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Vancouver Island Our 11th Province? Why Stop There? (in Opinion): BC's own Brexit? Likely not. Still, secession movements tell us something about the regional mood.  Related Stories The European Union and the Misery of Bigness (in Opinion) Even with Amendments, C-51 Should Worry Activists (in Opinion)
Canada Must Act to Help North Korean Refugees, NDP MP Says (in News): Jenny Kwan says Ottawa should expedite process for those 'whose lives are at risk.'  Related Stories Election Act Charges Aren't Sidelining BC Liberal (in News) Minister, Is $21 a Week Enough for Food? (in News) It's a Minority! What the Heck Happens Next? (in News)
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Shocking admission from Nalcor Energy CEO serves as chilling warning to BC Government that exempted Site C project from independent review of BCUC.: Breaking news this morning from Newfoundland: the Muskrat Falls dam project is officially a boondoggle, having doubled in price and leaving their hydro CEO to make a shocking admission: “Muskrat Falls was not the right choice for our province.” Hear the words straight from his mouth, here: I’ve w...
New blog feature: ‘The Friday Fail File’: What my readers like is important to me and many younger readers have been asking for a weekly round-up similar to the Bits and Bytes feature I used to run of days gone by. And so to answer the call I’m introducing the Friday Fail File- each week I’ll tally up the biggest fails in BC politics ( #...
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Forget about nachos, it's time to try real Latin food in Vancouver: FYI, not everything is spicy. read more
A glorious debut, a little-known racial history and a summer thriller with surfing and a shark : Also a lurid rant about fashion models and a repeat invasion from outer spaceread more
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The Journalist’s Creed: Regular social media participant Lew sent this reminder of The Journalist’s Creed, written in 1814 by the first dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, Walter Williams. One century after he made it, Williams’ declaration remains one of the clearest statements of the principles, values and stan...
Ingrates, eh?: One common move by politicians is to announce future funding increases for programs the public supports. Complaisant journalists report the news as if it is certain but somehow forget to tell the audience that commitments are frequently a form of political vapourware – announced and advertised bu...
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Why austerity is a problem for just transition and climate action: Last year we launched the Corporate Mapping Project, which is investigating the power and influence of the fossil fuel industry in Western Canada. One of the first things we did was hold a series of community meetings with environmental, Indigenous and labour groups to discuss the project. We did...
BC has every reason to back CPP enhancement: Christy Clark could be a critical swing vote in shaping the future of the Canada Pension Plan, as federal officials meet with provincial premiers in Vancouver on Monday. If a stable, secure retirement for all Canadians is the aim, our leaders should commit to boldly expanding this bedrock nationa...
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BC Election 2017: Looking at the Okanagan Shuswap: I want to look at all the regions of the province over the next few months as a baseline of what is going on before the campaign really gets underway.In this region four the the MLAs were elected in 2013 for the first time, two in 2009 and Christy Clark was elected in a by-election in Westside Ke...
Graph of BC election results 1956-2013: Make what you wish of this
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Open Letter from The David Suzuki Foundation: I am currently on holiday in Edinburgh, but this just arrived in my in box. Hopefully it is getting picked up by the mainstream media and creating a stir. I hope so.   Please be advised that the attached open letter was delivered to the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council and B.C. Premier Christy Cla...
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...
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What do they have that we don’t?: A thorough environmental assessment process on coal projects, for a start. I took a little trip to Longview, Washington, the proposed location for the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBT) coal export project, with my friend and colleague Mary. This is us … The post What do they have that we don’t? appe...
What do they have that we don’t?: A thorough environmental assessment process on coal projects, for a start. I took a little trip to Longview, Washington, the proposed location for the Millennium Bulk Terminal (MBT) coal export project, with my friend and colleague Mary. This is us … The post What do they have that we don’t? appe...
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Of Jim, Jatinder and Jas: As barbecue season begins, so does the speculation about BC Liberal candidates for the May 2017 election. We know Bill Bennett, Moira Stilwell and Don McRae are out. But who is in? On that note, this post is brought to you by the letter J. Ex-Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu didn’t throw his hat in...
Ex-Canada Line CEO to be recycled?: A little bird, with a lower-case b, told me about a big appointment on the horizon. Jane Bird, a protege of Ken Dobell (remember him?), is expected to take a senior management or advisory role on some major infrastructure projects around Southwestern British Columbia. My sources tell me that her ...
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Quesnel Transit Review: http://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=e0c95eb0-5743-44f0-82b6-eff5f092cdcb&lang=EN
Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of June 27 - June 30th: The following local governments are meeting next week:Quesnel - Special Open Meeting on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:15pm.  Council will receive a Branding Exercise update from the City's Ec Dev Officer. View the full Agenda hereFollowing the meeting, a Public Hearing at 7pm in Quesnel Council Chamber...
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NDP Should Forget Leap Manifesto and Protests, Just Go Out and Win Elections - Advice from Occupy Wall Street Cofounder: Maclean's Magazine on the Leap Manifesto, featuring Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis on the provocative cover Party should heed Occupy Wall Street cofounder Micah White's new advice: real change requires electoral success.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday April 19, 2016By Bil...
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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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