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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…

Politics without principle 2.0: “Just because you can,doesn’t mean you should”

And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. ~William Shakespeare Partisan snipes from both sides of the house have been fairly silent today on twitter and for good reason: once again, hypocrisy is the governing force of the…

Why ‘Renewal’ for the BCNDP really means nothing: The story behind the BC NDP Convention no one wants to talk about.

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” -John Steinbeck One call could have been ignored or passed off as sour grapes following the election of Craig Keating as the new BC NDP president, but then another arrived, followed by a few…

Detailed new photos show state of aging BNSF Bridge in South Surrey as potential recipe for disaster.

In recent weeks, the state of an aging railroad bridge that spans the Little Campbell River in South Surrey – owned and maintained by the U.S. based BNSF Railway – momentarily attracted the attention of the media after the horrific tragedy of Lac-Mégantic. However, residents in the area have been concerned over…