“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 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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BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.

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 …

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BC Election 2017: Promises, lies & integrity.Which will matter to BC Voters?

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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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More glaring hypocrisy as BC Hydro critical upgrades must undergo BCUC review while province refuses to submit Site C

So there I am, content after a nice dinner of home-made sushi and just chilling and flipping  through my phone... when I saw something that snapped me right to attention: Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River Residents urged to flee area around river if ground shakes strongly http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/campbell-river-earthquake-bc-hydro-dam-flooding-1.3814746?cmp=rss   Officials in Campbell River …

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Sea to Sky highway project making money once again…but not for the taxpayers of BC

Call me a geek but the big transportation projects of BC have always been of keen interest to me and I've written about many. The Kicking Horse bridge, the South Fraser Perimeter road,Port Mann Bridge and of course, the infamous Sea to Sky highway. With the discussion of road pricing and regional tolling sure to …

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Tune in to this weeks edition of ‘Political Intel’ with Martyn Brown on the Jon McComb show, via CKNW Newstalk radio

Tune in at 9:10 am this morning for a rousing discussion on BC Hydro's massive and escalating debt - http://www.cknw.com/the-jon-mccomb-show/ Live player listening on your laptop or device: http://player.cknw.com/#/   I'll be back with a new post later today, and I'll post the podcast of the show here for you to listen to if you …

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Port Mann Bridge becomes the new ‘Fast Ferries’ debacle.

If you don't follow Integrity BC on twitter https://twitter.com/INTEGRITYBC , or at their facebook page where frequent updates are posted, you are missing out on some vital information regarding BC politics and how the BC government operates. All of the work posted is rock solid and supported with research. Todays post is exceptional and is …

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