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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

The Hon. Gail Shea, Minister, Fisheries and Oceans, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada. Dear Ms. Shea, Re: DFO’s  poor record for wild salmon protection as opposed to un-restrained support  for salmon farming in B.C. This is the perspective of two of us who have a combined experience of over 85 years in biology and oceanography – […]

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There is a coming together of environmentalists unprecedented in my memory and much of the impetus will come from those opposed to fish farms and to the government rivers policy. This is a natural alliance since both deal with rights to water and healthiness of fish although the emphasis might be different from group to […]

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I don’t like talking about the “old days”. I try to look at the past for lessons only and look at the world and its future through the eyes of my 29 year old grandson. However I must talk about the past today for the death last week of Roy Jacques, newsman and commentator non […]

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The Battle has barely begun V

The summer has been a time for reflection for me as Official Spokesperson for Save Our Rivers Society. It was a tough election to lose and I think all involved on the losing side have had much to reflect upon. Now is the time to plan. It doesn’t take the brains of a Mensa to […]

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When you’re a common scold as I am it’s  too easy to lose sight of the main message when the cause expands to include so many issues. I have, I fear, been so afflicted and have unwittingly passed the problem on to you. When I joined Save Our Rivers Society in May of 2008 I […]

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On Thursday August 20 I attended a rally against fish farms held at Pender and Burrard in Vancouver. I gave a short speech – and it was lousy, Stooping to use the “f” word, I called the government liars. I was trying to get the message out that one of the principal things we must […]

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It’s All Going to the US

The rivers issue is going to put Gordon Campbell and his government inside a box where the sides unceasingly close in. It can’t help but do that as more and more British Columbians understand what has happened. Campbell was lucky as hell that in the last election the NDP were unable to make this their […]

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Memo to media: time to expose Campbell’s fallacy Last week I spoke of the appalling mainstream media in BC and how it let Premier Gordon Campbell get away with murder of our rivers and the ecologies they support. The exception and a major one is Mark Hume of the Globe and Mail whose BC section, […]

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The Battle Has Barely Begun IV

We at Save Our Rivers Society are girding up our loins for the continued battle to save our rivers from the capitalist predation being undertaken with all the help Campbell & Co can give. I’ve been asked given the Liberals won the last election giving them four more years to do as they wish, we […]

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Those who have followed my checkered career will know of my intense dislike of the CanWest dailies in our town, The Vancouver (Seriously West Coast) Sun and The Province. They are simply lousy papers who play down stories contrary to the government’s interest or policy and save their criticisms until after an election is safely […]

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