Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C

A quick post this morning, thanks to some interesting questions a reader sent on as part of an Angus Reid polling questionnaire currently out. In my opinion, most questions were push polling and several forced answers. But the Site C questions had my full attention... Take a look at some of the questions raising eyebrows … Continue reading Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C

“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside…” ~ Rumi

"I have never been a calm blue ocean... I have always been the storm." Saw this phrase on a t-shirt the other day and I loved it instantly. From the time I was little, it has always been my nature to feel passionately and care deeply. Insatiably curious, I like to stir the pot, challenge … Continue reading “When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside…” ~ Rumi

Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?

In 2015, we had Paige's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paige-death-government-release-report-1.3280603 In 2016, it was Nick's story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3015820/bc-childrens-watchdog-report-on-death-of-15-year-old-nick-lang-released/ And here we are just days into the second month of 2017...and we have Alex's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/children-s-advocate-says-province-failed-teen-at-abbotsford-hotel-1.3968887 "On a mid-September morning in 2015, in an act of obvious desperation, an 18-year- old Métis youth named Alex took his own life by … Continue reading Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?

Guest Post: Let’s reimagine politics in BC

It's not often I open up the blog to guest posts. But when I do it's because 1) I have asked them,they didn't come to me... and 2) I think it's something readers need to see, hear or consider. Long time readers well know that I have always had a dream of more independents in … Continue reading Guest Post: Let’s reimagine politics in BC

“If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

After weeks of on and off..but mostly on...winter weather here on the nearly north coast of Van Isle, I never thought I would be happy to see the rain and wind again, but I am. Ready for change...again.  Standing outside last night in the rain waiting for my beast to do his business, was refreshing … Continue reading “If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

Things that make you go Hmmmm: Is new John Horgan attack site linked to Campaign Research?

** updated below post So a funny thing happened on twitter today.... Saw a new attack video launched by a company called " Future Prosperity BC Inc" And I'll show it to you here because clearly you are going to be seeing it all over soon... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO39hzefUZo&feature=share So sweet. And a pretty slick ad with … Continue reading Things that make you go Hmmmm: Is new John Horgan attack site linked to Campaign Research?

Site C: The $9 billion dollar + boondoggle complete with grassroots oversight.

One would hope that with a budget of over $9 billion dollars and a long list of critics and opponents, the bigwigs over at BC Hydro would be on top of every little thing happening at Site C, in order to avoid any unnecessary scrutiny. However, yet again a public complaint is helping to hold … Continue reading Site C: The $9 billion dollar + boondoggle complete with grassroots oversight.

Because it’s 2016: Leaked document details text messages received by former NDP nomination race candidate, Georgia Collins

As an ardent observer of politics and the political process I have always been keen to situations and incidents that may serve to turn more people off the political process.. and keep people out of it Case in point was the September posting of Georgia Collins, who was campaigning to become the candidate for the … Continue reading Because it’s 2016: Leaked document details text messages received by former NDP nomination race candidate, Georgia Collins

Musings from the #notrealworld

Sometimes...it takes just one little thing after so many big things to finally push people over the cliff.And maybe it is the time of the year or the stress of the seasonal holiday rush but honestly, I think we all have our limits. Earlier this week Premier Clark joined Lynda Steele on CKNW for an … Continue reading Musings from the #notrealworld

New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?

New photos in from Site C today following yet another large slide on the work site. The first is a full aerial view: In this second photo I have enhanced the contrast so you can more easily see where the slope has cracked and has come down. The line starts just below the road on … Continue reading New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?