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Dix to Meet With Fired Health Employees (in News): ‘We’ve got to refill those gaps.’  Related Stories Two More Execs Involved in Wrongful Health Firings Leave BC Government (in News) Key Figure in Botched Health Firings Investigation Leaves Public Service (in News) Health Ministry Trying to Rebuild Employee Trust After Wrongful Firings (in News)
Movies Matter More Than Ever in Confusing Times (in Culture): Their ability to synthesize complex moments of history shows us a path forward.  Related Stories Protect Our Local Glamour Industries from Scandals (in Culture) Harvey Weinstein’s Lessons in Media Literacy (in Culture)
A Completely Impractical Idea for Solving North Shore Gridlock (in Opinion): Streetcars would move people, ease traffic and attract tourists.
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From Erik Andersen: In private emails, a number of people with expert economic knowledge exchange ideas about energy in BC. I get copies of some. This example, written by respected and retired economist Erik Andersen, refers to electricity markets in BC: This is a presentation of what’s called  a “coffin corner”, r...
Transit: Malcolm Johnston is a near perfect example of a citizen activist (sorry Keith Baldrey) who wants to see public money spent with maximum efficiency. He is convinced that legitimate transit planners are pushed aside by spin doctors, consultants and other lobbyists working for vested interests, like...
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Inclusive growth and the future of work: A recap of our 2017 Rosenbluth Lecture with Armine Yalnizyan: This year, the CCPA-BC’s annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial lecture featured one of Canada’s leading progressive economists, Armine Yalnizyan, who shared some insights on the changing world of work and the importance of achieving inclusive growth. Making growth inclusive has become a global policy...
Housing crisis worse: Former UN special rapporteur Miloon Kothari revisits Vancouver: As the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing from 2000 to 2008, Miloon Kothari observed the failure of market-based approaches to addressing housing crises. His 2007 report on Canada called for “a national strategy [for the] large scale building of social housing, an...
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An attack on local decision-making: Trudeau government teams up with Texas pipeline company to try crush Burnaby, B.C. jurisdiction Kinder Morgan thinks it’s above the law. What’s far more disturbing is that apparently the Canadian government does too. It began this summer, when the Texas pipeline company illegally installed anti-s...
Jim and Rachel’s dangerous adventure: ‘Progressive’ politicians enter hazardous territory lobbying the Vancouver Board of Trade behind closed doors I find it distasteful — and disturbing — when supposedly left-leaning politicians prostrate themselves at the feet of financiers and industrialists. Last Thursday’s keynote addresses by J...
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Women premiers in Canada by time in office and relative political power: I have looked at this a number of times.   A few weeks back we passed nine straight years of at least one woman being a premier in Canada.   This is the list by time of the women that have lead governments in Canada Christy Clark      BC      2319 days Liberal Eva Aariak         Nunavut 1827 day...
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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The Billion dollar question with only one right answer.: I was working on some research when I first heard the decision on Site C would come by December 31st, 2017…exactly two years from the day I first started blogging about Site C in earnest. Since then a multitude of opinion editorials, articles and statements have been made by both those opposing a...
Remembrance Day 2017-“Remember,honour, teach.”: I have been working on a new Site C post for you (out tomorrow) but today want to remember our veterans. Living in a base town, the men and women who serve are part of daily life now. I have friends who serve, have served and returned to civilian life and I’ve met several veterans, … Continue rea...
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Remarkable Climate Action: I get lots of Press Releases in my email. I don’t publish many of them. This one really is worth reading – and somehow I doubt this will get much coverage in the mainstream media. Indigenous Climate Action rejects $150,000 award from Aviva Canada due to moral conflict with Aviva investments     A...
Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky: via Photo Challenge: Cheeky Cherub climbing into a giant urn. Napoleon III’s apartment in the Louvre, Paris CheekyFiled under: photography Tagged: cheeky, photo challenge, WordPress, WPC
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Walt Cobb to seek re-election in 2018: Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb has confirmed to My Cariboo Now (local radio station) that he will indeed be seeking re-election in October 2018. Read more hereMeanwhile - none of the incumbent Williams Lake City Councillors' (Ivan Bonnell, Scott Nelson, Jason Ryll, Craig Smith, Laurie Walters and ...
Sam Ketcham Pool Renovations Fully Complete : This afternoon -- the leisure side of the Sam Ketcham Pool (West Fraser Aquatic Centre) opened to the public after the main lap tank was open to the public earlier this year.  Please visit the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Facebook page for operating times - click hereMeanwhile the Grand Op...
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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
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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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