Site C: “Hold the vision. Trust the process.”

I've been relatively quiet on Site C since the BCUC review started, because for once there has been no need to keep tweeting and writing incessantly to keep it in the public eye as there was, prior to the election - the review itself has been generating enough interest on its own. The discussion for …

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Educating Ryan

Every so often something so profound comes across my desk that it just needs to be shared with all of you... In this case, a post in a public group on Facebook made it to me in regards to Darryl Plecas taking the position of Speaker. I'll keep it short and let the post speak …

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Everything old is new again: CBC investigation raises big questions about Port Mann bridge build.

For Merv. There is nothing that gets a transportation geeks blood pumping than seeing some excellent investigative work on a project you've written about at least a dozen times: the Port Mann bridge project. Two pieces you should read this morning and I will tell you why in a moment.    From CBC: 'Weak oversight' …

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Site C contractor consents to receivership, raising more questions on project contract & bids

It was over a year ago that I first reported on the difficulties facing Site C contractor, Petrowest... and the oddity of the company being qualified to even be awarded a contractor. https://lailayuile.com/2016/03/02/site-c-consortium-member-petrowest-has-waiver-extended-by-lenders-until-march-31-2016/ In November 2015, the BC Government and BC Hydro awarded a $1.5 Billion contract to the Peace River Hydro Partners, of which Petrowest Corporation …

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All great changes are preceded by chaos ~ Deepak Chopra

Here I sit in the armchair by the window,  hair in a bun, eyelids low as I battle to keep them open after staying up past 1 am on an emotional see-saw watching BC's historic election results roll in. Watching people walk by on the street, I think about how ironic it is that my …

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BC Election 2017 wrap-up : Just Vote please. Just damn well vote.

With the election upon us tomorrow, I think it's safe to say that when it comes to BC politics, I am still a hopeful cynic. Hopeful because I know change is possible,even if the BC Libs retain power tomorrow.  Cynical because despite that, I also know that a lot  lof what goes on in BC …

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BC Election 2017: “Site C dam project has become ‘uneconomic’ and should be suspended…”

"Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected"  That headline, from the CBC: A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.'s Site C dam project, saying it's no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from the hydroelectric station will likely be exported at losses …

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BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.

That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP... ...just months after the Liberals were warned  twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rating... ( But hey, the …

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BC Election 2017: Promises, lies & integrity.Which will matter to BC Voters?

After a gorgeous weekend gardening with the Snowbirds and the CF-18 practicing overhead, the rain has returned and politics is once again on the agenda for both politicians and die-hard poli-watchers alike. While the official writ drop announcing the election just happened last week, the BC Liberals had already been campaigning for a month, courtesy …

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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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