Cowichan Conversations: Pollution risks found at quarry near Shawnigan Lake

This is the sort of headline that has been placed at the top of most news stories about Shawnigan over the last few years. Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government have shown a callous and utter Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Washington Hits Back at Putin’s Humiliation

By Finian Cunningham Information Clearing House The Obama administration is now accusing Russia of cyber-crime and trying to disrupt the US presidential election. The claim is so far-fetched, it is hardly credible. More credible is Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Explains Who Really Rules The United States – It’s Not The Russians…

Edward Snowden is a hero treated like a criminal by the corrupt US government who have been tracking the private lives of citizens without any justification whatsoever. This above the law behaviour threatens any Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: European parliamentarian & CETA critic Jose Bove denied entry into Canada

Prime Minister Trudeau has some explaining to do and should apologize and invite him back. So much for sunny ways. We wanted so badly to believe that Trudeau would be different. Turns out French Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Truth Is That Hillary and Donald Really Do Care About Each Other

Cowichan Conversations: Republican rebellion against Trump unprecedented in modern campaign history, experts say

By Alexander Panett-Canadian Press- WASHINGTON — An internal rebellion has erupted against Donald Trump, knocking out support from longstanding pillars of the Republican party and threatening to turn his presidential campaign into ruins. Election historians Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

This was posted from Alice Machado’s blog ‘Drifting Through My Open Mind ~ Random thoughts and musings‘ Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Welcome To Cowichan Bay’-Composed and Choreographed By Susan Rankin.

Published on 6 Oct 2016 Welcome to Cowichan Bay, the first song on Pagan Lullabies, was composed and choreographed by Susan Rankin. Performed by her friends and family who hail from Vancouver Island BC Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Obituary: ‘Old Leather Lungs,’ one of B.C.’s most colourful politicians

Old time Socred MLA and Cabinet Minister Don Phillips was from another era, a time of flamboyant speakers and keen as hell debaters. On the Socred side, Phillips, Rafe Mair and Grace McCarthy would Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Seven Spanish Angels-Ray Charles & Willie Nelson

lsWe have had lots of politics lately. Sometimes too much. Music is to many of us, as essential as air and water. Bluegrass, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Country, Big Band, Rock and Roll and then crossover Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Province will accept court ruling on Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil

  It is hard to imagine how this could take so long to decide, but at the least, the injunction has been reinstituted allowing for some relief, but without independent monitoring what is taking Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Valley chapter screens Josh Fox film, inspired by Pacific Climate Warriors

The Council of Canadians Cowichan Valley chapter screened the Josh Fox documentary How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change on September 29. As noted on the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Pumps readied for Cowichan River life support

The third drought in 3 years has forced Catalyst, operators of the Crofton Pulp Mill, to spend a reported 500 thousand dollars to build pumping facility to assure adequate water to keep the Mill running. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Climate Change Hits Home in Cowichan Valley Where High-volume Water Pumps will Prevent Cowichan River from Running Dry

The following release has been sent out announcing an attempt to counter the drought conditions that threaten the Cowichan River. Cowichan Lake, (B.C.) – The Cowichan Tribes, Catalyst Paper, the Cowichan Valley Regional District Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: Why Judges should be judged too

  Reading this piece that Rafe Mair posted to the Commonsense Canadian serves as a reminder of his value, his insights and his intestinal fortitude. Rafe writes what needs to be written, and we Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Chief Electoral Officer Recommends changes contained in MacGregor Bill-279

Chief Electoral Office, Marc Mayrand Chief Electoral Officer Recommends changes contained in MacGregor Bill to limit election length Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, introduced Bill C-279 earlier this year to ensure that Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Call Me the Queen of  Cynicism. Call Me Mad as Hell.

For my birthday cake last October, the words on top were “Stop Harper” and we did, or I thought we did. Now, as Prime Minister Trudeau approves permits for the Site C Dam and the Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Not everyone thrilled with Sunfest – “Many, including CVRD personnel have told us to just move away.”

When large outdoor music concerts are promoted, it is not unusual to hear of negative effects on locals in the communities. Safety concerns are glibly dismissed in some cases, and locations chosen are more Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Duncan’s Homeless Harold

Cowichan Conversations: How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Cannot Change

Like many of you, I have watched Gasland, Gasland II and the Sky Is Pink. Josh Fox has been a trailblazer digging in and challenging the oil and gas trade. He has set the bar. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: US Led Rogue Air Strike Kills Scores Of Syrians-Aided Islamic Victory

Here is Robert Parry’s take on the arrogance, lawlessness and criminality of the USA as they show their absolute disregard for human life. This rogue mission killed scores of Syrian troops. Of course, they Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and Green Parties Struggle With Their Conservative and Progressive Factions

It seems that both NDP and the Greens are struggling with who they are, and what they think. The NDP’s move to the ‘Mushy Middle’ must have former BC NDP leadership candidate, Steve Orcherton, MLA Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: All Governments Lie-An Investigation Of The Corporate Media

  The State of the Corporate Media today-A Critique Anna Maria Tremonti interviews Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Fred Peabody an independent Canadian journalist and film-maker whose documentary-‘All Governments Lie’ will be released Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Standing Rock protest grows with thousands opposing North Dakota pipeline

The CBC’s Tim Fontaine has been covering the protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota. This ever growing, and largely native driven protest, attended by hundreds of tribes, could lead to significant changes in how Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: PM Trudeau-Spills happen.They always do. Even the best technology isn’t up to the job.

Dear Mr. Trudeau, I attended the Kinder Morgan open house in Victoria recently, well I tried to. The attendance was so great that as many of us as fit into the room were left Read more…