Cowichan Conversations: CVRD’s Costly and Risky Legal Tactics Blew Up In Their Faces

The Cowichan Valley Regional District directors have just blown another wad of your cash attempting to double down on the original BC Supreme Court win that upheld the 4 yr old CVRD land use zoning Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: ISLAND HEALTH ISSUES WATER ADVISORY AFTER SUSPECTED OVERFLOW AT SIA SITE

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes It would appear that the greedy SIA crew are dumping every BC Government approved truckload of filthy contaminated soil that they can manage, as they have an open window following a Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Injunction Sought: SIA Attempt to Muzzle Shawnigan Folk Hero ‘Shemama’ Shelagh Bell Irving

    SIA and ‘Shemama’ Shelagh Bell-Irving-A Study In Contrasts   The South Island Aggregates (SIA) outfit is a classic example of greed driven capitalists without conscience. They have little if any concern for their Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Off To The Supreme Court To Assert Land Use Jurisdiction and Authority Over SIA Contaminated Soil Processing and Treatment

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger The CVRD has finally resurrected their stalled BC Supreme Court action attempting to have the CVRD Shawnigan bylaws regulating land use recognized, respected and adhered to. While this is a Read more…

Left Over: Our Home Is Native Land….

Tsilhqot’in First Nation granted B.C. title claim in Supreme Court ruling Top court’s decision today resolves legal questions following 2012 B.C. Court of Appeal ruling CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2014 9:59 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 11:21 AM ET As I’ve always sung it, and now  I can feel a bit more smug about ...

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark and Peter Fassbender On a BCTF Union Busting Mission

Maggie HughesTeacher Guest Post by Maggie Hughes All Union Members and indeed all people who value democracy should be very upset at one of the  proposals in the ongoing dispute between BC teachers and BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA)which is appointed and controlled by the Provincial Government. Back in 1998 BCTF negotiated a contract ...

Left Over: Winner, Winner – BCTF for Liberal Dinner….

  NEW B.C. teachers’ strike fund running out ahead of vote Union has enough cash to finance a few more days of rotating strikes By Stephen Smart, CBC News Posted: Jun 06, 2014 7:50 AM PT   A shrunken strike fund is exactly what the Provincial government was planning on..they knew that dragging the BCTF through the so-called ...

Left Over: Rolling (Over) on the River….

Holmes Hydro can proceed without environmental assessment The Canadian Press Posted: May 18, 2013 1:30 PM PT Last Updated: May 18, 2013 2:19 PM PT And this is our BC Supreme Court? Bought and paid for…disgusting display of arrogance and ignorance..the Court must have been stacked with Albertans, because no BC judge in his or ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Eco Depot Court Case-A Bittersweet Victory

The hottest selling shirt in the Cowichan Valley Dara Quast – Community Activist The bitter sweet victory of the court decision confirming that the CVRD did not have the legal authority to erect a waste transfer station on agricultural land in the bucolic area of Cameron Taggart is rewarding for the community that had to ...

Cowichan Conversations: CT Group Comment on the CVRD’s Ill Fated Eco-Depot Controversy

Joseph (Larry) Gollner-CT Group On 27 June, Warren Jones, the Chief Administrative Officer of the CVRD finally delivered his report on the failure of the CVRD Eco Depot venture. The report largely blamed the failure on public opposition with attention paid to the Citizens Together Group (CT Group) and earlier F.A.R.M.S Group, and padded these ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Kill Me Now, I’m Disabled – The Assisted Suicide Debate

Yesterday, I was listening to the radio on my drive home from Montreal.  I had driven from our cottage in the Quebec Laurentians in the early morning to join my sister because, finally, our Mum was being discharged from the hospital after a long stay. There is a lot to do when someone’s care needs ...