I've been busy researching for upcoming posts on Site C and BC Hydro next week - there is a lot to cover since BC Hydro filed suit against the Treaty 8 Rocky Mountain campers along with a few local farmers and residents supporting them - but I'm taking a break from the keyboard this weekend. … Continue reading Letter from a reader : An Uber perspective from a former taxi driver.
I tweeted out some stark reminders of Surrey's last election today: Population of Surrey: approx. 472,000, estimated to grow by about a 1000 every month Number of registered voters : 279,051 as per the last election in 2011 Number of ballots cast: 70,253 Number of years all residents had to live with the future dictated … Continue reading Houston, we have a problem: hardly anyone votes in Surrey
This week, Kathryn and I didn't so much duel, as we did bring light to a big issue in British Columbia that has yet to make an appearance in any campaign to date. The question this week is: What should the next government do about crime? Oddly enough, crime is an issue that hasn’t been … Continue reading This weeks column for 24HRS Vancouver: Money needs to be restored to starved justice system
I absolutely had to pick my chin off of my desk this morning when I read Jonathon Fowlie's feature on the premier. In particular, the portion where her son ( I do hate bringing anyone's child into politics,but damn it, Christy, you keep doing it yourself) dares her to run a red light, at an … Continue reading I guess the message from our premier is…. ‘ It’s ok to do it as long as you don’t get caught.’ ?
more about "“When you have decided what you belie...", posted with vodpod I’ve thought a lot about what I wanted to say to everyone on the day of one of the most important elections in BC history. I could tell you that you must vote for the NDP, or … Continue reading “When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.”
Earlier this year, on March 13th, I blogged about a shooting that had occurred in broad daylight, in a residential cul-de-sac where children play freely. Some men were arguing in front of one of the homes. The verbal disagreement became a physical fight and at that time another man puled out a gun and shot … Continue reading This is what’s wrong with our “Justice” system
Brian Venables, Major and Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development with the Salvation Army, confirmed to me in an email yesterday afternoon, that they are " currently engaged in a transaction that, if successful, will mean the subject property will become ours." I also asked Brian what the plans were for that property, and … Continue reading Salvation Army in process to acquire the old Surrey Public Market property at King George and 64th avenue
A quick blog of note for you this morning. As most of you know, I'm up very early everyday, getting my work done while the little ones are sleeping. Yesterday morning, I received a call from a client on my cell phone, later in the morning, who was somewhat perturbed. She asked me if I has … Continue reading How secure is your cordless phone?
See the full story on the CBC site: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/23/bc-burnaby-prison-rezoning.html Thanks to a frequent reader who submitted this today with a link for my Burnaby readers to show their support of the effort to stop the planned prison in Burnaby: http://www.noburnabyprison.ca/whatCanYouDo.html PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT- PLEASE ATTEND AND EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AND CONCERNS March 24, 2009, 7:30 … Continue reading Burnaby mayor makes plans to block development of new prison planned by BC Liberals
Another shootout last night, this one far too close for comfort. Can anyone give me an assurance that my children will not be killed by a stray bullet through the wall of my house? http://bc.rcmp.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=50&contentId=8308&index=1&languageId=1 Surrey - Shots Fired in Newton, Surrey File #2009-23660 2009-02-28 04:42 PSTAt 12:14 am Surrey RCMP received several reports of shots … Continue reading Gee, I feel so safe – another shootout last night,very nearby