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A British Columbian

“Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.” I concede that Martin Luther’s words in 1521 at the Diet of Worms were far more important than my borrowing them here but when I decided to write this, they were on my mind. I hope you and Luther will forgive my trespass. I take the unusual step […]

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BC’s “alternative facts” budget

By Economist Erik Andersen It is unfortunate that the government exploits the public’s ignorance of finances. We know that BC Hydro abuses the privilege of using regulatory accounting. Carrying $6 billion of uncollected expenses as a asset is an insult and the former Auditor General more or less told them so. Prior to 2003 the […]

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Mr. Prime Minister, as you contemplate approving pipelines in our province, I respectfully suggest you ask yourself a couple of questions. How come Donald Trump, a Republican, could say the most outrageous things about Hillary Clinton a Democrat, supported by a very popular presidential couple, yet voters elect him anyway? The polls had Clinton from […]

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Non – mais non, Mr. Trudeau

No one should be in the slightest surprised at the anti-British Columbia stance of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. As Talleyrand famously noted when, after the fall of Napoleon the Bourbons were restored, “they learned nothing and forgot nothing”. Thus it is with the Liberals who, once safely back in power, turn their attention to […]

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Story by Jayson Stark at ESPN: The Man. The Voice. The Stories. One man, no added interviews in the middle of the game, no mindless giggling with a colleague no one had ever heard of before either, no insane irrelevancies pulled off the internet to help him fill the time, just Vin Scully. There were […]

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The 2016 Baseball Fall Classic

It’s time again for the Fall Classic, folks. No, the World Series will have to wait a couple of months, I refer to my annual pre-World Series baseball column. I bring to this effort a lifetime of experience going back to the school playground at Maple Grove Elementary where my baseball career started. I was […]

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Ichiro Suzuki sets another record

Ichiro 4278, Pete Rose 4256, Ty Cobb 4191 Those are the all-time numbers of base hits for three of the very greatest baseball players to ever live. Last night Ichiro – like Tiger, the Babe, and The Rocket, that’s all the identification he needs – tripled off the right field fence for his 3000th US […]

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More blood has been shed on the shores of the Danish Faroe Islands in the second grindadráp (grind) of the year, in the same village where 43 pilot whales were slaughtered just three weeks ago. At approximately 4pm yesterday, a pod of up to 200 pilot whales was spotted by locals on the island of […]

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“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw The political situation in British Columbia is such that no one seems capable of winning and both sides seem quite capable of losing. This unique situation usually leads to an opportunity to “come up the middle” meaning I would think the BC […]

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Weaving of the Green

The purpose of this presentation is to press The BC Green Party to deal with the issue of Independent Power Producers in a manner satisfactory to environmentalists. My sole concern is that BC has a viable Green Party  option for next May’s election. I have never met Dr. Weaver. Independent Power Producers (IPP´s), created by […]

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