The Disaffected Lib: We Dodged a Bullet – This Time.

The floudering of the Russian bulk carrier, Simushir, is bound to become some sort of benchmark for the debate over tanker safety off the British Columbia coast.  It shouldn’t.  Here’s why. Simushir isn’t a supertanker.  It’s a bulk carrier.  Its manifest does include some bunker oil and some diesel but there’s also mining equipment and ...

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Angry Sea

As I've mentioned before, when I was a boy I lived by the sea.In a place where men went out to fish in small boats.Sometimes they would be caught in a sudden storm. Or run into some other kind of trouble.And I'll always remember how thrilling it was to hear the thumping sound of a ...