Massive fire in the Khneipsen road area. This report was published in the Times Colonist. By Katherine Dedyna / Times Colonist A raging fire destroyed or damaged three houses on Khenipsen Road across from the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Three houses destroyed or damaged in huge Cowichan Bay fire
We are at a crossroads. The old way got us here. Time to discuss, consider, debate and find new ways to manage our energy needs in a way that does not contribute to climate change. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Horgan Stuck Between A Rock and a Hard Place- Premier Notley Sells out the BC NDP!
Kevin Wallgrove In march we won and the zoning was upheld by the courts, as a result injunctions were issued shutting down the contaminated soil side of the operation. Shortly thereafter the dirt company filed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Angst Over The Recent CVRD-SIA Court Decision Is Manufactured. The CVRD Won!
I just came across this CTV story about the shortage of bees. This is not good news and we should all be doing something to help. For those of us who garden it Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Honey Bees Down 50 Percent In The Cowichan Valley
Richard Hughes The post was taken down as requested. There may or may not have been some inaccuracies, but the general drift was valid as far as I can determine. As far as confusion Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victory for Shawnigan Lake
Climate Change is creating serious reductions in food and fruits being grown and exported from California. There is nothing to suggest that it will improve, to the contrary, it will get worse as water shortages Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Political Play Between Alberta Premier Notley And The BC Liberals Is Surreal!
Peter Nix writes from Moria, a Greek refugee camp for about 3,000 people on the island of Lesbos where along with his wife and son they are volunteering to help the desperate refugees. Climate Change Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: There Is A Refugee Tsunami Flowing Onto The Greek Shores
Here is an excellent post from Lehanna Green’s blog–Stop Dumping Contaminated Soil in Shawnigan lake Submitted by Lehanna Green, April 22nd, 2016 ‘I read the news today, oh boy.’ – Lennon/McCartney Headlines like Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victory for Shawnigan Lake
The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal
By Éric Grenier, for CBC News The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister won a majority government in a historic fashion Tuesday night, putting up some of the biggest numbers by any party in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!
Read More I see that Bill Tieleman has lept to action in today’s column in ‘The Tyee.’ He deceptively attempts to reframe the play away from a common sense approach to facing the challenges of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention
Shawnigan residents thought that they had won a March 21st BC Supreme Court victory banning the contaminated soil operation from being dumped in their watershed were just hit with another setback in the BC Appeal Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Court Grants Permission For More Dumping Contaminated Soil Pending Appeal August 15th
The freak out response by many corporate media pundits and confused politicians opposed to the ‘Leap Manifesto’ is revealing and instructive. Their outrageous over reaction to a well thought out direction for survival in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Dear Leap Manifesto Critics: There Will Be No Jobs On A Dead Planet
The up and down world of politics has visited British Columbia driven to a large extent by the LNG plays of Premier Christy Clark and the evolving positions or near positions of NDP leader John Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: NDP’s LNG reversal is a game-changer for BC election
by Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Bianca Mugyenyi, Katie McKenna & Martin Lukacs Climate Science and Impacts, The Leap Manifesto We are heartened by the news that the New Democratic Party of Canada has passed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution
It is highly unusual when leaders are ousted by a vote as was done at the National NDP convention in Edmonton today. Where it gets really weird is that Thomas Mulcair, bolstered by an equally Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: 52 Percent Vote To Oust Mulcair- But He Is Staying On With Caucus Support!
JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair makes a speech during the 2016 NDP federal convention in Edmonton Alta, on Sunday. By: Alex Boutilier Ottawa Bureau Reporter EDMONTON—Thomas Mulcair is Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: NDP oust Mulcair after contentious convention
Today, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal District Court in Eugene, OR, decided in favor of 21 young Plaintiffs, and Dr. James Hansen on behalf of future generations, in their landmark constitutional Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BREAKING: VICTORY IN LANDMARK CLIMATE CASE!
Yes, the BC Supreme Court upholding the CVRD’s oft ignored land use bylaw was a win. But what is this? More legal manouvering by SIA/CHH? More costs, distractions and foot dragging. Let this be a Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Cross Appeal Filed on CVRD vs Cobble Hill Holdings/South Island Aggregates
Leanna Green attended the South Island Aggreggates (SIA)-Cobble Hill Holdings (CHH) BC Supreme Court Appeal proceedings in Victoria yesterday along with 30 or more Shawnigan residents opposed to dumping contaminate soil in the Shawnigan Watershed. Read… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A Business Knowingly Built On Shaky Ground
By CVRD Regional Director Lori Iannidinardo CVRD Director Lori Iannidinardo In August 2015 Steelhead LNG and the Malahat Nation announced an agreement-in-principle to bring a massive floating LNG export facility into the Saanich Inlet, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: With LNG in BC, Do Local Governments Matter? According to preeminent Lawyer Jack Woodward QC, you bet they do!
Here is an answer to the pat response often given by those who embrace thecorporate culture when funds are needed and sought for schools, hospitals, parks, fire departments, updated libraries, public swimming pools, cleaning up Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Panama Papers: ‘Biggest Leak in History’ Exposes Global Web of Corruption