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Adult Education Cuts a ‘Social Justice Crisis’ (in News): Critics say proposal to close Vancouver centres latest move to reduce access to education; NDP and Greens vow to restore funding.  Related StoriesBC's School Funding Formula Broken, Say Trustees, Parents (in News)
BC Watchdog Publishes Ebook Detailing Political Donation Gravy Train (in News): Where do those tens of millions in donations to BC Liberals come from? Dermod Travis sheds some light.  Related Stories A Citizen Takes on BC’s ‘Wild West’ Campaign Financing (in News) BC Liberals Return $174,000 in Illegal Donations (in News) Construction Firm, Also a Liberal Donor, Not Adequate...
The Residential Tenancy Act Isn’t Helping Landlords or Tenants (in News): In fact, advocates in both camps agree: loopholes and underfunding hurt everyone.  Related Stories Easing BC’s Housing Crunch: Where the Parties Stand (in News) One Simple Idea to Stop ‘Renovictions’ (in News) ‘Modular’ One-Person Homes Fill a Need in Vancouver (in News)
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NDP’s pledge to scrap student loan interest makes them best bet for post-secondary students: Post-secondary tuition fees and student loan debt have soared under the BC Liberals. Which party has the best post-secondary plan? read more
"Vertical Integration" cuts shines @ Britannia: Frictionless, edgy urban dance on an NHL-rink scale read more
Searching for a Lost City, eyeing the wildlife of China, honoring the guru of better cities: And there’s more: friends and monsters connect long distance, wartime feelings that don’t go away and the real life of drug addictsread more
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BC Election 2017: “Site C dam project has become ‘uneconomic’ and should be suspended…”: “Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected”  That headline, from the CBC: A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.’s Site C dam project, saying it’s no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from t...
BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.: That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP… …just months after the Liberals were warned  twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rat...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust: The challenge this week opens with “Have you traveled anywhere exciting lately?” Well yes and I have been posting pictures of Cuba for a while now. That was our most recent trip. In October 2015 we were much further from home. This photo was taken as our cruise ship arrived in Sydney in the earl...
Sailing into Unknown Waters: file photo: Reuters There is a lot wrong with the present BC government’s obsession with establishing an LNG industry. It is, of course, based on fracking – which has been creating earthquakes in BC, a place which, you might think, has quite enough of an earthquake risk already. We also know tha...
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Special friends, special treatment: Alberta based AltaGas is just one of a great many private power producers in BC but it has enjoyed special treatment from BC Liberals. In a March corporate presentation, the company boasted about the strength of AltaGas’ relationship with Government. Christopher Pollon, writing in The Tyee, provi...
NS News: Not worth a dam: Most of the British Columbia’s corporate media rides the Liberal bandwagon but the Glacier Media paper in my town, the North Shore News, takes a strong position against Site C, the most expensive white elephant ever conceived by bankrupt politicians. Not worth a dam, April 21, 2017, North Shore N...
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The incredible shrinking role of government in BC: As BC’s political parties lay out their election platforms, media pundits tend to focus on the flurry of spending promises. But all this attention on spending makes it easy to forget that we’ve actually witnessed an incredible shrinking of government’s role in BC over the past 15 years. Unlike th...
Searching for affordable housing in the 2017 BC election platforms: Housing affordability is one of the top issues for voters in the 2017 election campaign, particularly for those in pricey Metro Vancouver. While most of the media attention has been on the jaw-dropping prices of residential real estate, a tight rental market has fuelled rising rents and renovicti...
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Premier Clark flip flops on U.S. coal exports, hours before election debate: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Will B.C. communities finally be free of toxic thermal coal trains? BURNABY — After years of pressure from health professionals, climate experts, municipal governments and citizen groups including Dogwood BC, Premier Christy Clark has suddenly moved to ban American thermal c...
Clark springs her Steelworker trap: Muddying the waters could suppress the change vote What’s the most damaging thing you could say about a candidate for Premier of B.C.? Probably something like: they’ve been bought by foreign interests. They’re aligned with Donald Trump. And if they get elected, you’re going to lose your job. Chri...
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City of Quesnel does not build housing!: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:There has been much confusion of late about the City’s role in housing developments. In part, this is a good thing, as it is a result of a mini-housing boom in the City, the likes of which we have not seen in a very long time. But, it also adds unnecessary angst an...
Quesnel Council Highlights - Apr 25th mtg: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:2016 Financial Audit ReportCorey Naphtali, Partner of the KPMG accounting firm, presented an independent Audit Report of the City’s Consolidated Financial Statements.  The City’s 2016 Consolidated Financial Statements have received a clean audit in accordance with ...
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2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
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Why I am voting to Re-Elect Lily Grewal to the VanCity Credit Union Board of Directors: Lily Grewal and her son Vote to Re-Elect Lily Grewal to the VanCity Credit Union Board of DirectorsI am pleased to again endorse Lily Grewal for re-election to the VanCity Credit Union Board of Directors!As a former VanCity director, I am particularly keen on good people being elected to the Bo...
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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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