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Monthly Archive for July, 2014

Sense and speed limits

Ian Toothill runs Sense,  an organization which started by fighting photo radar and is dedicated, so it says, “to traffic safety through education not controlling speed”. Somehow these two terms are supposed to be mutually exclusive. Dr. Perry Kendall is a BC Health Officer, who has that rare combination of information and common sense. He […]

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The arrogance of Conservatives

We have seen their sort before. I certainly have. The story is that James Moore, the leading Tory MP, so we’re led to believe, is critical of Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair, Canada’s opposition leaders, coming to British Columbia to talk about the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. He is quoted as saying “if Justin Trudeau […]

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This article was passed along to me by IC Magazine. It was written by Barbara Fraser, and  published by Environmental Health News. Because of the importance of the subject matter, it is reproduced here it its entirety. CUNINICO, Peru – On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a […]

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Stand up for BC!

Why I am a British Columbian first, a Canadian second. How about you? When you reach a certain age, the rules change. No longer do you hear much nor indeed have to care much about political correctness. When you have been fired one more time than you have been hired, and when people expect you […]

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Computer Klutz

All my life I have had a “thing” about machines. I have never been able to make them work much less fix them when they don’t. Going back to an outboard motor when I was a youngster I have always felt that I was at a horrible disadvantage with the machine and sooner or later […]

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Canada’s shame

The Conservative government of Stephen Harper and his lackey John Baird ought to be ashamed of themselves as indeed the country should be ashamed of them. Their position with respect to Israel and Gaza is so short sighted as to be a national disgrace and should be condemned by all Canadians. It would be idle […]

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CKNW update

My old radio station, CKNW is in a lot of trouble. Its ratings have fallen to the point where they are ridiculous. They are losing their online  people, which is natural as time goes by, without any obvious replacements. There was a time when NW always had a farm team, as often as not employed […]

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I am in the process of ridding myself of about 700 to 800 books because of lack of shelf space. I was astonished then, to get a call from Wendy, from 32 Books, asking if I would like her to buy me a book. She brought it home and I sat down and read it […]

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Take me out to the ball game

I am not a soccer fan. I did not watch any of the World Cup except the final which I mildly enjoyed. It’s not that I have anything against soccer. It is obviously the most popular game in the world – did you know that if attendance is the criterion that Cricket is the second […]

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I am very alarmed and not a little annoyed at the Christy Clark government’s lackadaisical and casual attitude towards the dangers of liquified natural gas ( LNG) right from the source through to the last tanker leaving the Strait of Juan De Fuca. We are told that this production and sale of LNG will be […]

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