Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Yellow Brick Road: Northern BC LNG to Port Alberni via Washington Group lines.

Pipeline Right-of-ways come with one condition imposed by Ottawa and Victoria, Royalties, the more the better, a $$$Trillion$$$ would be perfect for the BC Liberals to fulfill their election promises of 2013 by 2024.

If the two colonies of Vancouver Island and Vancouver, having just amalgamated into British Columbia, had insisted that the agreed upon conditions of Confederation with Canada were adhered to, then there would be no need to be looking for pipeline routes from Alberta to the west coast now.

The railway line via Bute Inlet from the YellowHead and Yoho Pass would have been connected to Esquimalt as the western terminus.

Esquimalt WAS the designated terminus for CPR.   They ran out of money because they put a bid in too low.... and still received 20,000 acres either side of the right-of-way for every mile completed.

Vancouver???   Port Moody??????   not even on the map back then.  The pioneers knew the lay of the land.

If you've been wondering why the Washington Group has gone from being a bit player to a major actor on the British Columbia scene, just remember that they are now the sole owners of the old E & N railway line on Vancouver Island which WAS a condition of Confederation, and was delivered.  A line from nowhere (Na-Nai-Mo) to nowhere (Vic-Tor-Ia) carrying coal resources.

There's no guarantee that the 30 year, $8 billion, 17 vessel contract will be completed, let alone start, but a North Vancouver marine facility will, and it will be used to build a new corridor, a major highway, a rail route, and pipeline.    BC Hydro will divert before Seymour Narrows and strike south towards Gibson and then hook into the Smart Grid for Vancouver.

The Dogwood Initiative has a Post on Texada Island being the recipients of a brand new LNG fired Thermal Plant (electricity) but BC Hydro has said "NO!!!".

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The old Bute Inlet method, the one that Canadian negotiators agreed upon, so too did the Members of Parliament (MP),  but were stymied by "Wallin and Duffy"'s SENATOS who turned the deal down, and the CPR ended up in Vancouver.   The Senate shenanigans haven't changed to having open minds in over a 150 years!

BBC Post:  If Kitimat LNG tanks, will Texada Island LNG take over?  and it has

The Washington Group is going down a different path than the embattled Enbridge and Kinder-Enron-Morgan companies whereby they are trying to run roughshod over the public and private land owners.   The Coquihalla Highway also houses a Pipeline, soon to be doubled in volume (Kinder Morgan).   Enbridge, who have proved how efficient they are in creating crude oil spills and then spend more money on public relations than on the ACTUAL cleanup, have won round one with the NEB, but....  not the public.

What's to stop the Washington Group from using their Rail Right-of-Way for a pipeline, from Port Alberni to Williams Lake or bypass them and head straight up to Prince George to the heart of British Columbia?   They already own Esquimalt to Courtenay and tees off at Parksville to Port Alberni's Port, with a clear run out to the Pacific Ocean.   No Douglas Channel.  No Burrard Inlet either.

Check Mate! 


A Bonus:  BC Ferries money losing sailings out of Port Hardy to Prince Rupert will be taken over by Private interests..... like the "interest" that has been proven in the lucrative rail trips between Vancouver  to Whistler....  which was formerly run by BC Rail.     

Second Bonus:  BC Ferries trips to Vancouver Island will shift operations to Delta and then proceed to Island hopping in the Gulf Islands and then bridging to the BIG Island.

Google Search Criteria: Yellowhead Pass to Bute Inlet Canadian Northern Railway 1903

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pioneer Conservationists for the West Coast Trail and the Nitinat Triangle.

When we were younger, BC (Before Children) we heard North Vancouver Teacher Hugh Murray talking about his weekend trips - every weekend trips, to the West Coast Trail and Nitinat Lake.  Plenty of stories, with an equal amount of hardships, not just physical, but political interference too.

We almost went to Hugh's preferred trail but it wasn't the hiking that put us off, it was the part about needing a canoe to paddle Nitinat Lake....., which meant portaging, a far worse hardship that Bowron Lake circuit.

