It was a magical moment, one of many this summer of discovery. Every night I've been here, I've made note of what time the sun sets and no matter what... step out onto the deck to enjoy the slow slip of the sun below the horizon. Now in deep August, I notice every single day … Continue reading We’ve hit a point, BC, where each of us needs to decide what kind of province we are going to be.
Breaking news. BC Hydro and contractor Morgan Construction have once again been issued warnings, two this time, for non-compliance and violations of the Environmental Certificates. One warning was issued for three separate incidents in late 2015 and spring of 2o16 in which BC Hydro was found to be "not-compliant with Condition 69 of the Certificate … Continue reading Two new warnings issued to BC Hydro on Site C construction….again
You know you're a northern gal when gumboots are a seasonal staple, but even Premier Clark wasn't wearing them today - although she should have been - if only to help her wade out of the mire that was created when she spoke: Liquefied natural gas can help cut China’s coal consumption and turn the … Continue reading “And now class, let’s all just cover our ears & pretend that BC doesn’t ship mile long trains full of US thermal coal overseas!”
Sometimes, one woman can only take so much. And when I saw yet another headline last night blaring: "BC Hydro says halting Site C would cost $500 million" I really and truly, had enough. "A stop-work order for the Site C dam will cause “extreme prejudice” to BC Hydro at a cost of hundreds of … Continue reading BC Hydro says halting Site C would cost taxpayers $500 million? Not building it at all will save us over $8 billion dollars.
This week's topic: Did the provincial government make the right decision approving the Site C dam? I agree with Brent that British Columbia does have a real opportunity in front of it right now, but it has nothing to do with energy. The controversial and confusing decision to approve the Site C dam on the Peace … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Site C- Case hasn’t been made.
There's really not much I could add to this, Damien Gillis has wrapped this up so well - I highly recommend reading this fine post. Here are some excerpts: " ...the Liberal Government excluded the public’s independent energy watchdog, the BC Utilities Commission, from reviewing the project. The regulator was built precisely for this purpose: to … Continue reading The Commonsense Canadian gets to the heart of the matter on Site C approval.
Late last week I was contacted by a new member of a local community association here in Surrey, who expressed great concern over this Tyee blog post: http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2014/09/29/Non-Profit-Attack-Petition/ Her concern of course,is that the potential for these proposed changes to be used to silence any group expressing concerns or opposition to, well, anything, is very real. … Continue reading “Christy Clark would do well to remember that Canada is a free nation…”
H/t to one of RossK's readers who posted this link over in the comments section at his site. Listening to the premier talk about her plans for the province is always entertaining, but where it gets really funny on this one is at the 5:20 minute mark, where she goes on about how all this LNG we are going … Continue reading The world according to Christy Clark. Keep your ibuprofen handy
Every year the Canadian Association for Journalists hosts a conference, and this years program includes an incredible evening of discussion open to the general public: J-Fest, a celebration of journalism that matters! The Times Colonist's Lindsay Kines led investigations into Vancouver's missing women, the death of toddler Sherry Charlie and the treatment of the developmentally … Continue reading CAJ conference hosts first event open to public: “J-Fest” features journalist Lindsay Kines, editorial cartoonist Dan Murphy and documentary film-maker/editor Damien Gillis
They say one picture is worth a thousand words and if so, this screen shot from former MLA Harry Bloys business website tells a very interesting story. In particular, this little gem Mr. Bloy shares, anecdotally from an employer: " Workers from Asia have an excellent reputation of being experienced, dedicated and punctual. “We find the workers … Continue reading **Updated : And would those “Foreign Trained Workers” be…. temporary, Harry Bloy?