In-Sights: Jumbo stumble

Eight months ago, Judith Lavoie wrote at DesmogCanada about Jumbo Glacier: Stuck in the ground, halfway down the valley trail leading into the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort, is a stick, leaning crookedly against a small tree, inscribed with the word “Lift.” About one kilometre away, at the bottom of a recently bulldozed track into soggy ...

Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberal Government Is Foolishly Moving To Allow Fracking On Farmland-Videos

Long time Cowichan activist Bill Woollam has offered this guest post critical of fracking and David Black’s refinery proposal. Bill has his own blog that covers wide-ranging issues. It can be found here. Bill Woollam Guest Post I recently wrote to David Black, newspaper owner/manager, in response to his support for the oil/gas pipelines and ...

Left Over: Opposition to a Pipeline, any Pipeline? Say it Ain’t So…

Pipeline push-back: What’s behind the rising opposition to Canada’s big oil pipelines Climate change debate behind animosity toward Northern Gateway and Keystone XL By Janet Davison, CBC News Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:00 AM ET This headline is profoundly stupid..it is blatantly obvious to anyone with half a brain why we are opposed..just like our jobs are being ...

Cowichan Conversations: David Black’s Refinery Pipedream is Going Up in Smoke

Ms Christy has essentially endorsed Enbridge and David Black’s Refinery proposal. Few others will touch it! Premier Christy Clark could hardly contain her glee as she grabbed on to what may have seemed life a lifeline from Newspaper mogul guy David Black. Black is playing the silly bugger ‘Bitumen Boogie’ pretending that he can or ...

Northern Insight: Boardroom theatre

The concept of a Kitimat bitumen refinery may have reasons to exist at this moment but none are connected to serious business objectives. Accordingly, David Black’s proposition, which if built would rank among the world’s largest refineries, has been received with what Gary Mason called a rush of cynicism and doubt. Last month, Black indicated ...

Left Over: Here, KIti, Kiti, Kiti……..

China’s largest bank in deal to finance Kitimat refinery ICBC will also provide engineering and construction help to build refinery CBC News Posted: Apr 18, 2013 6:08 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 18, 2013 9:38 PM PT Fascinating, isn’t it, how the BC Liberals keep on sneaking around the public all the while acting as ...

Cowichan Conversations: Excuse Me Mr. Black, Rafe Mair Has A Few Words About Your Refinery Proposal!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger What a hectic time it is in British Columbia these days! Hey David Black-Media Mogul- these are to be the “Dog Days of Summer!” Why are you releasing announcements that send the media and alternate blogger types into action on a summery August weekend? What were you thinking? Media releases of ...

Cowichan Conversations: Is Alberta’s Dirty Dilbit Actually Black’s Gold Or Is It Just Fools Gold?

Cowichan Conversations contributor Kevin Logan wrote this piece to put Newspaper Mogul David Black’s bid to promote a bitumen refinery into perspective. Kevin Logan’s career has been diverse, ranging from small business to NGOs through finance and government. “I have a plan!.” David Black, an international Newspaper Magnate and BC Liberal insider, rolled out his ...

Cowichan Conversations: Level of Risk remains for David Black’s Proposal says Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin

Robin Austin Skeena MLA New Democrat MLA for Skeena Robin Austin said seeing as there is no change to the level of risk with the pipeline, then the pipeline should still not move forward. “There is nothing wrong with the principle of trying to add value or economic benefit to the project, but the potential ...

Cowichan Conversations: David Black Media Tycoon Is Promoting A Bitumen Refinery in Kitimat

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Controversy surrounding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline just got a goosing from Victoria based media tycoon David Black. The history of transporting bitumen has a very poor track record. The Alberta’s Tar Sands product presents a classic case of whatever you do next is wrong. Bitumen is a dastardly and destructive substance and ...