind Vancouver's Pride Parade have countered demands that police be banned from marching in the city's annual event by suggesting that officers show up in fewer numbers and...read more
Broad tax breaks, targeted spending increases in B.C. pre-election budget: British Columbia's government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on education...read more
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2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
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IN THE DARK: “LIES FROM BC HYDRO”: In-Sights Peace River Farmlands The following item was written by Roger Bryenton P. Eng. (former), MBA, Energy Systems Consultant, Suzuki and SPEC Elder. What BC Residents Have and Have Not Been Told About Site C Dam and Electricity Prices: 1. “BC Needs More Electricity” – the Biggest Li...
WPC: A Good Match: via Photo Challenge: A Good Match As soon as I saw the title of the photo challenge I knew what the photo would be Taken in the garden of the Musée Marmotan in Paris on May 21, 2012 by my sister Rosemary and hitherto only available to friends and family but made public for the first time. A Good...
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Highlights from BC Budget 2017: The 2017 BC Budget was just released; here’s our analysis so far: MSP goes down for families with income under $120,000 MSP premiums are going to be cut in half for families with incomes under $120,000 as of January 2018. Essentially, BC Budget 2017 reverses the MSP increases this government impl...
What you need to know about the provincial debt: One of the more memorable promises Premier Clark made in the last election was the one of a debt-free BC (in 20 years or so). So it’s understandable that people are interested in what has happened to BC’s debt since then. Provincial debt has increased from $60.7 billion in 2013/2014 to an estimat...
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More Kinder bucks for Christy Clark: Real-time disclosure reveals ongoing oil patch payments to BC Liberals Last week we added up the payout to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals from Kinder Morgan and friends, which greased the wheels for the province’s flip-flop on the dangerous oil tanker expansion project. We found that Kinder Mo...
Best year-end fundraising total ever: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dogwood supporters dig deep in 2016 VICTORIA – B.C. non-profit Dogwood netted $219,027 in its year-end fundraising campaign as British Columbians dug deep to power campaigns against oil tanker expansion, U.S. thermal coal and Big Money in B.C. politics. Dogwood, which has or...
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Oakes vs Elliott re: 2017 BC Budget: Earlier this week - the BC Liberals' brought down their 5th consecutive balanced budget which included a number of things including removal of PST from electrical bills over a 2 year period and a 50% reduction in MSP Premiums effective Jan 1st, 2018Both Cariboo-North MLA and Small Business Minist...
"We Actually Want to Hear From You!": Courtesy of the City of Quesnel - Weekly Column by Quesnel Mayor Bob SimpsonOne of the criticisms of Council’s re-branding effort was that we didn’t consult with people before launching a new brand and marketing strategy for our community. The short response to this accusation is: we did consult,...
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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...
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Falsehood flies, truth comes limping after it: Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to ...
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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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