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 … Continue reading Polling questions offer glimpse into BC Election 2017 issues..and raise eyebrows on future of Site C

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

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 … Continue reading Guest Post: Let’s reimagine politics in BC

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.