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Cowichan Conversations: Atwood–It’s Not Climate Change-It’s Everything Change


As we speed through Social Media, our email and various blogs occasionally a piece that demands that you make a date to read the entire post. This is Margaret Atwood and she has

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Cowichan Conversations: LNG Lobby (Resource Works) Fakes Partnerships With Prominent Organizations

Rafe Mair has been scrutinizing the efforts of Resource Works, a slick front for the slime-balls from Malaysia that want to build and LNG Plant at Woodfibre in a treacherous to navigate area of Howe

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Cowichan Conversations: Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Council Are Facing the Homeless Issue With Class And Commitment.

Canada has turned its back on the poor, homeless and those facing mental health issues for decades now and the impact is being faced more and more by our cities.

PM Harper has abandoned the

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Cowichan Conversations: A Curious Situation Has Developed the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Dara Quast

A curious situation has developed at our Regional District. Our staff is leaving, in droves.

In a large organization such as the CVRD there is bound to be staff turnover.

In 2014

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Cowichan Conversations: One Mistake, Changed the Lives of These Innocent People

Cowichan Conversations: Harper Offers A Slippery Snow Job-Calls It Christmas In July

The following was published as a letter to the editor on the Langley Times. Don’t spend that child care benefit, mom and dad

Editor: The barrage of blatant vote buying ads has arrived on

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Cowichan Conversations: Chief Harry and the Malahat Nation– Reconsider Your Position!

The following is guest post by Georgia Collins

Georgia Collins

“Sitting in a hot gym in the middle of summer, listening to Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Energy and Mines staff try to

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Cowichan Conversations: Norm Farrell–Patronage, Corruption and Cronyism

Richard HughesPolitical Blogger

Norm Farrell’s contributions to untangling BC Government numbers are well established. A retired economist he takes the time and has the skill to share pieces like this with us.

BC made

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Cowichan Conversations: It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neigbourhood

Richard HughesPolitical Blogger

So many of us check our email while still half asleep and the coffee is being made, I am no different in that regard.

It can be uplifting, depressing or hilarious.

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Cowichan Conversations: What Would Harper Do? Anything he wants, mostly.

Richard HughesPolitical Blogger

Another insightful analysis by Michael Harris that points out that Emperor Steve is as naked as a jaybird and it ain’t pretty.

In spite of the ever increasing mounds of evidence

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Cowichan Conversations: RAFE: Blatant Media Bias -Vancouver Province Partners With Woodfibre LNG

Rafe Mair

As you know, the Vancouver Province is an official partner of Resort Works, who are essentially the public relations arm of Woodfibre LNG.

That means, of course, that the Vancouver Sun and

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Cowichan Conversations: Opinion: Will future of food be an election plank?

This piece comes from the Edmonton Journal and applies to all of Western Canada, very much including our Cowichan Valley. We can look back and see significant increases in our food production and array of

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Cowichan Conversations: Tommy Douglas–Let Me Remind You What Fascism Is

Cowichan Conversations: Conservative Party of Canada–Guilty of Election Fraud!


Cowichan Conversations: Martyn Brown: Christy Clark’s boon to Big Oil

Richard Hughes

Martyn Brown’s excellent assessment of the BC Liberals manifest incompetence and devil may care attitude shows how they were duped into what can only be described as a complete and utter abdication

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Cowichan Conversations: Goodbye To The Historic Voice Of Our Community: The Closing of the News Leader Pictorial

Staff of the Cowichan Leader, 1954 CVMA 

By Peter W. Rusland

Peter Rusland

If anyone had told me a year ago my beloved Cowichan News Leader Pictorial would be closed, dead and

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Cowichan Conversations: Metro Vancouver politicians urge review of Site C dam plan

Richard Hughes

This is good news. Common-sense and the public interest trumps the greed and stupidity driving the agenda to accommodate the LNG industry with water for fracking.

We do not need the Site

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Cowichan Conversations: The Case For Letting Canada’s Forest Fires Burn

Let It Burn

Here is a compelling story featured from Desmog that is a reality hit that might be hard to swallow. It runs counter to our instincts it may well be the

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Cowichan Conversations: Roger’s Bid To Improve Reception and Access For Cobble Hill Will Be Decided At CVRD’s Wednesday Meeting

Richard Hughes

I am puzzled, as I am sure many readers will be, to learn that the CVRD Electoral Area Directors have by a 5-4 vote followed a staff recommendation rejecting support for a

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Cowichan Conversations: Greek referendum: Alexis Tsipras hails victory for No campaign – live updates

The Eurozone is at best a mechanism for corporate control and convenience. The powerhouse nations like Germany, Britain and France have disproportionate wealth as compared to other countries such as Italy, Spain and of course

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Cowichan Conversations: Water, Water Everywhere. Well that is what they told us. Now what ?

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

Isn’t it odd that the stranger something is the less explanation we get from our governments.

Take the recent deals where the BC Liberal government got tough with Nestle’s and

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Cowichan Conversations: Heave Steve Cowichan Style

The Council of Canadians (Cowichan) determined to see a return to our Canada sans Steve Harper gathered in 34 degree heat to send a clear message. Heave Steve!

The reception and honking from passers-by

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Cowichan Conversations: Harperman- It’s Time For You To Go!

Council of Canadians Ready to Heave Steve


They have a HEAVE STEVE banner and are planning to meet under the City of Duncan sign just south of

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Cowichan Conversations: 2015-07-01 16:44:59

Cowichan Conversations: More on the Cowichan Move To ‘Heave Steve’ – Council of Canadians

By Donna CameronCowichan Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians  

I was inspired by the Heave Steve video on You Tube by musicians in Prince Albert including Lon Borgerson.

I asked my fellow

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