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Monthly Archive for November, 2012

The Jumbo Ski Resort planned for the Purcell Mountains has been approved by the provincial government, which has put in place legislation for the area to become a municipality. The setting up of a municipality is so the government will have someone to work with as the various permits are dealt with (which is Liberalese […]

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BC Politicians’ Gaseous Dreams

Both parties seem oblivious to the coming natural gas glut and its economic impact. “Whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”— Unknown “You make a very serious mistake believing that people in charge know what the hell they’re doing” — Mair’s Axiom I We in B.C. are on a ship of fools […]

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A couple of thoughts today. A promising article on fish farms appears in today’s Vancouver Sun. At face value it looks like great news – the story of fish farming on land with no contact with the ocean. As I say, it looks great but I want to hear what Alexandra Morton has to say. […]

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When a clock strikes 13, you can never trust it again. So it must be for anyone who lies about information he is using to back up a serious scientific statement upon which a great deal is at stake. Mark Hume had an article in Sunday’s Globe and Mail BC Edition which, in a world […]

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Two Fixes for Our Broken Democracy

How to give power back to the people and their members of parliament. As long as humans are running things there will always be problems. As we have seen, democratic ideas and structures are no guarantee of government of, for and by the people. It’s instructive to remember that Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany with […]

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How is the absence of environmental coverage in the media related to Shiral Tobin, who recently shared a Webster Award for “BEST FEATURE STORY – RADIO”? Simple – when Shiral was my producer on CKNW and later did the night show for them, ballsy radio was still in vogue. Before I go further, let me […]

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There are several things that jumped out at me with the Cohen Commission Final Report, released yesterday. The first is that my faith in Bruce Cohen as expressed on CBC’s Early Edition right after his name was announced has been fully justified. I said then that I knew the man, had fought in court with […]

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