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The Strap by Jim Nelson on July 26, 2022 The strap was a two-inch wide, two feet long piece of cross-hatched fabric, covered in rubber.  Government issue.Black.Official.No substitutions. In the sixties, it wasn’t legal to whack kids with anything else…. at least … Continue reading

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The Dictatorship of the Minority

  Political decision making in the U.S. has become a dictatorship of the minority. This fact has been crystalized recently around the deliberations about the right for a woman to control her reproductive choices.    Although anywhere from 60 -70 … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Tri City News , Nov.10, 2011 On a frosty November 11th at 11:00 A.M., the referee blew his whistle, and stopped the soccer game. I was fifteen. We all looked to the portly official for an explanation. In thick Scottish … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Tri City News , Nov.10, 2011 On a frosty November 11th at 11:00 A.M., the referee blew his whistle, and stopped the soccer game. I was fifteen. We all looked to the portly official for an explanation. In thick Scottish … Continue reading

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Glorifying Anti Social Behaviour

Can’t we stop giving so much attention to criminals, terrorists and other anti social actors? Fifteen minutes of fame is one thing, but the insatiable appetite of the media to  chronicle the life stories of those who kill or blow … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s New St. Paul’s Hospital – Public not Catholic

Vancouverites, in their zeal to replace a crumbling St. Paul’s Hospital, have opted to perpetuate the running of a publicly funded hospital by a religious entity.Is this operational leadership still relevant in today’s public health system? This question elicits a … Continue reading

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7 Things We’ve Learned About Covid 19

Covid 19’s persona has changed. No longer the plague that will end the world, it’s now a highly transmissible virus that responds to mitigation much like other, less contagious viruses. That has re-assured us and convinced us that there will … Continue reading

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Lower Mainland Gas Prices

“ Gas Prices Stay High Despite Oil’s Dive” –Tri- City News -Friday Aug. 14th, 2015 “ (Gee)… I wish there was a simple explanation”, lamented Jason Parent of the Kent Marketing Group when asked why gasoline prices don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Judge TS Ellis reluctantly sentences drug dealer to 40 yrs last week

Conservative, Reagan appointed judge TS Ellis, really struggles with long mandatory sentences, as was evident two weeks ago in his deliberations about a drug dealer, when the judge said; “This situation presents me with something I have no discretion to … Continue reading

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A Snapshot Comparison of CampbellTax Cuts and Horgan’s Early Initiatives.

Who benefitted from the policies of our last Provincial Government’s tax cuts  ,and who is benefitting from the targeted policies of the  current bunch? Below is a comparison of benefit based on a  Surrey family earning less than 45K per year. … Continue reading

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