“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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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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A government built on lies,obfuscation and obstruction,is nothing to be proud of.

Newer readers often wonder why I feel so strongly the BC Liberals need to go, when I am not a partisan member of any political party. The reason is clear if you read many of the stories on my Best Of page - most of them focus on the many deceptions and blatant lies the …

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“If you kept the small rules, you could break the big ones.” ― George Orwell

Filed under: "Things that make you go hmmm..." In response to my last post, I've received many emails asking about the removal of penalties from Bill 5- the Information Management Act. It's clearly an issue people are concerned about but an obstacle for many is simply the language contained in reading the act or even …

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BC Liberals pat themselves on the back over SFPR ‘highway’ opening a year late and $464 million over budget

I'll give the BC Liberals this: they sure know how to crank out a photo-op and they know how to spin a deuce into silk and make it look like they invented it. Case in point, the grand opening the of much heralded... and criticized... South Fraser Perimeter Road -aka Highway 17 ( the old highway 17 …

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“No secrecy, no business.” ~Toba Beta

Fraser Surrey Docks believes in expansion Surrey Docks (FSD) has listened carefully to community concerns and has enhanced an already safe project by eliminating the stockpiling of coal, re-spraying the coal on the trains before they cross the border into Canada, and adding a suppression and binding agent to the coal on the barges before …

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Have the BC Liberals provided dictionaries with a new example of attempted bribery or bribery itself ?

bribe (brb) n. 1. Something, such as money or a favor, offered or given to a person in a position of trust to influence that person's views or conduct. 2. Something serving to influence or persuade. v.  bribed, brib·ing, bribes http://2010goldrush.blogspot.ca/2013/07/another-quickwins-bombshell-was-bribe.html "The NDP hammered BC Liberal rookie multiculturalism minister Teresa Wat and finance minister Mike …

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Updated with readers photos of their BC** I’m not saying that it’s going to be easy…. I AM saying it is going to be worth it. The future is yours if you rise to the challenge.

I grew up on moose meat, and the yearly fall hunt was as important as most city people consider their tax refunds if they are so lucky. I've known the scent and feel of  the hunt, of knowing what walked before you by the steam off  bear scat, or the water running down in  moose …

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One of the best graphic images: The Election Web ( would the person who created this contact me for due credit?)

I started getting hits from this link today, and would love to both share it with all of you: http://www.thewebworks.bc.ca/bcpoli/htmlwebs/the_election_web_v1.0.htm I would  really love to hear from whoever created this amazing web that tells a story so much better than even my 100+ Reasons the BC Liberals need to Go. It's quite stunning! email me or …

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“There has always been, and there is now, a profound conflict of interest between the people and the government…” ~ Howard Zinn

On the eve of what is most likely going to be a change in government in this province, one would think that I would be exceptionally excited about all of it. After all, I've spent many years researching and writing stories on the current Liberal government, holding them to account. Sadly, over the last two years I've come to the realization …

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