There has been much discussion among British Columbians of boycotting members of the business associations who are behind the legal challenge to the FIGHT HST petition . Within hours of Elections BC refusing to pass the petition on, the links and websites to many of these business associations were posted all over the internet, so people could … Continue reading BC Chamber of Commerce corporate directory link disabled – but I have corporate members list for you here!
So, there I was wasting time between periods of the LA Vancouver game, cruising YouTube's political channels, and I found what appears to be a some kind of public service announcement about why the HST is so good, and why we should have it now. Courtesy of the BC Liberals. So, I watched it all, had … Continue reading It’s amazing what you find on Youtube, courtesy of the BC Liberals.
Official Opening of Kincolith Extension Highway May 17, 2003 B.C. Transportation Minister Judith Reid is joined by Dr. Joseph Gosnell, president of the Nisga'a Lisims Government (left), and Robert Nault, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada (right), cutting a cedar ribbon to offically open the road between Laxgalts'ap (Greenville) and Gingolx (Kincolith) on May 17, 2003. More than … Continue reading Tercon Contracters Ltd vs. British Columbia… the rest of the story.
From the NY Post : Fortress says it is negotiating with the Canadian government, which it says promised to make it whole for the time Whistler/Blackcomb mountain is used for the Olympics. Intrawest is trying to get roughly $90 million, and wants to be paid before the Games start on Feb. 12, a source said. If it does … Continue reading An Olympic sized Canadian bail-out for Intrawest could mean all Canadians pay for the 2010 games – whether they want to or not.
Part 2 of the 4 part series currently being published online at The Legislature Raids is a must read for this rainy weekend, so grab a hot drink and settle yourself down for a wild ride. " BC Premier's Public/Private P3 Lifestyle " is the latest of installments that takes a deeper look at the … Continue reading ” Campbell’s cellmate: The story The Sun wouldn’t publish”
I was recently checking out Vanilla Bill's lineup on NW, and one of his topics was something like this: Olympic fever is sweeping the nation - when will Vancouver catch Olympic excitement? Uhhh, hate to tell you Bill, but maybe never? Here's the deal. I'm totally in support of Olympic athletes and big dreams, and … Continue reading Laila’s list: Top 5 things NOT to do during the 2010 Summer-oops-Winter Olympics in Vancouver
You heard it here first on January 11th, which is the date I brought you the NY post story that detailed the first real hint of trouble for Whistler/Blackcomb resort owners, Intrawest, whose creditors are threatening to foreclose on them and seize control. Well, today CBC has the followup story as a result of this weeks article … Continue reading You heard it here locally first, on January 11th…now,CBC picks up NY post story and tells more of how Intrawest’s troubles are threatening the Olympics in Whistler
This is not a good week for the RCMP. Nor is it a good week for the friends and family who loved Robert Dziekanski, and Orion Hutchinson.After all the time that has passed since their respective deaths, neither family have had a visit from that sweet lady, justice. And why is that? I've spent a good … Continue reading To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. ~ Confucius
Thanks to Sean Holman and Public Eye Online for bringing us this video, starring the grand poo-bah Gordon Campbell and his guard...lady press secretary extolling the wonderful amazing fantastic progress the libs have made on child poverty in BC - which is the highest in the entire country. Although I think Sean owes me a new coffee after making me spit … Continue reading So…. does this mean Gordo’s changed his mind about the HST?
From Alex G. Tsakumis's site, Rebel with a Clause, as he comments on Bill Tieleman's departure from CKNW : ...I suspect, STRONGLY, that there is more to this than meets the mic… Two items: Tieleman has NEVER backed away from naming Christy Clark as someone of interest in political issues emanating from the Basi-Virk trial (which always rankles the dimbells … Continue reading The same names in all the familiar places…