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Crucial Safety Net for Foster Kids? School (in News): New report busts myths about low grad rates for teens in gov't care.  Related Stories Creating 'Launch' Conditions for Foster Kids (in News) BC Gov't Plan to Improve Child Services 'Huge': Watchdog (in News) Paige's Story: Who Checks In When Students Check Out? (in News)
Power, Love and How to Change the World (in Culture): From 'I'm Right and You're An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up.'  Related Stories Are You Blinded by Righteous Anger? (in Culture) 'I'm Right and You're an Idiot' (in Culture) Fixing Our Broken Conversation (in Culture)
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New post coming soon: It has been a very busy couple of weeks and noticable by the absence of posts here. The long weekend and the last few days have been taking care of kidlets who have been down with a horrific noro-type bug that seems to spread faster than the spin from BC Liberal digital influencers- I caught it t...
What you need to read, right now: The $150,000 cheque Premier Clark gave for a review, the government has no records for.: I don’t spend a lot of time watching BC legislature TV. But maybe I should after reading this new post from Merv Adey, who has an excerpt of questioning by John Horgan of Premier Clark, that goes nowhere. She makes statements that make no sense, refuses to answer the question and completely evade...
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Nanaimo forestry company fined for spill in Northumberland Channel: The spill accidental spill took place during a power outage, but even accidents come with a hefty price tag.
Great spots to walk, run, or hike in Vancouver, even if you don’t have a car: There are a lot of great places to explore, even if you're on transit.read more
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große Lüge: February 13, 2013, three months before her first general election as Premier, Christy Clark announced: …the new British Columbia Prosperity Fund to ensure communities, First Nations and all British Columbians benefit from the development of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry… LNG develop...
Kootenay Bill’s Casablanca moment: Union of BC Indian Chiefs, May 2016: The BC government is enabling a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation – leaving taxpayers liable for more than $1.5 billio...
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Asbestos-caused disease increasing in Canada, and many victims are women : For more than a century, it has been known that asbestos causes disease and death. But the asbestos industry suppressed scientific evidence, created lobby organizations and hi-jacked public policy. Canadians, and people around the world, have paid the price with their lives. The economic costs ha...
BC government: climate leader or climate outlaw?: At both the Paris climate negotiations last November and the recent federal-provincial climate meetings, Premier Christy Clark was keen to position British Columbia as a climate leader. There may indeed have been a short window during the 2008-2010 period when BC could legitimately (albeit arguab...
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15 years since the NDP was last in power:
Finally a fix for political junkies in BC - 2 new polls: Hi, my name is Bernard and I am a political junkie.   I get my fix from election days and polls.   As much as a I know these polls are not real proper data, it is all I have to go on.   It has been six months since I last had a BC poll hit.   Here are the results from Ipsos and Insights WestParty...
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Bill Tieleman on The View Up Here online radio on federal NDP convention and Tom Mulcair leadership - 6 pm Wednesday April 6 - Pacific time: I am coming up at 6 pm Pacific time on The View Up Here - online radio - with @Canadian Glen to talk about the federal NDP convention and the review vote on Tom Mulcair's leadership - tune in online! Bill Tieleman 
Brave Women Witnesses in Jian Ghomeshi Sexual Assault Trial Deserved Better From Justice System: Jian Ghomeshi Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee columnTuesday February 9, 2016 By Bill Tieleman "There's a whole community of women who feel violated by the publicity around this trial who have had their own experiences of sexual assault." - Amanda Dale, director of the Barbra Schli...
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Open Letter from The David Suzuki Foundation: I am currently on holiday in Edinburgh, but this just arrived in my in box. Hopefully it is getting picked up by the mainstream media and creating a stir. I hope so.   Please be advised that the attached open letter was delivered to the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council and B.C. Premier Christy Cla...
Southwest Area Transport Plan: Translink bus in Steveston I had a call today from Graeme Wood who writes for the Richmond News. He wanted to talk about Translink’s Southwest Area Transport Plan. He wanted me to predict what sort of changes people in Richmond might want to see in the transport system in the future. I’m afraid...
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Surprise! B.C.’s deadbeat mining companies are huge political donors: Taxpayers liable for $1.2 billion in cleanup costs as corporations cry poor I really should not have read the newspaper before breakfast this morning. Nothing curdles the milk in your Grapenuts like toxic corporate influence. Turns out B.C.’s Ministry of … The post Surprise! B.C.’s deadbeat minin...
Whose pipelines are these, anyway?: Crashing heavy oil prices great for China, Saudi Arabia “Oil to tidewater.” It’s an industry mantra happily adopted by politicians – and even some environmentalists. But ask yourself this: what happens when you pump more product into an oversupplied market? … The post Whose pipelines are these, a...
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CC Rural Caucus - May 25th mtg: Present: Chair S. Forseth; Directors B. Kemp, J. Sorley and B. AndersonMeeting called to order at 3:15pmThe Chair acknowledged that the meeting was being held on traditional Northern Shuswap territoryMeeting Agenda approved with additions to the Agenda pertaining to Regional Prosperity/Community ...
Quesnel Council Highlights - May 24th mtg: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:Seniors Housing DevelopmentDirector of Development Services updated Council on the Quesnel Lions Housing Society’s proposed 30-unit apartment on the corner of Reid Street/McNaughton Avenue. Parking concerns remain as this 30-unit development is proposed with 11 pa...
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Conflict commish: “Let’s continue to ignore all of his requests.”: This column is about eight simple words. It requires some context to get there. While Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump voice their concerns about United States political campaign financing from opposite ends of the political spectrum, a March 28 Globe and Mail column by Gary Mason, “Pricey meeting...
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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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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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Timeliness in Pitching. Try Harder, Marketing Folks: As an Editor with BetaKit, I get email pitches all the time from marketing and PR people from startups and tech titans. Well over half the time, I have to reject the pitch because it’s just not newsworthy. I hate rejecting folks — but at the same time, I only have limited bandwidth to cover every...

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