Cowichan Conversations: Qualicum school district votes to boycott visit by education minister

The Christy Clark BC Liberals are indeed courting their own miseries when it comes to relationships with School Boards in BC. Having taken on and dismissed the Vancouver School Board they are now facing pushback Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Leonard DiCaprio-Before the Flood

Cowichan Conversations: Disturbing Video Of RCMP Manhandling 80 Year Old Seniors-Distraught Grand daughter Screams ‘Leave Her Alone, That’s My Grandmother!”

How is it possible that trained RCMP officers can be so utterly stupid and insensitive to the circumstances as they demonstrate in this video taken following a contentious strata meeting. The haunting screams from the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Bob Dylan: ‘The Nobel Prize Left Me Speechless’

By Daniel Kreps-Rolling Stone Songwriting legend adds that he “absolutely” plans on attending December 10th Nobel ceremony “if it’s at all possible” Bob Dylan acknowledged his Nobel Prize for Literature win in a new Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story

I’m angry. White people in Oregon are acquitted while Native people in North Dakota are attacked by riot police from five states. And our politicians are preoccupied.   Mark Trahant posted Oct 28, 2016-Yes Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Medics Shot By Police In South Dakota

The police led attacks backed by the Dakota government and tolerated by President Obama is an effing disgrace. But, wait. This may well be what we will see at the Site C Dam proposal Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Contamination Worries Heighten in Shawnigan Lake-Many Candidates Seek Nod As Next Cowichan MLA

This is the BC Liberals legacy of incompetence and indifference. It will be a focal point in the upcoming election with an interesting lineup of candidates offering to be the next MLA, the MLA who Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Actor Mark Ruffalo Breaks Through The Corporate Media’s Refusal To Provide Coverage Of The Illegal Police Actions And Violence In South Dakota

Also see this report (VIDEOS) from Common Dreams

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. NDP big on ‘bold’ ideas for election platform to challenge Liberals

The march to the BC provincial election May 2017 has begun and BC NDP leader John Horgan has asked for bold ideas that could become part of the BC NDP election platform. We have endured Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s ‘Dirty Dirt Pit’ Was In Non-Compliance With Permit-Failure To Comply Could Mean Fines And Jail Time.

Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo A soil treatment facility in Shawnigan Lake is now complying with pollution- containment conditions of its provincial permit following last week’s remedial orders from the environment Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG Make Haste With Their LNG Liquefaction Plans For The Saanich Inlet

  Barane McCartney draws attention to the OCP that clearly prohibits LNG.   By Peter W. Rusland, Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo While South-Cowichanian’s fear development of a floating liquefied natural Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: North Cowichan is holding a series of town hall meetings on the 2017 budget from October 24th to 27th.

North Cowichan is holding a series of town hall meetings on the 2017 budget from October 24th to 27th. Budget 2017 Town Hall Meetings Last year North Cowichan Council decided to explore new ways Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: NDP’s equity mandate backfires as mayor forced out of the closet.

Political columnist and pundit Michael Smyth has kicked the BC NDP’s ‘Equity Mandate’ into play, as we enter the period of nominations across BC. Normally the party members decide and nominate based on who Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: WikiLeaks Says Ecuador Shut Down Julian Assange’s Internet Access

LONDON — New York Times By STEVEN ERLANGER and DAVID E. SANGER OCT. 18, 2016 Ecuador said Tuesday that it had cut off Julian Assange’s access to the internet in his exile in the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Judge Rejects “Riot” Charges Against Amy Goodman in North Dakota

A North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters. “This is a complete vindication of my right Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Julian Assange losing internet access possible US cyber attack’

It is unlikely that Ecuador, supporting whistleblower Julian Assange, deprived him from the opportunity to use internet, says Peter Van Buren, former officer, US State Department’s Foreign Service. The countries like the US have Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark shows how far she’ll go to close schools in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Christy Clark has created more chaos for students, parents and teachers in Vancouver by having her education minister fire the Vancouver School Board, says New Democrat leader John Horgan. “This is a Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: John Pilger: Why Hillary Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Let me clear. Donald Trump is a disgusting human being on may levels but the carefully orchestrated attack on his character and morals, being fanned by the corporate media, eclipses the threats on a global Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: North Dakota Prosecutor Seeks “Riot” Charges Against Amy Goodman For Reporting On Pipeline Protest

This is both a disturbing and significant development that underlines the dysfunctional state of justice in the USA. It smacks of the state government accommodating the oil and gas forces while simultaneously slapping any journalists Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Rick Mercer Rants About Nestle Taking Our Water

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: How our “democracy” really works – the charade of party politics and whipped caucuses

Rafe’s ‘Dick and Jane’ version of how democracy works is both cynical and timely in its’ irreverence and accuracy. Does it have to be this way? No, it does not. How do we change it? Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan: safeguards or spills

Susan Down What makes more sense: enforcing a clean-up after pollution or ensuring proper planning and safeguards are in place before it ever happens? On Oct. 12, the provincial government issued a pollution Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Troubled By Noise From The New Racetrack In Sahtlam?

The issue of noise pollution has also raised its’ head over Sunfest in the Lake Cowichan-Youbou area as well.

Cowichan Conversations: The rains, the winds, the stupidity. Stay up to date with Shelagh Bell-Irvings ‘Live Reports’ from the Shawnigan Contaminated Pits

Well Shawnigan, the rains, and winds are upon us. The BC Liberal government and their pretend Ministry of Environment have failed us mightily. The efforts to contain the contaminated toxic runoff would be hilarious if Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Bernie Sanders Just Asked President Obama to Halt the Dakota Access Pipeline

Here’s the powerful letter signed by Sanders and four other senators. ALEXANDER SAMMON- Mother Jones The Dakota Access pipeline currently hangs in a state of uncertainty. On October 9, a federal appeals court dismissed Read more…