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Monthly Archive for June, 2015

I live on Howe Sound in lovely Lions Bay. I have lived my entire life in British Columbia, growing up in Vancouver and spending much of my boyhood on this lovely fjord. Howe Sound belongs to all of us. It had been all but destroyed by industry until 20 years ago when rehabilitation was started […]

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Two days ago I sent around a picture of the Pope and Harper which amused me. It had already been tweeted. Now I find I must plead guilty to stupidity, for until I talked to my wife last night about the reaction to it, it never occurred to me it was probably faked. God’s truth! […]

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Can I root for the Blue Jays?

Dear reader(s). I find that I need your help. This may not seem like the most devastating of problems to ever face mankind but it does give me considerable ongoing angst and that’s not a good idea for an ancient writer. Let me tell you what the genesis of this problem is. As some of […]

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A response to Resource Works

The following was presented to the Vancouver Province on June 7 in response to an article by Stewart Muir who heads Resources Works, a group actively supporting the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant. The Province printed a much abbreviated version on June 12 and I feel obliged to let you get the full picture of the […]

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It’s time to fish or cut bait, folks. We’ve learned that some 200 LNG tankers and barges are slated to use the lower Fraser River and the company, WesPac, doesn’t even feel the public deserves a say through a proper environmental assessment. We’re told by the company that LNG tankers have a 50 year safety record […]

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On June 7, Wendy and I were guests at Hastings Park and privileged to decorate the winner of the $50,000 Sir Winston Churchill Stakes. It was a wonderful afternoon and thanks to Greg Douglas, my old friend and our host, we felt very welcome indeed. My involvement with horse-racing goes back to when I was […]

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Can Tom Mulcair become the next prime minister of Canada? Barely 6 months ago that question would have brought loud guffaws but the Alberta election and recent polls showing the NDP slightly ahead of its two main rivals have reduced the guffaws to nervous coughs. I think Mulcair can do it but he needs BC […]

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