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'Taking The Economy To Court: B.C. Update'

Now, Canadian¬†courts have enabled the lawyer-driven ‘Aboriginal Industry’ to sue both companies and individuals over land use on ‘traditional territories’ — even before a tribe has proven any connection whatsoever with the land in question, and even if the land had been previously stolen from another tribe. 1,487 more words

Aboriginal Industry

ICBC rate increases: the real culprit?

The typical insurance model is to collect premiums from insurance payers (A.K.A. insurees) and then invest those premiums. The profits from those investments are largely what is used to pay out insurance claims. 267 more words


Poor Neglected Blog...

It is still a place to show the love for this place though, and for the people (and creatures- hi Sawyer) who live here. Heaven knows there is a bit of knitting. 31 more words

Daily Life

Try Something New

My first streetscape.

Having just completed a large, complex piece (The Fall, below), I was looking for something smaller and simpler to finish up the weekend. 267 more words


American Wigeon [Anas americana] ~ 2016 #04

With my first birding day of the year I figured if I went to one of the local duck ponds I could knock a few of the usual suspects off my list pretty quickly, and I wasn’t wrong.¬† 127 more words

British Columbia

Winter Wonderland in British Columbia

Folks, I am warning you now that the pictures in this post are heavenly.

The third location for this wintery week is in the beautiful province of British Columbia! 576 more words


Foggy Day

We were kind of disappointed. The weather report promised blue skies and temperatures warm enough to keep the roads bare and dry. With a whole day off and an open road before us my friend and I drove to Creston, British Columbia to pick up a bed. 421 more words