Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Must Stand Up For Lake Cowichan-Youbou-Honeymoon Bay Residents Facing BC Hydro Ripoff Rate Hikes

The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) is charged with independently examining issues connected with BC Hydro and making their views and rulings on behalf of the public interest. At least that is what they used Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and the Green Party seem to be reading off the same song sheet

The NDP delegates supported the ‘Leap Manifesto’ at their convention but rejected Tom Mulcair as the leader. He left the stage went behind the curtain and then shortly re-emerged with the news that he Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Couple married for 65 years kept apart by care home wait list

Vancouver Sun’s Glenda Lumyes’ heart-wrenching story is not isolated, but neither is it being addressed. Our governments, federal and provincial do not give a tinker’s damn about many important people issues that have been cut Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Fish Farms Out! First Nations Move To Take Back Control

Richard Hughes Following decades of protest against virus ridden corporate fish farms being ignored by our federal and provincial, court decisions are fueling bold new efforts to drive the fish farms out of native Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Bricking It For Canada

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Cowichan Conversations: Wildfire North of Bamberton Closes Northbound Lanes of Malahat Highway

Wildfires, the very mention is a concern. The wildfire burning south of Mill Bay serves as a reminder of what seems like an increasing threat on Vancouver Island. Here is a recent CBC REPORT followed Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?

Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams? When a star advisor such as Tzepborah Berman calls out the Premier depth of discontent and disbelief may become a serious Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: No puppies, no kittens, no coverage

  Norm Farrell digs into today’s shallow corporate media coverage and compares it with some of the real broadcasters and news reporters that used to cover the issues of the day. Originally published in Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: The BDS movement is gathering momentum

Andrew Mitrovica’s opinion piece posted on Al Jazeera’s site includes recognition of the controversial Green Party support for Boycott, Divest Sanction (BDS) The BDS movement is gathering momentum and adherents from across the globe, Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

  Back in court, the cards have been played, hopefully for the last time. Here is an update from the Shawnigan Residents Association.   Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: The Majestic Maple Has Been Felled Early This Morning By The Island Savings Commission

This may well be about the stupidest local government action ever. The tree was safe, but the politicians chose to realign the entrances to their so-called ‘Green Parking Lot’ at our Cowichan Community Centre, Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Come celebrate the Big Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st 10am – 3pm*

Public News Release Come celebrate the BIG Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st* *10am – 3pm * Leanne Hodges, West Coast Wild Activist Artist, Starts A Community Mural Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: One year ago today, Steelhead LNG announced their plans for their liquefaction plant at Bamberton.

    PROTESTS: HIGHWAY PROTEST #2 Sunday, September 25th at Goldstream Park 1:00 to 4:00 pm Signs and t-shirts/tank tops available. This will be an R.C.M.P. sanctioned, peaceful, family friendly event as are all Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Greens have been too cautious, too polite, without achieving a significant effect on environmental policies.

The Green Party is in serious danger of tanking, and it is most certainly not because they have been too green, or too radical. Canadians need and want a Green Party, a progressive force cohesive Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Zombie bees’ found in Nanaimo as scary parasite spreads to Canada

Here is another story from CHEK TV News that is righteous of a horror flick.

Cowichan Conversations: Catalyst’s Crofton Mill Sprays Oily Substance Over Crofton Neighbourhood–No Assistance Offered

Crofton residents homes, gardens, vehicles, and kids toys were covered with an oily spray that resulted from a mechanical failure at the Catalyst Pulp Mill. Catalyst Crofton environment manager Brian Houle downplayed the event and Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: For the countless Canadians humiliated by anti-gay policies, healing can finally begin

Svend Robinson was Canada’s first openly gay MP. He is now based in Geneva with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Originally published in the Globe & Mail Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Green Party In Disarray-Elizabeth May Walk

There is a great deal of debate and discussion taking place following the Green Party convention where the membership joined with other human rights forces worldwide in opposition to the ongoing seizure of Palestinian lands. Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CANCELLED – Island Savings Centre Commission, August 11, 2016

Cowichan Valley Regional District Agenda Notification Service CANCELLED – Island Savings Centre Commission, August 11, 2016 http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/index.aspx?NID=993 This link provides access to CVRD meetings If clicking the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Protesters Occupy The Old Maple At The Cowichan Community Centre-Block Chainsaw Crew

It is difficult to imagine how the issue of upgrading the parking lot of the Cowichan Community Centre, temporarily named ‘Island Savings Centre’, could have been handled any worse than it has been. It is Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD-Plans Set For Maple Tree Removal-At the Cowichan Community Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     August 3, 2016     Plans Set For Maple Tree Removal Duncan, BC – Following a final decision by the Island Savings Centre Commission at a special meeting Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Community Centre’s Controversial Old Maple Tree on Trial

The controversy surrounding the Cowichan Community Centre Commissions decision to remove the grand old big leaf maple on James Street to accommodate a new parking lot design continues. Frankly, much of the problem originated with Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Government Approves Site C Dam Permits

Dear Mr. Trudeau, Ms. Wilson-Raybould, and Ms. McKenna, I could scarcely believe my ears and my eyes at the news that your government has OKed the Site C dam permits. I am stunned, disappointed, Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Trump Claims America Should Never Have Given Canada Its Independence

Satire DONALD J. Trump has told Fox and Friends that he believes the U.S. “should never have allowed” Canada to gain independence. The republican candidate for president freely admits to being “a little rusty” Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

It is really quite amazing that as we head towards a ‘Climate Change Cliff’ our leaders fiddle about as if it is of little consequence, hardly urgent and certainly nowhere as important as their political Read more…