Driving along the gravel road to a pristine mountain lake last weekend, the sound of the white water rushing in the river that ran alongside, was as welcome as any cold cocktail on a hot summer afternoon. The clear water ran fast and frothy,tumbling over rocks and between giant boulders that looked like they were … Continue reading “It’s not what you look at that matters…it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
"There were at least 21 fires that started in British Columbia on Sunday. There were 36 Saturday. There were 32 Friday. There are 178 burning right now. A haze blankets the majority of people in B.C., as winds bring smoke from fires in Pemberton to people in Vancouver and Victoria. The Metro Vancouver Air Quality … Continue reading Forest fire prevention and mitigation in BC: At what point does inaction become negligence?
http://globalnews.ca/news/2011052/second-major-coast-guard-communications-outage-in-three-days/ "For the second time in three days, the communication system for the Coast Guard in Canada’s busiest waterway had an extended malfunction. “There was a loaded tug and barge with 86,000 barrels of diesel and gasoline going through the Port of Vancouver, and was not being given traffic advisers of which shipping he may … Continue reading Ottawa, this is BC calling… Come in Ottawa.. this is BC calling – we actually need the Coast Guard here. Do you copy? …….
As a northern girl born and raised just north of Prince George, I can tell you firsthand how important first response to a wildfire situation is, just as many British Columbians are saying now. Once a fire is reported and the decision is made that it's a situation that must be handled, the earlier crews … Continue reading Why exactly, is the Mars Bomber sitting idle?
Christy Clark, in her year end interview with Michael Smyth, yesterday blames the media for.. well... everything : "If you read the papers, you would think British Columbia was in really tough shape," she said. "People need to know that British Columbia is stable and growing." In the papers today, Moody's Investor Ratings downgrades B.C.'s credit … Continue reading Ignorance is bliss.
"Every 30 or 40 years, we get tired of the government that’s in power and we sweep them out and we look to a new alternative. I think we have an opportunity to catch one of those historic waves. —Danielle Smith upon being named Wildrose Alliance leader If you don't follow the political scene in Alberta, you might … Continue reading Should British Columbians look to Alberta’s upstart ‘Wildrose Alliance Party’ for political inspiration ?
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!
But again, it's gone as fast as it appeared. Mother Nature is nothing but a tease. This was the view that greets me from my bedroom window everyday during the fair months, and rarely it seems, since November arrived. On clear days, Mt. Baker is etched in black against the fiery backgrop of the rising sun. … Continue reading For the record, it was a spectacular sunrise…
Is the house of cards some say has been built by Premier Gordon Campbell beginning to shake? All I know, is that the term " obstruction of justice" has been floating around all morning... Read all about the "politically explosive" affidavit filed in court by a BC Government employee, HERE: The Legislature Raids and HERE: http://billtieleman.blogspot.com/
1) Get sick or Have any kind of elective surgery - up to 4000 surgeries will be cancelled in the Lower Mainland, over a 4 week period during 2010 - even serious operations could be impacted. ( 2000 in Vancouver Coastal Authority + 2000 Fraser Health Authority) " For those interested, a reduction in services during this time will allow physicians, … Continue reading Things we can’t do during the Olympics.