The smart grey suited thin lipped editorial guys at Toronto’s Globe and Mail have once again thought it over and surprise, surprise they are backing the PC ‘s Jim Prentice for premier in Alberta.
Polls have been suspect for some time, especially in BC and Alberta. However repeated polls by a number of polling outfits continue to show remarkable growth for Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP. This will
OK, here we are with the Alberta NDP poised to form the next Alberta provincial government. Yes, as Tommy Douglas used to say ‘Politics is the Art of the Possible’ but, but Alberta going NDP!
I tripped across this article in the Treehugger this morning. Interesting project taking place in Michigan that utilizes urine as a beneficial resource providing nitrogen and phosphorous sans industrial production.
As the population continues to
Will we look back at spring 2015 as a volatile period of immense change?
Vermont’s Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is going to pursue the US presidency. He will do it with vigour and he will
Yesterday’s story in the Victoria Times-Colonist-By Sarah Petrescu and Richard Watts is being welcomed by Nick Verstegg’s wife, Elly Driessen and friends throughout the Cowichan Valley.
Canadian politics has livened up spurred on by the sluggish economic performance, the Duffy trial, the Alberta elections, and the ongoing troubles in the Oil and Gas industry.
The National Observer’s digital news site has
It seems that ever since the mean spirited Steve Harper has been our Prime Minister Canadians who run into difficulty abroad are poorly served.
Canada’s pride and generosity had been well deserved and Canadians were
In the previous post the matter of the Pope’s commitment to standing up for the environment and shining a light on the realities of climate change were raised.
Cowichan Conversations reader Sharon Lawrence responded
Climate Change concerns have been swept under the rug as much as possible by those despoiling our planet for profit.
Resistance has been widespread and gathering credible currency as the drought in California, water shortages
All hell is breaking loose in many US cities over the last few months. It seems that hardly a day goes by without reports of another black man being beaten or shot by trigger happy
Earthquakes causing unthinkable death, damage and suffering are not such unusual occurrences, but this latest disaster in Kathmandu, Nepal hits the extreme by all measures.
Living on the West Coast, the risk of being caught
We are living in tumultuous times and shifts can, in such circumstances, turn into tidal waves sweeping out the old and embracing the new. But new as in New
PM Steve’s Health Minister Rona Ambrose sees pot as a narcotic that is an addictive substance. Where do these people come from. Are they really Martians?
It sure feels as if we are being occupied!
‘You cannot imagine the fear’ Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake.
Nepal’s devastating earthquake was
Are our normally conservative full steam ahead Albertan neighbours shifting gears on social and economic issues?
Heading into the May 5th Provincial election Rachel Motley’s Alberta NDP are giving the old guard
Rafe Mair has been gearing up for this most important LNG fight over locating an LNG facility in Woodfibre. Truth is folks the LNG game brings us nothing but heartburn.
In this case they are
I hope you are well. I’m writing to encourage you to participate in this year’s Earth Walk for Peace and the Planet, happening tomorrow, Saturday April 25th at 11:00 am at the
Saturday, April 25th, is the day to toast and roast longtime NDP MP Jean Crowder. Tickets to this event, held at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club, are available through Volunteer Cowichan. Call
At Cowichan Conversations I have been referring to the PM as ‘Steve’ from the outset. He apparently hates being called ‘Steve’ although his soul mate George Dubya Bush chose to do so.
Mitchell Anderson is a Vancouver based freelance writer and frequent contributor to the Tyee. Among a wide range of social and political issues, his research has also focused on resource management in the best
I have always been amazed as to how the BC Liberals along with their far right conservative friends in Ottawa manage to snow the citizen taxpayers with the fabrication that they
The ups and downs of political party popularity is getting a real workout as we head towards the October 2015 federal election. The NDP has edged the Harper conservatives out while Justin Trudeau’s Liberals ride
Really, who did not see this coming. issue here is that we want to see and hear all the leaders debate.
How many times have we been through this now?
What is revealing that
Peter Nix and his wife are travelling to Europe in an unusual, but probably environmentally responsible way.
Peter has offered local media updates on his adventures. Here is the first.
Help us air our Spill Harper spot during the NHL Hockey Playoffs on CBC this spring. We’re taking aim at the Canadian Prime Minister and his continued support of pipeline projects that put our
It is when events like the recent bunker oil spill in English Bay take place that the value of independent writers, thinkers, and bloggers like Rafe Mair display their real value.
Here is Rafe’s
We are being ruled by an uptight twisted sicko, aka ‘Steve.’ His main concern is delivering the best possible setup for the already wealthy, the corporations and of course the Oil and Gas crowd.
Longtime Canadian journalist and broadcaster Linden McIntyre has pretty much nailed it with this video message. Recognizing the disconnect between youth and the dull grey irrelevant offerings available that fail to resonate…’Heave Steve!’
Political expression can come in many forms. John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ has had an impact from the minute the original was released. It has been covered by many performers. This rendition would warm John Lennon’s
Damien Gillis clearly explains the processes of producing the so called clean LNG fuel.
Last December Canada’s Supreme Court, with a thin 4-3 majority decision, ruled that even if a police search of a cell phone’s contents is illegal (no court issued search warrant), the contents may be
Is this an April Fools joke?
Unless there is an amendment to the zoning, or a new zone is established this could end up being used year around all right.
The Social Media is flowing with musical pushback against destructive people, like Steve, and ignorant projects like the Site C Dam proposal. The artists, musicians and comedians are jumping in and that is a good
You can view the lyrics here
Here is a good news report that has been circulating around the social media, Sooke, is yet another community standing together against the threat posed by cutting a deal with Kinder Morgan.
Cowichan Conversations is pleased to feature this post from Rafe Mair.
Rafe has had a long and distinguished career that includes time as an MLA, Cabinet Minister and later as an award winning broadcaster,
Here is a report from the Citizens Lexi Bainas
Rafe Mair does not spare the horses when quite rightly slamming the Vancouver Sun for their shameless LNG boosterism. That alone would be bad enough but beyond druthers their coverage
At a time when Harper is being seen for the _____that he is, this is most interesting. She might just get elected.
Suspended Senator Mike Duffy pleaded not guilty to 30 charges of fraud and breach of trust, and one count of bribery as his Senate expenses trial got underway in an Ottawa courtroom Tuesday.
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