Site C: “Hold the vision. Trust the process.”

I've been relatively quiet on Site C since the BCUC review started, because for once there has been no need to keep tweeting and writing incessantly to keep it in the public eye as there was, prior to the election - the review itself has been generating enough interest on its own. The discussion for …

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Educating Ryan

Every so often something so profound comes across my desk that it just needs to be shared with all of you... In this case, a post in a public group on Facebook made it to me in regards to Darryl Plecas taking the position of Speaker. I'll keep it short and let the post speak …

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Everything old is new again: CBC investigation raises big questions about Port Mann bridge build.

For Merv. There is nothing that gets a transportation geeks blood pumping than seeing some excellent investigative work on a project you've written about at least a dozen times: the Port Mann bridge project. Two pieces you should read this morning and I will tell you why in a moment.    From CBC: 'Weak oversight' …

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The Heart of August

It's deep in the heart of August,and shaking off the excess water from the pool, I drop to sit for a moment on the soft clover in the back lawn. Eyes closed, I could feel the leftover drops of water drying or trickling slowly down my arms and the inside of my thighs to the …

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A goodbye to Merv Adey

Kurt Vonnegut once said: "I consider writing to be an act of good citizenship." When it comes to Merv Adey, husband, friend and respected #bcpoli blogger, its most fitting. It's with great sadness tonight that many of us have marked his passage from this earth.. Norm here Grant here  And now I find myself called …

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Site C contractor consents to receivership, raising more questions on project contract & bids

It was over a year ago that I first reported on the difficulties facing Site C contractor, Petrowest... and the oddity of the company being qualified to even be awarded a contractor. https://lailayuile.com/2016/03/02/site-c-consortium-member-petrowest-has-waiver-extended-by-lenders-until-march-31-2016/ In November 2015, the BC Government and BC Hydro awarded a $1.5 Billion contract to the Peace River Hydro Partners, of which Petrowest Corporation …

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A salute to BC heroes on BC Day

It's been months since I blogged, yet I have lived these pages for so long that sitting here now, finally writing again, the words come easy and comforting at last... It's BC Day today. I woke up late after a difficult night trying to sleep ( back injury) and was drawn here so naturally this …

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All great changes are preceded by chaos ~ Deepak Chopra

Here I sit in the armchair by the window,  hair in a bun, eyelids low as I battle to keep them open after staying up past 1 am on an emotional see-saw watching BC's historic election results roll in. Watching people walk by on the street, I think about how ironic it is that my …

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BC Election 2017 wrap-up : Just Vote please. Just damn well vote.

With the election upon us tomorrow, I think it's safe to say that when it comes to BC politics, I am still a hopeful cynic. Hopeful because I know change is possible,even if the BC Libs retain power tomorrow.  Cynical because despite that, I also know that a lot  lof what goes on in BC …

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BC Election 2017: “Site C dam project has become ‘uneconomic’ and should be suspended…”

"Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected"  That headline, from the CBC: A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.'s Site C dam project, saying it's no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from the hydroelectric station will likely be exported at losses …

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