Art: inspired or appropriated?
Given yet another opportunity to follow its own Master Plan this week, the Courtenay/Comox Sewer Commission chose to ignore it. Again. A letter from two residents of the Area B neighborhood most affected by the proposed construction of a multi-million dollar pump...read more
Millions of people participated in a first-ever annual grassroots demonstration 47 years ago to raise awareness about environmental concerns. They called it Earth Day. At the time, in 1970, the message focused on saving the whales and cleaning the trash out of our...read more
People often ask me about the differences between the U.S. and Canadian electoral systems. There are many, but one stands out as the most important. Individual candidates hardly matter in British Columbia elections. Canadians vote first of all for the party, its...read more
For more than three decades, some Comox Valley community organizations and elected officials have touted the need for a convention center. The Comox Valley lacks a facility that can accommodate the large numbers of people or trade show booths and equipment required by...read more
Andrew Gower, a partner and branch manager of Wedler Engineering LLP's Courtenay office recently wrote a letter to the editor about the proposed Comox No. 2 pump station. I wrote this letter in response. Neither were printed in the newspaper due to their length, but...read more
Those of us who study elections seriously have stumbled upon an alarming discovery about British Columbia politics: spending too much time in Victoria reduces your intelligence to the rough equivalent of a kumquat. You’ve probably noticed this, too. A candidate...read more
Fun with letters
DORMITORY becomes DIRTY ROOM.
PRESBYTERIAN becomes BEST IN PRAYER.
SLOT MACHINES becomes CASH LOST IN ME
ELEVEN PLUS TWO becomes TWELVE PLUS ONE
THE EYES becomes THEY SEE
ELECTION RESULTS becomes LIES LET’S RECOUNT
Can biofuels save us?
To wean vehicles off gasoline, should we bet on energy sources from electricity or biofuels?
In this article, the author argues that done right biofuels can help stall the climate apocalypse.
Lame Joke Du Jour
Two For One Day
Q. What do you call a song sung in an automobile”
A: A cartoon.
Q: What kind of lighting did Noah use for the Ark?
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Thought Du Jour
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live.”
— Poet Charles Bukowski