A Comox Valley website regularly used by more than 300 community service groups has changed ownership. Pieter Vorster, the founder of Pod Creative, has assumed responsibility for TideChange.ca, from the nonprofit World Community, and plans to expand its reach to a...read more
When we get sick and go to the doctor with a problem, we expect the doctor to deal with the symptoms and to at least give us temporary relief. But what we really want is for the doctor to diagnose and deal with the source of the problem. You don’t want a band aid for...read more
Russian tinkering in American politics is only the tiniest, insignificant tip of the iceberg that is the corruption called the American political system these days. We saw a tiny fleck of 21st Century right wing political corruption in the Harper team’s robo calls...read more
Athletes seek it, why wouldn’t politicians try and do the same?
The little things that can help a party gain an edge in a campaign where every vote really did count this time.
Those edges run the gamut from a sudden desire to visit every region of the province on government business while simultaneously holding party fundraisers to bombarding TV viewers with government ads underscored with “uplifting music.”
Ever wonder why B.C. political parties need so much cash?read more
Ninety-seven percent of all scientists believe in climate change and they have been telling us about it for forty years. So why are so many of us not getting it? It’s because scientists don’t have a good story.
A good story has three essential elements: context, relationship and motivation.read more
Elections have two key components: the race and the mechanics – the legislative process and administration of the vote.
The race gets the media coverage, not so much the mechanics, even though it can have far more impact on the results than many might imagine.
I noticed an insert in the local paper titled 'Local Heroes' It was an impressive list. People like Mary Everson, Meaghan Cursons, Kymme Patrick and Lori Mazey, all who have made the Comox Valley a truly great place to live. They have made real differences in people's...read more
Thank you President Trump! Ironic as it may be, Donald Trump has done more to stimulate real action on climate change than any other head of state, present or past. Yes-- the inane Donald has officially pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement--but...read more
As I sat down to start writing the next climate change chronicle I experienced a “disturbance in the force.” Well, actually, it was more like an internal explosion. The disturbance occurred on June 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. I turned on the T.V. and saw...read more
Some time ago I came across an interesting cartoon about two cave men inside their cave. One of them is at the door of the cave. The other one is writing something on the cave wall. The one at the door turns and says to the writer, “Knock off that crap. The bison...read more