It had to have been lost in the mail. It's the only plausible explanation. I can't imagine any other reason for not receiving an invitation to at least one of the “by invitation only” dinners held since 2013 with B.C.’s deputy ministers. The annual cash for access...read more
As the new B.C. government settles in and email accounts are transferred over, it’ll soon be time for them to pluck up the courage to check the cellar.
The nooks and crannies of government operations, if you will. Some of what they’ll find may come as a shock.read more
“You can’t play in my key,” Jimmy Duck Holmes said to the other five blues musicians on the stage. They all had jammed together beautifully during their performance. When it was Jimmy’s turn, he played solo, the others listened respectfully.
On a superficial level the situation was easy to understand: Jimmy’s guitar was tuned differently. However, there was a deeper layer that he touched on.read more
The Comox Valley Sustainability Project (CVSP) has recently formed to promote a Sustainable Comox Valley. The mission of the CVSP is to increase understanding of how much can be done to create a more sustaining and sustainable Comox Valley by highlighting examples of...read more
Houston, we have a consensus. Well, almost. All three parties in the B.C. legislature now support a ban on corporate and union donations, as well as setting a cap on personal contributions. It's that last one that gets tricky. What's the right cap? Perhaps B.C.'s new...read more
Anne Feeney is coming to the Comox Valley on Wednesday July 19 for a house concert at Diana Paige’s beautiful home in Cumberland. Anne has been here a few times playing MusicFest and the Mayworks Festival. She always puts on a great show so don’t miss it! Check out...read more
British historian Christopher Hill once wrote, “History has to be rewritten in every generation, because although the past does not change the present does.” We not only use our own experiences and knowledge to interpret anew that history but also use new modes of storytelling to communicate that history.read more
They’re the stories that tug at us when we read them.
Here’s one from Waco, Texas: “My 86 year old mom…is losing her money to these people who promise her in order to accept her “sweepstakes” she has to keep sending them money for processing fees. She suffers from dementia and this company is taking advantage of her. Someone needs to find this company and make them stop abusing and taking money from the elderly.”
Of the five candidates running to replace Tom Mulcair as leader of the federal NDP leadership the one candidate that stands out—even from such an exceptional group of leaders–is Niki Ashton, MP Churchill—Keewatinook Aski. She is the only leadership candidate that had the gumption to spend time campaigning for the progressive Social Democrat running for President of the United States, because she—early on—recognized that only a candidate who could offer a clear alternative could beat Drumpf with all his malicious, socially and environmentally destructive policies—with its implications for Canada and our world.read more
In Chronicle #4 we described Berry and Swimme’s vision for a climate changing world—“A mutually enhancing relationship between our species and Earth.” In our last Chronicle (# 13) we identified the economy as the major cause of climate change. We ended with Marjorie...read more