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Reflections on Covid, the BCED back to school plan… and why we have to get it right.

Its 6 am in the morning and after grabbing a coffee, I’m sitting back in bed with my laptop propped on a pillow on my lap. It’s been 6 months since my kids went to school and looking back, opting not to send them… Continue Reading “Reflections on Covid, the BCED back to school plan… and why we have to get it right.”

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… Continue Reading “Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?”

**updated: Why not much will ever really change in the oligarchy of Surrey…until the council does

Its amazing what a difference a few weeks and a lack of press coverage makes when it comes to making hard decisions that will permanently impact an entire neighbourhood in Surrey. Just weeks ago, parents and residents in West Panorama/Sullivan were celebrating a short… Continue Reading “**updated: Why not much will ever really change in the oligarchy of Surrey…until the council does”

Things that make you go Hmmmmm, Mike Bernier vs VSB edition

The ongoing friction between school boards vs.  Education Minister Mike Bernier heated up yesterday,thanks to this: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016EDUC0063-001189 “I am disappointed that the Vancouver School Board chose to go against the School Act by failing to adopt a balanced budget. “Our offer was a simple… Continue Reading “Things that make you go Hmmmmm, Mike Bernier vs VSB edition”