Category: The Tyee

Pushing back on Site C disinformation

Brian Cochrane’s byline is on an article about Site C published March 28 by The Tyee. The author is described as business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115, one of the unions whose members will be working on construction of BC Hydro’s Site C dam. I was appalled by misinformation Cochrane presented — and by the publication’s fact-checking failure — and left a lengthy comment. My contribution drew approval from a some readers and a response by one diligent Site C proponent, one of 15 he left on Cochrane’s article. However, after a few hours, The Tyee removed my comment. After my inquiry, it was restored a day later…

Andrew Nikiforuk on LNG

In B.C. the government uses propaganda not only to integrate its citizens into its wacky LNG fantasy, but to subsidize foreign companies and pay for unneeded dams and transmission lines at the same time. It is designed to make taxpayers smile while they are being robbed.

Harper’s anti-science shame

Don’t miss Andrew Nikiforuk’s latest contribution at The Tyee: Understanding Harper’s Evangelical Mission “…While government and industry PR folk spin fabrications about Canada’s environmental record, Scott Vaughan, Federal Environment Commissioner in the […]

Murphy’s laws always apply

har·bin·ger   http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [hahr-bin-jer]  Show IPA noun anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of winter. Control system failed ahead of BC Ferry crash, Andrew MacLeod, The Tyee, Dec. 21, 2011 “A problem with the Coastal Inspiration’s control system may have led to […]

Taking on Goliath

Salt Spring Forum and Salt Spring Island Conservancy hosted noted western Canadian journalist Andrew Nikiforuk Wednesday to hear details of his new book, Empire of the Beetle. It is an examination of “how human folly and a […]

Evolution of policing

It is interesting to consider the evolution of surveillance capabilities available to police.  Within one person’s lifespan, authorities moved from no-tech to high-tech. In the 20th century’s first half, police depended on […]