Category Archives: The Environment

Spying laws are already tough enough

This week’s topic: Is suspicion alone enough reason to allow Canadian law enforcement and security services the right to spy on Canadians? Never would I have thought that anyone could argue that bending democracy was essential to preserving it. But … Continue reading

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This week column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Changes unfairly target non-profits.

This week’s topic: Should proposed new rules be enacted allowing B.C. non-profit societies to be taken to court? Make no mistake, the legislative changes to the Society Act proposed by the B.C. government are not about keeping registered societies accountable and … Continue reading

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“Christy Clark would do well to remember that Canada is a free nation…”

Late last week I was contacted by a new member of a local community association here in Surrey, who expressed great concern over this Tyee blog post: http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2014/09/29/Non-Profit-Attack-Petition/ Her concern of course,is that the potential for these proposed changes to be … Continue reading

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For your Sunday coffee break

There’s a number of stories I’m working on for next week, but for today, here are a few things to read on your Sunday coffee break. The BC governments move into the Renminbi market last year should be news again … Continue reading

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Word.

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

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The world according to Christy Clark. Keep your ibuprofen handy

H/t to one of RossK’s readers who posted this link over in the comments section at his site. Listening to the premier talk about her plans for the province is always entertaining, but where it gets really funny on this one is at … Continue reading

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Friday afternoon on a long weekend, do you know where your government is? “Error 404- information or government not found”

We can be seduced…by powerful political groups that promise more wealth and lower taxes. Those with power can use clever, psychological tricks and play upon our weaknesses and brokenness in order to attract us to their way of thinking. We … Continue reading

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‘Our posterity will wonder about our ignorance of things so plain.’ ~ Seneca

“We are being made aware that the organization of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and … Continue reading

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” Been to Hell” ~Alexandra Morton on Mount Polley visit

Taking family time this weekend and I will have a post on Mount Polley and the sediment results late Monday, but for now, please go read Alexandra Mortons excellent post from her visit to take samples. http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2014/08/been-to-hell.html ” I entered … Continue reading

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Did the BC government fail in its duty to release important information-without an FOI-that contained any evidence of : “…a risk of significant harm to the environment or to the health or safety of the public or a group of people”.

Some think so: https://fipa.bc.ca/release-bc-government-had-obligation-to-release-tailings-pond-info/ And I agree. The duty to protect all and any life and environment comes before everything. It all comes down to who knew what… when? http://pacificgazette.blogspot.ca/2014/08/mount-polley-disasterthey-all-knew-ch-3.html Will we see any resignations now? VANCOUVER, B.C.—The BC Freedom … Continue reading

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