Site C panning out to make Fast Ferries look like pocket change.

Since moving to Van Isle life has changed dramatically. There is always something needing to be done on the property several townhouses and families would have lived on back in Surrey. Between that and everything that has to be done the blog has taken a back seat while I am keeping track of whats going … Continue reading Site C panning out to make Fast Ferries look like pocket change.

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 … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

“Toxic Landslides Polluting Peace River Raise Alarms About Fracking, Site C”

What I have always hated most about labels is that a substantial portion of the world buys into them. I have written a lot about MP Dianne Watts but have on several occasions agreed with her on some issues. But when I do, people label me a Con. I have written a lot about the … Continue reading “Toxic Landslides Polluting Peace River Raise Alarms About Fracking, Site C”

“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties…” Frank Underwood,House of Cards.

The day started innocently enough: hot coffee, a scroll through the news and then I saw this: In an interview with the Alaska Highway News last week, Clark said governments are facing increased pressure when it comes to massive industrial projects such as Site C, one of the most expensive public projects in modern history. … Continue reading “The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties…” Frank Underwood,House of Cards.

About those WAC Bennett Dam repairs…

Back in November, I saw a notice in the paper about a BC Hydro application to the BC Utilities Commission for rip-rap repairs on the WAC Bennett Dam, and blogged about the complete and utter hypocrisy of this in relation to the Site C dam exemption: https://lailayuile.com/2015/11/30/a-river-runs-through-it-the-hypocrisy-that-is/ But as the province continued to move full … Continue reading About those WAC Bennett Dam repairs…

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

An open letter to Carole Taylor on BC Hydro and Site C

Shared with permission, with the residents of British Columbia. Ms. Carole Taylor Financial Advisor to Premier of BC C/O Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Dear Ms.Taylor: Congratulations on your recent appointment. I can only hope that your deliberations and conclusions are open and transparent to the taxpayers of British Columbia. This is an appeal … Continue reading An open letter to Carole Taylor on BC Hydro and Site C

BC Hydro responses to BC Utilities Commission raises new questions over WAC Bennett Dam repairs

After sitting through both Hydro's lawyers presentations and the judges reasons for granting the injunction to remove the Rocky Mountain Fort land stewards - and hearing Justice Butler comment on the many persuasive arguments Site C should not proceed at this time -  I decided I needed to research more into Hydro's other activities in … Continue reading BC Hydro responses to BC Utilities Commission raises new questions over WAC Bennett Dam repairs

A little history on the gold standard of ‘being the best’ at BC Hydro

The news that BC Hydro would not release the amounts of the other bids for recent Site C contracts, is not surprising - at least not to me. Having written extensively on many of the biggest transportation projects in BC, accountability is still sorely lacking in most ministries when it comes to opposing bid amounts. … Continue reading A little history on the gold standard of ‘being the best’ at BC Hydro

When what happens in the court room is more important right now, than what happens outside.

Forgive my late report on Monday mornings interesting points from BC Hydro's lawyers in Supreme Court. After picking up a very sick youngster on the way home, I was hit like a ton of bricks Monday night by the same flu.Yesterday was spent on the couch and right now I'm dosed up on Advil while … Continue reading When what happens in the court room is more important right now, than what happens outside.