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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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UPDATE #8: Residents not convinced by test data

A late evening interview with biologist Jennifer Yeow of Passmore Labs comes clean about water testing, long-term monitoring, and fuel levels in the Slocan Valley watershed. Yeow is a microbiologist with a degree in biology who has worked as a … Continue reading

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UPDATE #7: Clean-up crews near completion in Slocan Valley

Who decides when the watershed is clean?  Slocan Valley residents will soon be left to wonder if the environmental clean-up of the July 26 jet fuel spill is truly done. A confidential informant tells me that crews are preparing to … Continue reading

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