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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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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Little leadership in mining disaster

This week’s Duel topic: Can B.C.’s mining industry rebuild public trust? An age-old bit of wisdom says, “You can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats its most vulnerable.” Likewise, after closely watching the response and … Continue reading

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One tough question for the BC Government

In the days since the horrific failure of the tailings pond dam at the Mount Polley Mine, and the silence that initially followed from our government and the company, one thing is clear to me. Sadly, as a province we … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: New rules are alarmingly open to interpretation and political interference

The winner of last week’s duel on the port strike was Laila with 79%. This week’s topic: Are changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve good for British Columbia? Despite the vast size of this amazing country, many would be surprised … Continue reading

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A must read. Right now.

The reactions to my last post on the NDP internal politics are astounding. I’ll be updating that story soon, but our good friend North Van Grumps has a great post up that is a must read. If you don’t make … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “Protecting farmland ensures locals can produce their own food”

In this week’s Duel, Brent and I decided to take a look at this question: Is food security a valid goal for the Agricultural Land Reserve? Brent’s wrote first this week and his column is a must read before you read … Continue reading

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Who’s been naughtiest in B.C. Politics?

  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/laila-yule/santas-naughty-list-bc-liberals_b_2252877.html “The holiday season is here and children everywhere are writing to Santa, hoping that they haven’t made the naughty list. It turns out that it’s not only children who should be worried this year! I received a tip … Continue reading

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Of course, B.C. is for sale ! Just take a look at these foreign investor ads…produced by the BC Liberals

There has been quite a bit of talk about the sell-off of British Columbia’s natural resource’s,whether it be water and energy( run of the river projects),coal,natural gas, copper or other minerals, or even our trees which are being exported as … Continue reading

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Self-conceit always leads to self-destruction…

By now you may have heard of the days events –  Bill Bennett was kicked out, literally it seems, of the caucus, perhaps even the building. CKNW has been the best source of news on this so far this afternoon, … Continue reading

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