We settled for a hike into the most northern part of Vancouver Island, to Cape Scott, first in 1973, and a second time in 1976, but to San Josef Bay.  On the BC Ferries trip from Vancouver we heard from a fellow traveler that there was a circuitous day hike, with a fantastic view from a mountain top and then down to a pristine beach seen by the few.   Unexpectedly, but prepared, we ended up staying overnight, near that "pristine beach".   It was the incoming tide that cut off our retreat once we realized that EVERYONE who had preceded us had faced the same dilemma, an impass, at sea level, a rock wall that towered above us with no way around, which went a long way to explaining WHY the trail looked so well worn and the fact that there was no trail head FROM San Josef Bay, via the beach!

Cape Scott map Provincial Parks  Type in the search Box:  "San Joseph Bay"


Sierra Club

The Nitinat Triangle is causing the B.C. forest industry concern.
 ......According to a Council of Forest Industries press release last Wednesday, "the forest land in the Nitinat Triangle is some of the most productive forest land in B .C. B.C. Forest Products holds tree farm licence No . 27, which was issued twelve years ago and 90 per cent of it lies within the proposed triangle. The licence was issued in 1958 by then minister of lands and forests Robert Sommers. Later that same year, Sommers was convicted in B.C. Supreme Court on four counts of accepting a bribe and one count of conspiracy.   - Bruce Curtis  Page 16 of 20  Ubyssey

Tim Leadem

Hikers who enjoy these trails - and I certainly include myself within this group - owe considerable thanks to the conservationists who had the foresight and fortitude to fight to preserve the lands upon which we walk.  Humphrey Davy, Jim Hamilton, Hugh Murray, Karen McNaught, Ric Careless, John Willow and Gordy Price all engineered the West Coast Trail and the hikes around Nitinat Lake in order to promote the area and conserve it.  The Juan de Fuca Trail benefited from similar efforts from the Sierra Club members Bruce Hardy, Chris Nation, John Newcombe and Greg Darms.  The Preservation of the Camanah Valley is due largely to the hard work of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee.  A large chunk of the Walbran Valley has been saved from clear-cut logging through the combined efforts of several environmental groups, including the Carmanah Forestry Society led by Syd Haskell.  - Tim Leadem -Author - Hiking the West Coast Trail of Vancouver Island.

Humphrey Davy

Jim Hamilton

Hugh Murray   North Vancouver Teacher and introduced pinching Italian Honey bees at the Outdoor School near Squamish.

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Karen McNaught

Ric Careless

John Willow fought passionately for what he believed in, especially the environment. In 1969, he was a founding member and leader of a dedicated group of young British Columbians focused on protecting the magnificent forests and lakes of the Nitinat Triangle along the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. This renegade group called themselves the "Sierra Club of Western Canada" and they were successful in their campaign to gain park status for Nitinat.

Gordy Price

Juan de Fuca Trail

Bruce Hardy

Chris Nation

John Newcombe

Greg Darms

fought passionately for what he believed in, especially the environment. In 1969, he was a founding member and leader of a dedicated group of young British Columbians focused on protecting the magnificent forests and lakes of the Nitinat Triangle along the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. This renegade group called themselves the "Sierra Club of Western Canada" and they were successful in their campaign to gain park status for Nitinat. - See more at:
fought passionately for what he believed in, especially the environment. In 1969, he was a founding member and leader of a dedicated group of young British Columbians focused on protecting the magnificent forests and lakes of the Nitinat Triangle along the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. This renegade group called themselves the "Sierra Club of Western Canada" and they were successful in their campaign to gain park status for Nitinat. - See more at:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

British Columbia STOP Telegram STOP Census Stats STOP 1893 STOP Indians Chinese Whites STOP

Census Telegrams

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Population British Columbia absolutely as follows: Vancouver Island  Indians, 5,325   Chinese 3,183  Whites 28,767   Mainland Indians 29,634, Chinese 5,727, Whites 26,045, total 61,406 STOP
White Majority STOP

February 26, 1893   to   April 18, 1893   Ten Telegrams

Two years previously ........

Ably reported by Patrick A. Dunae in 1998:

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The census was administered by the Department of Agriculture, under the direction of the deputy minister, John Lowe.

Since a permanent census office did not exist, Lowe had to establish an enumeration bureaucracy before the count could get underway. Early in 1891 support staff were seconded from several government departments and a Census Branch, managed by George Johnson, the government's chief statistician, was created. The actual process of enumeration, however, was in the hands of a hierarchy of non-governmental officials.

