Monthly Archives: September 2010

Forest minister responds to logging protests

Much of the provincial government is in Whistler right now for the annual convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. I pulled Forest Minister Pat Bell aside yesterday morning for his take on the protests against the Cheakamus Community … Continue reading

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The Best of Pemberton is here!

Forget, for a moment, the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue, wonderful though it is. This week Pique gives attention to the Best of Pemberton, that pretty little community about 30 kilometres north of Whistler. Click the link or just … Continue reading

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Shadi Elien’s double standard on hockey

Georgia Straight journalist Shadi Elien writes a guide on how to score a mate during the hockey season. It’s a strange piece for her to write, given that just months ago she penned a piece talking about how hockey makes … Continue reading

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John Weston responds to previous post

John Weston’s assistant called me on Monday requesting an opportunity to respond to my previous post. I promised to print his response, in full, unedited, and that’s what I’ve done below. — The Long Gun Registry Debate – Some Things … Continue reading

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John Weston called upon to support gun registry

West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston is in the bitterly uncomfortable position of choosing between the wishes of his party and many of his constituents when it comes to the federal long-gun registry. Daniel Veniez, the Liberal … Continue reading

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Courage Under Fire (?)

Forget the asphalt plant, a real standoff is taking place in Squamish, between the District and a lone journalist who’s being threatened with a lawsuit over a damning story that pillories the local government for cutting a firefighter’s position despite … Continue reading

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I’m finished…

I wrote this column for this week’s Pique. It’s mainly a response to what I saw as a horrible piece written about Vancouver for the Walrus blog belonging to Stacey May Fowles, a Toronto novelist. Turns out Mrs. Fowles is … Continue reading

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