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Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 2)

Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 2)

In the first half of this blog post, I explained the issue of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, and why it has divided British Columbia and Alberta.  Now, I will talk about the major points for and against the project. What Are The Points In Favour Of The Expansion? 1) Benefits for the economy.  As I mentioned previously, expanding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline project would bring a significant amount of money to the Canadian government.  The Trans Mountain…

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Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 1)

Nothing Divides Like A Pipeline (Part 1)

This blog post is the first half of a two-part series about the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. Without a doubt, most of my Canadian readers (and especially those from Western Canada) will know about this highly contentious and polarizing dispute: The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.  This hot-button issue has pitted provinces against each other for the past few months, and forced the residents of British Columbia and Alberta to take sides. For the last little while, I’ve been trying to figure…

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Bloodwater: The Dark Reality of Fish Farming In British Columbia

Bloodwater: The Dark Reality of Fish Farming In British Columbia

There’s no doubt about it: the image above is disconcerting.  Even without knowing exactly what’s going on, we can observe fish swimming around—yes—an approaching cloud of blood. Knowing the facts behind this image will make you feel even more queasy. Let’s start from the beginning.  As I’m sure many of you know, I’m from the province of British Columbia, Canada.  Our province is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, and in particular, our coastal waters.  However, these waters also have a…

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I Will Never Be A Martian. Period.

I Will Never Be A Martian. Period.

This post was inspired by a segment on the show “Real Time With Bill Maher”.  As this show contains profanity and other mature content (and some of my readers are quite young), I haven’t included the video in this post.  However, you can find the video on Youtube by searching “Bill Maher: Make Earth Great Again”. I will never be a Martian. This may sound like a weird statement to make.  But read on, and I’ll explain what I mean….

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We Cannot Eat Money

We Cannot Eat Money

I love this saying. Think about it for a minute.  A dollar bill is nothing more than a piece of paper with someone’s face on it.  A coin is just a piece of metal with designs on it.  And yet, the two create this great, intangible thing that leads people to abandon those closest to them in the hope of making more and more and MORE.   Why do we spend our entire lives in pursuit of…nothing? It’s pretty stupid when…

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