The hierarchy consisted of fourteen Chief Census Officers (four each for Ontario and Quebec and one each for the other provinces and the Northwest Territories), 241 Census Commissioners (also known as County Commissioners in Eastern Canada), and approximately 4,300 enumerators.  Nearly all census-takers were political appointees, to some extent. Few were better connected than George Sargison, a 64-year-old accountant in Victoria who was appointed Chief Census Officer for British Columbia.  Sargison was married to the sister of Frank (afterwards Sir Francis) Stillman Barnard, Conservative Member of Parliament for Cariboo. He was also related by marriage to John Andrew Mara, the Conservative MP for Yale. By order-in-council, he was appointed chief census officer for a five-month period commencing January 23, 1891, with a stipend of $605 plus expenses.

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.......For the most part, the populace seems to have been relatively cooperative, although on the Mainland some enumerators found it difficult to persuade the Native people to participate. On the Naas River, Greer noted,  Every Indian wants to know what this work is for, and some even want pay for using their names.  At one village, he recorded, I had to pay the Indians here tobacco to tell me names of their children and friends who were absent hunting or picking berries.  At another, he had to placate suspicious elders who supposed our mission was to find out how many of them there were, and then the Government would do away with them to get their  land. On the northern coast, Ronald Green had difficulty enlisting Chinese cannery workers who suspected that the census had something to do with the federal government's head tax. Chinese residents in Victoria were also suspicious of the government's motives. To allay their fears and encourage their participation, Sargison hired a Chinese interpreter to accompany enumerators in Victoria's Chinese quarter. Enumerators also encountered resistance among the white merchants in Vancouver and Victoria, who balked at reporting their investments and real estate holdings. Even so, there were very few prosecutions for non-compliance in the province. ...... 
.....During the count, George Sargison was in close contact with his census commissioners, clarifying their questions and explaining procedures. He had to explain the difference between the floating population (transients) and the population afloat (people residing on fishing boats or harbour craft and passengers on visiting steamships) to the Nanaimo commissioners. He had to explain to Gosnell in Vancouver that the city's new office blocks, however grandiose, had still to be recorded as uninhabited buildings. Sargison also had to deal with a query from the census commissioner in Kamloops, who asked how prostitutes were to be recorded.

December 20, 2013  Supreme Court of Canada's decision has struck down prostitution laws

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country’s major prostitution laws, saying that bans on street soliciting, brothels and people living off the avails of prostitution create severe dangers for vulnerable women and therefore violate Canadians’ basic values. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for a unanimous court, stressed that the ruling is not about whether prostitution should be legal or not, but about whether Parliament’s means of controlling it infringe the constitutional rights of prostitutes.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Born before 1871, and Living, in British Columbia, warranted a BC Legislature front porch Group photo: Emily Carr in 1924

The Artist

215 Pioneers, Emily Carr and her sister Elizabeth Carr, included, are in this group photo because, they were residents of British Columbia before 1871 (Photo taken in 1924).

 Emily Carr the University (On Granville Island);

Emily Carr by Robert Genn
The Painter's Keys: The Fine Art of Finding the Spot

Important people, all, well known???, was that another criteria for this photo..... or not?

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# 136  Elizabeth Carr       # 138 Emily Carr

A work in progress of finding the Pioneers:

