This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Not enough Bang for Olympic Buck!!

In the world of politics, I’m admittedly a neophyte in comparison to many pundits and columnists who have observed and reported on several different governments in B.C. While I’ve always been interested in politics, it wasn’t until approximately 2005 that I really began to study and take notice of how things get done and, more … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Not enough Bang for Olympic Buck!!

Interested in seeing where the RCMP’s top brass spend the forces money? Want to see who scored the best contracts?

" Follow the money!" , my investigations mentor always told me, and it's proven to be the most valuable advice I ever received. Periodically I like to go and see where and why the RCMP spend their money.  In the  interest of accountability, you also might want to check the latest updates from June on the RCMP disclosure site. Check … Continue reading Interested in seeing where the RCMP’s top brass spend the forces money? Want to see who scored the best contracts?

” Someone can write a negative story by taking a picture of someone in a doorway,but we have some things to celebrate.” ~ Rich Coleman

     (Well, Rich, you sure know how to give a good quote ! )  ******* UPDATE - FEBRUARY 07th, 2010.  Last year I bookmarked a page from The Province's Operation Phoenix series that I found to be particularly authentic, and   Several days ago, the link disappeared and ' this story was no longer available.'   … Continue reading ” Someone can write a negative story by taking a picture of someone in a doorway,but we have some things to celebrate.” ~ Rich Coleman

” In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell

In the course of conversation with several  acquaintances recently, the topic of media bias - or lack of it, shall I say -  popped up. Of course, I thought it pertinent to ask whether anyone was aware that  the company that owns both our big  local papers , and other media conglomerates, have  made donations … Continue reading ” In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell

He phones the Prime Minister every day: call #4 ” Going Prorogue”

Watch one Cape Breton-ers quest to speak to the Prime Minister- who he calls every day. This is Call #4- " Going Prorogue" To follow the rest of his calls, check out CALLTHEPM'S channel on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/CallThePM#p/u/1/OzdRCnMyHFw Saturday January 23rd will see thousands of Canadians joining together at rallies across Canada to say NO PROROGUE! … Continue reading He phones the Prime Minister every day: call #4 ” Going Prorogue”

Erica Sigurdson rocks the Falcon – Kevin Falcon that is!

A huge shout out to my favorite paramedic for sending this abso-freaking-lutely hilarious rant my way, as Erica Sigurdson, one of the hosts of The CityNews List delivers a few hard rights to health Minister Kevin Falcon, about his handling of the BC Paramedics strike. Way to Rock the Falcon, Erica! And make sure you scroll down to … Continue reading Erica Sigurdson rocks the Falcon – Kevin Falcon that is!

How many police officers does it take to get an Olympic torchbearer across the road?

Vans and vans full, according to this video! National must be making a fortune over van rentals for this security detail.   Shot at the end of October on Vancouver Island, the video clearly shows a massive police presence that really-kinda-sorta overwhelms the torch runner in the middle... don't blink or you will miss the torch … Continue reading How many police officers does it take to get an Olympic torchbearer across the road?

“BC for Sale” – on Vimeo

My friend, photographer Doug Pyper, posted this video on his site recently, and I felt it was important to post it here again as well. This video was  produced by " a couple of independent film makers out of concern and love for British Columbia."  I posted it during the election,because  it beautifully illustrated exactly why Gordon Campbell … Continue reading “BC for Sale” – on Vimeo

Bits and Bites, Wednesday November 4th, 2009

You know what? There is so much to talk about that is making my blood boil that I did not even need to turn the furnace on this morning. So, without the usual chatty preamble, I'm going to start with  the closure of 5 legal aid offices in B.C.  That's right, offices in Prince George, Surrey, Victoria, … Continue reading Bits and Bites, Wednesday November 4th, 2009

Olympic priorities for all of our childrens educations

Please. Help me understand this. I know that Gordon Campbell  recently announced in his Union of BC Municipalities speech that his government is spending our childrens future on todays bills, but humour me anyways. Let's actually pretend for a moment that education really means something in this province. Let's pretend we have a premier who is so progressive … Continue reading Olympic priorities for all of our childrens educations