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Auditor General Blasts 'Major Gaps' in BC's Mining Oversight (in News): Responsibility to regulate industry should be removed from ministry, finds scathing report.  Related Stories NDP's Horgan Proposes Cheaper Hydro Bills for Low-Income Residents (in News) Premier's Annual Stipends from Liberal Party Total $300,000 (in News) Premier Rejects Political Donation Ban,...
Black Identities Take Centre Stage in DOXA Special Program (in Culture): Guest curator Rebecca Carroll reflects on her own experience in 'Black Life Is, Ain't and Still Rises.'  Related Stories Daredevils Unite in 'Aim for the Roses' (in Culture) She Got Game: Mighty 'Pistol Shrimps' Coming to DOXA (in Culture) Six 'Revolting' Lessons from Prankster Pros (in Culture)
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All you need to know about the Auditor Generals report on mining compliance & enforcement: “We found over a decade of neglect in compliance and enforcement program activities  within the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and significant deficiencies within the Ministry of Environment’s activities. Overall, we concluded that compliance and enforcement activities of the two ministries are in...
BC Hydro identifies Peter Kiewit Infrastructure as Preferred Contractor for long overdue WAC Bennett Dam Repairs: As someone who has picked apart nearly every transportation project in the province with a fine tooth comb, it should be no surprise to anyone to discover that Kiewit is the preferred contractor for another big project in BC, this time for the WAC Bennett Dam repairs I’ve been writing extensively...
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Coastal Revival documentary series highlights BC wildlife, eco-tourism: Coastal Revival, a five-part documentary series launched Monday. The series, by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk follows the efforts of First Nations, conservationists and researchers in protecting...read more
Vancouver Park Board approves Love in the Rain sculpture for Queen Elizabeth Park: The Vancouver Park Board approved the concept and location for the new public art sculpture last night. Bruce Voyce, a well-known and celebrated artist from Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood,...read more
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Deep-seated seething fury is 2016 frontrunner: Now that Ted Cruz has dropped from the race, it is time to consider the candidate suggested in 2012 by one  important American media outlet. http://www.theonion.com/video_embed/?id=30284After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016 H/T Susan H.
Theocratic British Columiba: We’ve known for a while that Christy Clark mixes religion and politics. Shortly before the 2013 election, she campaigned before an evangelical group at the private Vancouver Club and, in 2015, Clark’s Government gifted her Anglican church in downtown Vancouver with $1 million tax dollars. The Pre...
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How to make the Metro Vancouver living wage work for single parents: The living wage is designed to reflect the real costs of raising a family in a particular community. It’s based on a two-parent families with young children because most Canadian children live in two-parent families, but the goal is for the living wage to also meet the needs of different types of...
Time to rethink BC’s surgical waitlist strategy: By Andrew Longhurst, Marcy Cohen and Dr. Margaret McGregor Have you had to wait months for surgical consultation, let alone the surgery itself? If so, you’re not alone. British Columbians are waiting an unacceptable amount of time to receive the care they need. Since 2010, surgical wait times hav...
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How is three terms effecting the 16 NDP MLAs that have only been in opposition?: The NDP in BC has almost become a long term institutional official opposition in BC.   19 of the current NDP MLAs are now come to the end of their third term in opposition.  16 of these MLAs have never served in governmentWhile the NDP has been in opposition since 2001, none of the three NDP MLAs...
Possible Outcomes of the 2017 BC Election: In order of who likely I think the result is Liberal Majority - at the moment I think this is the most likely outcome but the election is a year away and many things can happen in that year.   At this point I would say it is Christy Clark's election to lose. NDP Majority - I pay closer attention ...
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Bill Tieleman on The View Up Here online radio on federal NDP convention and Tom Mulcair leadership - 6 pm Wednesday April 6 - Pacific time: I am coming up at 6 pm Pacific time on The View Up Here - online radio - with @Canadian Glen to talk about the federal NDP convention and the review vote on Tom Mulcair's leadership - tune in online! Bill Tieleman 
Brave Women Witnesses in Jian Ghomeshi Sexual Assault Trial Deserved Better From Justice System: Jian Ghomeshi Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday February 9, 2016 By Bill Tieleman "There's a whole community of women who feel violated by the publicity around this trial who have had their own experiences of sexual assault." - Amanda Dale, director of the Barbra Schli...
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Southwest Area Transport Plan: Translink bus in Steveston I had a call today from Graeme Wood who writes for the Richmond News. He wanted to talk about Translink’s Southwest Area Transport Plan. He wanted me to predict what sort of changes people in Richmond might want to see in the transport system in the future. I’m afraid...
Lax Kw’alaams Hereditary Chiefs Question Trudeau on Eviction Notice: The following items arrived in my inbox today from Greg Knox of skeenawild.org Instead of trying to convert the pdf documents into text that is then pasted into the blog engine, I am posting them as pdf files which you can either download or read in many browsers. The issue is the proposed const...
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Meet the trophy-hunting racists who dictate wildlife policy in B.C.: Afro wigs, bananas, and big cheques for the politicians in the room It’s Spring, which means the usual passel of foreign executives, weird dentists, and professional sports players are flying around B.C. looking for grizzly bears to kill. Whatever you … The post Meet the trophy-hunting racists wh...
Who’s sick and tired of Big Money in Politics? Hint: Everyone: Insights West poll finds overwhelming support for ban on corporate, union donations As long as deep-pocketed special interests from anywhere in the world can cut cheques to our politicians and sway government decisions, everyday British Columbians will face an uphill … The post Who’s sick and tir...
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Local Gov't conflict of interest exceptions regulations approved: Courtesy of the BC Government:The Province has approved regulations that will allow elected local government officials to be appointed by their local government to serve on certain society or corporate boards, without risk of disqualification based on financial conflict of interest.The new regula...
Steve's Meeting/Expense Calendar - April 2016: During the month of April - I attended the following meetings/events:* April 3rd - Take Back the Park Event in Boitanio Park* April 11th - Wildwood Community Association Meeting* April 12th - Met w/Area D Alternate Director P. Webstad re: 2016 NCLGA Resolutions/Area D Affairs* April 13th - Met wi...
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Did Laura Miller really quit the BC Liberals in December?: In the real world, when an employee quits a business and her replacement has been named, a transition takes place. For instance, the ex-employee’s outgoing voice mail is changed to reflect the new hire. The old greeting with the ex-employee’s name is erased. A new one is recorded, with the name o...
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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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