Cowichan Conversations: Cobble Hill-Cowichan Bay Gravel Pit Proposal Has Residents Up in Arms

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Few things get residents worked up more than hearing that a gravel pit is destined to commence operations in their neighbourhood. In the Cowichan Valley like so many areas the feuds sometimes have gone on for decades. This summer residents attention soared as they became aware of a proposal to develop ...

DeSmogBlog: What passes for a Brain Trust at Heartland?

heartland logo.jpg Has beens, also-rans, deniers-for-hire on retainer at "think tank" The Heartland Institute maintains a stable of 13 scientists on retainer for the express purpose of attacking the work of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to budget information released last week in the Heartland document dump. The scientists, ranging ...