Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

It’s a funny thing, writers block. It comes with no warning and disappears just as fast sometimes. Other times it lingers despite trying every single trick in the book to break through whatever mental impasse I’ve erected in my mind. The past couple of weeks have been frustrating as hell. I’ve all this material atContinue reading Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

“Disturbing the Peace: The story of the Site C dam”

Since covering the Site C stories in earnest, I’ve come to highly respect the work done by DeSmog and in particular of Sarah Cox and Emma Gilchrist, whose affinity for the issues and people they cover reminds me of my own. Last week Sarah broke the compelling news that BC Hydro is forcing the departureContinue reading “Disturbing the Peace: The story of the Site C dam”

“Toxic Landslides Polluting Peace River Raise Alarms About Fracking, Site C”

What I have always hated most about labels is that a substantial portion of the world buys into them. I have written a lot about MP Dianne Watts but have on several occasions agreed with her on some issues. But when I do, people label me a Con. I have written a lot about theContinue reading “Toxic Landslides Polluting Peace River Raise Alarms About Fracking, Site C”

“He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver’s seat.” – Lord Beaverbrook

A new friend who is rapidly becoming educated in the ways of government after having jumped into the deep end of the convoluted pool of BC politics, asked me a question I couldn’t answer recently: “Laila, I have to believe that when people enter politics, it is with a good heart and good intention toContinue reading “He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver’s seat.” – Lord Beaverbrook