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Monthly Archive for June, 2012

Sometimes big stories go relatively unnoticed, as this one has for months. I’m indebted to Les Leyne of The Victoria Times Colonist and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre for this information. Renowned economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan has also worked hard to bring this matter to the fore. The Joint Review […]

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No Souls but Lots of Cash

BC’s crucial environmental battles pit citizens against politicians’ love of corporate money. Call out the militia! The capitalist hordes are at the gate! Corporations have a legal body but no conscience or soul. They look out for themselves alone and don’t give a rat’s posterior for anything else. Do I sound like a radical to […]

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Pasted hereon is one of the funniest clips I have ever seen. It’s a spoof of an Enbridge pipeline video ad by Vancouver Province cartoonist, Dan Murphy. It’s brilliant and was on the Province’s website last Friday. It was pulled a few hours later after an enraged call to the Province by Enbridge. I go […]

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Note well the names that follow, for they are British Columbia MPs who voted for the final destruction of the Pacific Salmon, the sea going Rainbow trout (Steelhead), river resident Cutthroat, resident Rainbow trout, river dwelling Dolly Varden and Bull trout: Don Albas, Ron Cannan, John Duncan, Ed Fast, Kerrry-Lynne Findlay, Nina Grewal, Richard Harris, […]

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Dear Adrian Dix, The recent polls show that you and your party have a wide lead over the Liberals and Conservatives – something which gives many of us who care deeply about the environment encouragement, including thousands of us who are not usually supportive of the NDP. It is those people whom I have in […]

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Every one of us stops and looks at our own situation sometimes and asks, “Why the hell am I doing this?” This self examination may be about personal habits such as, “Why do I play the slots when they’re mathematically impossible to beat?” Or, “Why do I do this job when I’ve long had an […]

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After more than a week of some ailment where solid foods were a problem (not liquids, however) I should be at my rest, book in hand to help me snooze…but I find myself so goddam angry I’m here spouting venom. Why? I’ve just read our economist Erik Andersen’s blog in the Common Sense Canadian and […]

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Why we can’t depend on our provincial leaders to protect our interests. Canada, but especially British Columbia, is headed towards a very nasty showdown and nobody in charge wants to address the reasons. Things have changed — a lot according to Jeff Rubin and his book The End of Growth (reviewed today on The Tyee […]

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