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Crickets the New Chicken? That's Chef Meeru Dhalwala's Mission (in Culture): It's cheap, sustainable protein -- if only Vancouverites would start ordering it.  Related StoriesFor 'Little Mosque' Creator, 'Everything Is Copy' (in Culture)
Liberal Majority Wins, Ombudsperson to Probe Health Firings (in News): Decision defies wishes of fired workers, while Ombuds' own concerns unresolved.  Related Stories Why Ombudsman Idea Likely Won’t Quell Health Firings Outrage (in News) Long-Awaited Review into 'Biggest Ever Human Resources Debacle' Due Today (in News) Sister of Fired Researcher Losing Faith in ...
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Last weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver City Hall: Take big money out of civic campaigns: Forgive me for the lack of recent posts other than my columns; summer is here and there are many other things to do in the warm summer evening than sit and blog on a hot sweaty desk chair….I’ll post soon … Continue reading →
Last weeks City Hall column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Surrey LRT plans scary expensive!: In the iconic movie Field of Dreams, farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice whispering every time he walks through his corn field: “If you build it, he will come.” But only in the movies could a farmer plow a cash … Continue reading →
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Downtown rally to support pipeline blockade through First Nations territory: An escalating conflict in traditional wilderness territory is unfolding in near real time through YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, culminating this week in a July 30 rally.read more
Activists hang off Portland bridge to protest Arctic drilling: "The inspiring action underway to block Shell from drilling in the Arctic gives me hope and strength as an activist and Indigenous person,” said Vancouver's Audrey Siegl.read more
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British Columbians to BC Liberal Government: Stop the Senseless Water Giveaway : Surrey residents pay $1,630 per million litres; why not Nestle or frackers? Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Tuesday July 14, 2015By Bill Tieleman"The province is not seeking to make a profit from water.” - B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak No kidding -- not at $2.25 per ...
Drought-Parched BC All but Gives away Water for $2.25 a Million Liters: Nestle owns a lot of different water products. The $250 fine you pay for watering your lawn could buy 111 million litres for Nestle or frackers.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday July 7, 2015By Bill Tieleman “That means that as a human being you should have a right to w...
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Why do I not unsubcribe?: because I have perverse of humour and find these ultra right wing fundraisng letters from US candidates entertaining.  Here is one for the only Canadian running for US president, Ted Cruz Dear Bernard,I'm about to ask you to make a sacrifice in the next 48 hours. But before I do, I want yo...
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City staff recommends demolishing viaducts: This story is in the Vancouver Courier but is also in the Globe but that is behind a paywall so I am not linking to it. The staff have done a lot of work and found that removing the viaducts actually improves the local network. I have always argued for their removal, since we know for a certaint...
Rachel Notley’s Speech to Investors: Like many people sick of conservatism, I was greatly encouraged by the recent change in the government of Alberta. The victory there of the NDP after so many years of right wing domination seemed like a breath of fresh air. The disappointment I am currently experiencing is visceral. Premier Rache...
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Remembering the desperate nineties - Updated: A recent report from Statistics Canada, Exports and imports of natural gas to and from the United States, Table 129-0004, reveals that natural gas exports grew 70% under NDP administration, from 20.2 billion m³ in the year-ended May 1992 to 34.4 billion m³, declined to 27 billion m³ in the year-e...
Lumber and log exports, LNG and pay-to-play: The audio file below is a recording of my time with Ian Jessop July 29. We talk about lumber and log exports, LNG and political contributions to BC Liberals by resource companies. Your browser does not support this audio
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Where is Canada’s digital inclusion strategy?: When Alex first arrives at the drop-in computer class at his local neighbourhood house he’s never used a keyboard or surfed the Internet before. But he’s determined to learn so he can apply for government services he needs as a recently unemployed person with disabilities. Alex attends the weekly...
Inconsistency in BC’s GHG Regulations: It is no doubt quite naive to think that the BC government (or any government for that matter) would transparently ensure that it imposed the same price on carbon emissions from different industrial sources. Still, carbon is carbon and GHG emissions raise the same concerns regardless of the sourc...
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Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?: Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to be saying. If you needed evidence that our community organizers have pro-tanker incumbents worried, you only had to pi...
The evolution of an activist: One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, a local grassroots organization, approache...
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Changes to the BC Cabinet (Executive Council): Courtesy of the BC Government:Premier Christy Clark announced the following changes in cabinet responsibilities today:Peter Fassbender is now Minister of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for Translink.Coralee Oakes is Minister of Small Business, Red-Tape Reduction a...
Evac Alert for Puntzi Lake lifted: Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District: Effective at 12 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 29th), the remaining Evacuation Alert area for the Puntzi Lake fire has been rescinded. The Cariboo Regional District's Local State of Emergency will expire today as well.Residents and visitors to the area are ...
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B.C. Place getting World Cup ready: While FIFA president Sepp Blatter was surprising and relieving the world at the same time with his resignation announcement in Zurich on June 2, construction workers were busy with some surprises of their own in Vancouver. A source inside the B.C. Place Stadium, site of the July 5 Women’s World C...
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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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DR. NO, after the vote...: 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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Still Doing Stuff: Tumbleweeds blow past dusty shuttered storefronts in the ghost down that was my digital life on this blog. It’s not that I’m not doing stuff — but like 98 percent of my blogging cohort from 5 years ago, life gets in the way of recording one’s life on this diary open to the world. Time to clean up...

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