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Cowichan Conversations: The NDPs LNG dithering and insistence on housing becoming the election issue, is a recipe for failure

By Kevin Logan The BC liberals offer a target rich environment the NDP could readily attack, based entirely on their dreadful governing record, which would work to move votes into their column and out of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The NDPs LNG dithering and insistence on housing becoming the election issue, is a recipe for failure

Cowichan Conversations: Climate change and the inevitable collapse of the over priced housing market

The ever increasing housing prices in Greater Vancouver and to a somewhat lesser extent Greater Victoria will eventually fall to the physical reality that what goes up must come down. The hot market cannot last Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Climate change and the inevitable collapse of the over priced housing market

Cowichan Conversations: The BC NDP’s so called ‘Gender Equity Mandate’ is an ‘Orwellian Distortion.’

Originally published in the Duncan Free Press. We are soon approaching the ‘Silly Season’ in political circles throughout British Columbia. We will go to the polls in May 2017 but in many cases, the real Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The BC NDP’s so called ‘Gender Equity Mandate’ is an ‘Orwellian Distortion.’

Cowichan Conversations: Orlando Remembered-Local Eye Online

  Nice to see Duncan City Council’s response to the massive deadly attack that took place at “Pulses’ a Gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The here, there and everywhere blogger Susan Down covered the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Orlando Remembered-Local Eye Online

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Clark getting free ride from media, Horgan just dropping ball

Rafe is going after Christy, John Horgan and the mostly missing in action corporate media. It will be damn interesting to see how Horgan rolls out his election campaign in what can be described as Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Clark getting free ride from media, Horgan just dropping ball

Cowichan Conversations: John Horgan says NDP will target foreign owners in fight for housing affordability

It could be billed as Greed versus Need. NDP’s John Horgan has flung down the gauntlet in what could become the hot election issue in the Greater Vancouver area as we head towards a May Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: John Horgan says NDP will target foreign owners in fight for housing affordability

Cowichan Conversations: BC’S LNG Plans- Is Shell’s Decision This Week The Beginning Of The End?

  No one wants to see our economy flounder in BC, but without divestment, it will crawl to a halt. The plan for BC to invest so much of its future on LNG has Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC’S LNG Plans- Is Shell’s Decision This Week The Beginning Of The End?

Cowichan Conversations: The shine on the B.C. Liberals’ liquefied natural gas dream has dulled considerably

It was a comfort to read this Times Colonist editorial driven in part by the appalling behaviour and economy with accuracy of Christy Clark’s LNG pimp Gordon Wilson. The former leader of the BC Liberal’s, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The shine on the B.C. Liberals’ liquefied natural gas dream has dulled considerably

Cowichan Conversations: Farm advocates take Future of Farming on road

There are some meetings that you just do not want to miss, but somehow I missed this one. One of the main pushers to create the ALC was Harold Steeves MLA Richmond. Harold was a Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Farm advocates take Future of Farming on road

Cowichan Conversations: NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo to seek leadership of Federal New Democrats

Finally a candidate with a proven track record, who does not accept the shift to the ‘Mushy Middle’, who is comfortable speaking of Socialism. Cheri DiNovo is the first NDP’er in a long time to Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo to seek leadership of Federal New Democrats

Cowichan Conversations: No LNG in the Saanich Inlet.

Photo Credit Peter Rusland   By Peter Rusland-South Cowichan Echo No LNG in the Saanich Inlet. That resounding message was handed to the Malahat First Nation, Steelhead LNG and the feds during an emotionally Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: No LNG in the Saanich Inlet.

Cowichan Conversations: Who’s John Horgan and why should you care?

If most eligible voters bother to cast a ballot John Horgan will become Premier form an NDP government in BC in June 2017. If political apathy and disengagement result in lower turnout then prepare for Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Who’s John Horgan and why should you care?

Cowichan Conversations: Mohammad Ali has died-He was the Greatest!

