So, you think the federal Bill C-51 is bad? It is. And here comes the DRAFT new BC Societies Act, provincial legislation with provisions that will make life even worse for any society that speaks up about anything. If this draft Act is made law, Sections 98 and 99 will enable any person to brin
“In a peaceful age I might have written ornate or merely descriptive books, and might have remained almost unaware of my political loyalties. As it is I have been forced into becoming a sort of pamphleteer.”—George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946
George Orwell warned of totalitarian states in his dystopic novel ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
The early arrival of spring weather this year means many of us are spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. And we aren’t the only ones basking in the unseasonable warmth. The change in weather also brings out ticks – small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease.
On April 14, provincial and territorial leaders are to meet in Quebec City for a special Council of Federation meeting to talk about climate change. Some prominent Canadians -- and many others, less prominent but equally concerned -- plan to attend a march there on April 11, in an attempt to get a message to our politicians about the urgent need for action.
The World Federalist Movement has issued a press release about Canada's new federal legislation ratifying the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions -- an international treaty intended to ban the use of cluster bombs.
The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2016 program. Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at http://www.nuffield.ca.
Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2016.
Once again Minister Thomson I urge you to review an extremely weak argument that has resulted in the Gilpin Grasslands becoming an important motorized vehicle recreation area.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming a handful of their newest (and cutest) recruits!
It is with great sadness that the RCMP learned of the passing of Const. David Wynn, who was shot in the line of duty January 17, 2015.
The most popular baby names in BC for the year of 2014 have been released.
In the boy's category, Liam comes out on top, with 265 Liams born last year. Mason came in second (248) and Ethan third (234).
For the girls, Olivia was the most popular name last year with 284 babies born with this name. Emma (250) came in second and Sophia (219).