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OP/ED: ” We pray God will give you judgement and the leadership you require…"

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I sat down this morning to write a followup post on the mess in the legislature, checked my Facebook and stumbled right onto the latest bunch of bafflegab from the premier--on 100 Huntley Street of all places!

Well giddyup folks and hold your hats, because I’m asking you to give up five minutes of your life to watch the best gosh darn performance I’ve ever seen.

OP/ED: The Northern Oil Pipeline is 2013′s BIG Election issue

OP/ED: The Northern Oil Pipeline is 2013′s BIG Election issue

The battle lines are being drawn--maybe even purposefully manipulated--to give the Liberals at least some hope of retaining power in  BC’s next provincial election.

Minister Terry Lake addresses environmental concerns

Minister Terry Lake penned a letter to environmental groups Wednesday.

Environment Minister Terry Lake wrote to environmental groups Wednesday to reiterate government's position on heavy oil pipelines and the key environmental conditions that must be met in order for any proposal to be considered in British Columbia.

The letter in its entirety is copied below:

My government recently released technical analysis related to proposed heavy oil pipelines in British Columbia.

UPDATED: Two men to appear in Kelowna court after arrests in high-speed car chase in Okanagan

UPDATED: Two men to appear in Kelowna court after arrests in high-speed car chase in Okanagan

Two men will appear in Kelowna Court following a high-speed chase through the Okanagan and onto Vernon that included shots being fired at officers.

OP/ED: B.C.'s Auditor General short changed by government

OP/ED: B.C.'s Auditor General short changed by government

It's time to give B.C.'s Auditor General the necessary financial resources and tools to do the job, according to figures released by IntegrityBC today which compared the budget of B.C.'s Auditor General with that of his counterpart in Alberta

For the fiscal year 2012-13, B.C.'s Auditor General has an annual budget of $15.75 million, compared to Alberta's Auditor General with a budget of $25.65 million.

Clark — will rejoin energy discussions when . . .

Premier Christy Clark . . .progress on health-care

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement at the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax:

"I have been pleased to participate in three days of productive meetings in Halifax and Lunenburg, and I want to thank Premier Dexter and all Nova Scotians for their warm hospitality.

BC doctors ratify a new four-year agreement

BC doctors ratify a new four-year agreement

The provincial government said doctors have ratified a new four-year agreement that will support ongoing efforts to recruit and retain physicians, while also improving access to specialists and care in rural and remote communities.

"Ensuring that families and seniors across British Columbia are able to access the care they need is a priority for our government," said Health Minister Michael de Jong.

OP/ED: Clark a poseur in a no-win situation

OP/ED: Clark a poseur in a no-win situation

pos·er noun/ˈpōzər/posers, plural

Provincial Government misses the mark: BC First Nations’ traditional territories and pristine environment not for sale

Provincial Government misses the mark:  BC First Nations’ traditional territories and pristine environment not for sale

The leadership of the First Nations Summit is concerned with the approach laid out yesterday by BC on heavy oil pipelines in British Columbia.

“Yesterday’s announcement clearly shows the Provincial Government is on the wrong track and does not fully understand the level of opposition or the reasons for opposition to both the Northern Gateway Pipeline project and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion project”, said Chief Doug White of the First Nations Summit Political Executive. 

Clark has BC behaving like a prostitute on Enbridge, only dickering over price

Clark has BC behaving like a prostitute on Enbridge, only dickering over price

I wonder how many of you have come away from making a speech – perhaps the toast to the bride, being presented an award or perhaps just an after dinner speech and said to yourself, “damn … I should have said etc., etc.? I must admit that I’ve often felt that way and, even worse, I suppose, I’ve said to myself, what an idiot I was to say that!
 

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