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

Council of Canadians Ready to Heave Steve

BY SHARON JACKSON, ON JUNE 30TH, 2015

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: 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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Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan River Is Drying UpRaise The Weir!

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

The Cowichan River is at an all time low for this time of year. It is time to develop a long term plan that assures proper management of the river

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Cowichan Conversations: The Greens Could Deliver The Upcoming Election To Steve!

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

The conundrum of electing our governments based on a ‘First Past the Post’ system has never been as clear as it is today with an October Federal Election just around

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Cowichan Conversations: CVRD CAO Brian Carruthers Reveals The Details Of Court Action To Stop SIA Cold.

Richard Hughes

The CVRD has spent over 3 years and well in excess of 600,000 dollars of our money flip flopping about over the South Island Aggregates (SIA) plan to import 5 million tonnes

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Cowichan Conversations: Rob Douglas & Roger Hart’s Big Idea Series Focuses On Small Business in Cowichan—Local Ownership

Does local ownership of the economy matter?

Rob Douglas

Here is Big Idea No.5 Local Ownership from Rob Douglas and Roger Hart regarding economic development and the potential of expanding co-operatives in

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Cowichan Conversations: The Senator Bernie Sanders Video That You Must See-Canadians As Well!

Senator Bernie Sanders has guts, passion and intelligence. His Presidential bid is gathering steam and ever growing support. He is speaking truth to power, he is not pulling his punches.

What a refreshing change from

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Cowichan Conversations: ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with

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Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Has Amended Their Petition Over Bylaws To Halt SIA’s Contaminated Site Facility

Here is the CVRD’s late Friday release. In communications circles late Fridays are the time to deliver unpleasant news, firings, and the like.

I spoke with CAO Brian Carruthers and he confirmed that the change

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Cowichan Conversations: Rob Douglas & Roger Hart’s Big Idea Series Focuses On Small Business in Cowichan

Here is Big Idea No.4: Small Business Supports from Rob Douglas and Roger Hart regarding economic development and the potential of expanding co-operatives in the Cowichan Region.

It is encouraging to see and hear about

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Cowichan Conversations: Jon Stewart Speaks Out About the Murder of Nine People At The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

With Jon Stewart set to leave The Daily Show in a matter of months, the show has already started paying tribute to its longtime host. And while funny montages are nice, last night Stewart

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Cowichan Conversations: Protesters Blockade Contaminated Soil Site in Shawnigan Lake

Protesting Shawnigan residents show no signs of giving up or backing down over the BC Liberal government’s approval allowing South Island Aggregates (SIA) to dump 5 million tonnes of contaminated soils on their Stebbings

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Cowichan Conversations: Alberta NDP throne speech brings spending, taxes, and a strange PC flame-out

Don Braid

The Alberta NDP were elected, an amazing feat in a province long dominated politically by the Progressive Conservative dynasties of over forty years.

Oil and Gas and the corporate interest drove their

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Cowichan Conversations: The Drought Is Upon Us–This is Good News and Bad News Depending On How We Respond

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The watering restriction notices are out throughout the Cowichan Valley. The systems operated by the Cowichan Valley Regional District and some of the Water Improvement Districts have issued directives, so far

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Cowichan Conversations: NC Councillor Rob Douglas-Roger Hart—Big Idea No. 3: Community Investment Funds

Here is the Big Idea No.3 from Rob Douglas and Roger Hart regarding economic development and the potential of expanding co-operatives in the Cowicham Region.

Big Idea No.3: Community Investment Funds

Rob Douglas-North Cowichan

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair- Woodfibre LNG Plant–LNG Tanker Traffic–Fraser River LNG Terminal

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

It seems that for some considerable time the whole fracking and LNG play was over there, up north, away from our direct experience, and to a degree we were spared the

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Cowichan Conversations: CBC-Truth and Reconciliation Commission Findings Must Be Acted Upon, Aboriginal Student Says

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is out, many of us have welcomed the report, its’ findings, and its opportunity to face but not accept the incomprehensible abuse that native families and children experienced in residential

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Cowichan Conversations: Superfood Growing Super Well in Cowichan

Here is a good news, good feel story by the Citizen’s editor Andrea Rondeau. Originally published in the Cowichan Valley Citizen Friday, June 5th, 2015

Nice to see well done Della & Ron.

Della

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Cowichan Conversations: Meanwhile back at the BC legislature…More BC Liberal Bullshit!

South Peace River BC Liberal MLA Mike Bernier did not arrive, he was sent!

The BC Liberal’s Mike Bernier reads a prepared statement on SIA and contaminated soil (Video)

Peace River South

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Cowichan Conversations: Alistair MacGregor Campaign Party–Saturday June 6th at the Duncan United Church on 246 Ingram Street, Duncan BC. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

Alistair MacGregor Campaign Party

Our NDP Candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Rob Douglas-North Cowichan Councillor

Hello Everyone:

I am hosting a campaign party for my friend Alistair MacGregor, our new NDP candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford.

A 25-year

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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: What Tom Mulcair must do to become Prime Minister

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

We are living in a state of political turmoil and uncertainty. Never in our history have we as Canadians looked into the face of facism, until Harper, and his latest

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Cowichan Conversations: Who Killed The Cowichan News Leader Pictorial?

Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley questions the Minister on why SIA is open for business without having met the permit conditions.

Cowichan Conversations: *Big Idea No.2: Anchor Institutions*–Rob Douglas-Roger Hart On Local Economic Development in the Cowichan Region.

Rob Douglas and Roger Hart have rolled up their sleeves and prepared economic development options for Cowichan that are a refreshing alternative that makes a good deal of sense. Well worth the read and your

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