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Harvey Weinstein’s Lessons in Media Literacy (in Culture): Long delay in exposing abuses shows industry’s power over newsrooms.
NDP Sticking With ‘Bizarre’ First-Time Homebuyer Program For Now (in News): Fate of BC Liberal program will be decided as part of broad housing strategy says minister.  Related Stories Vote’s in the Mail: Elections Referendum Coming Fall 2018 (in News) Bill Tightens Lobbying Rules for Political Insiders (in News) BC’s ‘Wild West’ Political Fundraising Ends (in News)
VIDEO: Heiltsuk Describe Legacy of Last Year’s Spill (in News): Concerns remain about consequences for future generations.
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A rising tide that swamps all boats: VIFF screens "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's pilgrimage on the long refugee road to nowhereread more
Penelope Cruz sends up movie people and a bit of politics in The Queen of Spain, one of my VIFF picks: Also: Arty types get their due in The Square and Western finds today’s European colonialismread more
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On gratitude.: “I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen to. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, … Continue reading On grati...
Site C: “Hold the vision. Trust the process.”: I’ve been relatively quiet on Site C since the BCUC review started, because for once there has been no need to keep tweeting and writing incessantly to keep it in the public eye as there was, prior to the election – the review itself has been generating enough interest on its own. The discussion ...
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Resolute v GreenPeace: suit slapped down: The following is simple cut and paste from a GreenPeace Press Release. This blog is going quiet for about three weeks as cruise ship internet connections are both expensive and unreliable. Normal Service will be resumed early in November. Greenpeace Federal Court Dismisses Racketeering Case Agai...
Canada Line Criticisms Endorsed: I have been reading an article on the Daily Hive by Kenneth Chan this morning that pretty much repeats every one of the criticisms I have levelled over the years at the Canada Line. It was underbuilt, and the P3 cost more than conventional funding. Among the problems that has caused are trains a...
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Ending natural gas giveaways?: On the campaign trail, Christy Clark had some words while speaking in Fort St. John. She said: We have a party (the NDP) that doesn’t believe in natural gas. They want to put a moratorium on even getting it out of the ground. Had she wished to be accurate, these are the words she might have utter...
Minimum transparency: According to BC’s Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, September 15 was the final day for BC Hydro to make public its quarterly report for the period ended June 30. It was released October 16, which was the first business day following conclusion of the final technical presentation session...
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Legal Aid Denied: A 20th Anniversary retrospective: Legal Aid Denied: Women and the Cuts to Legal Services in BC was written in 2004 shortly after the election of a neo-conservative Liberal government in BC. The report outlined the nature of the changes this government quickly introduced to the provision of Legal Aid in BC including slashing fundi...
Tracking the gender gap in Canada’s big cities: How’s BC doing?: A new report released today uncovers important gaps in the experiences of men and women across Canada. The CCPA’s annual study of the Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada by Kate McInturff ranks the country’s largest cities according to the gaps between men’s and women’s access to econom...
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Kinder Morgan’s investor call: the good, the bad and the ugly: Texas pipeline executives warn construction is coming — this winter Yesterday, Kinder Morgan issued their quarterly report to the investors whose money they’re gambling in a high stakes battle against First Nations, British Columbians and a rapidly transitioning global market. Once every three mo...
Podcast for October 2017: Knocktober: Happy Knocktober! This month Dogwood’s remote organizer, Anna Barford, takes over the podcast to talk about the month-long push to gather support for a Corruption Inquiry. Anna talks to four volunteers who have signed up to knock their block — from trophy hunting to Kinder Morgan to fish farms, t...
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Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Oct 23-27: The following local governments of the Cariboo-Chilcotin are meeting next week:Wells - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Oct 24th at 7pm in Wells Council Chambers (4243 Sanders Ave).  On the Agenda:* Delegation - John Massier, Chair of the Wells Barkerville Community Forest Board (WBCFB) to pre...
CRD Board Highlights - Oct 20th mtg: Present: Chair A. Richmond; Directors J. Bruce, J. Massier, S. Forseth, B. Kemp, J. Sorley, M. Wagner, D. Cash, B. Anderson, B. Coakley, R. Sharpe, B. Simpson, W. Cobb, M. Campsall, Area 'A' Alternate Director M. Sjostrom and Area 'E' Alternate Director M. NeufeldMeeting Agenda adopted/Mins of th...
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Where things go now in BC: We are in a unique situation in Canadian political history.   There are only a couple of examples I know of where the government was reduced to a large minority or a bare majority. Ontario 1985 - the PCs won 52 seats, the Liberals 48 and NDP 25.   The Liberals and NDP cut a deal and replaced the ...
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Green Party Votes Could Elect Christy Clark – You Only Get One Shot – Do Not Blow This Opportunity!: Don't vote for this guy .....and get Christy Clark instead! BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime"  - Eminem - Lose Yourself By Bill Tieleman Let’s cut to the chas...
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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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