Index No.    Name
1    Moore, J. Mrs.
2    Redgrave, Mrs.
3    Fry, George
4    Duck, Wm.
5    Haines, Ernest
6    Hauck, Gus
8    Hall, Phil J.
10    Hibben, T. N.
11    Cameron, Jessie, Mrs.
12    Dailey, Edwin
13    Gerow, G.
14    Watson, Wm.
15    Cameron, W. G., Mrs.
16    Cameron, W. G.
17    Ella, Fred
19    Nesbitt, Mrs.
20    Chadsey, George Mrs.
21    Bone, W. H.
22    Chadsey, Wm. Mrs.
23    Keith, J. Mrs.
24    Chadsey, Wm. Mrs.
25    Clark, Mrs.
28    Yorke, T. F.
29    Muirhead, J. Mel
30    Drake, Brian T.
31    Ashwell, John H.
32    Hamilton, Hugh
34    Adams, Wm.
35    Gowen, Gus
36    Morley, Mrs.
37    Mesher, Mrs.
38    Dean, M.
39    Turgoose, Fred
40    Eastman, Sam
41    Stewart, J.
42    Wootton, E. E. (Edward)(Victoria, BC) Barrister
43    Smith, J. F. Mrs.
44    Wilson, Hugh, Mrs.
45    Renwick, Mrs.
46    McMicking, Mrs.  'Overlanders' into British Columbia
47    Dalley, Edwin, Mrs. (Page 1 of 5)
48    Vigellus, A. Victoria Alderman 1897 (Page 002)
49    Whittier, A. Mrs.
50    Christenson, Capt.
53    Crimp, E. Mrs.
54    Haines
55    Hiscocks, Mrs.
56    Huxtable, A. Miss (Maybe)
57    Marshall, Mrs.
58    Henderson, Dr. Mrs.
59    Webb, Horatio (1852-1936) Chilliwack's first Historian
60    Adams, F. W.
61    Langley, W. H. Major
62    Ella, Harry
63    Simpson, Mrs.
64    Meldrum, J.
65    Kent, Herbert
66    Meldrum, J. Mrs.
68    Davis, Phil. Mrs.
69    Thompson, D.
71    Johns, Edwin
72    Murphy, Mary, Mrs.
73    Davies, Phil
75    Goepel, Wm. Mrs.
76    Jamieson, Robt.
79    Michael, Mrs.
81    Cessford, James
83    Urquhart, Alex.
85    Johnson, I. Mrs.
86    Redfern, C. E.
87    Carter, Wm. D.
88    Crease, Lindley
89    Woods, Miss
90    White, E. J.
91    Pemberton, F. B.
92    Braden, John
93    Munro, Alex
94    Wilby, James
95    Murray, Wm.
97    Jackman, P.
98    Dean, Max, Mrs.
99    Semple, A.
101    Jay, George
105    Franklin, W.
106    Duval, Louis
107    Duval, Mrs.
108    Pottinger, James
109    Spence, Chris., Mrs.
111    Spencer, Chris.
112    DeVeulle, Mrs.
114    Porter, Ja. Mrs.
115    Hubbard, T. C., Mrs.
116    Shawnigan, J. I. Smith
117    Smith, J. L., Mrs
118    Hubbard, Thos., Mrs.
119    Weiler, Otto
120    Rathom, Mrs.
121    Partridge, Frank
123    Switzer, John
124    Whitfield, George
126    Brown, J. G., Mrs.
127    Watson, Tom, Mrs.
128    Bowser, F., Mrs.
129    John Hall
130    Tate, C. M. Rev.
132    Hastings, O., Mrs.
133    Bate, Mark
134    Robertson, T., Miss
136    Carr, Elizabeth, Miss
137    Brown, Mrs. (Pioneer St., N. Park St.)
138    Carr, Emily, Miss   Emily Carr biography chronolgogy
139    Dassonville, J.
140    Alexander, Tom
141    Argyle, Albert
142    McKenzie, Alex.
145    Boyce, A. C., Mrs.
146    Harvey, George
147    Chas. Weiler
148    Hearns, Henry
150    Monk, Mrs.
151    Walter Chambers
152    Schubert, James
153    Urguhart, Alex, Mrs.
154    Heale, Harry, Mrs.
155    Michell, S. T.
156    Fawcett, Annie, Miss
157    Claudet, F. G.
158    Wilby, Wm.
159    Bland, Robert
160    Carter, Geo. P.
161    Evans
162    Cruikshanks, George
164    Finnerty, Michael
165    Maynard, A. H.
166    Pemberton, C. C.
167    Bushby, George
168    Helmcken, J. D. Mrs.
169    Hautier, Alphonse
170    Harris, Dennis, Mrs.
171    Higgins, w. Mrs.
172    Smith, A. Mrs.
173    Smith, J., (Royal Oak)
174    Peers, Brenda, Miss
175    Porter, James
176    Anderson, Mrs.
177    McKenzie, Mrs.
178    Bissett, Mrs.
179    McCurdy, Mrs.
180    Lombard, Charles
181    Dinsley, Mrs.
182    Teague, John
183    Borde, H.
184    Irving, John, Capt.
185    Wall, Edward
186    Carne, Fred
187    Butler, R. Mrs.
188    Williams, R. T.
192    Moore, John
193    Johnson, Mrs.
194    Homes, Mrs.
195    Richardson, Mrs.
196    Townsend, Mrs.
197    Lyall, Mrs.
198    Wale, Billy
199    Anderson, J. R.
200    McLaren, F. M. Mrs.
201    Martin, G. B.
202    Smith, Phil
203    Carson, C. Mrs.
204    Allison, Susan L. Mrs.
205    Hood, Emma, Mrs.
206    Irving, P. Ae. Mrs.
207    Heyland, Mrs.
208    Crogan, Aurthur, Mrs.
209    Wriglesworth, Joe
210    Humphries, T. B. Mrs.
211    Courtenay, Mrs.
212    Keith, Mrs.
213    Finlayson, Mrs.

