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Cowichan Conversations: Contamination Worries Heighten in Shawnigan Lake-Many Candidates Seek Nod As Next Cowichan MLA

This is the BC Liberals legacy of incompetence and indifference. It will be a focal point in the upcoming election with an interesting lineup of candidates offering to be the next MLA, the MLA who

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Cowichan Conversations: Actor Mark Ruffalo Breaks Through The Corporate Media’s Refusal To Provide Coverage Of The Illegal Police Actions And Violence In South Dakota

Also see this report (VIDEOS) from Common Dreams

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP big on ‘bold’ ideas for election platform to challenge Liberals

The march to the BC provincial election May 2017 has begun and BC NDP leader John Horgan has asked for bold ideas that could become part of the BC NDP election platform.

We have endured

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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s ‘Dirty Dirt Pit’ Was In Non-Compliance With Permit-Failure To Comply Could Mean Fines And Jail Time.

Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo

A soil treatment facility in Shawnigan Lake is now complying with pollution- containment conditions of its provincial permit following last week’s remedial orders from the environment

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Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG Make Haste With Their LNG Liquefaction Plans For The Saanich Inlet


Barane McCartney draws attention to the OCP that clearly prohibits LNG.


By Peter W. Rusland, Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo

While South-Cowichanian’s fear development of a floating liquefied natural

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Cowichan Conversations: North Cowichan is holding a series of town hall meetings on the 2017 budget from October 24th to 27th.

North Cowichan is holding a series of town hall meetings on the 2017 budget from October 24th to 27th. Budget 2017 Town Hall Meetings

Last year North Cowichan Council decided to explore new ways

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Cowichan Conversations: NDP’s equity mandate backfires as mayor forced out of the closet.

Political columnist and pundit Michael Smyth has kicked the BC NDP’s ‘Equity Mandate’ into play, as we enter the period of nominations across BC. Normally the party members decide and nominate based on who

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Cowichan Conversations: WikiLeaks Says Ecuador Shut Down Julian Assange’s Internet Access

LONDON — New York Times

Ecuador said Tuesday that it had cut off Julian Assange’s access to the internet in his exile in the

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Cowichan Conversations: Judge Rejects “Riot” Charges Against Amy Goodman in North Dakota

A North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.

“This is a complete vindication of my right

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Cowichan Conversations: ‘Julian Assange losing internet access possible US cyber attack’

It is unlikely that Ecuador, supporting whistleblower Julian Assange, deprived him from the opportunity to use internet, says Peter Van Buren, former officer, US State Department’s Foreign Service. The countries like the US have

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Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark shows how far she’ll go to close schools in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Christy Clark has created more chaos for students, parents and teachers in Vancouver by having her education minister fire the Vancouver School Board, says New Democrat leader John Horgan.

“This is a

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Cowichan Conversations: John Pilger: Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Let me clear. Donald Trump is a disgusting human being on may levels but the carefully orchestrated attack on his character and morals, being fanned by the corporate media, eclipses the threats on a global

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Cowichan Conversations: North Dakota Prosecutor Seeks “Riot” Charges Against Amy Goodman For Reporting On Pipeline Protest

This is both a disturbing and significant development that underlines the dysfunctional state of justice in the USA.

It smacks of the state government accommodating the oil and gas forces while simultaneously slapping any journalists

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Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Rants About Nestle Taking Our Water

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: How our “democracy” really works – the charade of party politics and whipped caucuses

Rafe’s ‘Dick and Jane’ version of how democracy works is both cynical and timely in its’ irreverence and accuracy. Does it have to be this way? No, it does not.

How do we change it?

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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan: safeguards or spills

Susan Down

What makes more sense: enforcing a clean-up after pollution or ensuring proper planning and safeguards are in place before it ever happens? On Oct. 12, the provincial government issued a pollution

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Cowichan Conversations: Troubled By Noise From The New Racetrack In Sahtlam?

The issue of noise pollution has also raised its’ head over Sunfest in the Lake Cowichan-Youbou area as well.

Cowichan Conversations: The rains, the winds, the stupidity. Stay up to date with Shelagh Bell-Irvings ‘Live Reports’ from the Shawnigan Contaminated Pits

Well Shawnigan, the rains, and winds are upon us.

The BC Liberal government and their pretend Ministry of Environment have failed us mightily. The efforts to contain the contaminated toxic runoff would be hilarious if

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Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Just Asked President Obama to Halt the Dakota Access Pipeline

Here’s the powerful letter signed by Sanders and four other senators.


The Dakota Access pipeline currently hangs in a state of uncertainty. On October 9, a federal appeals court dismissed

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Cowichan Conversations: Pollution risks found at quarry near Shawnigan Lake

This is the sort of headline that has been placed at the top of most news stories about Shawnigan over the last few years.

Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government have shown a callous and utter

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Cowichan Conversations: Washington Hits Back at Putin’s Humiliation

By Finian Cunningham Information Clearing House

The Obama administration is now accusing Russia of cyber-crime and trying to disrupt the US presidential election. The claim is so far-fetched, it is hardly credible. More credible is

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Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Explains Who Really Rules The United States – It’s Not The Russians…

Edward Snowden is a hero treated like a criminal by the corrupt US government who have been tracking the private lives of citizens without any justification whatsoever.

This above the law behaviour threatens any

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Cowichan Conversations: European parliamentarian & CETA critic Jose Bove denied entry into Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau has some explaining to do and should apologize and invite him back.

So much for sunny ways. We wanted so badly to believe that Trudeau would be different.

Turns out French

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Cowichan Conversations: Truth Is That Hillary and Donald Really Do Care About Each Other

Cowichan Conversations: Republican rebellion against Trump unprecedented in modern campaign history, experts say

By Alexander Panett-Canadian Press-

WASHINGTON — An internal rebellion has erupted against Donald Trump, knocking out support from longstanding pillars of the Republican party and threatening to turn his presidential campaign into ruins.

Election historians

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