"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 … Continue reading BC Election 2017: “Site C dam project has become ‘uneconomic’ and should be suspended…”
That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP... ...just months after the Liberals were warned twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rating... ( But hey, the … Continue reading BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.
After a gorgeous weekend gardening with the Snowbirds and the CF-18 practicing overhead, the rain has returned and politics is once again on the agenda for both politicians and die-hard poli-watchers alike. While the official writ drop announcing the election just happened last week, the BC Liberals had already been campaigning for a month, courtesy … Continue reading BC Election 2017: Promises, lies & integrity.Which will matter to BC Voters?
Standing on the front lawn surveying the vast expanse of green with my sharpened spade in hand, I took a deep breath before plunging the blade deep into the sod. Methodically I repeated the action over and over again, turning in a circle to strip the sod before digging one of a series of holes … Continue reading Springs growth, renewal and Hope this Easter.
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
"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
Despite all the usual uproar over Bell Lets Talk day, the good that comes from that day is still far more valuable than any concern over free advertising for a corporate entity. But often since few see that good, it's easy to forget once the day has passed. This year I knew that instead of … Continue reading Guest post: Blowing the tough guy paradigm on mental health-“Man up & let your guard down.”
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
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? “