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Cowichan Conversations: Times Colonist Editorial Judgment Unbalanced Regarding Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Proposal

Here is a Classic Spin Job Courtesy of the Times Colonist.   Renee Racette, chief executive of the Malahat Nation. Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist By Andrew Duffy-Times Colonist The Malahat First Nation, which Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Times Colonist Editorial Judgment Unbalanced Regarding Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Proposal

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.- Murray Dobbin is hopeful that we may be seeing corporate globalization based on unquestioned neoliberal ideology come to an end: There is no definitive way to identify when an ideology begins to lose its grip on the… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan says Kinder Morgan pipeline is not in B.C.’s best interests

Originally published by the Georgia Straight. He’s launched an online campaign declaring that the project cannot go forward. B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan has offered clarity about his party’s position on the Kinder Morgan Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan says Kinder Morgan pipeline is not in B.C.’s best interests

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.- Andre Picard writes about the widespread poverty faced by indigenous children in Canada – and the obvious need for political action to set things right: The focus of the [CCPA's] report, rightly, is on the chil… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Things Are Good: Food Good For You Is Good For The Planet

Producing food takes a lot of energy regardless of where it comes from, but some foods require a lot more input than others. In general it takes way more energy to feed people meat than it does a plant based diet because the animals need to be fed before they are slaughtered. A meat diet […]

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Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception

This BC Liberal government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception, the latest example being just last Thursday when Clark exempted herself, cabinet and companies from court orders demanding the BC Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception

Things Are Good: A Beer Six Pack Meant For The Oceans

Saltwater Brewery is a beer company that makes the oceans better while selling beer. Most breweries sell their beers in six packs attached by plastic rings and those rings often end up in the ocean chocking sea life and otherwise causing harm to the ecosystem. What Saltwater has done is create a new six pack […]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall’s Government Denies Climate Change

Wall had the Lieutenant Governor read to the Legislature that opposition to climate change is a “misguided dogma” in his throne speech. https://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/tell-saskatchewan-s-premier-to-stop-denying-climate-change-and-act The Premier and the Sask Party are making it government policy that a contributing factor in the wildfires that caused thousands of refugees to flee their homes last year in Saskatchewan, is […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wall’s Government Denies Climate Change

Cowichan Conversations: SAANICH INLET NETWORK UPDATE-Public LNG Meetings In Central and North Saanich

The Pennisula communities are actively investigating the impacts of the proposed Steelhead LNG facility at Bamberton. As neigbouring comunities they would face many negative impacts and they are actually acting on their residents behalf. Not Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: SAANICH INLET NETWORK UPDATE-Public LNG Meetings In Central and North Saanich

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Assorted content to start your week.- Karen Palmer writes about a push by U.S. doctors to follow in Canada’s footsteps with single-payer health care – even as a few profiteers seek to tear our system apart:Global evidence shows that private insurance … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Things Are Good: An Award For Revealing Connections Between Human And Environmental Well-Being

Sir Partha S. Dasgupta has been awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement thanks to his works in economics. He has drawn multiple connections between human and environmental well being in regards to economic factors. It’s obvious to many people that there are direct connections between all three, now there is academic rational and research […]

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Cowichan Conversations: Corky Evans: How You can help save the ALR in 5 min

This call from Corky to help save our farmland is one to be heeded. Originally posted in the Commonsense Canadian it is followed by a Damien Gillis piece with Harold Steves, a Richmond councillor and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Corky Evans: How You can help save the ALR in 5 min

Cowichan Conversations: Lehanna Green-Justice Kirpatrick Upholds Justice Mackenzie’s decision On Shawnigan

  I understand that there was some Shawnigan blowback following previous posts and reports from Lehanna Green’s blog-Stop dumping contaminated soil in Shawnigan lake. In case there remains confusion or concern perhaps her latest Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Lehanna Green-Justice Kirpatrick Upholds Justice Mackenzie’s decision On Shawnigan

Things Are Good: From Fishing To Farming

It’s well known that the fishing industry is, err, fishy. Slaves are used in international waters by large multinational corporations and overfishing around the world is rampant – pushing many species close to extinction and totally ecosystem collapse. Basically, fishing is a bad thing. One fisherman has seen his practice change over time and has […]

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Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Back In Court Over Seeking To Overturn SIA’s Ability To Dump Contaminated Soil

The continuing saga over the disputed shipments of contaminated soil to South Island Aggregates Shawnigan Watershed location continued in Vancouver court action Monday. Lehanna Green an ardent opponent of the contaminated dumping travelled to Vancouver… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Back In Court Over Seeking To Overturn SIA’s Ability To Dump Contaminated Soil

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Caroline Plante reports on Quebec’s scourge of medical extra-billing and user fees (as identified by its own Auditor General). And Aaron Derfel notes that the federal government has done nothing to app… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Cowichan Conversations: Rachel Notley admits to personally starting Fort McMurray wildfire

  EDMONTON – After days of dodging important questions from Rebel Media and uncles’ facebook pages alike, Alberta premier Rachel Notley came clean today and admitted that she intentionally created the fire that has Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rachel Notley admits to personally starting Fort McMurray wildfire

Scripturient: Banning Phosphorus

In 2014, Toledo experienced a water crisis that caused the city to issue a “do not use” warning for more than 500,000 residents. They had to rely on bottled water; boiling wasn’t safe because it further released toxins into the water…. . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Banning Phosphorus

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

Environmentalist David Suzuki on why fossil fuels are a bad investment for Canada. If we’re genuine about meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change commitments, now is the time to divest. The post David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

Cowichan Conversations: Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

There will be much written and spoken about this Fort McMurray catastrophic fire. This article from Brian Kahn, a senior science writer at Climate Central is most worthwhile. Please click ‘Read More’ to access the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Susan on the Soapbox: What We Learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfire

The government calls it MWF-009. Darby Allen, the regional fire chief of Wood Buffalo, calls it The Beast. Regardless of what it’s called the Fort McMurray wildfire is erratic, unpredictable and extremely dangerous. It was spotted on Sunday May 1; … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: What We Learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Cowichan Conversations: Why Just One?

Our friend Rafe Mair an email message regarding the fate of the sea turtles. The short video below is worth viewing. Rafe Mair Who cares about sea turtles, the last of the dinosaurs? From Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Why Just One?

Cowichan Conversations: Oak Bay Pilots Household Compost Program

Here is an idea whose time has come, at least for many of us. The possibilities of producing your own on site compost make a great deal of sense. Imagine diverting that much from the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Oak Bay Pilots Household Compost Program

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming

Green Party leader Elizabeth May has connected the raging fires that wiped out Fort McMurray sending 88, 000 residents fleeing for their lives with Global Warming. She stated the obvious and is being critized by Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming

Cowichan Conversations: Most CVRD Directors Have Abdicated Their Responsibilities Over LNG Project Planned For South Cowichan

What a great time of year if you live on Vancouver Island, a time that has many of us are gardening up a storm. Potatoes in, check. Tomatoes in check. Lettuce, onions, tomatillos, peppers and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Most CVRD Directors Have Abdicated Their Responsibilities Over LNG Project Planned For South Cowichan