The Billion dollar question with only one right answer.

I was working on some research when I first heard the decision on Site C would come by December 31st, 2017...exactly two years from the day I first started blogging about Site C in earnest. Since then a multitude of opinion editorials, articles and statements have been made by both those opposing and those in …

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Remembrance Day 2017-“Remember,honour, teach.”

I have been working on a new Site C post for you (out tomorrow) but today want to remember our veterans. Living in a base town, the men and women who serve are part of daily life now. I have friends who serve, have served and returned to civilian life and I've met several veterans, …

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“And when trying to save something from destruction, I always ask, “Man, have you no soul?” ~ Rafe Mair

It's just past 4 pm. Already the angle of the sun over the trees is so low that it shines into our backyard, brilliantly touching everything with a golden fiery glow. The gorgeous disarray of red and orange leaves dancing on the branches of the massive old Rainier Cherry tree in my backyard takes my …

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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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