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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

DAY SEVEN ... a look back at the week of September 6th to 12th

Greetings ... and welcome to DAY SEVEN, as we review the top commentaries of the week ... let’s get things started ... here’s ...

#10 ... STEWART MUIR -- It can be hard to locate the calm and rational discourse of scientific forestry, even though it does exist (September 10th)

While there's no telling what the Gorley-Merkel report on old growth forestry management will say when it is released in the near future, there's little doubt that community stability will be on the agenda.

Although the popular image of forestry, and forest products, is of something that takes place mostly in rural areas, Metro Vancouver is also a forest community with sawmills and custom cutters who supply value-added products that are reliant on the tight grain, knot-free lengths and other special qualities of coastal logs in particular ...


#9 ... THE SIDEWINDER – If the world acknowledges this cheating, racist, lying piece of dung as worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, we are all in for a very rough ride (September 10th)

Can someone please explain how piece of dung Trump gets nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize?

This guy can't even bring peace to his own country and has referred to some African and North American countries as 'shithole' countries ...


#8 ... ADAM OLSEN -- The BC Greens will announce our new leader on Monday, marking the end of my time as interim leader and the beginning of a new chapter for our party (September 12th)

The BC Greens will announce our new leader on Monday, marking the end of my time as interim leader and the beginning of a new chapter for our party. 

Before I pass on the torch to our new leader, I wanted to share some final thoughts as interim leader in the video below. I'm excited to see a future in reach, led by the BC Greens ...


#7 ... As talk continues around a possible Fall election, BC Liberals announce a shuffle in roles for government Ministry critics (September 10th)

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson has made changes to Official Opposition critic roles today to focus on holding John Horgan and his government to account ... newly sharpened team includes Kamloops North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar now taking on a major role as Labour Critic, replacing Chilliwack MLA John Martin, who moves to Advanced Education.  The other Kamloops MLA, Todd Stone, will retain his role in Municipal Affairs and Housing ...


#6 ... FELDSTED -- If we are consistent and persistent, we can change the dialogue of the next general election and force politicians to heed our concerns for a change (September 8th)

People ask me what we can do to bring about real change – There’s A Lot We Can Do! In the 2019 federal election, less than 10% of the votes cast decided the outcome of 93 seats (27.5%) -- they are vulnerable to change ...

#5 ... According to the BC Liberals, Premier John Horgan has been sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars originally promised to support businesses manage their response to the pandemic (September 11th)  

Pickup’s report is a summary of funds announced by the government as part of its response to the pandemic. It includes funding allocations under the $5-billion Pandemic Contingencies allocation ... BC’s contribution under a federal cost-sharing agreement ... and other significant relief measures. The report indicates it is asnapshot of known financial information as of August 18, 2020”, and was not audited by the Auditor General’s office ...


#4 ... Conservative leader Erin O’Toole taps Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod for role as Crown-Indigenous Relations critic (September 8th)

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo was today appointed as Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations by Opposition and Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole.

This is the second time that MP McLeod will hold this position. She previously served under interim Leader Rona Ambrose ...


#3 ... THE SIDEWINDER – We must remain forever vigilant to ensure that we don't slip into the same single-minded, unbending approach to politics, religion and culture (September 7th)

Donald Trump is much like the weather – everyone seems to have an opinion of him.

It becomes difficult, if not impossible, for many people to understand his rise to power, and how so many of his supporters continue to almost worship the man ...


#2 ... Government Protects Foreign Corporation While Bankrupting Canadian Citizens in Central British Columbia Land Claims (September 10th)

In the Tsilqhot'in Land Claims negotiations in central British Columbia, the Federal and Provincial governments are walking on pretty thin ice. With their determination to appear to be “solving” the issue of First Nations title, Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett, and BC Minister of Indigenous Relations Scott Fraser seem willing to simultaneously sacrifice the rights of non-Indigenous people and businesses ...

AND NOW, here is the top story of the week ...

#1 ... We’re devastated by yesterdays health order – I can’t help but feel I’m paying for others people’s indiscretions – David Pup Johnston (September 9th)

We're devastated by yesterdays health order from Dr. Bonnie Henry ... we had just spent a lot of time and money on reopening.  After voluntarily being closed for 6 months, due to COVID-19, we had very high hopes.

Friday gave us 44 guests -- who all obeyed the rules. Saturday, we had 22 guests who were also happily compliant ...

AND THAT’S A WRAP ... as we finish up DAY SEVEN.  I hope you enjoyed the stories and commentaries that you found on the blog site this week.  We’ll be back again to tomorrow to start the week of fresh.


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