BC Election 2017 wrap-up : Just Vote please. Just damn well vote.

With the election upon us tomorrow, I think it's safe to say that when it comes to BC politics, I am still a hopeful cynic. Hopeful because I know change is possible,even if the BC Libs retain power tomorrow.  Cynical because despite that, I also know that a lot  lof what goes on in BC …

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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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Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

It's a funny thing, writers block. It comes with no warning and disappears just as fast sometimes. Other times it lingers despite trying every single trick in the book to break through whatever mental impasse I've erected in my mind. The past couple of weeks have been frustrating as hell. I've all this material at …

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Only 80,000 hectares out of 685,000 high risk wildfire forest areas treated since 2004

If you live in a community in BC surrounded by forests, this might come of interest to you since it seems like we have an even earlier start to the wildfire season this year. The premier is flying around talking about the wildfire season today and I'm not entirely sure if anyone will ask her …

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Bald Eagles break injunction,build nest in the path of Site C clearing.

I was in the courtroom the day that BC Hydro was granted their injunction to force the land stewards camp at historic Rocky Mountain Fort. As I listened to the justice give his preamble and reasons for granting it,one knew what the result was going to be. He listed what he could and could not …

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“Another world is not only possible,she is on her way.On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing…” ~ Arundhati Roy

The first time I read Arundhati Roy, it kept me up. She is not only an activist and author, she is a changemaker - a brilliant wordsmith capable of wrapping thoughts and images around you as easily as a mother wraps a blanket around a sleeping childs shoulder at night. This line above:  "Remember this: We …

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May the Force of No be with you…

Over the years I've heard a lot of politicians make some really questionable comments - the tweet above is but one in a sea of many by Premier Clark.  But after her most recent thoughtless remark made news, I'm thinking she might want to lay off the Star Wars for a while... From CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-premier-christy-clark-strikes-back-at-lng-opponents-1.3419993 Clark …

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Longtime Peace River politician and Site C opponent, Arthur Hadland arrested at Site C demonstration today

***Updated with demonstration photos below.  Today, those opposed to Site C held a demonstration outside BC Hydro gates. Arthur Hadland was arrested and I'll have more details as I get them later on. http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/site-c/former-prrd-director-hadland-arrested-at-site-c-protest-1.2145055 This is the view of the traffic backed up from that demonstration, largely Alberta vehicles with trailers. This is not the …

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2015 ends with a bang… so it’s time for the Top ten posts of 2015, from LailaYuile.com

For us here down on the southern West Coast, we're shaking off 2015 with gusto, thanks to a short but rather violent jolting earthquake last night. Or was that the sound of Premier Clarks LNG Dream bubble bursting? Ah well, 2015  has been a really interesting year for politics, for people and for the blog! …

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“This is not ‘their’ election…it is ours. ‘They’ do not get to choose what this election is about,WE do!” ~ Rick Mercer

I haven't blogged much about the federal election because quite frankly, unless you are a political nut like so many of us are, the reality is that not many people pay attention until right before they vote... and far more Canadians do not pay attention at all... as evidenced by the number of registered voters …

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