New owner takes on TideChange
Should the University of British Columbia buy shares in and take profits from fossil fuel companies or invest in funds and projects directly linked to controversial energy projects? The UBC Board of Governor’s considered that question after some faculty and staff...read more
The story of a Vancouver Island municipal infrastructure project, delayed for over a decade, appears headed for a happy ending. In the 1990s, the City of Campbell River planned to upgrade and replace a key sewer force-main pipe that serves the southern portion of the...read more
Years ago, when I lived on Bainbridge Island, an elderly neighbor sold his five acres of forest on an idyllic inlet to a couple from California. They clear cut it. Although Bainbridge had been logged within decades of the first white settlers’ arrival, that initial...read more
Don’t want a toxic waste dump built on the vacant lot next to your home? Better enlist someone from a neighboring province to become the face of your Stop the Dump! campaign. Otherwise, you’ll be dismissed as a NIMBY. People who live in Victoria neighborhoods near...read more
I’ve been playing God lately. You know, deciding who lives, who dies. When to end a life, and whether by violent or somewhat more humane means. And I have to say that, while it’s kind of empowering to play God, there’s a lot of guilt involved. I can’t say for sure if...read more
Comox resident George Le Masurier has responded to a post on the Comox Valley Regional District website. The CVRD post attempts to discredit Le Masurier's recent op-ed article in the Times-Colonist. The CVRD has posted on their website a response to my op-ed article...read more
Trump's musical set list for climate denying speeches
The crazy people over at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency had some thoughts about the military band playing soft jazz while President Nut Job backed out of a deal to save our one and only planet.
SET LIST FOR THE BAND AT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ROSE GARDEN SPEECH ANNOUNCING THE UNITED STATES PULLING OUT OF THE GLOBAL CLIMATE ACCORD
“Celebratory mood in the White House Rose Garden for Paris announcement. A jazz band is playing.” — Jonathan Swan, Axios
“Heat Wave” – Martha and the Vandellas
“Hot in Herre” – Nelly
“The Heat is On” – Glenn Frey
“Hotter Than Hell” – Kiss
“Burning Down the House” – Talking Heads
“I Melt With You” – Modern English
“I’m Not Dead (I’m in Pittsburgh) – Frank Black
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn
“Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters
“Drown in My Own Tears” – Ray Charles
“Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire
“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Öyster Cult
“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
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
A Texan oil baron went to the dentist for a check up.
“I’m pleased to say your teeth are just fine,” said the dentist. “I know,” replied the oilman, “but drill anyway. I feel lucky.”
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Thought Du Jour
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
— John Muir