Cowichan Conversations: Harper, BC Tory MPs have oil on their hands from English Bay spill

Richard Hughes-Cowichan Conversations It is when events like the recent bunker oil spill in English Bay take place that the value of independent writers, thinkers, and bloggers like Rafe Mair display their real value. Here is Rafe’s take on this mess in English Bay that has spread around the harbour. It is a disgusting,  but ...

Cowichan Conversations: Let’s Vote For Better Schools! BCTF TV Advertising Is Pathetic!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   I have watched the BCTF campaign ads over the years. They squander hundreds of thousands of dollars on some really well produced ads and then choke and say stupid things like ‘Vote for Education’ or ‘Vote for Smaller classrooms.” The BCTF’s latest is ‘Let’s Vote for Better Schools!’ This is brilliant. Now, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark Declare A Moratorium Now. Cowichan Schools Facing Turmoil and Chaos!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Premier Christy Clark must step in immediately and declare a moratorium to end the chaos and disruption caused by proposed and considered changes throughout the Cowichan School District. Politically motivated threats of wholesale closures to meet shortfalls will neither resolve the fiscal challenges or meet the educational needs of our students in Cowichan. Pursuing such ...

Cowichan Conversations: All BC Political Parties Need A Democratic Shakeup!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Let’s face it folks politics and governance in BC has become soiled by the top down control mechanisms and practices of all of BC’s political parties. Many of those who have really been involved see that quickly, well not all, many choose to turn a blind eye if the cards are ...