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The environmental issues which have emerged as important in the last decade in BC are the fish farms and private power and both issues have been largely ignored by the media. In days of yore, Fotheringham and Nichols in the papers, Jack Webster and Gary Bannerman on radio, and Cameron Bell and Keith Bradbury at […]

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Yesterday I did a mail-out (click here to get on my list) of a story by Paul Willcocks of the Victoria Times Colonist which questioned the government’s withholding of information on sea lice. I was astonished at this lese majeste – Canwest was supposed to be the government’s poodle and the Times Colonist is a […]

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We learn from the morning excuses for Vancouver Papers that the provincial government is hiding back reports of the impact of sea lice from fish farms on wild salmon. Why should we be surprised? The government has steadfastly refused to face up to this issue on the old standby political position of saying and doing […]

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I was a paper boy for The Province, and to this day, can’t wait to read certain pages. It’s been suggested by an emailer that I hate Canwest! Egad, a base canard as I shall demonstrate! When I was a lad, I belonged to the Tillicum Club organized by The Province. You got a neat […]

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Farmed salmon fighting rally, historic in size, rendered puny by BC’s big Canwest papers. We all know what a word or punctuation mark can do to a sentence. For example, to write “John, says Mary, is a lousy bed companion” is very different than “John says Mary is a lousy bed companion.” (In fact, perhaps […]

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Those who have followed my checkered career will know of my intense dislike of the CanWest dailies in our town, The Vancouver (Seriously West Coast) Sun and The Province. They are simply lousy papers who play down stories contrary to the government’s interest or policy and save their criticisms until after an election is safely […]

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