Cowichan Conversations: David Black Media Tycoon Is Promoting A Bitumen Refinery in Kitimat

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Controversy surrounding the proposed Enbridge Northern Pipeline just got a goosing from Victoria based media tycoon David Black. The history of transporting bitumen has a very poor track record. The Alberta’s Tar Sands product presents a classic case of whatever you do next is wrong. Bitumen is a dastardly and destructive substance and ...

Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge Sure Can Fabricate the BS!

Many of you have seen the Enbridge video revealing their deceptive handiwork falsifying the reality of the tanker route out of Kitimat. Some of those You Tube videos have been yanked. I guess the backlash was just too much for the spinners to manage down the fallout. So let us recount. 1. They are liars ...

Cowichan Conversations: BC NDP Challenge on Enbridge But Embrace Fracking and the Pacific Trails Pipeline!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The BC Liberal’s have sold us out over the Enbridge Pipeline no matter how you cut it. The BC NDP are the Enbridge Opponent Champions! The Green Party is well, too corporate friendly for my taste, but then look at the BC NDP today. Pacific Trails Pipeline will carry “Fracked” Natural Gas to ...

Cowichan Conversations: Enbridge is a Loser No Matter how the Bitumen Travels!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger Are the winds of change blowing? PM Harper says science will determine the outcome not politics. Uh huh, sure Steve. This after gutting the funding for research BC Point man James Moore PC MP is uttering sentiments of concern, the Conservatives are losing this on the ground and our Premier Christy ...

Cowichan Conversations: Premier Christy Clark & BC NDP Leader Dix Differ Significantly on Enbridge!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger Premier Christy Clark is preparing or at least attempting  trying to sell out our provinces environment on land and sea. In contrast BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix  along with MLA’s Robin Austin, and Gary Coons actually duplicated the route where the tankers would be traveling if the unthinkable happened and we actually ...

Cowichan Conversations: More Lies From the Enbridge Pipeline People

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger   The Enbridge pipelines leaks like a sieve and their economy with accuracy is becoming legendary. In part of their sleazy PR campaign designed to confuse and bewilder you they have doctored the island laiden route from Kitimat making it look like a easy cruise on millpond. Here is a report from ...

Cowichan Conversations: Two Veteran Environmental Warriors Rafe Mair & Economist Erik Anderson on the Site C Damn

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger   Our friend and fellow blogger Rafe Mair delves into today’s energy issues with Economist Erik Anderson. Damien Gillis has put this video together with two important environmental warriors. Well worth a look. Video: Rafe Mair and Economist Erik Andersen, Pt. 2 – LNG, Site C Dam and the Global Economy ...

Cowichan Conversations: Why Has The CVRD Failed To Protect the Shawnigan Watershed?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Make no mistake folks the CVRD movers and shakers have been absent in voice and action regarding the threat facing Shawnigan residents over the application to dump 5 million tons of contaminated waste on South Island Aggregates property in the Shawnigan Watershed. Yes I know they went through the motions, which I ...

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan’s Emily Zurrer Cheered Her Teamates On to An Olympic Bronze!

The Olympics produce Gold Medals, exhiliration and heartbreak. Cowichan News Leader’s Don Bodger brings us the heartwarming story of Emily Zurrer, her injuries and the class that she maintained as Canada went on to win a Bronze Medal. Champions rise to the occasion. Clearly Emily Zurrer is a ‘Cowichan Champion.’

Cowichan Conversations: Duncan City Council Will Allow Residents to Keep Backyard Chickens!

Political Commentator As a veteran of local politics I recall that the biggest battles were often over the smallest pies. The issue of backyard chickens being allowed in the City of Duncan has been contentious and I am not sure why. I have raised chickens, ducks, geese and found them well worth the effort for ...

Cowichan Conversations: A number of people should go to jail for what has been done to BC Hyrdo!

Good Morning, Damien Gillis from the Commonsense Canadian produced and has made available this excellent interview that is shocking to say the least. In it Rafe questions economist Erik Anderson about the real story of what is happening and what has happened to BC Hydro and why. Part 1 of Rafe Mair’s July 2012 interview ...

Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Christian Churches speaking out against the Enbridge Pipeline Project

It is gratifying to see a groundswell of opposition growing across Canada, including Churches. The Presbyterians, Anglicans and now the United Church are questioning, opposing and looking into the project that threatens our, environment, wildlife, eco systems, rivers, lakes, creeks and entire west coast. This morning’s Province ran this story about the Church’s concerns.

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark’s Pretend Conditions For Enbridge-Defragged!

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The minute that our Premier Christy Clark laid out her five terms for approving Enbridge any hope for a rational assessment by the province, slim as it was, was lost. We are for sale she may well have shouted which accurately describes her response to the ongoing controversies over the PM ...

Cowichan Conversations: NHL Hall Of Famer Mike Richter Speaks Out Against Enbridge

Mike Richter-Speaks out Against Enbridge Check out this new 3 min video from Pacific Wild and Damien Gillis, featuring NHL Hall of Fame goaltender Mike Richter sharing his once-in-a-lifetime experience in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest – threatened by the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and supertankers. The video is the first in a new series titled, ...

Cowichan Conversations: It is a Long Fracking Road From Heaven To Shell!

Richard Hughes Political Blogger I have been caught napping over the degree and scope of the “Fracking” being done and projected in North Eastern BC. It is easy to lose focus, I mean it is way up there somewhere. Never mind the stories, accusations, suspicions, fears that follow and precede “Fracking” operations. It is happening. ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Sends message to the BC Government.-Keep your contaminated soil out of our watershed.

Shawnigan CVRD Director Bruce Fraser Well that is what this lengthy treatise says, here and there, when you search for it, sort of. So now staff must cobble together a bylaw which should not take them long, and jam it through with the same force that was employed with their Eco Depot effort. Every effort ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Must Stop Contaminated Waste Being Dumped In Our Watershed! Will They?

Uncovered, unattended & abandoned! Richard Hughes Poitical Blogger Is it possible for this group of CVRD politicians to actually get it right for a change? The community has once again had to organize  in efforts to wake this sleepy crew from sleepwalking through yet another debacle. Are they actually trying to protect the communities Shawnigan Watershed, ...

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark Clobbers Adrian Dix In Latest Poll!

  Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith comments on the surprising results . Ahem!