There are a few in the list who are directly related to residents (land owners) in Victoria and Esquimalt via the HBC and PSAC employees. circa 1850s

BC Archives Time Machine




We had hoped today to acknowledge the honour which has been brought to our province by one of her most notable children; for the Senate had proposed to confer the degree of Doctor of Letters on Emily Carr, whose pictures and books have made British Columbia famous in the world of art. It is good to know that the Senate’s invitation gave pleasure to Miss Carr and that she would have accepted it. We mourn her untimely death; but we are proud to enroll her name on the records of the University as of one belonging to its fellowship.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Kootenay Star's Last Post March 31, 1894 Obit. Sun Media's too soon to call?

The final issue of The Kootenay Star, which had been published at Revelstoke since the summer of 1889, appeared on March 31, 1894, and contained the following (Page 4 of 134) poetic obituary:


I am leaving with the snow; I am going “out of sight“;
My twinklings you will never see again;
I am very glad to quit this uncongenial sphere
On which my bright effulgence shone in vain.

‘Twas difficult to please more than one or two each week,
For each reader had an idea of his own
On every topic ‘neath the sun, how a paper should be run,
And scrupled not to let the same be known.

I’ve been criticized and cuss’d; I’ve been victimized and wuss—
I’ve been starved and neglected and unloved.
Without a dollar or a cent, all my debts paid but the rent,
In the journalistic boneyard I am shoved.

This is my last farewell; but I’m not going to h___,
As some of my dear friends have wished of yore,
So I’ll bid you all adieu; I’ll just leave you “in the stew!”
As a Star I’ll never twinkle any more

I am nothing loth to go, to give the Mail a show;
But I wish to make this sole and last request—
Vouchsafe to my successor what you would not give to me—
A living—in this wild and woolly west.

This somewhat graceful bow of retirement announced the commencement  of The Kootenay Mail, which entered the field on April 14, 1894, as a four-page home-print product.

Google Search Criteria Web: The Kootenay Star 1894

Google Search Criteria Image:  The Kootenay Star 1894


December 8th, 2013
'Cost containment' continues at parent company Quebecor Media




Sunday, December 8, 2013

BC's Prohibition Act didn't pass muster in 1917; Women's Sufferage vote did, on April 5th, 1917

1917, World War One was in full swing, all the able young men, all the able young women (nurses) were overseas when along came British Columbia's Premier Harlan Cary Brewster (Liberal, November 23, 1916 - March 1, 1918 with his Prohibition Act (which failed to pass muster), a By-Election and Women's Right to vote (passed), approved by ..... men.  The Prohibition Vote results were not what the BC Government expected; the disappointed Premier appointed a Royal Commission to go to France to discover if the votes cast were valid.   SCANDAL
Liberal leader Harlan C. Brewster, who was in favour of both prohibition and ending patronage in government, won the election.  The electorate voted 51 892 for and 24 606 against women’s suffrage, rewarding women for the work they had done on the home front during the war.   Prohibition was defeated, however, because of the votes of B.C. soldiers overseas. Brewster commissioned an inquiry, which revealed massive electoral fraud, particularly by officers in the army, and cast suspicion on McBride who, as the new Agent-General in London, had overseen the voting process.   Over half of the soldiers’ votes were disallowed, and Prohibition came into effect. - A City Goes to War

2013 Questions: Was it only Canadian soldiers voting more than once in such an unscrupulous manner on their sure to be death beds?  or Officers final manipulations?  One last defiant  gesture?  The Finger salute?   A message dispatched to the safe and secure politicians in BC and Canada?   A new beginning, after leaving the battlefield horrors behind, a dream of clearing trees and stumps, to till the land to produce Raspberry and Strawberry crops in the first years back.  A means of not drinking away the memories of a war that took away friends,    and lost limbs.

