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NDP Leadership Contest Up to Three Candidates (in News): ‘It’s about time’ the real race gets under way, says party veteran.  Related Stories From the Shop Floor to Parliament Hill: Peter Julian Makes NDP Leadership Case (in News) Trudeau Called ‘Liar’ for Breaking Electoral Reform Promise (in News) Opposition Readies to Hit Trudeau Hard on Ethics as P...
Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How a Company’s ‘Value-Added’ Plans Mean More Log Exports (in Opinion): Government policies help companies export logs and jobs to other countries. Last of two.  Related Stories Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How the BC Government Has Sacrificed Forest Communities (in Opinion) Trade Deal Ups Risks in Chinese Firm’s Takeover of Seniors’ Care Giant (in Opinion) Trudeau Should...
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Monday Morning Musings from the island: “I don’t need to make jokes. I just watch the government & report the facts.”: It was a gorgeous weekend here in my bit of island paradise and the pic above is just a wee inkling of how nice it was. And after some bizarre politics last week it was nice to just chill at the shoreline, watch the bald eagles gorging and just enjoy  big skies and a calm sea. A wise person once ...
“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside…” ~ Rumi: “I have never been a calm blue ocean… I have always been the storm.” Saw this phrase on a t-shirt the other day and I loved it instantly. From the time I was little, it has always been my nature to feel passionately and care deeply. Insatiably curious, I like to stir the pot, challenge the status...
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Many paddles, one canoe: Climate leaders gather in Vancouver to resist Kinder Morgan: Climate leaders gather in Vancouver March 4th to pull together against Kinder Morgan.read more
Racial attitudes inspected in a tough documentary, in a bit of history and a biting satire: Also two animated Oscar contenders and a new slant from Britain on zombiesread more
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2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
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IN THE DARK: “LIES FROM BC HYDRO”: In-Sights Peace River Farmlands The following item was written by Roger Bryenton P. Eng. (former), MBA, Energy Systems Consultant, Suzuki and SPEC Elder. What BC Residents Have and Have Not Been Told About Site C Dam and Electricity Prices: 1. “BC Needs More Electricity” – the Biggest Li...
WPC: A Good Match: via Photo Challenge: A Good Match As soon as I saw the title of the photo challenge I knew what the photo would be Taken in the garden of the Musée Marmotan in Paris on May 21, 2012 by my sister Rosemary and hitherto only available to friends and family but made public for the first time. A Good...
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How one company’s “value-added” plans are opening the door to more log exports and fewer forest industry jobs: Second of Two Parts For many years, TimberWest has exported more raw logs from British Columbia than all of its competitors save one. And a new move afoot by the company has both forest industry workers and environmental activists convinced that the company is laying the groundwork for even more ...
The Great Log Export Drain: BC government pursues elusive LNG dreams as more than 3,600 forest industry jobs lost to raw log exports: First of Two Parts Its members include the most powerful players in the province’s forest industry, companies that do the vast majority of all logging on British Columbia’s coast. Its website boasts of “innovative, high-tech” companies whose workers turn out “a growing array of forest and wood pr...
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More Kinder bucks for Christy Clark: Real-time disclosure reveals ongoing oil patch payments to BC Liberals Last week we added up the payout to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals from Kinder Morgan and friends, which greased the wheels for the province’s flip-flop on the dangerous oil tanker expansion project. We found that Kinder Mo...
Best year-end fundraising total ever: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dogwood supporters dig deep in 2016 VICTORIA – B.C. non-profit Dogwood netted $219,027 in its year-end fundraising campaign as British Columbians dug deep to power campaigns against oil tanker expansion, U.S. thermal coal and Big Money in B.C. politics. Dogwood, which has or...
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Final Open Houses for South Cariboo/Lac La Hache OCPs: Courtesy of the Cariboo Regional District:The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is hosting four open houses from March 6-9, 2017, regarding the South Cariboo Area and Lac La Hache Area Official Community Plan (OCP) updates. The open houses are the final events for community members to provide comme...
Local Gov't Mtgs - Wk of Feb 27 - March 3rd: The following local governments of the Cariboo-Chilcotin are meeting next week as follows:Quesnel - First, a meeting of the Executive Standing Committee will take place at 9am on Tuesday, Feb 28th in Quesnel Council Chambers (4th Floor - 410 Kinchant St).  On the Agenda:* Strategic Plan Review* C...
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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...
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Pull down the veil of lies: Photo amendment courtesy of RS Because corporate media does not report these figures, it is up to citizens to correct the record. Do so at every opportunity during the election campaign. Blow up the myth that Liberals, while pandering to special interests, are competent financial managers. Hand...
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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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