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Dr Guy McPherson-Responding To Climate Change

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Rafe Mair’s Modest Proposal: Scrap environmental assessments

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The resignation of Economist Robyn Allan from the National Energy Board (NEB)underlines the futility of funding these rigged operations and what is worse is that we pay through the nose for them to jam

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Horgan was in Edmonton for celebrations. Here he is with a Cowichan ex pat now Alberta NDP MLA Shay Anderson.  

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Horgan was in Edmonton for celebrations. Here he is with a Cowichan ex pat now Alberta NDP MLA Shay Anderson.

He sent this on his iPhone. I think he had better get working on

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Judith Lavoie on the Shawnigan Contaminated Soil Battle

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This article was originally carried in Victoria’s Focus Online.

It covers the issue well and includes the relationship between South Island Aggregates (SRA) and Malahat Nation Chief Michael Harry who reportedly is treating contaminated

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Kshama Sawant: An interview with ‘the most dangerous woman in America’

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Kshama Sawant: An interview with ‘the most dangerous woman in America’ There is an alternative — even in the United States

Perhaps no other elected official on the Left in the United States is

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Cowichan NDP MLA Asks the Environment Ministry How Much They Have Spent On Lawyers Defending Their Actions Re: Contaminated Soils Controversy (VIDEO)

Cowichan NDP MLA Bill Routley

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TOMMY Douglas–Keeper of the Flame-VIDEO

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Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

Tommy Douglas remains one of Canada’s most inspirational political figures. He was recognized as ‘The Greatest Canadian 2004.

We are at a cross roads in Canada today. The Alberta NDP

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Time To Ditch Strategic Voting

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Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Political turmoil generally signals a shift away from the governing parties. It is easy to assign a shift to the NDP in Alberta and apply that across the country, but is

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The gap between the 1 percent and the 99 percent is widening-Co-operatives could narrow that spread in Cowichan

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Here is another instalment from Rob Douglas and Roger Hart regarding economic development and the potential of expanding co-operatives in the Cowicham Region.

BIG IDEA #1: CO-OPERATIVES

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The gap between

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CVRD Off To The Supreme Court To Assert Land Use Jurisdiction and Authority Over SIA Contaminated Soil Processing and Treatment

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The CVRD has finally resurrected their stalled BC Supreme Court action attempting to have the CVRD Shawnigan bylaws regulating land use recognized, respected and adhered to.

While this is a good thing residents must

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Shawnigan’s Challenges Demand Reform At The CVRD

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Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

Sonia Furstenau was elected as Shawnigan’s CVRD Director last November. She inherited a horror show left by the former Doctor Director Bruce Fraser.

When news of South Island Aggregates (SIA)

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Director Furstenau faces the threat of 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil being dumped in the Shawnigan Watershed

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Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Sonia Furstenau was elected as Director, November 2014 to represent the Shawnigan community at the CVRD Board Table. She was immediately immersed in the struggle to stop the importation of 5

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Video: Conversations that Matter with John Horgan

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Stuart McNish interviews BC NDP leader John Horgan carried in the Vancouver Sun (Video)

NDP John Horgan says, “everyone’s a New Democrat they just don’t know it yet”.

Horgan talks about everything from resources to

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Three extraordinary, but forgotten years in B.C–1972-1975

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I came across this Geoff Olson piece posted in the Vancouver Courier reflecting back on that amazing time in BC when we had a government that gave a damn.

DAVE BARRETT ACCOMPLISHED MUCH IN 1972-75

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Economic development is an area of growing interest to local governments across Canada

Rob Douglas-North Cowichan Councillor

This is the first of a five part series examining a different approach to beneficial economic development in the Cowichan Valley.

Rob Douglas-North Cowichan Councillor

Economic development is an area of growing interest to

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Blues Legend -BB King Dies at 89

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The news is out. BB King has died, but his music will live on. He was bigger than life and yet like all mortals his day has come. Rest in Peace BB King

When

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Defeated Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard Bumps ALC Chair Out — Life Is Good At The BC Liberal Pork Barrel

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Longtime Saanich mayor Frank Leonard, defeated in the November 2014 elections, has landed a plum appointment courtesy of his friends within the BC Liberal Party. Leonard may well have a great deal to offer, but

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Stephen Harper: The Musical! OR How To Survive & Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil

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Stephen Harper: The Musical! OR How To Survive & Thrive in the Dying Days of the Empire of Oil

Laughs provided by Parliament Hill? For real.

James Gordon’s fourth full-length musical

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Elizabeth May’s Speech to the Ottawa Press Club Will Be Tough To Beat In The Future!

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A few of the conservative uptight MSM types reacted with dismay over Elizabeth May’s ‘tell it like it is’ speech at the Ottawa Press Gallery dinner.

I had mentioned in a previous post that she

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SRA to Lead Peaceful Rally at Victoria Legislature Today-May 13th-11:00AM –1:00PM

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SRA to Lead Peaceful Rally to Present Petition & Oppose Environmental Appeal Board Decision to Uphold Permit for Contaminated Soil Dump

Where: Grounds of the Victoria Legislature

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm

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Canada falling behind America and unprepared to meet shared climate commitment

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It is incomprehensible to realize that Canada, once the envy of many throughout the world, has after a decade of right wing neo con governments, turned its back on the environment, on our lakes and

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Cowichan Tribes Elders Gathering Fundraiser

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Elizabeth May’s Speech To The Ottawa Press Club Stirs Controversy

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May had in many ways set the bar for other elected officials across Canada.

