In the most-recent column, I opened questions of the history of the West, its historic global dominance, non-westerners reactions to that past, and the present geopolitical world of Western, First-World primacy.
Volunteers – please take a bow. We honour you, and we’re grateful for all your help. Collectively, you do such a huge amount of good for people in your communities.
Energy is inextricably linked to a range of community issues, from health to housing. That was one message that emerged from a four-day gathering in Calgary of more than 200 young Indigenous leaders from every province and territory, organized by Disa Crow Chief of the Siksika Nation and Cory Beaver of the Stoney Nakoda Nation.
Skiers accessing Cutblock Peak and environs: please contain your irritation about the logging operation there that is inconveniencing you – it won’t be there for much longer. Please stay well clear of the logging -- and please do not park on the logging road, or try to ignore the logging operations. Here’s why:
B.C.'s NDP is now doing precisely what it criticizes the Liberals for doing — manufacturing a need for power while pushing forward with a project that produces energy that can’t be sold for even close to the price it will cost to produce it.
By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal
In 2008, Gordon Campbell's plan for independent power production (IPP) came to the Kootenays with a Quebec company's plan to build run-of-river hydro power projects on Glacier and Howser Creeks that flow into Duncan Lake. Axor was planning to burrow 16 foot tunnels through the mountain, diverting the creeks into generators to develop power during the Spring freshet.
A re-visioning of old habits
Today I am trying to explore an old habit of my judgement, with regard to an historical fact I have long attempted to assimilate to a personal sense of justice.
The B.C. budget will be released tomorrow (February 19) and we’re waiting with bated breath to see the investments in B.C.’s first poverty reduction strategy!
There's a bit of a Swiss cheese – full of holes – feel to some of the defences put forward by clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz to Speaker Darryl Plecas’s report that "accused the two of “flagrant overspending” including inappropriate expenses, lavish foreign trips, and questionable retirement and pay benefits."