From Creekside: The B.C. provincial government is trying to green light the construction of a massive LNG terminal on Lelu Island in the Skeena Estuary — Pacific Northwest LNG, backed by Malaysian energy giant Petronas — without the consent of the people who rejected a $1.15 billion dollar deal from Petronas to gain that consent. […]
Dear Canada: We gave you Stephen Harper. We’re sorry.
By Frank Moher Dear Canada, Western Canada here. We gave you Stephen Harper. And we’re just writing to say we’re sorry. We know it’s a little late in the day. But it’s something we really need to square with you. It’s true that Ontario gave him to us, back when Harper was 19 and moved out […]
You’ve seen the ads — now play the game!
By Drew McLachlan If you live in British Columbia, odds are you’ve seen the video below about a million times. It’s not a Tourism BC advertisement or the new video for that chillwave band your coworker told you about — it’s one of the many ads produced for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, which are constantly […]
Northern Gateway: Time to build a firewall around B.C.
By Frank Moher In 2001, Stephen Harper was famously one of the signatories to an open letter encouraging then-Alberta Premier Ralph Klein “to build firewalls around Alberta.” The idea was that Alberta had to protect itself against the encroachments of the federal government. This morning it is BC’s turn to defend itself against a predatory […]
A Modest Opinion: Living the good — intergalactic — life!
By Nathaniel Moher All right readers, as most of you know, I want nothing more than to get off this God-forsaken Earth. I mean, the Earth is dying, and I think we all know who’s to blame. That’s right — Mother Earth.Now, I know what you’re all thinking: “But, Natty, isn’t it our fault for […]
Garbage in, garbage not so out
By Drew McLachlan 2014 is gearing up to be a big year for Canadian garbage. Last year, the Conference Board of Canada reported that we generate more waste per capita than any other country in the world (777 kg per citizen in 2009). But while you might suppose most of the news this year would […]
CSEC and Brazil: “Whose interests are being served”?
By Alison@Creekside Amusing to see both NaPo and the G&M hosting remarks from former CSIS deputy director Ray Boisvert dismissing the recent Snowden/Greenwald docs which revealed CSEC spied on Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry. Snowden was present at the Five Eyes conference where the CSEC presentation on their Olympia spying program on Brazil took place. Boisvert in both papers: […]
This is exactly the time to talk about climate change
By John Klein (aka Saskboy) The Prime Minister infamously implored people to not “commit sociology” when Chechen-American thugs blew people up in Boston. The PM’s point was that he didn’t want people analysing the root causes of terrorism, out of supposed respect for the distant victims. With another deadly tragedy playing out in Alberta, there […]
BC Liberals win: Why am I not surprised?
By David@Sixthestate.net I’m not terribly interested in speculating, at least for the moment, about why the pollsters would be devastatingly incorrect — again — about a provincial election campaign, this time in British Columbia. My guess is that in this case it has something to do with young people not voting, but again, the answer […]
You’re paying for your government’s paranoia
By John Klein (aka Saskboy) The Conservative government is out of control. The Guardian UK newspaper confirms what environmentalists have already suspected (since the Conservatives have openly accused them previously): This Conservative government regards environmentalists as a threat to national security. It’s offensive, absurd, and an extreme step into authoritarian police-state behaviour. [From The Guardian]: […]
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