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Posted in General on Aug 19th, 2012
A letter from Jay Spark of Victoria: About a decade ago I wrote to a few people about the issues of methane hydrate development and southwestern US water-shortages. I can’t remember if you were one of them. I know the tar sands pipelines, coastal trans-shipment of hydrocarbons, and BC Hydro’s dismantling are all vitally important and at a […]
A guest blog by Phil Carson of Coombs, BC: Why should we care about 150 acres of Coastal Douglas Fir forest with an uninspiring bureaucratic name like DL 33? Alberta’s tar sands have already turned 1000 times as much boreal forest into a heart wrenching industrial waste land. The British Columbia government removed a forest […]
This article is a shameless, self aggrandizing, humble and blatant bit of self promotion. I have a new book called The Home Stretch published online through Amazon.com for the modest price of $9.99 (apparently $10 is too high but 9.99 is just right.) This book arose out of research I did for my TV show […]
Rafe is interviewed by Jay Peachy on Oct. 16, near the Occupy Wild Salmon tent at the Vancouver Art Gallery. “It’ll work if one thing happens; that the people here, particularly the young people, get out and vote in the next election.”
Posted in General on Sep 26th, 2011
Back in my radio days I would always do a bit of a travelogue after a trip. I haven’t done so for many years but the cruise Wendy and I just took was so extraordinary I thought you might like to hear about. It – including a couple of dodgy bits none of which detracted […]
I have had a rocky relationship with royalty although I must admit it doesn’t seem to have troubled them! It started when I was a little boy of 8 when my cousin Hugh Bardon and I stood on 41st Avenue to watch King George and Queen Elizabeth whiz by so fast that had I sneezed […]
I’m astonished and hugely flattered to learn that a long time listener and reader of my stuff, Gavin Bamber, has nominated three of my books for recognition as the top Canadian political books of the past 25 years by Samara. This about Samara and the awards. 25 Influential Books on Politics: Samara will be collecting […]
This will not be the most popular column I’ve ever done but it must be said. I want to talk about the Allan Schoenborn case, the one where the killer of his three children is to be allowed out of hospital on a limited basis. The attitudes of both Attorney-General Barry Penner (who should know […]
The following will demonstrate, as if that were necessary, that the Liberal Government has lied through its teeth. Below is a direct quote from Colin Hansen, found by Googling “Colin Hansen, private power” Here’s what Hansen says: “ … where we can encourage small companies to build small scale hydroelectric projects that are run […]