Category Archives: Laila Yuile

Word.

Hong Kong democracy protests. Municipal elections. Kinder Morgan. Enbridge. Fracking. Beluga whales. You know what Google is, so use it. Word.

Posted in BC Liberals, BC NDP, BC Politics, Corruption, crime, Enbridge, Federal politics, forestry, Independent power projects, Laila Yuile, P3 projects in BC, The China Connection, The Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Houston, we have a problem: hardly anyone votes in Surrey

I tweeted out some stark reminders of Surrey’s last election today: Population of Surrey: approx. 472,000, estimated to grow by about a 1000 every month Number of registered voters : 279,051 as per the last election in 2011 Number of … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs ( a day late) : ” No cause to spy on grannies.”

Sorry for the belated post- you’ll have missed out on voting this week if you didn’t get an actual paper or read online- but I was out of town until late yesterday in Whistler. This week, Brent and I debated … Continue reading

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‘ The Peace of Wild Things.’ ~ Wendell Berry

  These last few weekends of summer have been phenomenal, and we’ve tried hard not to waste any of them! When things get crazy in the city, when the news becomes too much to tune into, there is tremendous solace … Continue reading

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And so it begins.

It was of no surprise to anyone in Surrey yesterday that Barinder Rasode finally announced that she is running for mayor. After months of meeting with residents from every community in the city, she had already been acknowledged as a … Continue reading

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Did you see anything?

*******UPDATED 9/21/2014 http://www.news1130.com/2014/09/21/arrest-made-in-connection-with-death-of-surrey-teen/ SURREY (NEWS1130) – An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Surrey teen. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the identification of the accused can’t be released due to a publication ban. It … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Who’s Harper working for?

Is the China-Canada investment agreement a sell-out for Canada? When an agreement is conducted with so much secrecy and lack of consultation with Canadians that Rick Mercer dedicates an entire rant to the subject, you know something is up. Two … Continue reading

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September sun is calling…

The ongoing teachers dispute, the Mt. Polley, Imperial Mines debacle, and now the ratification of the Canada China FIPA… September has been anything but boring when it comes to politics near and far. In the days and weeks to come, … Continue reading

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Poll: Do you agree with the BCTF’s call for binding arbitration?

  One vote per visitor, repeat votes have been blocked.

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“Drop the appeal so children can go to school.” ~ Dan Brooks, leader of the BC Conservatives.

Although I have many conservative friends, it’s a rare day when I agree with any of them… :) However, Dan Brooks has a solution so commonsense that it really puts Christy Clark and the Liberal government right on the spot … Continue reading

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