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Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG Roll Out Plans For A Pipeline Between Bamberton and Washington State

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

When Malahat Nation Chief Michael Harry announced that they had purchased the 526 acre Bamberton property there were hopes of some beneficial developments for the beleaguered Malahat people.

They have faired

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Cowichan Conversations: Protesters Shut Down Coal Mine in Germany

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Cowichan Conversations: Opinion: Why does Canada jail migrants? Changes in immigration policy have had devastating effect on families

Richard Hughes

Immigrants and refugees have been abused and mistreated, but there circumstances are mostly unseen. This site, ‘Never Home’, is a call for us to take action over the immigration abuses that

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Cowichan Conversations: Occupy Lelu Island

Cowichan Conversations: Maroc-It would be reasonable if the Malahat Nation put the LNG proposal on hold until they sorted out their internal problems

Don Maroc

by Don Maroc

Thanks to Adam Olsen, of the Tsarslip Nation and the BC Green Party for his preceptive chronicling of the proposed partnership between the Malahat Nation and Steelhead LNG to

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Cowichan Conversations: Malahat LNG: When “Getting Things Right” Goes Wrong.

Steelhead LNG officials said all the right things during the press conference announcing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Bamberton in the Saanich Inlet. Their intention is to build respectful, relationships with their

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Cowichan Conversations: Victoria Times Colonist ‘Confused Editorial’ On Steelhead-Malahat Nation-LNG

This is a surprisingly out of touch editorial from the Times Colonist regarding the unorthodox staged LNG announcement driven by Steelhead LNG.

Surprising in that most often the TC editorials are above the bar when

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Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Crew Suspend Scientist For Folk Song About Prime Minister

I ran this on the blog when it first appeared back in June. Now scientist Tony Turner has been suspended.

It is OK Tony, we are going to fire Steve, no suspensions or probation for

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Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD is trying raise the Electoral Area ‘E’ financial contribution to the Aquatic Center by 313 percent.

The following is a ‘Guest Post’ from Loren Duncan, a longtime CVRD Director who represented Glenora-Sahtlam-Cowichan Station.

Director Loren Duncan warns that the taxpayers are watching.

Notice to electors within electoral area “E”: An

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Cowichan Conversations: Activists Warn That The RCMP Are Planning Mass Arrest of Indigenous Activists Under Bill C-51

Conservative Leader Steve Harper!

The website ‘Thinkpol’ has posted a warning that the RCMP are preparing to move against the the Unist’ot’en clan blockade.

It certainly would raise the temperature politically. Perhaps that is

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe:–The Christy Clark Excuse For a Government and The BC NDP’s Lack Of Opposition Vigour

Rafe Mair


Dear Richard

Your article of yesterday is very disturbing in a number of ways. Quite by coincidence, the following story appears on the CBC

A leading seismic scientist says B.C.’s energy

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Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Plans Proceed While The Chief Michael Harry And Council Have Resigned!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

We may be in the throes of a Federal Election and trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer but the Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation proposal to establish a floating LNG

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Cowichan Conversations: BC Green’s Adam Olsen Is Opposed To An LNG Facility in the Saanich Inlet

BC Green Interim President Adam Olsen attended the Steelhead LNG Malahat Nation announcement of plans to build a floating LNG facility in the Saanich Inlet. His response is contained in this article below.


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Cowichan Conversations: I am in total sympathy with the Malahat First Nation’s desire to create a solid financial base.

Dorothy Field

By Dorothy Field

In my Cobble Hill days, I spent about five years fighting David Butterfield’s proposed “village” at the Bamberton site on steep shores above the Saanich Inlet.

With dedication

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Cowichan Conversations: Butch the Rooster-Watch Out for Him During this Election Period. An Election Classic!


Butch the RoosterSarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair’s ‘State of the Union’ on Canadian environmental politics


Rafe Mair’s take on the state of Canada today is compelling, instructive and a reality check for those of us following the federal elections through the lens of the sad sack tattered media.

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Cowichan Conversations: Water Shortages Dictate Changes Whether We Like It Or Not–Freeze All Residential Rezoning–Raise The Weir.

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Rainy days, especially rainy summer days are but sweet memories for those of living on the ‘Left Coast.’ The reality is hitting home. Forest fires raging through areas where forest fires

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Cowichan Conversations: Margaret Atwood column pulled, re-posted on National Post website

One of the advantages of the second longest campaign in Canadian history is that there is more time for voters and pundits to observe and comment on the various leaders, parties and issues. What Harper

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Cowichan Conversations: Green Parties Interim President Responds to Steelhead LNG -Malahat Nation LNG Announcement-Audio

The BC Greens Interim leader came out shortly after the Steelhead-Malahat Nation public announcement. Here is a release from Adam Olsen Interim BC Green Leader.


Malahat LNG by Adam Olsen Interim President BC Green

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Cowichan Conversations: Thomas Mulcair To Hecklers-Show A Little Respect To First Nations!

Cowichan Conversations: Malahat Nation- Steelhead LNG Deal Suspect!


There is an odious smell emanating from this deal. The BC Government’s involvement through this via Treaty negotiations raises many questions. The LNG deal has been under negotiation for 13 months.

I see that

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Cowichan Conversations: Malahat Nation and Steelhead LNG to Announce an LNG project.

Cowichan Conversations broke the story of an impending LNG Project announcement August 9th.

Today the announcement has been scheduled for Thursday, August 20th 2015 at 10AM.

On Thursday, August 20th, 10 am, the Malahat Nation

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Cowichan Conversations: Welcome the Duncan Journal to the Media Mix In Cowichan

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

In the hurly burly world of newspapers, we welcome the latest entrant the Duncan Journal headed up by Nick Caumanns, Laurie Thomson and Rick Saare.

Both Nick Caumanns and Laurie Thompson,

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Cowichan Conversations: Stephen Harper’s Old Yeller

Steve and his Dad out on the back 40!

Cowichan Conversations: John Koury Withdraws From Tory Nomination Process

John Koury

News Release August 17, 2015

John Koury Withdraws From Tory Nomination Process

Duncan BC – Recent North Cowichan Councillor and Conservative Candidate hopeful, John Koury, announced today that he is withdrawing his

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