Cowichan Conversations: Screw the Law! — BC Liberal Government Rides Roughshod Over Cowichan Communities

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberal government’s Mines ministry has fully embraced a new political tactic. Screw the law, it is all about rewarding businesses to plunder at will. South Cowichan residents face two significant challenges that has the BC Liberal government riding roughshod over local government land use jurisdiction authority. The first is the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Has Christy Clark Outmanouevered the BCNDP and PM Harper on Enbridge?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Well it appears that Christy Clark may have pulled off a magnificent move leaving the BC NDP, PM Harper and Alberta Premier Alison Redford in the dust over the Northern Pipeline. If it holds the BC NDP will be able to possibly claim some credit for their part in turning BC residents against the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Why Is This BC Election So Low Key This Time Around?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   Maroc called this morning to chat about the election that is rumoured to be underway. He was amazed how few signs were out and how it seems surreal in its lack of urgency or spark! What has changed? Well grass roots activism within the political parties is far less than it ...

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Environment Minister Lake- A Letter From Larry Gollner

South Cowichan are residents facing an unfathomable threat to their Shawnigan Watershed, drinking Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger water, creek and Shawnigan Lake. They have been organizing resistance to this madness and they are doing it from many different perspectives. Residents are responding to this cynically timed decision to issue a ‘Draft Permit’ to SIA ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberal Front Group Led by Chamber President Mke Hanson Is A Last Gasp Effort

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger The ‘Friends of the Shawnigan Watershed’ a Cowichan BC Liberal Front Group, is trying to elbow its’ way  into an already crowded field of those protesting the threat faced to the Shawnigan Watershed, Creek, Lake and drinking water. This latest threat has loomed over the Shawnigan residents and environment for over a year ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Love In With BC Liberal’s Terry Lake Turns Sour!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger   You may recall the enthusiasm our CVRD Directors had after their meeting with then newly appointed Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake last spring. The ‘CVRD Liberal Friendlies’ who attended the meeting were overcome with partisanship. That is a dangerous indulgence for local politicians who allow provincial political leanings ...