Was the Overseas Votes tainted by the sergeants who collected the dog tags,  and saw an opportunity, an "escape route" once the Great War was over?

Were Overseas voting results typical of other nations' soldiers on the fields of France?  To have their votes contested, then smeared, by politicians?

Royal Commissions  1870  to  1979    Go for 1917 (Seven all told)(busy year for Corruption)

Notable acts during the Great War:
1916 Life of Legislative Assembly extended to 5 years (SBC 1916 c.14). Clergy no longer prohibited from running and sitting as MLAs (SBC 1916 c.14).
1917 Franchise extended to women (SBC 1917 c.23).
1918 First woman to run (and be elected) – Mary Ellen Smith – in Vancouver by-election held 24 January 1918. First time women voted in provincial election.

Categories of Citizens Ineligible to Vote, 1867–1885 (Women not mentioned)(Ineligible)

British Columbia   

Any person of Indian origin.
Any immigrant of Chinese origin.
Any person holding one of the following positions:
    employee of the customs department
    employee of the federal government responsible for collecting excise duties
    judge of the Supreme Court or a county court
    stipendiary magistrate
    police constable or police officer
Any employee of the federal government paid an annual salary (except postal employees).
Any employee of the provincial government paid an annual salary.
Any teacher paid by the government of the province.
Any person previously found guilty of treason, serious crimes or other offences, unless he had been pardoned or served his sentence.

 British Columbia approved women's suffrage on 5 April 1917


Alcohol was prohibited in British Columbia for about four years, from 1917 to 1921. A referendum in 1916 asked BC citizens whether they approved of making alcohol illegal (the other question was whether women had the right to vote). The contested results rejecting prohibition led to a major political scandal that subsequently saw the referendum being overturned and alcohol prohibited.  - Wikipedia  

One overlying fact, soldiers were led to believe that they were voting on TWO items.  Prohibition and a By-Election.    Women's right to vote, not mentioned in the Report.

Ancestry buffs might be interested in this Royal Commission because it lists off "dog tags",  names, place of birth, home town (residence) places, Battalions, and places of recuperation (in England). 

Prohibition Party Scrutineer Evidence:  Mr. W. D. Baley, the agent acting on behalf of the Party, noted that the presiding Officers ignored Clause 3 of the Order in Council of 24th August, 1916 to take the vote in certain parts of England and France:

All scrutineers and deputy scrutineers present at the time any poll is closed and the receptacles prepared to be forwarded to the Deputy Provincial Secretary or Agent-General , as the case may be, shall be allowed to place their own private seals upon the receptacles, in addition to the seal of the Presiding Officer or Deputy President Officer.
Receptacles? Sealed Ballot Boxes,  unheard of on the War Front, envelops were the norm.

BC Legislature Report:

Your Commissioners arrived at London on the 12th day of June, 1917, and after publication of a notice of their first meeting in three Issues of the London Times newspaper, pursuant to subsection (2) of section 6 of the said Act, your Commissioners held their first session at British Columbia House, Nos. 1 and 2, Regent Street; London, on Monday, the 18th day of June, 1917.

  .... card-indexes were sorted out in alphabetical order, It became apparent that many soldiers had voted, or were were made to appear as having voted, two, three, or four times, and these duplicate, triplicate, and quadruplicate votes were made the subject of special investigations by Mr. Helmore. "Certain cards out of those prepared by Mr. Helmore were selected by your Commissioners for comparison with the original military records, and these cards were in every case found to bear out the conclusions arrived at by Mr. Helmore.  The evidence taken at the Military Records Office will be found in the stenographer's report of the fourth day's proceedings of the Commission.   For convenience, however, we refer to one or two examples of what appeared to be fraudulent voting.

William Brillat, No. 155063;  Brillat is supposed to have voted at the Crowborough on the 22nd of December, 1916, whereas the military records show that Brillat deserted on the 16th of September.

