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Sea Lice Exploded among Wild Young Salmon near BC Fish Farms: Study (in News): Parasites spiked in Broughton area salmon pens, and hit decade high among wild juveniles, says new report.  Related Stories Sea Shepherd ‘Pirates’ to Turn Spotlight on BC Salmon Farms (in News) Evidence of Fish Farm Disease Detected in BC (in News) Closure of Lauded Munk School Water Program 'D...
Tyee Readers, You’re an Interesting Bunch (in Tyee News): We thought we knew you. Turns out, you’re a life-saving, sheep-shearing, rather complex crew.  Related Stories Tyee Readers! We Love You, but We Hardly Know You (in Tyee News) Tyee's Media Model Nets Cross-Canada Headlines (in Tyee News) Ready to Freelance, Creative Worker? Survival Tips, This ...
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Millionaires, money and political influence in BC: What you should be reading this week.: I’ve got a really busy week and a half ahead and while I’ll still be watching activity on the blog,posts during this time will be sparse unless something earth-shattering comes up. However because I know many of you don’t use twitter or other forms of social media, there are a few items you shoul...
Site C aerial photos show mess of mud,water and slides.: With the flight restrictions that were placed on pilots that prevented them from flying over the construction zone ( shortly after I posted these aerial pics ) removed, new photos of some pretty interesting conditions on the north bank construction of Site C are again raising concerns. ( photo cr...
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B.C. to bring in a 15 per cent additional real estate tax on foreign buyers: "Today we are taking measures to ensure home ownership remains within reach of the middle class," said BC Premier Christy Clark. read more
B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms: experts: The legislature is set to convene Monday to debate changes to Vancouver's charter that would allow the city to create a tax on vacant homes.read more
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Christy Clark inspired by Pat Paulsen?: Will I obliterate the national debt? [long pause] Sure, why not? – Pat Paulsen for President (1968) Remember Christy Clark’s promises of a debt-free BC enabled through wealth created by natural gas production? The reality is revealed in Finance Ministry documents that provide this information.  ...
Port Mann losses “unsustainable”: Late Friday afternoon, the BC Government performed a document dump that included Public Accounts and financial reports of crown corporations. One of those is Transportation Investment Corporation, which, despite losses over half a billion dollars, is optimistically referred to as a “Self-Supporte...
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Correcting the Fraser Institute’s crude assumptions: The Fraser Institute’s new report, The Costs of Pipeline Obstructionism, claims that lack of new export pipelines to tidewater is costing Canada $2.02–$6.4 billion dollars per year (depending on the assumed oil price). The authors offer the following table, based on exports via the proposed Energ...
Correcting the Fraser Institute’s crude assumptions: The Fraser Institute’s new report, The Costs of Pipeline Obstructionism, claims that lack of new export pipelines to tidewater is costing Canada $2.02–$6.4 billion dollars per year (depending on the assumed oil price). The authors offer the following table, based on exports via the proposed Energ...
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Half a million extra Millennials voted in 2015, what will they do in 2017?: Close to an 500,000 extra people voted in BC voted in the 2015 federal election, this is the most dramatic rise in voter turnout that we have seen in BC.  Almost all these people were Millennials and they overwhelmingly voted for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.  What will they do in the 2017 BC ...
The BC Conservatives have FOUR candidates for leader: For such a long time it looked like no one was going to step forward to bc leader of the BC Conservatives, but now after the close of nominations and vetting by the party there are four candidates Dan Brooks - the leader that resigned in January of this year.  I can not find any online presences ...
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What Issue Will Define The BC 2017 Provincial Election Vote? Early Polls Offer Hints : BC NDP leader John Horgan - Bill Tieleman photo If results prove true, next year's election won't be anything like 2013.Bill Tieleman’s24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Tuesday May 17, 2016By Bill Tieleman''Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.''- John Bolton, ex...
Axing the TPP? Taxing the Rich? Wait... Is Donald Trump Going Further Left Than Hillary Clinton?: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - DonkeyHotey caricature OK, Trump's obviously no real progressive. But next to Clinton he can look like one.Bill Tieleman’s24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn Tuesday May 10, 2016By Bill Tieleman"Donald Trump is a progressive. He's not a...
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Neither Law nor Order: In Kamloops, dedicated residents raised concerns about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal. These are their stories. The B.C. portion of the Minister’s Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion panel tour kicked off this week. First stop: Kamloops, where a small but vocal … The post Neither La...
She was called out for conflict of interest. Her response is bizarre.: Review panel member says her past  with Kinder Morgan is no big deal. Imagine in the middle of a murder trial, it turned out one of the jurors was friends with the accused. The judge would have to call a … The post She was called out for conflict of interest. Her response is bizarre. appeared fir...
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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...
For taxpayers it’s a bummer, when fall turns to summer: Now you see it, now you don’t. That’s one of those Canada’s Economic Action Plan signs that became part of the Canadian landscape during the rule of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Until very recently, this one stood on West First in North Vancouver, by Pemberton Avenue, a short walk from the vaca...
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Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of July 25th to 29th: The following local governments are meeting next week:Quesnel - Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 26th at 7pm in Quesnel Council Chambers (2nd Floor - 410 Kinchant Street).  On the Agenda:* Committee Reports - CRD Board/Quesnel Air Quality Roundtable* 2016 Calendar of Special Meetings and ...
CRD Board Highlights - July 22nd mtg: Present: Chair A. Richmond; Directors Armstrong, Bruce, Massier, Forseth, Kemp, Sorley, Wagner, William, Anderson, Coakley, Sharpe, Cobb and CampsallAgenda adopted/June 30th CRD Board meeting minutes adoptedMemorandum of Business - Delegations was received Business: Development Services1) Bylaws ...
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Bike share comes to Vancouver: It has been a very long time in gestation, with at least one false start, but today was the first day of operation of Mobi, Vancouver’s bike share system. Ever since I used Velib (seen above), the system in Paris, I have been waiting for one to start here. I have also used systems in New York and...
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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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