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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Monday Morning Musings from the island: “I don’t need to make jokes. I just watch the government & report the facts.”

It was a gorgeous weekend here in my bit of island paradise and the pic above is just a wee inkling of how nice it was. And after some bizarre politics last week it was nice to just chill at the shoreline, watch the bald eagles gorging and just enjoy  big skies and a calm …

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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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Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?

In 2015, we had Paige's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paige-death-government-release-report-1.3280603 In 2016, it was Nick's story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3015820/bc-childrens-watchdog-report-on-death-of-15-year-old-nick-lang-released/ And here we are just days into the second month of 2017...and we have Alex's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/children-s-advocate-says-province-failed-teen-at-abbotsford-hotel-1.3968887 "On a mid-September morning in 2015, in an act of obvious desperation, an 18-year- old Métis youth named Alex took his own life by …

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Guest post: Blowing the tough guy paradigm on mental health-“Man up & let your guard down.”

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 …

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Guest Post: Let’s reimagine politics in BC

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 …

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“If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

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 …

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Things that make you go Hmmmm: Is new John Horgan attack site linked to Campaign Research?

** updated below post So a funny thing happened on twitter today.... Saw a new attack video launched by a company called " Future Prosperity BC Inc" And I'll show it to you here because clearly you are going to be seeing it all over soon... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO39hzefUZo&feature=share So sweet. And a pretty slick ad with …

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Site C: The $9 billion dollar + boondoggle complete with grassroots oversight.

One would hope that with a budget of over $9 billion dollars and a long list of critics and opponents, the bigwigs over at BC Hydro would be on top of every little thing happening at Site C, in order to avoid any unnecessary scrutiny. However, yet again a public complaint is helping to hold …

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“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

2016  leaves us here in my part of the world with a clear cold sky adorned with the most brilliant crescent moon and Venus shining so brightly it seems like a mini version of the sun. It's simply stunning outside. Usually I do a review of years end most popular posts but time for another …

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