Category Archives: News

Tempering Justice with Love

Complicity has been named one of the ‘words of the year’ for 2017. Complicity, collusion, corruption—collision! That seems to have been the trajectory of sociopolitical affairs in the Western world in 2017. Much of it is an overdue reckoning—bringing to … Continue reading

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House of Commons passes apology motion for British Home Children

It happened so quickly most Members of Parliament were barely aware of it. On February 15 a Private Member’s motion brought forward by Bloc Québécois MP Luc Thériault was passed. The motion calls for the House of Commons to apologize … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s Roundup: The Smoking Gun Revealed

Poison in Our Air, Water and Soil Monsanto’s RoundUp may be coming to a village near you. At a presentation to the Village of Slocan council meeting of September 14, the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) offered its services … Continue reading

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Journalism? Or Public Relations? Pt. 2

1. Credit Where Credit is Due: A Long History I want to thank the many readers of my blog who kindly took time to send me comments and compliments on my essay, Journalism? Or Public Relations? including Randy Morse. I … Continue reading

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Journalism? Or Public Relations?

1. A Little Historical Perspective “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” –attributed to George Orwell In response to Randy Morse’s Dalton Camp Award-winning essay, Small Towns, Big Media, I have to … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meter Victory a Hollow One

I had hoped to avoid any more activist posts during the holiday season. However, recent reports in the media about BC Hydro claiming ‘victory’ for its ‘smart’ meter program compelled me to provide the other side of that picture. As … Continue reading

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Life After the Spill

Now that the government has pulled out, an eerie silence seems to have settled over the valley. How are residents coping? Now that the Recovery Centre in Winlaw is gone, what are peoples’ resources? A telephone line to one lonely … Continue reading

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