Over the past year of reporting on Site C and looking into other dam projects around the world, Muskrat Falls quickly grabbed my attention earlier this year. In reviewing how the government of Newfoundland/Labrador decided to proceed with the project,the projects path to construction was eerily similar to our BC Liberals governments path to 'get … Continue reading If there is any saving grace to Muskrat Falls, let it be the light it shines on Premier Clarks vow to get Site C past the point of no return.
Call me a geek but the big transportation projects of BC have always been of keen interest to me and I've written about many. The Kicking Horse bridge, the South Fraser Perimeter road,Port Mann Bridge and of course, the infamous Sea to Sky highway. With the discussion of road pricing and regional tolling sure to … Continue reading Sea to Sky highway project making money once again…but not for the taxpayers of BC
I'm often asked why I continue to tweet, blog and write about Site C when preliminary works have started,contracts are being issued( some ridiculously early) and the current premier is clearly hell-bent on getting past the point of no return. I always reply: "Because this project is wrong. Because this project was exempted from review … Continue reading “Politicians are people who learn not to blink, when they lie.” ― Robert Black
A little funny thing happened on the blog today I thought I'd share because it's another one of those things many people don't know about government. They monitor media and not only do they monitor it, they rate it. I often get incoming links from their daily rounds when a blog post or tweet has … Continue reading Monitoring the monitors
If you don't follow Integrity BC on twitter https://twitter.com/INTEGRITYBC , or at their facebook page where frequent updates are posted, you are missing out on some vital information regarding BC politics and how the BC government operates. All of the work posted is rock solid and supported with research. Todays post is exceptional and is … Continue reading Port Mann Bridge becomes the new ‘Fast Ferries’ debacle.
If you live in a community in BC surrounded by forests, this might come of interest to you since it seems like we have an even earlier start to the wildfire season this year. The premier is flying around talking about the wildfire season today and I'm not entirely sure if anyone will ask her … Continue reading Only 80,000 hectares out of 685,000 high risk wildfire forest areas treated since 2004
I woke up early this morning as usual, and sat down with my coffee to catch up on the news. And sadly, this was the first thing I saw: Danny Francis takes own life while in ministry care, roommate says: Body of 18-year-old Danny Francis found yesterday in Port Alberni Alex Gervais, Nick Lang, Paige...and countless … Continue reading There are some investments you can’t afford not to make…so why aren’t our governments doing so?
One of the advantages to blogging is the ability to follow up on stories as many times as one needs to get to the bottom of it. And as is becoming more common with stories involving the BC provincial government, it's a matter of digging deeper,looking beyond the ministry media handler statements and sometimes going … Continue reading Sea to Sky highway retaining walls safety inspection reports released, raise more questions on quality of build and maintenance.
"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?
It's interesting what pops up out of the blue sometimes. For example,Thursday morning I posted a story about Harper visiting Annacis Island to facebook. That post prompted the memory of a friend living in Vancouver, who left a comment that she had just received a call from a company conducting polling. (It's been a hectic … Continue reading Things that make you go “Hmmmmm…”; Or who is gauging support for former premier Gordon Campbell in Vancouver telephone polling?