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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

I have some questions for Premier Clark. Premier, I’m a simple man who by nature asks simple questions. You and Alberta premier Redford have evidently agreed that there will be a pipeline from her province through ours to the sea and that BC will make some money out of this deal. Is this the end […]

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It’s rather like a pregnancy – you can only keep it a secret for so long. Thus it is with BC Hydro’s bankruptcy. We recently learned that BC Hydro spends 50% of its power purchases on power bought, on a take-or-pay basis, from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) yet only gets 16% of its power from […]

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What ails Rafe Mair? The illogic of what MSP does and doesn’t pay for. “Comprehensiveness: All necessary health services, including hospitals, physicians and surgical dentists must be insured.” This is one of the five principles of Medicare, and it’s so interpreted as to avoid keeping people healthy and to avoid medical costs. Let’s assume a […]

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My colleague Damien Gillis’s recent speech in Kelowna (see below) must be required reading if one is to comprehend what is going to happen to BC Hydro. Hydro was created out of the fertile mind of WAC Bennett when, in 1961, his government bought out The BC Electric Railway Company. The purpose of this gigantic […]

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A BC Gravel Mine Sound Off

Private profit and a few jobs aren’t worth undoing Howe Sound’s miraculous recovery. I confess at the outset that I have a personal interest in this — but so do you, for it affects a part of our province that ought to have had worldwide and local classification as a wildlife preserve long ago. Burnco […]

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On Thursday, July 4, Mr. Gordon Fisher, publisher of the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, printed a full page letter to subscribers, telling us that the cost of the papers will increase on August 1, then gave us the economic reasons for his decisions. He wants us to stay subscribers and pledges rather vague changes […]

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It was ten years ago that I was unceremoniously dumped by CKNW, where I had been for 19 years – nearly 16 as the morning host. What does that have to do with an environmental web page? Modesty is not my long suit and I believe that had I stayed, the general public would have […]

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