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thomasmulcair.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxThe sudden mysterious rise of Thomas Mulcair

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MulcairHarperFaceOff_610pxFederal Election 2015: Mulcair Won't Attend Consortium Debate Without Harper

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Is Canada Ready For The Dairy Wars?

Stop-Harpers-Police-State-Bill-C-51-600x400The great Canadian campaign to kill C-51 is alive, thriving

North Shore resident Ben James said he's hoping a bid for mayor will spice up Kamloops and get more people interested in voting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kamloops This Week ORG XMIT: KAMX101
Bad Blood, Seething Passions Corrode Some B.C. Town Council
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24-cosby-lede-feature‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby.

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WinterDrillingWyoming_610pxHigher-risk 'Shallow Fracking' More Common than Suspected

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Doug Routley NDP MLA E&N line progress still stopped in its tracks

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Obituary–Womans’ Last Request- Send Steve Packing!

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Catherine Finn’s last wish is defeat Steve Harper, Drive him into the Deep Blue Sea-

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A Curious Situation Has Developed the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Dara Quast

Dara Quast

A curious situation has developed at our Regional District. Our staff is leaving, in droves.

In a large organization such as the CVRD there is bound to be staff turnover.

In 2014

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Start your engines: Stephen Harper to call election as early as Sunday

PM Steve Harper is not going to be a happy camper!

Steve Harper makes a mockery of of fixed date elections

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call an election as early as this Sunday, kicking off what would be the longest federal election campaign in

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Atwood–It’s Not Climate Change-It’s Everything Change

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As we speed through Social Media, our email and various blogs, occasionally a piece that demands that you make a date to read the entire post presents itself. This article is from Margaret Atwood

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LNG Lobby (Resource Works) Fakes Partnerships With Prominent Organizations

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Rafe Mair has been scrutinizing the efforts of Resource Works, a slick front for the slime-balls from Malaysia that want to build and LNG Plant at Woodfibre in a treacherous to navigate area of Howe

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Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Council Are Facing the Homeless Issue With Class And Commitment.

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Canada has turned its back on the poor, homeless and those facing mental health issues for decades now and the impact is being faced more and more by our cities.

PM Harper has abandoned the

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One Mistake, Changed the Lives of These Innocent People

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Harper Offers A Slippery Snow Job-MP Calls It Christmas In July

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The following was published in the Langley Times.Don’t spend that child care benefit, mom and dad 

Editor: The barrage of blatant vote buying ads has arrived on television and in the mail.

A cheque

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Chief Harry and the Malahat Nation– Reconsider Your Position!

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The following is guest post by Georgia Collins

Georgia Collins

“Sitting in a hot gym in the middle of summer, listening to Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Energy and Mines staff try to

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Norm Farrell–Patronage, Corruption and Cronyism

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Norm Farrell’s contributions to untangling BC Government numbers are well established. A retired accountant he takes the time and has the skill to share pieces like this with us.

BC made a handsome profit with

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It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neigbourhood

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Richard HughesPolitical Blogger

So many of us check our email while still half asleep and the coffee is being made, I am no different in that regard.

It can be uplifting, depressing or hilarious.

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Stephen Lewis-“Somewhere in my soul I cherish the possibility of a return to a vibrant democracy…”

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What Would Harper Do? Anything He Wants, Mostly.

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Another insightful analysis by Michael Harris that points out that Emperor Steve is as naked as a jaybird and it ain’t pretty.

In spite of the ever increasing mounds of evidence

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RAFE: Blatant Media Bias -Vancouver Province Partners With Woodfibre LNG

Rafe Mair

Rafe Mair

As you know, the Vancouver Province is an official partner of Resort Works, who are essentially the public relations arm of Woodfibre LNG.

That means, of course, that the Vancouver Sun and

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Opinion: Will future of food be an election plank?

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This piece comes from the Edmonton Journal and applies to all of Western Canada, very much including our Cowichan Valley.

We can look back and see significant increases in our food production and array

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Tommy Douglas–Let Me Remind You What Fascism Is

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Conservative Party of Canada–Guilty of Election Fraud!

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The Christy Clark Gang Have Been Outmanoeuvred By The Slick LNG Crowd.

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Martyn Brown’s excellent assessment of the BC Liberals that is running in the Georgia Straight shows their manifest incompetence and devil may care attitude is how they were duped into what can only be described

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Goodbye To The Historic Voice Of Our Community: The Closing of the News Leader Pictorial

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By Peter W. Rusland

If anyone had told me a year ago my beloved Cowichan News Leader Pictorial would be closed, dead and buried by

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BC Liberals Push To Build The Site C Dam Comes Down to Fracking or Farming!

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Richard Hughes

Metro Vancouver politicians urge review of Site C dam plan

This is good news. Common-sense and the public interest trumps the greed and stupidity driving the agenda to accommodate the LNG industry

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The Case For Letting Canada’s Forest Fires Burn

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Here is a compelling story featured from Desmog that is a reality hit that might be hard to swallow. It runs counter to our instincts it may well be the

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Roger’s Bid To Improve Reception and Access For Cobble Hill Will Be Decided At CVRD’s Wednesday Meeting

Most of us have Cell Phones today.

Richard Hughes

I am puzzled, as I am sure many readers will be, to learn that the CVRD Electoral Area Directors have by a 5-4 vote followed a staff recommendation rejecting support for a

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Greek referendum: Alexis Tsipras hails victory for No campaign – live updates

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Richard Hughes

The Eurozone is at best a mechanism for corporate control and convenience. The powerhouse nations like Germany, Britain and France have disproportionate wealth as compared to other countries such as Italy, Spain

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Water, Water Everywhere. Well that is what they told us. Now what ?

Cowichan River in crisis

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

Isn’t it odd that the stranger something is the less explanation we get from our governments.

Take the recent deals where the BC Liberal government got tough with Nestle’s and

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Heave Steve Cowichan Style

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The Council of Canadians (Cowichan) determined to see a return to our Canada sans Steve Harper gathered in 34 degree heat to send a clear message. Heave Steve!

The

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Harperman- It’s Time For You To Go!

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Council of Canadians Ready to Heave Steve

BY SHARON JACKSON, ON JUNE 30TH, 2015

They have a HEAVE STEVE banner and are planning to meet under the City of Duncan sign just south of

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More on the Cowichan Move To ‘Heave Steve’ – Council of Canadians

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By Donna Cameron Cowichan Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians  

I was inspired by the Heave Steve video on You Tube by musicians in Prince Albert including Lon Borgerson.

I asked my

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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

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Council of Canadians Ready to Heave Steve

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They have a HEAVE STEVE banner and are planning to meet under the City of Duncan sign just south of Duncan at 5 pm on Thursday, July 2nd. Everyone is invited.

If you could get

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The Greens Could Deliver The Upcoming Election To Steve!

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Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

The conundrum of electing our governments based on a ‘First Past the Post’ system has never been as clear as it is today with an October Federal Election just around

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