Mohammad Ali made his mark inside and perhaps more importantly outside the boxing ring. He embraced Islam changing his name from Cassius Clay. The most famous celebrity to refuse the draft, he was stripped of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Mohammad Ali has died-He was the Greatest!

Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG Sponsored The North Saanich Town Hall Meeting On The Proposed Floating LNG Facility

Overwhelming Opposition Voiced at The Rigged Town Hall Meeting The near 600 people who attended the May 31st ‘Town Hall Meeting’ held in Sidney called by North Saanich Council faced a security Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG Sponsored The North Saanich Town Hall Meeting On The Proposed Floating LNG Facility

Cowichan Conversations: The Chill In Shawnigan Lake Heats Up-SLAPP Suits Alleged

Libel Chill has been a part of the arsenal corporations have used for years to stifle debate, discussion and criticism of controversial matters of conflict. Of course from their view, it is to protect themselves Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Chill In Shawnigan Lake Heats Up-SLAPP Suits Alleged

Cowichan Conversations: RAFE: ‘Responsible Government’ and how it blocks democracy – Pt.1

Rafe is revealing what some will be surprised to learn. Jaded blogger types and other seasoned politicos have understood the party control aspect for years but somehow it still flies under the radar. Not Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: RAFE: ‘Responsible Government’ and how it blocks democracy – Pt.1

Cowichan Conversations: No part of the word ‘clean’ should be used in association with LNG

One thing that folks living in and around Howe Sound and those of us on the Islands is that we are both facing LNG developments that fly in the face of need, economic benefits, threaten Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: No part of the word ‘clean’ should be used in association with LNG

Cowichan Conversations: Ecole Cobble Hill Parents Opposed To CVRD Selling Parkland That Would Block Students Trail Access To School

Parents and concerned residents have raised valid concerns regarding Cobble Hill Director Matteus Clements efforts to convince the CVRD Board to sell off a small piece of parkland that serves an alternate and safe access Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Ecole Cobble Hill Parents Opposed To CVRD Selling Parkland That Would Block Students Trail Access To School

Cowichan Conversations: Alistair MacGregor Tables Bill To Limit Federal Election Period

Alistair MacGregor OTTAWA- Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, introduced a bill today to ensure that governments cannot set an election period longer than 46 days in order to spend more money. This Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Alistair MacGregor Tables Bill To Limit Federal Election Period

Cowichan Conversations: A war hero who was a stranger in his own land

  This is the most moving story I have read in years. I urge you take a few minutes, well spent, and read this account that will always stay with you. I know it Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A war hero who was a stranger in his own land

Cowichan Conversations: HISTORIC QUAMICHAN INN LOST TO FIRE FRIDAY NIGHT:

Duncan Free Press- Peter Rusland with Doug Cheryl Erickson. A precious piece of Cowichan’s history went up in flames late Friday night as fire destroyed the iconic Quamichan Inn. About 50 firefighters from two Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: HISTORIC QUAMICHAN INN LOST TO FIRE FRIDAY NIGHT:

Cowichan Conversations: Times Colonist Editorial Judgment Unbalanced Regarding Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Proposal

Here is a Classic Spin Job Courtesy of the Times Colonist.   Renee Racette, chief executive of the Malahat Nation. Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist By Andrew Duffy-Times Colonist The Malahat First Nation, which Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Times Colonist Editorial Judgment Unbalanced Regarding Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Proposal

Cowichan Conversations: Will Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Actually Debate Before The June 7th California Primary?

  The New York Times–Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation to debate Senator Bernie Sanders before the California primary election next month, but he may have found a willing replacement: Donald J. Trump. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Actually Debate Before The June 7th California Primary?

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan says Kinder Morgan pipeline is not in B.C.’s best interests

Originally published by the Georgia Straight. He’s launched an online campaign declaring that the project cannot go forward. B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan has offered clarity about his party’s position on the Kinder Morgan Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan says Kinder Morgan pipeline is not in B.C.’s best interests

Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception

This BC Liberal government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception, the latest example being just last Thursday when Clark exempted herself, cabinet and companies from court orders demanding the BC Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception