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The Brave New World of 1984

Entertained to Death “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of … 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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Notes from the Endgame 2: Streamkeepers issues report

Reporting on lab tests is never sexy, but we can thank our lucky stars that here in the Slocan Valley, we have an independent body testing our watershed. In response to community outrage over the almost non-existent drinking water testing … Continue reading

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Lemon Creek Monitoring Plan: the Politics of Self-Regulation

The Ministry of Environment has released the long-term monitoring plan for the Lemon Creek jet fuel spill. The plan was prepared by SNC Lavalin, the firm hired by Executive Flight Centre (EFC) as its lead environmental consultant. However, the documents … 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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UPDATE #6: Interior Health on lifting water ban

It appears that bureaucracy and reality seldom meet. On one hand, you have Slocan Valley residents reporting daily to the Resiliency Centre in Winlaw that they’re seeing fuel in their water. On the other, you have Interior Health lifting the … Continue reading

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