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Public Sector Salaries in BC

This database contains salary information for more than 75,000 of the highest paid public servants in B.C. To see a list of the highest paid staff at a particular workplace, choose a sector first, then an agency, then press “Submit”. To search for a specific person’s salary, type their last name in the search box. […]

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Camping for free in British Columbia, Canada

Why pay scalper prices for a campsite when you can camp for free in thousands of locations in British Columbia? Recently, news reports of individuals and companies buying a full season at a campsite or buying blocks of campsites during long weekends has raised the ire of some campers. Why pay when you can camp […]

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A number of studies on people who kill animals

The Vancouver Sun newspaper published an article today titled Convicted animal killer Kayla Bourque granted unescorted day passes, which got me thinking about what type of person deliberately kills an animal. A Michigan University study in 2008 (a) titled Cruelty to Animals and Violence Towards People found: “Cruelty to animals and violence towards people have […]

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Novel Map Targets Hidden Opportunities for Affordable Housing in BC

According to some knowledgeable observers, Vancouver’s “crisis” in affordable housing is setting off a “gold rush” in innovative thinking, as people fed up with waiting for government action create their own new options on scales large and small. That creative thinking, it turns out, isn’t limited to finding alternative paths to affordable home ownership. With […]

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Woman murders dog during divorce

A British Columbia woman who teaches arts and crafts, puppetry, heritage hat making and other classes to children in Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, Whistler and other areas took an innocent family pet to a local vet and had it killed during a lengthy divorce. The Rottweiler/German Shepard cross was killed during the time […]

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Is $19 million house for sale because of rail disasters?

Photograph by: screengrab, http://gregfraser.com A $18.9 million dollar house in White Rock, BC, has recently been listed for sale shortly after multiple rail disasters reported in other cities. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home on Marine Drive is the most expensive in White Rock history and boasts an elevator, an indoor pool, a spa, a theatre and […]

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Nestle gets water for free and sells it for millions

Nestlé Waters Canada takes 265 million litres a year of fresh water from a Fraser Valley well in Hope and doesn’t pay a cent or is required by provincial law to file any reports on water it takes from BC. Because of B.C.’s lack of groundwater regulation, Nestlé Waters Canada — a division of the […]

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park named world’s best park

Vancouver’s Stanley Park was named the best park in the world this week, according to TripAdvisor’s first ever Travellers’ Choice Awards. New York City’s 840-acre Central Park took second place, while Colorado’s Garden of the Gods was third place. Link to official Stanley Park web site. 0

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Who taught children at Lynn Valley – Sea to Sky Heritage Fair? Parents should know.

Parents with young children should know who is teaching their children at local festivals, art classes, or other public events. But does a parent really know who their children are meeting? For that matter, how much research on instructors do festival organizers, art class organizers, or other public bodies do before entrusting children to the […]

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Rate my hospital – Provincial health departments hiding data from reporters.

CBC’s the fifth estate awarded 10 hospitals across the country top grades as part of a Canadian national hospital performance report card. However, provincial and territorial health department officials held cross-country meetings and agreed to a “national decision” to deny a CBC request for information about individual hospitals, CBC News has learned. A range of […]

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2012 political jackass of the year award

The 2012 Political Jackass of the year award goes to…. Rich Coleman, British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, minister responsible for Housing… for this quote: “I know the socialist-communist thinking is that everything should be nationalized and controlled,” Coleman taunted the New Democrats during question period. “That’s what they are. They’re socialists. They’re communists. […]

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Police contact BC, Canada, blogger about dog killer articles

Several weeks ago local police contacted me regarding the articles I had written on my blog about my ex-wife who had my dog killed during the time the courts were hounding her for financial records concerning the large amount of money she removed from our joint account just prior to our divorce. The police contacted […]

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Lying, dog killing woman named Liz Summerfield teaching children

Liz Summerfield, who lied to the South Burnaby Vet hospital in order to have my dog killed during the time the divorce judge was hounding her for bank records, is teaching children arts and crafts. Liz sometimes works at the Place d’es Arts or other community arts locations, and is an instructor at “ARTrageous ART […]