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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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For Writer Facing Brutal Truth, 'Telling My Story Was a Form of Survival' (in Culture): Victoria-based Alicia Priest on a criminal dad, Yukon heist, and shitty deadlines.  Related StoriesFake Your Own Personal Brand: A Vocabulary Guide (in Culture)
Do eBooks Make Us Dumber? (in Culture): If you want to follow the plot of your favourite mystery, read the print version.
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Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan responds to Bill Tieleman's October 28 column on homelessness: NOTE from Bill Tieleman: Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan objected strongly to my October 28, 2014 columns in 24 Hours Vancouver and The Tyee on the lack of homeless shelters in his city, as well as problems in Surrey.  I appreciate his taking the time to respond and to put his position in writing - ...
Burnaby, Surrey Shirk Responsibility to Help the Homeless: Homeless need shelters Meanwhile, Vancouver made it a priority to create shelter for those in need. What gives?Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday October 29, 2014By Bill Tieleman"And homeless near a thousand homes I stood / And near a thousand tables pined and wanted fo...
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Letter to the editor: "Tapeworm Economics" in BC?: Erik Anderson wrote a long submission to the "Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services," after receiving a request from folks in the Peace River country. For the piece about the...read more
Letter to the editor: Not terrorism by any stretch: David Cookson's letter to the editor regards previously published articles on the Ottawa shooting. He asked VO to note the relevance of his argument, particularly in light of NDP leader Thomas...read more
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“You are so loved.”: A must read I wanted to share, best done with tissues handy. Beyond what happened,the unsung bravery and compassion of these people is quite overwhelmingly touching. Props to the writer for such sensitivity in this gripping account. “OTTAWA – Lawyer Barbara Winters was headed to a meeting Wednes...
Tragedy in Ottawa: My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the soldier shot and killed this morning while on service in Ottawa this morning – my deepest condolences. My thoughts are also with all parliamentarians, staff, friends and colleagues who experienced this and are still experiencing this. Their safe...
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More Delays for Compass: I got a call today from a producer at CBC TV news who wanted my opinions on the latest delay to the roll out of the Compass card. It seems that the Union has been drawing attention to the poor performance of the card reader on the buses, especially for those who remember to tap out when they leav...
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...
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Don't follow the law, change the law: British Columbia's Auditor General reported to the BC Legislature and there is interesting commentary throughout. Carol Bellringer qualified her opinion as to the fairness of the province's financial statements and professional accountants regard that as not-good."This year, our audit opinion on...
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New BC Auditor General report finds public private partnerships double the cost of borrowing: British Columbia’s new Auditor General, Carol Bellringer, published her annual report on government’s 2013-14 summary financial statements today and it contains some pretty interesting highlights. First of all, and for the first time, the AG has published a comparison of how much it costs the gov...
What is the “right amount” for local governments to spend?: Just how much money should a local government spend? If you ask the Fraser Institute, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) or the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) you will always get the same answer: they should spend less.  Oddly, taxpayers sometimes disagree. The Fraser Ins...
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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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It’s time we got the meaningful, democratic process we deserve: Wendy lives in North Delta. She’s been there for nearly 30 years. Wendy’s husband Ted has asthma. Ted’s father and grandfather both died of emphysema, so he’s vigilant about keeping his lungs healthy. Wendy and Ted live less than 100 meters from the train tracks. Most residents in their neighbour...
Tough questions for Kinder Morgan at their Twitter town hall: On Oct. 14 Kinder Morgan hosted a town hall on Twitter. We asked members of our social media amplification network to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. Here's an assortment of questions that represent the mood of the d...
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When does big money in local politics cross the line?: NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe “questions legality of Vision Vancouver’s cash-for-favours scandal,” shouts the headline atop his party’s midday Oct. 29 news release that landed in my email box. Interesting question, from the challenger who put the incumbent mayor on-the-spot at the Oct. 26 d...
Vision Vancouver hires privatization specialist: Look what one of my city hall sources sent me: An appointment notice penned by the chief engineer to all staff about the appointment of a new senior executive with a provocative professional pedigree that foreshadows major changes at Vancouver city hall under the regime of Mayor Gregor Robertson ...
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100 Mile House Early Years Centre launched: Courtesy of the BC Government Caucus:A new mobile B.C. Early Years Centre will provide parents of young children in the 100 Mile House region access to a range of early learning, health and family services.  Hosted by the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Society, the mobile BC Early Years Centre ...
BREAKING NEWS - No SD27 Zone 6 Election: This morning -- School District #27 Zone 6 Trustee candidate Brice O'Neill informed me that his opponent, Jana Ross, has withdrew from the raceAccordingly - SD27 Trustees for Zones 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 are now set as follows:Zone 1 - Linda NielsenZone 2 - Tanya Guenther (current Zone 2 and SD27 Board...
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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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ENTITLEMENT PLUS: Entitlement now has a new face and a new name.No, it's not a drug addict who has joined a union of drug addicts demanding free everything, and it is not a teen who is demanding everything all the time in every way without lifting a finger.No.It's Kaci Hickox, a nurse, recently returned to America...
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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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