Tag Archives: environment

Lemon Creek class action lawsuit certified by judge

Judge Masuhara rejects defendants’ arguments The wheels of justice grind on at a glacial pace, but sometimes they do the right thing. It’s taken four years, but the BC Supreme Court has finally certified that the class action lawsuit may proceed … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story–Mama Duck Gets a Helping Hand

This year my mother has not had the best of Mother’s Days. After suffering from chronic bronchitis that progressed to pneumonia, followed by fluid on the heart that caused a heart attack, she was rushed to Williams Lake hospital. It … Continue reading

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Convergence 2016 Writers Weekend

Looking for a way to use your writing talents to inspire and guide a progressive 21st century? Join renowned Canadian authors J. Edward Chamberlin and Sharon Butala for Convergence 2016: The Spirit in the Landscape, a special weekend writers’ retreat … Continue reading

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2015: The Turnaround Year? Part 2: Hopeful Signs

You can almost feel the current flowing You can almost hear the circuits blowing It’s a far cry from the world We thought we’d inherit —Rush, Far Cry   ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— … Continue reading

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Kirkaldy Saves the Bears with Brush and Palette

Anyone who knows art is probably aware that Robert Bateman, the preeminent wildlife artist who lives on BC’s West Coast, is an avid conservationist and gives thousands of dollars to support his preferred causes, including wildlife protection. But far fewer … 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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Summer of Fire: poems

INTRODUCTION: Thanks to climate change induced drought conditions across vast swathes of North America, 2015 is turning out to be another Summer of Fire. I’ve lived in British Columbia most of my 55 years and have never seen a fire … Continue reading

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