Because it’s 2016: Leaked document details text messages received by former NDP nomination race candidate, Georgia Collins

As an ardent observer of politics and the political process I have always been keen to situations and incidents that may serve to turn more people off the political process.. and keep people out of it Case in point was the September posting of Georgia Collins, who was campaigning to become the candidate for the … Continue reading Because it’s 2016: Leaked document details text messages received by former NDP nomination race candidate, Georgia Collins

Merry Christmas from my little piece of the #notrealworld

Checking the kitchen counter quickly one last time, I grabbed the leash from the hook on the wall and whispered to Rollo to come. Time for his last bathroom trip of the night, he quietly walked to the door waiting for me to get my flip flops on, looking at me eagerly with his big … Continue reading Merry Christmas from my little piece of the #notrealworld

Musings from the #notrealworld

Sometimes...it takes just one little thing after so many big things to finally push people over the cliff.And maybe it is the time of the year or the stress of the seasonal holiday rush but honestly, I think we all have our limits. Earlier this week Premier Clark joined Lynda Steele on CKNW for an … Continue reading Musings from the #notrealworld

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.

New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?

New photos in from Site C today following yet another large slide on the work site. The first is a full aerial view: In this second photo I have enhanced the contrast so you can more easily see where the slope has cracked and has come down. The line starts just below the road on … Continue reading New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?

“The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good and the fear of evil.” ― Amit Abraham

It was October 30th when a friend who happens to also be a regular pundit as well, messaged me about the American election,told me how sick he was feeling of it all and that he hoped Clinton wrapped it up. My response: "I have a gross feeling that he is going to win..." I could … Continue reading “The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good and the fear of evil.” ― Amit Abraham

I have a stake in the Peace…do you?

On the heels of the protests against the biggest mistake Newfoundland Labrador governments have ever made via the Muskrat Falls boondoggle, critics and opponents of Site C launched a new campaign started by Wendy Holm.  And I wanted to share the words of my friend Shelley Falk-Ouellette  who tells the story of the significance  of … Continue reading I have a stake in the Peace…do you?

Compassion matters: VI Compassion Dogs pairs rescue dogs to veterans with PTSD.

Funny things happen to you when you become a dog owner. With a nearly 4 month old chocolate lab teething his way through anything he can get his mouth onto, I now have two sets of clothing. One for dog time and one for people time. My dog pants have wee holes in them where … Continue reading Compassion matters: VI Compassion Dogs pairs rescue dogs to veterans with PTSD.

If there is any saving grace to Muskrat Falls, let it be the light it shines on Premier Clarks vow to get Site C past the point of no return.

Over the past year of reporting on Site C and looking into other dam projects around the world, Muskrat Falls quickly grabbed my attention earlier this year. In reviewing how the government of Newfoundland/Labrador decided to proceed with the project,the projects path to construction was eerily similar to our BC Liberals governments path to 'get … Continue reading If there is any saving grace to Muskrat Falls, let it be the light it shines on Premier Clarks vow to get Site C past the point of no return.

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