Cowichan Conversations: Maroc Has Dusted Off His Keyboard And Is Out After The Frackers!

Political Blogger Don Maroc longtime journalist and historian pops up on Cowichan Conversations as a valued contributor from time to time. Many will recall his many years as a Cowichan News Leader Columnist with his column “View from the Left.” The issue of hydraulic fracking was enough to fire him up to write another post, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Both the BC NDP and the BC Liberal’s Support Shale Gas Fracking!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Fracking is the latest profit making bonanza for the already too rich and powerful oil and gas corporations and they seem to have our politicians by the throat. Kicking out the BC Liberals is the answer to many of our social and economic ills, but continuing with the dangerous and environmentally damaging process ...

Cowichan Conversations: Good ‘Fracking’ News From New York!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger As citizens learn more about the downsides of hydraulic fracking the inevitable protests follow. In Pennslylvannia, Nova Scotia, Quebec and now the state of New York the politicians are stepping back. This is not an easy response but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that they are backing off ...

Cowichan Conversations: Election Issues Will Focus On Enbridge and Fracking!

The polls tell us that the BC NDP will form the next government unless a political earthquake shakes up the political environment between now and the scheduled May 2013 election. Energy issues dominate much of the political stage these days. Focus will be on the how the competing parties position themselves especially regarding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline, Pacific ...