I certainly have been inspired by her tenacity and forthrightness.

She recently flew across the country to

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Elizabeth May Apologizes (Video)

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The Mount Polley Mine Disaster Threat Has Spread And Now Threatens Alaskan and Washington State Fisheries – Is Shawnigan Next?

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The Mount Polley Mine Disaster threatens salmon stocks and lives of fisherman in British Columbia.

Now we learn of the interests of our Alaskan and Washington State neigbours.

Alaskan Lt. Governor Byron Mallott meeting

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The normally pristine waters of Cowichan Lake affected by unusual algae bloom

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Going green is not always desirable especially when it comes to Cowichan Lake.

This CHEK TV report by Mary Griffin shows this fortunately rare sight.

The normally pristine waters of Lake Cowichan are anything

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Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Former PC Prime Minister Joe Clark & Hi Tech Business Leaders Speak On Bill 51

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NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair Has Led The Fight Against C-51 in Canada’a Parliament

And now let’s hear from Former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Joe Clark

Business Leaders In Canada Burgeoning High Sectoor Industries

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Omar Khadr Granted Bail After Almost 13 Years In Prison

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NDP MLA Bill Routley Presses Minister To Test Leachate To Determine Impacts To Shawnigan Residents Drinking Water

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BC Government issued a ‘Stop Work’ order instructing SIA to supply full reports on their activities. This is to be reviewed this Friday by MOE.

 

Cowichan NDP MLA Bill Routley has

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Nathan Cullen Calls Out Cons On Bill C-51-Video

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Alistair MacGregor–Building the Orange Wave in Cowichan-Langford

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By Alistair MacGregor

Tuesday’s election of Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP to a majority government was a seismic event on the Canadian political landscape, and the aftershocks will continue to reverberate

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Rafe: Notley should change electoral system following Alberta NDP win…no, seriously

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This post by Rafe Mair was originally published in the Common Sense Canadian

 

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Somehow, the day after it happened, the election of the NDP in Alberta doesn’t seem quite as

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Thunderclap in Alberta election By Peter Ewart

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By Peter Ewart

As the poll numbers came in, it was clear. The NDP have won a resounding majority government in the Alberta election. This result comes as a thunderclap in the province,

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Rafe Calls On BC NDP Leader John Horgan To Rethink His Position On Woodfibre LNG Proposal

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Rafe has been fighting the Woodfibre LNG proposal that the BC Libs stubbornly continue to advance in spite of the many reasons and risks that should cause them topull back.

He is now appealing

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In Alberta–‘Things Go Better With Orange Crush’– NDP’s Rachel Notley Wins!

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Alberta’s Rachel Notley Wins Majority–BC NDP’s John Horgan “People and Elections Matter and Change Can Happen.”

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“People and elections matter and change can happen.”That from BC NDP leader John Horgan on seeing

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That’s It For Jim Prentice-He Does Not Want To Stay as Leader of 3rd Place PC’s

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Start your shredders gentleman. We lost, they won and I am getting out of Dodge! Now in truth PC ‘s defeated leader Jim Prentice might not have said that or framed it that way, but

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Meet the New NDP Premier of Alberta–Premier Rachel Notley

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CHEK TV Breaks News That A Stop Work Order Has Been Issued for Shawnigan Contaminated Soil Dumping

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Could this be the BC Liberal’s exit strategy? The opposition is broad, deep and committed.

The CVRD has dusted off their BC Supreme Court action to have their land use jurisdictional authority respected and upheld.

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The Koch Brothers Grip On Alberta Has Made Them Rich

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Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

The National Observer’s Digital News is an off shoot of the Vancouver Observer that has been embraced on the ‘Left Coast.’

Canada is ready, change is in the air. Articles like

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Should political parties get inside information on whether you voted or not? – Part 1 By Peter Ewart

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Peter Ewart offers thoughtful well researched and reasoned posts on wwwNews250.com

This 4 part series takes a look at issue of identifying those voters who cast ballots and that information is to be made

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Alberta Conservatives Failed to collect $13 billion in Royalties Over The Last Five Years

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It is election day in Alberta tomorrow and it appears that the Progressive Conservatives are going to get a whupping.

They can blame the NDP’s rising star and soon to be Alberta’s premier Rachel

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Cowichan Independent Living Garage Sale & Outdoor Market

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May 5th Will be a day for the Record Books!

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Yes Indeed-Math Is Difficult Jim!

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Toronto Globe & Mail Endorsement of ‘Jim’ Will Help Elect NDP’s Rachel Notley in Alberta

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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.

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Will we see an NDP majority in Alberta?

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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

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NDP Leading–Alberta’s Vote May Be the Most Important Provincial Election in Decades

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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!

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From Toilet to Table: Peecycling Research at U of M Investigates Urine as Fertilizer (Video)

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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

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It’s On: Bernie Sanders to Announce Bid for Presidency on Thursday

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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

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