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What's Really Locking BC's Schools Shut (in Opinion): Huge stakes for each side make a perfect stalemate. With a Tyee interview with BCTF president Jim Iker.  Related Stories Fassbender's Three Steps to a Settlement, Translated (in Opinion) Want a 10-Year School Deal, BC Liberals? Try These Terms (in Opinion) With Parent Payout, Captain Clark Ha...
Career 180: Engineering Gluten-Free Pastry (in News): Recession roadblocks turned Eric Ho onto the culinary path of his dreams. Second in a series on BCers starting over.  Related StoriesCareer 180: A Desk Jobber Trades Up (in News)
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Temporary Education Support for Parents - the $40 per day to parents - a well hidden program: BC announced the $40 a day payment to parents of kids under age of 13 that are registered in BC public schools three and a half weeks ago.    There are very few details about the program online and finding that information is not easy at all.   I can not find a link to http://bcparentinfo.ca/pare...
2014 is the 10th worst wildfire year in the last 95 years: Mount McAllister Fire as from near Chetwynd recently These are the top ten years for area of forest burned in BCYear Number  Area Burned Avg Fire Size      of fires in hectares  in hectares1958  3,058   835,848      273.31922  2,591   634,772      245.01925  2,521   414,305      164.31930  2,27...
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The world according to Christy Clark. Keep your ibuprofen handy: H/t to one of RossK’s readers who posted this link over in the comments section at his site. Listening to the premier talk about her plans for the province is always entertaining, but where it gets really funny on this one is at the 6:20 minute mark, where she goes on about how all this LNG we ar...
Friday afternoon on a long weekend, do you know where your government is? “Error 404- information or government not found”: We can be seduced…by powerful political groups that promise more wealth and lower taxes. Those with power can use clever, psychological tricks and play upon our weaknesses and brokenness in order to attract us to their way of thinking. We can be manipulated into illusion.” ― Jean Vanier, Finding ...
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By Deliberately Breaking Media Blackout Agreement, Education Minister Peter Fassbender Hurt Chances to Get a Deal: "Media blackout? What media blackout?"  Peter Fassbender at the microphones - 24 Hours photo Fassbender's media tour jeopardizes negotiations at a critical juncture.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday August 26, 2014By Bill TielemanIt's good to shut up sometimes." - Fren...
Teachers must keep picketing to put pressure on BC government - only a fair agreement with BCTF should bring down picket lines: Teachers in Coquitlam picketing - photo from Amanda Long on Twitter By Bill TielemanEducation Minister Peter Fassbender has publicly suggested the BCTF take down teachers' picket lines for a 2-week "cooling off period" while veteran mediator Vince Ready works with the government and BCTF negoti...
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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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‘Strike care’ takes off, with parent options for out-of-school kids: Got kids out of school? Horse camp, Japanese class, and church care all on offer in response to teacher strike.read more
The right to die? B.C. physician reflects on Gillian Bennett's suicide: "I will take my life today around noon. It is time."read more
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Captives of industry: Regular readers are aware that British Columbia's natural gas industry provides surprisingly little return to the province by way of royalties for depleting non-renewable public assets. In the last two fiscal years, after accounting for drilling and road subsidies taken by or owed to producers, ...
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...
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Underneath the legal drama: The ethics of for-profit health care in BC: One of the most important constitutional trials in Canadian history was set to begin on September 8, 2014 before the BC Supreme Court. Dr. Day, owner of the for-profit Cambie Surgical Centre says he is fighting for the freedom of patients who are victims of “medical enslavement”, while making gen...
The dangers of deregulation extend beyong mining disasters: The Mount Polley Mine disaster has raised important questions about the risks and costs of deregulation of the mining industry in BC. I spoke about this issue recently on CBC Vancouver’s Early Edition and CBC Kamloops’ Daybreak (if you missed it, there’s audio here, starts around 1:00:48). As a c...
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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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Forty thousand strong and we're just getting started: We had no idea Port Metro Vancouver would approve the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal just last Thursday on Aug. 21. While the timing was a definite shock, the port’s approval was not altogether surprising. Sadly, we knew that despite unprecedented organizing and an outpouring of concern from e...
"What took you so long?": Around a kitchen table in Fort Saint John, seven people are talking through their local Let BC Vote strategy when one asks me, “What took you so long to come to the Peace?” She’s one of several hundred longtime Dogwood supporters in the North Peace. The answer is simple: time. It’s a big province...
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Fedorkiw meets with local Federal Conservatives: Nick Fedorkiw, a businessman from Prince George, will meet hosting a "Meet and Greet" at the Laughing Loon Wednesday at 7pm with local supporters of the Federal Conservative PartyMr. Fedorkiw is mounting a bid to become the next official candidate for the Federal Conservative in the Cariboo-Princ...
Kamloops "Vote 50" Campaign: In an intriguing move - a group of Kamloops non-partisan citizens are behind a new move called "Kamloops Vote 50 Campaign".  The idea behind this campaign is to raise the voter participate rate of the Kamloops City Council election from the 2011 mark of 29% to 50% in this November's vote.They hav...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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THE COP AS SOCIAL WORKER: 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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