is because there’s so much life. Despite growing up on the coast of British Columbia, I’ve not yet learned enough about our marine environment and the people who’ve lived here for ten […]
Eight months ago, Judith Lavoie wrote at DesmogCanada about Jumbo Glacier: Stuck in the ground, halfway down the valley trail leading into the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort, is a stick, leaning crookedly […]
The audio file below is a recording of my time with Ian Jessop June 17. We talk about LNG and resource taxation, inter-provincial cooperation on resource matters and oil spill response capability. […]
SLOW FISH – KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN from Kevin Kossowan on Vimeo.
After the event that killed thousands, injured tens of thousands and affected millions of Nepalese, a Berkeley seismologist spoke about preparations needed in regions with high seismic activity. Dr. Peggy Hellweg said: […]
It seems Canada is about to end a long tradition of coordinating greenhouse gas reduction targets with the United States. With much of the densely populated east coast at risk from rising […]
Truncated review processes that assume government should trust and work hand-in-hand with mining proponents, even ones proven to be callous toward civil responsibilities, are certain to result in more ecological mishaps.
This item was first published here July, 2009: Radio talk shows are often wastelands of puffery, babble and prejudice. Well conducted programs, with knowledgeable listeners, occasionally break through with moments of simple […]
Eoin (Owen) Finn B.Sc.,Ph.D., MBA, a 30 year resident of Bowyer Island, Howe Sound, retired KPMG consultant. From Vancouver Observer From the Spring 2014 edition of Rising Tide, a newsletter of Living […]
The CEO of Tides Canada issued a copy of his recent letter to RCMP Commissioner Paulson. If anyone doubted the once iconic police agency had become servant to rich industrialists and governing politicians, uncertainty was removed by its decision that a mostly foreign-owned industry needed protection from legitimate discussion of public policy by Canadians. There is an irony involved in the RCMP suggestion that a respected organization staffed and supported by people aiming to preserve the livable space of our nation is allied with extremist criminality.
In The Tyee, Scott McCannell, executive director of the Professional Employees Association, asserts, The B.C. government has slashed professionals in the public service to the point where it doesn’t have a full […]
In British Columbia, regulators who don’t believe in regulation are at the tables negotiating with the oil and gas industry. With ideologues like Fazil Mihlar, their fundamental attitudes would have government earning no royalties at all. Indeed, that is a work in progress, with additional benefits such as unregulated fracking and below-cost electricity being made available as well.
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government’s EPA Journal stated, “Quite simply, Love Canal is one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history. “But that’s not the most disturbing fact. “What […]
When conducting hearings on Northern Gateway, the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel denied participation to many and held sessions behind closed doors to limit opposition voices. Its decision favoured multinational industry […]
Alberta lands may be temporarily disturbed by tar sands activity but a site of extraction undergoes active reclamation and, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, gains new life. At least, that’s […]
The Salt Spring Island Forum holds programs for people interested in learning about issues important to the world. At one of their events, we met Bill McKibben, the man Time Magazine called […]
The concept of a Kitimat bitumen refinery may have reasons to exist at this moment but none are connected to serious business objectives. Accordingly, David Black’s proposition, which if built would rank […]
Allan Savory, on learning together: “We have learning sites, where the boundaries are soft psychologically. We’re all learning together because we don’t have answers. We just have a way forward now, which […]
Yesterday, British Columbia’s government refused to release a report from the Auditor General that examined Pacific Carbon Trust, a crown agency set up to pass funds from schools, hospitals and other public […]
David Schreck of Strategic Thoughts provides worthwhile analysis of David Black’s Kitimat Clean proposal. If you think the refinery proposal is anything more than politically convenient fantasy aimed at boosting BC Liberal […]