Return of a former blogging member (and the addition of a new one)

We’d like to welcome back James Laxer. He was a blogging affiliate and then stopped blogging in 2012, but has decided to resume his blogging career. Please also welcome our newest affiliate: Against The Grain

Apologies for being away a week (or 2)

As you might have seen the past 10 days – 2 weeks , our site was not updating blogposts from our affiliates’ feeds. Basically, the database went screwy… we suspect the server was compromised, and out of an abundance of caution we were working to rebuild and restore, ensuring none of the backups were affected. ...

My bandmates are all jerks

What should I give up for Lent? — Steve Ladurantaye (@sladurantaye) February 9, 2016

Taking the Plunge 

It’s Friday, so this is a quick break from politics for a worthy cause. On New Year’s Day I’m taking an ice cold dip, to help raise some nice warm roofs. I’m raising money for Habitat for Humanity so they can continue to bring affordable housing to more families.  It’s a busy time of year ...

Please welcome…

Mind Bending Politics has been added as a contributing site! Welcome him to Progressive Bloggers.

New blog affiliate

Please welcome The Tory Pirate as a new affiliate to Progressive Bloggers

Returning as an affiliate: an old friend of ours.

Please welcome back as a Progressive Blogger affiliate “A Grumpy Hobbit”. Some folks who’ve been long time readers will remember “The Wingnuterer”. Well… he’s back after a long blogging absence 😉

An affiliate blogger of ours can use our (and your) help.

I wanted to post this to our frontpage. Alheli Picazo has been a blogging affiliate of ours for a fair # of years, though she has gone in fits and spurts.. and this is partially due to her health issues she has suffered. Those have come to a head, as you’ll see here in her ...

We welcome back an old blog affiliate under new management (in the same family :) )

I’d like to welcome back an old blog affiliate of mine: “Woman At Mile 0”. It’s been 2007 since there was a blogpost on here as she stepped away from blogging, but her daughter, Chantelle Halvorson, has re-started the blog.. so please give her a read and your support.

New Solar in Ontario

Ontario isn’t as GD senseless as Saskatchewan’s government. They actually have somewhat of a Feed In Tariff program underway. The Ontario Power Authority has just extended its solar feed-in tariff program and selected another 99 MW of solar power projects to receive payments from it. This comes from 330 new contracts. ontarioIn case you’re not ...

Happy Holidays

I thought we’d holiday up the page a bit for the.. uh.. holidays! Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas/Happy New Year to all of our affiliates and readers! Scott PS – No voting is enabled with this theme.. but I’m sure you’ll not mind it missing for a few days.

Another fleet sunk

When financial people mention “sunk costs,” they refer to expenditures that cannot be recovered. Almost 15 years ago, BC politicians learned the investment of hundreds of millions for fast ferries had to be reclassified. If the PacifiCats had not themselves sunk, their costs had. That outcome provided a field day for government’s political opposition and ...

#strikefastfood: low-wage workers in 150 cities will strike today

Two years ago, fast-food workers in New York City held a one-day strike. In that historic action, the result of months and even years of organizing, about 200 workers walked out of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC, and other restaurants, to form the largest work stoppage in the history of fast-food. In the process, they launched a ...

The Day Stephen Harper Tried to Defend Julian Fantino

I didn't think it was possible for anyone to defend Julian Fantino, after all he has done to our veterans.And after even the PMO thought he was so out of control they sent one of their top operatives to babysit him.But apparently that wasn't enough, because there was Stephen Harper yesterday, snarling at his opponents, ...

More People are Employed in Green Energy Than in the Tar Sands

Despite the fact that the tar sands get more subsidies than green energy solutions in Canada, the green energy providers employ more people. Clean Energy Canada released a report today that examines the state of green energy in Canada and they have some remarkable findings. “Clean energy has moved from being a small niche or ...

Evil Scientist: Where Ezra Levant wants to put your kids in the line of fire

Darling of the Canadian right wing, Ezra Levant, has sunk to an even new low. In Ontario a school board has responded to the legitimate concerns for the safety of their children at public Remembrance Day events, has reasonably allowed those parents to send their children to closed activities at the children’s schools. That this ...

Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.“ ~Willa Cather *

Evil Scientist: Alberta by-elections 2014

So the votes are in for the four Alberta provincial by-elections and the winners are, surprise, surprise, the Progressive Conservatives. This can only be seen as a big win for Jim Prentice who’s unenviable task is to give the impression of clearing out over 40 years of Tory entitlement. Though not winners, the Alberta party ...

RIP Susan Kent Davidson (Skdadl) of POGGE

I was sad to see this obituary. The obituary will name her as being the younger sister of Peter Kent and Arthur Kent – well known Canadian personalities, but I’ll always remember her as “Skdadl” who was a devout NDP blogger writing at the group blog and Progressive Blogger affiliate POGGE (Peace, Order and Good ...

The Misanthropic Bird – new blog affiliate

From Hamilton Ontario, please welcome our new blog affiliate to Progressive Bloggers.

An update on Saskboy – from Saskboy

John posted this in our Progressive Bloggers group at Facebook, so I’ve taken the liberty to cut and paste it to here: On July 1st as I was leaving Wascana Park by bike, I had a sudden cardiac arrest. Someone nearby called 911, and police and soon an ambulance got my heart started again within ...

New Blog affiliate: Eh Types

Eh Types is run by @Andrew Tumilty. Please welcome him aboard.

Update on Saskboy’s condition

I thought the best way to say this was quote John’s girlfriend from her facebook page (or rather John’s fb page, where she’s been doing the updates): I would like to give what will be more than likely my last update on John Klein aka Saskboy Facebook page. John made wonderful and very positive improvements ...

Good thoughts and vibes requested for John Klein (aka Saskboy)

We received word this evening that John Klein – aka Saskboy (he calls himself that on social media, and you’ll find his blog is also called that) has been admitted to hospital and is not doing very well. I don’t have exact details, but according to his girlfriend on Facebook, he isn’t doing very well. ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Being Sued by David Leitch for Wrongful Dismissal – Update with Correction

Former CVRD Water Manager David Leitch was fired back when CAO Warren Jones was still in charge and then reinstated when it appeared that they did not have grounds for dismissal that would stand up. When Frank Raimondo took over after the Board he fired Jones for a second time in mid April. He was unceremoniously ...