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Harper's Foreign Policy Confirms Orwell's Insights (in Opinion): To sell a pointless war, foster 'protective stupidity' among citizens.  Related Stories Mulroney Knocks Harper? Oh This Is Rich! (in Opinion) Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians (in Opinion)
Five Lessons for Canada from Germany's Clean Energy Revolution (in News): The biggest? That renewables make the economy stronger, says German energy expert David Jacobs.  Related Stories IPP Chips in for Spotted Owl Recovery, then Chips Away at Habitat (in News) Local Biz Sees the Upside of Dung (in News)
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Current Stage of LNG Projects in BC: The timelines for LNG in BC have been slipping and the government is going out of their way to try and show a huge interest in BC by listing every flight of fancy project out there.   Somehow by giving equal weight to serious projects and total pie in the sky projects the government thinks the pu...
What the Canadian Military's Next Mission Should Be: Canada does not have the armed forces needed to make a difference in the Middle East.   It is too late to intervene in Ukraine.   But there is something our military could do.Canada could open bases in Lativia, Lithuania and Estonia.    All three of these countries are small democracies neighbour...
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Update: The Little Pop Up Soup Kitchen…that couldn’t: An update to the story I posted yesterday that warmed everyone’s hearts is developing. In speaking with Erin Schulte just now, she said a member of the group received a phone call from Fraser Health this morning to contact them. Erin did call back and spoke with a Fraser Health Inspector, Nimret ...
This week column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Changes unfairly target non-profits.: This week’s topic: Should proposed new rules be enacted allowing B.C. non-profit societies to be taken to court? Make no mistake, the legislative changes to the Society Act proposed by the B.C. government are not about keeping registered societies accountable and transparent. The changes are yet...
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Christy Clark's No Pro at Playing High Stakes Poker with LNG Giants: Premier Christy Clark and LNG billions at stake - what's to worry?  BC government photo  Liquified Natural Gas multinationals gamble that marks from BC are ready to lose their money at the table - at taxpayer expense.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday October 7, 2014By ...
BC Teachers' Federation Make Gains, Some Mistakes - So Should Teachers Be Satisfied With The Deal?: And that's what happened - eventually - in BCTF strike Teachers might just find they got what they need.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday September 23, 2014By Bill Tieleman"You can't always get what you want / But if you try sometime / you just might find / You get wha...
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Uber seeks to return to Vancouver: I’m sorry that this story comes from a paywalled site. The Globe and Mail reports that Uber has had a meeting with Councillor Geoff Meggs who “said there will be a motion to council this week to freeze the status quo for six months while staff study the issues – past the election in November.” He...
Point Grey Road: The Last Word: As far as I am concerned there is no more to be said about the new bike route from the Burrard Bridge to Jericho Beach. This video is stunning. And you have to bear in mind while watching it that this project is the one that Councillor George Affleck has committed to tearing up if the NPA is put...
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Die Antwoord in Vancouver: photos : Orange is definitely the new black as Die Antwoord proudly showed their colours at their PNE performance last Wednesday. Both Yolandi and Ninja for the South African rap group came on-stage decked in...read more
Vancouver’s newly adopted capital plan allots $30 million towards childcare: Vancouver city council alters priorities from the previous capital plan and approves $30 million childcare initiative over the next four years, but more can be done, says councillor. read more
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Ready, fire, aim: Andrew MacLeod provided the title above in a Thursday Tweet linking to his column in The Tyee. Slots on Ferries a Complicated Bet, Warned Finance Ministry:"After Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced BC Ferries' proposal to put slot machines on its vessels last year, the finance ministry ...
Truthiness: This week, radio Station CKNW played commercials aimed at promoting public confidence in the absolute safety of Trans Mountain pipeline operations and marine shipments of petroleum products on the west coast. The spots end with this tagline:"Trans Mountain, operating safely in your community sinc...
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Let’s Not Go There Again: You would think that the fiasco of the government forcing BC Hydro in recent years to buy run-of-river and other IPP supply that it didn’t need, resulting in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, would have put that unfortunate policy on the back burner for a long time. Not so. Clea...
Density, condos and housing affordability: How is it that we have seen a non-stop construction boom in Vancouver over the past decade-plus and yet we still have huge homelessness and affordable housing problems? In the Figure, based on data from the BC Economic Accounts, it’s pretty clear that as a society we spend a lot building new hous...
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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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British Columbia mayors filling leadership vacuum in pipeline review process: Written by Kai Nagata - Originally published in the Financial Post, September 25, 2014 With rain lashing the chairlifts and green grass stretching up the mountainside, the visitors packing Whistler’s chalet lounges this week aren’t here for the moguls. It’s the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities...
Big waves made in a small community: To tanker or not to tanker, that is the question… that will be on a Sooke referendum this coming municipal election. In a unanimous decision made by Sooke council earlier this month, the issue of increased tanker traffic will be officially added to the ballot this November, giving voters an oppor...
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Is it time for independent oversight of local elections in B.C.?: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I’m thankful I live in a country where the constitution guarantees freedom of the press. It is also enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but too many governments on this planet don’t abide by it, so reporters are persecuted becau...
Passage to India: Clark on a previous India mission. Despite the dates for the fall legislative session being set for months, Premier Christy Clark is off to India Oct. 9-18, to visit Chandigarh, Delhi and Mumbai. Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk is also on the mission. This, despite research from the Univ...
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Local Election On!: Earlier today - the Chief Election Officers for Quesnel, Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District officially declared that an election by voting is necessary to vote in Mayors, Councillors, Electoral Area Director for Areas, A, B, D, E, I and K as well as a School District #27 Zone 6 Trust...
2014 Election Campaign kicks into high gear...: With all of the statutory withdraw or challenge periods completed at 4pm last Friday - the election campaigns for locally elected officials can kick into high gear...Today at 4pm in WL Council Chambers - Cindy Bouchard, the City of WL's Chief Election Officer, will announce formally the list of c...
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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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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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HOT HEROIN ON THE STREET: 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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Living Life in the Present: I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right now is an a...

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