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Government to Restart Winter Wolf Kill (in News): Wolf defenders say human activity, not wolves, to blame for decline in caribou population.  Related Stories Bill Tightens Lobbying Rules for Political Insiders (in News) BC’s ‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Ends (in News) $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Might Come Faster Than Expected (in News)
Proportional Representation Will Provide Balance, Not Extremism (in Opinion): New Zealand’s PR system allowed the election of a young woman as PM with little compromise to her party’s platform.  Related Stories Proportional Representation Offers B.C. Stable Government and Pragmatic Legislation (in Opinion) Step Right Up! The BC Liberal Leadership Circus Is Coming to Town! ...
‘Red Flag’ Raised: Study Finds Possible Fracking Risk to Pregnant BC Women (in News): Researchers found markers suggested benzene levels 3.5 times normal levels for women in northeast.
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Corporate media works for some but not for its audience: Earlier this year, American Bernie Sanders warned us about the failures of corporate media. In How Corporate Media Threatens Democracy, he wrote: …For years, major crises like climate change, the impact of trade agreements on our economy, the role of big money in politics and youth unemployment ...
Site C Twitter recap: I'd like to see a full inquiry as to how BC Hydro execs and previous BC gov't conspired to manufacture the case for #SiteC — Marc Lee (@MarcLeeCCPA) November 1, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I'm going out on a limb. BCUC #SiteC report is the beginning of the end for this project...
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Challenges persist: Community-based mental health in BC: In 2006, I wrote the report, “Community Based Mental Health in BC: Changes to Income, Employment and Housing Supports” to explain policy changes that had occurred with a new government and to look at their impact on community-based mental health services. In 2001 the Liberals came into power in B...
Tackle inequality through tax fairness: BC Budget 2018: Over the past decade and a half, BC’s tax system has become remarkably unfair. CCPA analysis shows that personal tax changes between 2000 and 2016—including income, sales, property, carbon and Medical Services Plan (MSP) taxes—overwhelmingly benefited the wealthiest British Columbians. Households...
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Video: Kinder Morgan’s razor wired fortress: No Tankers campaigner, Sophie Harrison, takes a closer look at Kinder Morgan’s razor wire monstrosity floating in Burrard Inlet.  The post Video: Kinder Morgan’s razor wired fortress appeared first on Dogwood.
She’s not your ‘Climate Barbie’: Do not let sexism weaken us. If we want to beat Big Oil, we need to come together. Here is a reply to one of Dogwood’s tweets from yesterday: At Dogwood we try to focus on the issues. And while we differ with some female politicians on their policies, that’s where it ends. At policies. We disagr...
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
Penelope Cruz sends up movie people and a bit of politics in The Queen of Spain, one of my VIFF picks: Also: Arty types get their due in The Square and Western finds today’s European colonialismread more
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The Billion dollar question with only one right answer.: I was working on some research when I first heard the decision on Site C would come by December 31st, 2017…exactly two years from the day I first started blogging about Site C in earnest. Since then a multitude of opinion editorials, articles and statements have been made by both those opposing a...
Remembrance Day 2017-“Remember,honour, teach.”: I have been working on a new Site C post for you (out tomorrow) but today want to remember our veterans. Living in a base town, the men and women who serve are part of daily life now. I have friends who serve, have served and returned to civilian life and I’ve met several veterans, … Continue rea...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental: I was on a cruise last month. I was using my camera quite a lot – over a thousand pictures in 19 days. And ashore I usually had my phone with me as well – searching for free wifi, cruise ship internet connections being both expensive and unreliable. The ship was docked in Corinto, Nicaragua and ...
Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary: This continues the theme I started with yesterday’s post. This picture was taken in the same city – the Old Town of Cartagena de Indias in Colombia – and is the same technique of peeking in an open doorway onto the street. What we see this time is only Temporary. Filed under: photography Tagged: ...
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McLeese Lake Library re-opens: Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District:The new McLeese Lake Branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library is officially open to the public. Business hours remain the same as before – Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.The library is on the same site as the old...
Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of November 20-24: The following local government of the Cariboo-Chilcotin are meeting next week, as follows:Quesnel - Meetings as noted below:Policy/Bylaw Review Committee - Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 21st at 1:15pm in the Fraser Room - 4th Floor, 410 Kinchant St.  On the Agenda:* Petitions* Social Enterprise* 2018 A...
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Where things go now in BC: We are in a unique situation in Canadian political history.   There are only a couple of examples I know of where the government was reduced to a large minority or a bare majority. Ontario 1985 - the PCs won 52 seats, the Liberals 48 and NDP 25.   The Liberals and NDP cut a deal and replaced the ...
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Green Party Votes Could Elect Christy Clark – You Only Get One Shot – Do Not Blow This Opportunity!: Don't vote for this guy .....and get Christy Clark instead! BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime"  - Eminem - Lose Yourself By Bill Tieleman Let’s cut to the chas...
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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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