In-Sights: Bald Eagles break injunction,build nest in the path of Site C clearing.

Readers may be aware that late March 23, the website ‘No Strings Attached: Laila Yuile on politics and life in B.C.’ was taken down by a malicious attack aimed at quieting her online voice. Her Twitter account – which gains between half and one million monthly impressions – was also affected. You can now find ...

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Laila rules

Almost a year ago, blogger Laila Yuile reported on retaining wall defects along the Sea to Sky Highway. Pictures were included: Troubling photos spark Ministry of Transportation inspections of Sea to Sky retaining walls, creating new concerns over Kiewit construction. Laila followed that with additional information, including: Sea to Sky retaining wall questions continue as ...

Cowichan Conversations: Pamela Wallin Visits Corner Gas -Video

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Satire is often better than a rest. This video seen on Laila Yuile’s – No Strings Attached was sent to me and it is well, a laugh if you can through the garbage and flowers reality that is Canadian politics today. As long as you do not look into CETA and how ...

Northern Insight: Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain

Laila Yuile has a good piece today. She demonstrates an example of obedient political loyalty within the corporate press. A Times Colonist editor, who might be competent on matters of genealogy, failed miserably in writing an apologia for Premier Clark. Ms. Yuile dissects the defence and leaves it in tiny pieces. Alex Tsakumis earlier provided an unvarnished version of ...

Cowichan Conversations: New Christmas Toys With Rick Mercer

Good Morning I see that Blogger/Journalist Laila Yuile is back with a new post coming today. As a warm up she has offered up a Rick Mercer piece. We all love Rick Mercer so here he is.

Northern Insight: Desperation on their own sinking ship

From Laila Yuile’s blog, No Strings Attached: Breaking news – Abbotsford South BC Liberal Riding Association Directors and President resign, citing ” Unfair, not democratic ” election of candidate Darryl Plecas. “…Clearly, the powers that be running the show at BC Lib headquarters are bound and determined to demonstrate to the public that they don’t ...

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair is Back In the Saddle and Ready To Go!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Welcome back Rafe, I see that you have mellowed considerably during your time away. I sense absence did not make your heart grow fonder regarding the fracking dilema that we face in British Columbia. Perhaps it is that you do not understand the benefits of all that money that can be ...

my shortlist for the Order of BC Award

Here’s some folks just off the top of my head who merit the Order of BC Award.  Ironically, the award was invented on Bill VanderZalm’s watch, given that Gordon Campbell and several of his political operatives have been approved for this award.  I think it’s a NeoLiberal thumb of the nose middle finger salute to ...

An Unprecedented Friday Afternoon Document Dump, cont…

A message from BC. Last Friday in BC, Christy Clark announced that there will be no fall election.  This amounts to a bloodless Coup of our fair province.  Clark has no mandate.  She is unelected.  She sailed into power by the grace and deep pockets of the same group of suspects that may have installed ...

Science versus Photo Ops

I was watching the cbc news this morning. I find it very sad to witness the decline of that once proud public broadcaster. The cbc used to provide some fine investigative journalism. It’s one story in particular that caught my eye today however, that speaks to the disconnect between government and the media and we, ...

My letter to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer

I emailed this letter to Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer this morning.  I would encourage other BC Voters to do the same!   The BC Government (under Gordon Campbell’s direction, but allowed to stand by Christy Clark) has unilaterally appointed an Acting Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Craig James.  Since his appointment, Mr. James has repeatedly sided ...