This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: What should the parties in BC do about transportation ?

I'm running behind this week - this is yesterdays column for 24Hrs!! This week’s topic: What should the parties do about transportation? As we begin our election debate series on issues that matter to British Columbians, Kathryn makes a good point about TransLink being largely unaccountable to the public they purport to represent. Transit is … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: What should the parties in BC do about transportation ?

Part II : Jesus turned water to wine, but who turned hot air into $$$$$ ?

Before anyone starts screaming at me for what I am about to write, let me say that I am all about saving and preserving the world we live on for as long as we possibly can. If you read anything of what I write, you will know that I advocate for a number of environmental … Continue reading Part II : Jesus turned water to wine, but who turned hot air into $$$$$ ?

Campbell’s Harmonized Sales Tax and the Working Joe ( and Jill)

Time for a blast from the past. I  originally wrote and posted this piece over a year ago- July 24th, 2008. Reading it tonight, I found myself shaking my head and laughing. A year later, not a lot has changed in the economic situation for thousands of British Columbians, except that the rich are getting … Continue reading Campbell’s Harmonized Sales Tax and the Working Joe ( and Jill)

The column Enbridge responded to, but wouldn’t post on the Northern Gateway Site

Earlier this week  I posted about the growing opposition to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project. In that post, I included a link to the project information site, where the company has posted their response to an opinion editorial written by Jennifer Rice (originally published in the Prince Rupert Daily News). Given one entire page of it's own, their … Continue reading The column Enbridge responded to, but wouldn’t post on the Northern Gateway Site

Province of BC Criss-crossed by Independent Power Projects

  Click on the document to go to the original PDF link and view the enlarged version. "    ...I had a nice afternoon yesterday, just sitting and listening to others conversations while out and about ( I know, I know, but I'm an eavesdropper by nature ! ) but it struck me quite hard that  all … Continue reading Province of BC Criss-crossed by Independent Power Projects

” Penner and his Liberal Colleagues are behind the worst environment policies in the history of mankind.”

In my opinion, the most interesting and informative viewpoints are not often found in the mainstream publications available to the masses on every corner, but are waiting patiently in the vast maze of links and paths found on the net. This  article offers a completely different viewpoint to the alleged environmental guru of the Liberals, Environment Minister … Continue reading ” Penner and his Liberal Colleagues are behind the worst environment policies in the history of mankind.”

Remember those Glossy BC Liberal Carbon Tax ads?

Here's a blast from the past that is oh so relevent  this election. Lets look back at how the Liberals tried to woo us with some spanking ads in an effort to make us fall for the CARBON TAX......all with taxpayers dollars. I blogged about that pile of crock last July and encourage you to go … Continue reading Remember those Glossy BC Liberal Carbon Tax ads?

Terasen Gas and BC Hydro kill me with their billing.

Even though the inside postal workers are on strike, rest assured your bills will come. As did my bills yesterday, two of them: Terasen Gas and BC Hydro. One would think that one would get charged strictly for the amount of fuel or electricity used, but oh no. As most of you know, the bills contain … Continue reading Terasen Gas and BC Hydro kill me with their billing.

BC Liberals Keep Study That Shows Carbon Tax Not Needed Under Wraps, claims NDP MLA

BC Liberals are hiding a surprising study done by the governments own consultant that shows the price of fuel alone is enough to encourage people to change their habits. Meaning, as we all suspected, the Carbon Tax is really not going to make a difference, and we could have been spared all the drama. This … Continue reading BC Liberals Keep Study That Shows Carbon Tax Not Needed Under Wraps, claims NDP MLA