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Make Vancouver the World’s Slowest City: A Manifesto (in Opinion): The Greenest Action Plan doesn’t seem to be making Lotus Land happier. Here’s a new vision.  Related Stories How Vancouver’s Housing Segregation Became Policy: A 2040 Look Back (in Opinion) Airbnb a Problem, Not a Solution, for Homeowners, Renters and Cities (in Opinion) Liberals’ Housing Moves W...
Real Oversight Needed for Law-breaking National Security Agencies (in Opinion): Seventh in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.  Related Stories Tell Ottawa — Canada Must End Its Complicity in Torture (in Opinion) Curbs Needed on Sweeping Powers to Spy on Canadians (in Opinion) The ‘New’ CSIS Brings Secret Police to Canada (in Op...
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Site C panning out to make Fast Ferries look like pocket change.: Since moving to Van Isle life has changed dramatically. There is always something needing to be done on the property several townhouses and families would have lived on back in Surrey. Between that and everything that has to be done the blog has taken a back seat while I am keeping track of whats...
New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?: New photos in from Site C today following yet another large slide on the work site. The first is a full aerial view: In this second photo I have enhanced the contrast so you can more easily see where the slope has cracked and has come down. The line starts just below the road on the right and goe...
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B.C. boy with mysterious broken bones returned to parents after abuse ruled out: While watching their son and daughter play in a home near Vancouver's children's hospital, a couple from northern British Columbia received the news they had been praying for. The Ministry of...read more
Solar power lights school at off-the-grid Vancouver Island alternative bastion: The solar-power energy system that lights up False Bay School on Lasqueti Island passed a major test this fall when the tiny two-classroom building suddenly went dark. That was when Principal Reid...read more
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With So Many Tragedies - and Now Election of Donald Trump - Is This The Biblical ‘End of Days?’: Is Donald Trump's election another sign of the End of Days?  Or a Nostradamus prediction? The world seems to darken with every live-streamed horror. And then Trump won the U.S. election!  But consider this small empirical comfort. Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyeecolumn July 19, 201...
Discussing Vancouver Housing Data Isn’t "Racist" - And It shows How Chinese Foreign Buyers Are Driving Up Home Prices: UBS Global Real Estate Index released in September 2016 shows Vancouver with  highest "bubble risk" in the world for housing prices. Government stats show foreign purchasers buying up real estate equal in value to all new home construction.Bill Tieleman’s 24 Hours Vancouver / The Tyee column Ju...
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Mea Culpa: I have been doing something I shouldn’t have, feel bad about it and will now stop. I recently read Jordan Bateman’s book about how he – almost singlehandedly – defeated the transit referendum. You cannot get it from the library or indeed most bookshops except as a print on demand. Amazon has it a...
Tar Sands Tankers in U.S. Waters: While I was polishing up last night’s post on Marc Garneau’s incredible claims about how safe we will be once the tankers moving diluted bitumen start moving, the following arrived in my in box. As I am sure you are all aware, there are very few refineries set up to deal with diluted bitumen – or...
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The misinformation strategy: Thanks to Merv Adey at BCVeritas.com for beginning an examination of commentary in BC’s corporate media during the Liberals’ years-long campaign to degrade this province’s public education system. Of BC’s journalists, Gary Mason was the most forthright in advising teachers to surrender their righ...
“Meaningful collective bargaining”: A prominent BC Government supporter wrote last week that, by vote of 6-2, Canada’s high court effectively handed “the Liberals ass on a plate.” Indeed, Justice Beverley McLachlin and colleagues concluded a legal process that should trouble every citizen. Not just that, in setting public education...
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Kinder Morgan’s pipeline sales pitch: Too good to be true?: After the federal approval of Kinder-Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX), Alberta Premier Rachel Notley came to BC to sell the pipeline’s economic benefits. She claims BC will get a $1 billion per year boost in GDP as a result of the pipeline, as well as thousands of jo...
BC’s higher-than-expected surplus is an opportunity: BC is on track to have a massive budget surplus this year according to the November update on provincial finances. At the end of the second quarter of the fiscal year, we’re looking at a surplus of $2.24 billion. This is $300 million more than what the September budget update projected and a stag...
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Cynical betrayal on Kinder Morgan galvanizes B.C. voters: Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan will carry heavy political consequences VANCOUVER – Organizers with Dogwood Initiative are busy preparing canvass events in thirteen ridings across the province for this Saturday as British Columbians gear up to launch a citizens’ initiative to block bitumen tr...
Justice Minister: Ottawa Can’t Force Kinder Morgan on B.C.: Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her own words In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, Dogwood collected survey responses from candidates in every B.C. riding. We asked for their positions on key B.C. issues, so constituents could hold them to their word if elected. Here’s what Jody Wilson-Raybould ...
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The Successful CAO: As someone who is in local government and prior to being elected, took a great interest in local governments (municipal council/regional district board), both locally and throughout BC...Former District of Lake Country Councillor Jamie McEwan has written a very thoughtful blog post on what makes ...
Quesnel Council Highlights - Dec 6th mtg: Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:Council Mid-Term ReportsEach member of Council provided a Mid-Term Report as Council is now half way through their 2015 – 2018 term.  Councillors updated the public on their campaign promises, what Council has achieved and what Council would like to work on for the...
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Will the surplus from balanced budgets become a central 2017 election is...:
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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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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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