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Proud Planner: 'I Work for TransLink' (in News): Sabrina Lau Texier once shirked from discussing her employer. Then came the transit vote.  Related StoriesWhat Drives TransLink's Biggest Hater? (in News)
Judge Dismisses Third Furlong Abuse Suit (in News): Former Olympic CEO suffered depression in wake of abuse allegations.  Related Stories Vancouver Tech Company Denies It Stole Entrepreneur's App (in News) Tyee Readers Still Mad as Hell About Teacher Negotiations (in News) Abbotsford to Argue Its Bylaws Don't Hurt the Homeless (in News)
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Left, Right and the space in between: Conquering the Great Divide in politics.: As many readers know, I grew up in a rural area just north of Prince George and enjoyed a childhood that I look back on with fond memories now, as an adult living on the coast. It’s because of that … Continue reading →
Keep calm and carry on- I will return to blogging soon.: There’s something more than a little ironic about having tennis elbow when you don’t even play tennis. For many months, it’s been quite bothersome to sit,write and research for any extended amount of time, as my left elbow and forearm … Continue reading →
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Create your own Whistler daytrip adventure: Relax…enjoy the journey to Whistler with Pacific Coach Lines. Create a Whistler day adventure in this four season resort for all ages and interests. Pacific Coach's WhistlerExpress service...
Vancouver most congested city in Canada, report finds: Traffic congestion in most major Canadian cities is getting worse, according to a traffic index compiled by a firm that specializes in navigation and mapping products. TomTom's fifth annual traffic...
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The electoral math of four parties competing over a seat: The number of serious contenders in a riding dramatically changes the electoral math of what it takes to get elected.Normally in first part the post elections you have two primary parties competing for a seat which means a close race 45% of the vote is what is needed to win.   When there are thre...
State of Treaty Negotiations - Dead in the Water!: The BC Treaty Commission is back in the news for the first time in a very long time because the BC cabinet would not approve George Abbott as Chief Commissioner even though he was the one suggested for the job by the province.   With the BCTC in the media because of this event there has been comm...
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British Columbia "Chaos Cocktail" Of Liquor Law Changes Will Mean Higher Prices, Squeeze Out Small Business, Says Angry Industry & Critic: Liquor store - price increases with small business squeezed out? New rules could harm important industry, owners say.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The TyeecolumnTuesday March 17, 2015By Bill Tieleman "We believe that her accusation is propaganda to deflect the possibility that [liquor] p...
BC Schools Seismic Upgrades: It's No Squabble, It's Serious In Earthquake Prone Province: Admiral Seymour School in Vancouver - EricFlexYourHead photo BC delays to earthquake proofing are totally unacceptable.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The TyeecolumnTuesday March 10, 2015By Bill Tieleman"We learn geology the day after the earthquake."           - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ameri...
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I have insomnia. I have had it for a long while. Recently the only way I have managed to get to sleep is to imagine a world where we have won the plebiscite, and the parties that failed to secure individual majorities have successfully combined into a coalition that prevents Stephen Harper from c...
Granville Bridge: It’s huge. Eight lanes wide, it was the only bridge in the region which was never associated with congestion. Until the even wider Port Mann opened. There have recently been some proposals to dedicate the centre lanes of the bridge to a linear park. These pictures are of course all from my flickr...
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Chomsky on media: What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream, Noam Chomsky, Z Magazine, October, 1997Part of the reason why I write about the media is because I am interested in the whole intellectual culture, and the part of it that is easiest to study is the media. It comes out every day. You can do a systematic in...
In response to inhumanity: resilience : Photos of Kobani, Syria, a former city described by The Guardian:...it’s an extraordinary, nightmarish place they find, barely recognisable as a city. Piles of rubble where buildings once stood, burnt-out cars and tanks, bodies and burials all over the place. And the battle still raging all ar...
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Discussing “Just Transition” with Karen Cooling: In late January, we at the CCPA came out with a paper about “just transition”—an approach that aims to minimize the impact of environmental policies on workers and communities in affected industries—for resource workers. Drawing on extensive interviews with workers in several resource industries,...
Fire the Auditor General for Local Government? It’ll cost us: When BC Community Minister Coralee Oakes fired the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) last week the issue that had been in the news was the performance of her office.  However, AGLG Basia Ruta has now taken the matter to the courts and the issue there is likely to be the independence of ...
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Climate change is not a left-right issue: Climate change shouldn’t be a left-wing versus right-wing political issue. I might take some flak for saying this, but “progressives” who claim only they have the correct ideas to fix the world are guilty of terrible hubris. And for "conservatives" to align themselves uncritically with global oil...
Strategy video update March 2015: Strategy video update March 2015
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The T in TED doesn’t stand for transparency: They say it’s all about Technology, Entertainment and Design and the TED 2015 conference, themed Truth and Dare, is the second of a three-year commitment to Vancouver. Says the TED website: “This week in Vancouver, thinkers, dreamers and mavericks meet at TED2015 to talk about our world — and wha...
Minding the Ps and Qs: B.C. Place casino gets a new name and financing: B.C. Place casino’s logo A grassy hill and grove of trees that stood beside B.C. Place Stadium’s west plaza until just after November’s civic election are long gone. So is the hill that they stood upon and so is some of that plaza. Crews from construction company EllisDon/Tishman are busy build...
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Illegal dumping of grow-op material : At our CRD Board meeting of March 27th - CRD Area 'H' Director Margo Wagner raised a concern about the illegal dumping of grow-op material near waterways in her Electoral AreaThe Board has tasked CRD Staff to come back with a report as to next steps the Region can take to deal with this matterThe...
Residents' invited to look at 2015 City of WL Budget Stages: Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:The public is invited to explore the latest revisions to the 2015 budget and compare it to previous versions in a new report on the city’s OpenGov platform. The City of Williams Lake uses OpenGov to manage its financial data and share it with the public in a ...
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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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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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S-E-X 'SPLAINED: 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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Why I’m Voting No in the Transit Referendum: On the rare occasion when I am asked by any level of government as to whether I would like to pay more tax, I say ‘no’. Thanks for giving us the choice, folks. That’s not the only reason I’m voting ‘no’ in the upcoming transportation referendum in Vancouver, though. I also happen to think that sm...

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