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Cowichan Conversations: Kinder Morgan’s Expansion. This Could Turn Into A Political Battle For The Ages.

Kinder Morgan protest draws huge crowd in Vancouver Vancouver mayor warns of protests ‘like you have never seen before’

 

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson

The hour is growing late for both Kinder Morgan

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Cowichan Conversations: Supreme Court Slams Christy Clark For Illegally Stripping BCTF Contracts

British Columbian’s children have been shortchanged for 14 years through punishing illegal cutbacks administered by then BC Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell’s Education minister Christy Clark.

This meant 3500 fewer teachers, special needs assistants and

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Cowichan Conversations: You should be worried about Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act

Canadians observing the recent election in the USA should not become complacent over the threats to our securities and freedoms.

Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is showing arrogance and disregard for our freedom through

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Cowichan Conversations: Too Stupid For Democracy-Eileen McGann

Cowichan Conversations: A Lively Time Ahead For the Race To Be Cowichan’s Next MLA

With the remarkable US election looming and the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Dakota Access Pipeline protests, we must not forget the lively run for the MLA spot left open by the retiring BC NDP MLA

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Cowichan Conversations: The Case of the Vanishing Site C Video-Includes A Revised Video

The Site C Dam project offers a number of similarities with the Dakota Access Pipeline-(DAPL) the subject of ongoing massive protest led by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota.

It may be a

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Cowichan Conversations: WTF is going on in the USA, and excuse me, Canada as well?

The Standing Mountain Sioux Nation have a treaty over the lands where the Dakota Access Pipeline (DPL) is approved to be built, yet the state of North Dakota police, national guard, and police forces

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Cowichan Conversations: Qualicum school district votes to boycott visit by education minister

The Christy Clark BC Liberals are indeed courting their own miseries when it comes to relationships with School Boards in BC.

Having taken on and dismissed the Vancouver School Board they are now facing pushback

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Cowichan Conversations: Contamination Worries Heighten in Shawnigan Lake-Many Candidates Seek Nod As Next Cowichan MLA

This is the BC Liberals legacy of incompetence and indifference. It will be a focal point in the upcoming election with an interesting lineup of candidates offering to be the next MLA, the MLA who

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Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP big on ‘bold’ ideas for election platform to challenge Liberals

The march to the BC provincial election May 2017 has begun and BC NDP leader John Horgan has asked for bold ideas that could become part of the BC NDP election platform.

We have endured

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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s ‘Dirty Dirt Pit’ Was In Non-Compliance With Permit-Failure To Comply Could Mean Fines And Jail Time.

Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo

A soil treatment facility in Shawnigan Lake is now complying with pollution- containment conditions of its provincial permit following last week’s remedial orders from the environment

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Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG Make Haste With Their LNG Liquefaction Plans For The Saanich Inlet

 

Barane McCartney draws attention to the OCP that clearly prohibits LNG.

 

By Peter W. Rusland, Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo

While South-Cowichanian’s fear development of a floating liquefied natural

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Cowichan Conversations: NDP’s equity mandate backfires as mayor forced out of the closet.

Political columnist and pundit Michael Smyth has kicked the BC NDP’s ‘Equity Mandate’ into play, as we enter the period of nominations across BC. Normally the party members decide and nominate based on who

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Cowichan Conversations: Obituary: ‘Old Leather Lungs,’ one of B.C.’s most colourful politicians

Old time Socred MLA and Cabinet Minister Don Phillips was from another era, a time of flamboyant speakers and keen as hell debaters.

On the Socred side, Phillips, Rafe Mair and Grace McCarthy would

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Cowichan Conversations: Province will accept court ruling on Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil

 

It is hard to imagine how this could take so long to decide, but at the least, the injunction has been reinstituted allowing for some relief, but without independent monitoring what is taking

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Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Valley chapter screens Josh Fox film, inspired by Pacific Climate Warriors

The Council of Canadians Cowichan Valley chapter screened the Josh Fox documentary How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change on September 29.

As noted on the

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Cowichan Conversations: Pumps readied for Cowichan River life support

The third drought in 3 years has forced Catalyst, operators of the Crofton Pulp Mill, to spend a reported 500 thousand dollars to build pumping facility to assure adequate water to keep the Mill running.

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Why Judges should be judged too

 

Reading this piece that Rafe Mair posted to the Commonsense Canadian serves as a reminder of his value, his insights and his intestinal fortitude. Rafe writes what needs to be written, and we

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Cowichan Conversations: How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Cannot Change

Like many of you, I have watched Gasland, Gasland II and the Sky Is Pink. Josh Fox has been a trailblazer digging in and challenging the oil and gas trade. He has set the bar. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Cannot Change

Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and Green Parties Struggle With Their Conservative and Progressive Factions

It seems that both NDP and the Greens are struggling with who they are, and what they think.

The NDP’s move to the ‘Mushy Middle’ must have former BC NDP leadership candidate, Steve Orcherton, MLA

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Cowichan Conversations: PM Trudeau-Spills happen.They always do. Even the best technology isn’t up to the job.

Dear Mr. Trudeau, I attended the Kinder Morgan open house in Victoria recently, well I tried to. The attendance was so great that as many of us as fit into the room were left Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: PM Trudeau-Spills happen.They always do. Even the best technology isn’t up to the job.

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Must Stand Up For Lake Cowichan-Youbou-Honeymoon Bay Residents Facing BC Hydro Ripoff Rate Hikes

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) is charged with independently examining issues connected with BC Hydro and making their views and rulings on behalf of the public interest. At least that is what they used Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Must Stand Up For Lake Cowichan-Youbou-Honeymoon Bay Residents Facing BC Hydro Ripoff Rate Hikes

Cowichan Conversations: Couple married for 65 years kept apart by care home wait list

Vancouver Sun’s Glenda Lumyes’ heart-wrenching story is not isolated, but neither is it being addressed. Our governments, federal and provincial do not give a tinker’s damn about many important people issues that have been cut Read mo… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Couple married for 65 years kept apart by care home wait list

Cowichan Conversations: Fish Farms Out! First Nations Move To Take Back Control

Richard Hughes Following decades of protest against virus ridden corporate fish farms being ignored by our federal and provincial, court decisions are fueling bold new efforts to drive the fish farms out of native Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Fish Farms Out! First Nations Move To Take Back Control

Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?

Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams? When a star advisor such as Tzepborah Berman calls out the Premier depth of discontent and disbelief may become a serious Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?