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Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

  Stephen Hume: Province’s secrecy puts people’s health at risk STEPHEN HUME More from Stephen Hume Published on: May 20, 2016 | Last Updated: May 20, 2016 3:25 PM   Finally, the Mayor of Vancouver, BC, Gregor Robertson is earning … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

Left Over: Toxic Spills and the Toxic Con (tsk, tsk…) Response….

 

James Moore fires back at ‘political jabs’ over Vancouver oil spill Industry minister criticizes rush to blame before all facts are known

CBC News Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:33 PM PT Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015 9:42 PM PT

http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2015/04/the-bc-oil-spill-and-con-clown-james.html

 

As horrible as this event was, it did some good here . . . → Read More: Left Over: Toxic Spills and the Toxic Con (tsk, tsk…) Response….

The Disaffected Lib: The Winter That Wasn’t

I put a stand of firewood in my garage this year figuring it would spare me having to go out to the woodshed in back on cold winter nights.  I figured it would hold enough firewood to get through maybe six weeks of winter heating. As things are looking now, the modest cache in . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Winter That Wasn’t

Left Over: A Bridge Too Close?

Gabriola Island Bridge project prompts new opposition from residents Bridge-Free Salish Sea group plans to mount a petition campaign to gauge concerns over proposed bridge

CBC News Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:06 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM PT

 

I think that all of us who live on . . . → Read More: Left Over: A Bridge Too Close?

The Disaffected Lib: Another Climate Change Calamity. This One is Personal.

Island Scallops is on the ropes.  The company, which produces an astonishingly-good hybrid scallop, has just lost three years’ production to ocean acidification. 

As we’ve pumped ever more CO2 into the atmosphere, our oceans have absorbed increasing amounts of it, in turn acidifying.  The more acidic water attacks the calcium in corals, mollusc shells . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Another Climate Change Calamity. This One is Personal.

Left Over: The new Canadian Plague: Have We all been Infected?

Sadly, Rob Ford epitomises what Canada has become With his crack smoking and drunken misbehaviour, Toronto’s mayor personifies our crude, swaggering, bungling New Canada Robert Hays in the Guardian Fri Dec 13 2013

 

 

Speak for yourself, Hays..truly the East seems to have adopted the crudities of the HarperCons and their (Rob)in of the . . . → Read More: Left Over: The new Canadian Plague: Have We all been Infected?

Left Over: Not So Special, After All?

Unemployed Doctors? 1 in 6 New Specialists Can’t Find Work, Study Says

CP | By Helen Branswell, The Canadian PressPosted: 10/10/2013 12:01 am EDT | Updated: 10/10/2013 10:01 am EDT

Not too surprising, I live on Vancouver Island where there are two (2) dermatologists for the entire island, with many hundreds of thousands of residents . . . → Read More: Left Over: Not So Special, After All?

The Disaffected Lib: Banking on Neptune

Researchers hope they’ll be able to give Victoria and Vancouver a 30- to 50-second warning in advance of the megaquake when it occurs off Vancouver Island.

That doesn’t sound like much but it might be enough to shut down gas lines and activate emergency systems that will be needed to cope with the quake and . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Banking on Neptune

Left Over: Vancouver Island: A New Provincial Idea…

Vancouver Island To Be A Province If Separatists Get Their Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted: 08/06/2013 2:43 pm EDT

http://viprovince.ca/

I have often spoken and written about Vancouver Island becoming it’s own province, and now someone is doing something concrete about it..

I have links, below, to both the Federal and provincial petitions . . . → Read More: Left Over: Vancouver Island: A New Provincial Idea…

Left Over: Dazed & Confused, Depressed & Not Amused….

By now the entire country knows what happened here in BC…the re-election of the Provincial Liberals (or Con-Lites) …to say that I am depressed is to state the case in an all-too delicate way.

If I can derive any tiny bit of satisfaction from the election, it is that… a) my old home riding, Kitsilano . . . → Read More: Left Over: Dazed & Confused, Depressed & Not Amused….

The Disaffected Lib: On Vancouver Island, Women Still Get a Taste of Frontier Justice

If you’re going to run afoul of the law on Vancouver Island, you had better hope and pray you’re not female.

If a man is arrested in Victoria and goes before the court and his case is adjourned for a few days for a bail hearing, he arrives at the Vancouver Island Regional . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: On Vancouver Island, Women Still Get a Taste of Frontier Justice

Bryan Crockett: Vancouver Island Needs Island Transit

Most areas on Vancouver Island already have regional transit, some areas having much more effective transit than others. Transit is environmentally-friendly, as it takes more vehicles off the road, and can be an effective way of getting around. It can also be funded in a variety of ways: through income tax by the provincial government, . . . → Read More: Bryan Crockett: Vancouver Island Needs Island Transit

Left Over: Droning on and On at the NDP Convention…(but no drones, please!)

Tiny socialist caucus raises ruckus at NDP convention Party forces protesting delegates to put away anti-drone banner By Laura Payton, CBC News What a bunch of middle of the road drones the NDP has become…now there is a muzzling of dissent?

I have always voted NDP – not because I agreed with them on everything . . . → Read More: Left Over: Droning on and On at the NDP Convention…(but no drones, please!)

Left Over: Appointed Trustee in Cowichan. BC? East of Eden…

Cowichan school district eyes closures in wake of deficit CBC News Posted: Feb 14, 2013 8:03 AM PT Last Updated: Feb 14, 2013 9:22 AM PT

Eden Hawthornwaite,the fired past chairperson of the school trustees in Cowichan, is being too modest in her assertions, it’s patently obvious that the BC Fiberals were planning this . . . → Read More: Left Over: Appointed Trustee in Cowichan. BC? East of Eden…

The Disaffected Lib: The Province of Vancouver Island

There are more than a few VanIslanders wondering why we’re not a province all unto ourselves. If Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island qualify as provinces, why not Vancouver Island?In area, we’re five times bigger than P.E.I. and four times more … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Province of Vancouver Island

The Disaffected Lib: The Joy that is Vancouver Island

It’s grey and wet and windy and cold today on Vancouver Island or what we like to call “normal.”   An ability to tolerate these conditions month in, month out, for much of the year is a prerequisite for living here.   There is a good reason the region is called the Wet Coast.

We usually . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Joy that is Vancouver Island

The Disaffected Lib: The Exxon Valdez? Child’s Play.

For decades we’ve used the Exxon Valdez incident to define oil supertanker disaster.  Yet what Harper is planning for coastal BC, south and north, will make the Exxon Valdez disaster a perversely fond memory.

Let’s get one thing straight right now.   When you introduce several hundred mega-supertanker sailings through treacherous B.C. waters it’s not a . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Exxon Valdez? Child’s Play.

Orange Blood

I bet you think this is about the NDP Leadership convention. Think again. This weekend I got to attend a convention of my own. A genuine Women’s Convention of closely related Sistah’s. Blood related, tightly knit group of women, congregating in Chemainus. A town of history, artistry… Grace. We meet annually, before the . . . . → Read More: Orange Blood