 Oscar Ewart Hawes, No. 487388 was killed in action on the 8th October, 1916

Arthur Bacon, No. 429173; the military record showed No. 429173 to belong to Albert Alfred Bacon.   In the one case the residence of A. A. Bacon is given at Vancouver and that of Arthur Bacon at Victoria.   Captain Sellon produced the military record of Albert Alfred Bacon, No. 429173, which showed that this man went to France on February 3rd, 1916.

Henderson's Vancouver Directory (Names) A.E. Bacon, conductor, B. C. E. Railway

Alfred John Knight; it appears that four votes had been cast in this man's name, and in each case the number is given as 707244; the records show Alfred John Knight, No. 707245, 103rd Battalion;  In each case the votes were cast at Epsom Convalescent Hospital, three times under the name of Lonorgan, Presiding Officer , and once under the name of H. A. Douglas as Presiding Officer.  The correct number of Alfred John Knight was 707245

Pte. Carl Henry, No. 154254, Canadian Army Medical Corps (C.A.M.C.)

He stated his residence to be Vancouver, B.C., and that he had voted twice.  He understood one was an election and one was a by-election.  He was not positive whether he had voted on Prohibition the first time but was definite  as to voting on Prohibition the second time, at what he believed to be a by-election.
Pte. Leith Gordon; No. 22058, of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sergt.-Major George Parker Cruikshank, No. 54014,

Sergt. John Beauchamp Daly, No. 432441,

Pte. Cecil Everard William Reginald Durden, No. 147890; 78th Battalion, Winnipeg,

Sergt. Lee Bernard Cogan, No. 6B16, stated that his residence was Detroit, Michigan

Pte, Edgar Field, 8th Battalion, No. 45, gave his residence as Winnipeg, Man

Sergt. Cecil A. Hamilton, No. 13106, 5th Battalion, gave his residence as Saskatchewan

Corporal  Frank Taylor Harrop, No, 108274, No. 1146,Yuill Street, Medicine Hat, Manitoba

Pte. Vivian Potter, Battleford, Saskatchewan

Sergt. William Henry Bradley, No. 13081, 5th Battalion

Corporal Ralph Percy, Biggs, No. ,12968, 5th Battalion

Pte. Samuel Egginton Hodgkins, No. 464666, Manitoba Hotel, Yates, Street, Victoria

Major Pringle, Senior Chaplin at Shoreham Camp

Corporal William Harrison Welsh, No. 703426, l02nd Battalion, Vancouver, B.C.  He left  Irmstone  Hospital at Eastbourne on the 30th day of December, 1916

Lance-Corporal' James Owen, No. 75543, 29th Battalion; residence Mount Lehman, BC

Pte. Henry Ashdown, No. 706108, 103rd Battalion, residence 950 North Park Street, Victoria

Corporal Harold J. Cowherd, No. 706880, 103rd Battalion, residence Victoria

Pte. Arthur Leadbetter, No. 706995, 103rd Battalion, 1211 Pembroke Street, Victoria

Lieut. Alexander Duncan McRae, Of the 27th Battalion, France  acted as scrutineer at Sheffield, Buxton, and Manchester in November and December, 1916, at polls....

Sergt. H. A. Douglas at the various hospitals in the northern half of England, including Sheffield
and Buxton, contained no ballots marked in favour of Prohibition.

 "Had She oones Wett Hyr Whystyll She couth Syng full clere Hyr pater noster."

Monday, December 2, 2013

BCR Properties aren't listed "For Sale" in Annual Finance statements to Stone-wall-Todd.

Before rookie Minister of Education Fassbender implements his latest edict, shuttering schools because of low capacity, and mounting Hydro bills, perhaps he should bend the ear of a fellow rookie, Transportation Minister Stone who has proven he knows how to skirt issues on behalf of BC Ferries Executives.  His CEO, Corrigan, was able to justify to the Minister that free-tickets-to-ride on the Fleet in no way compromises the bottom line for the bankrupt system... because the ships are going to their destinations, and back to their home berth, anyway......

"Because we sail at 50 percent capacity, there is really no cost to BC Ferries."  Corrigan

Using zest to cover their mistakes in finances, the BC Liberals are selling off land near the BC Legislature so as to create the image of a real Balance Budget for the first time in four years.  They would  best set aside enough money ($200 million), to fix the sagging, leaking, roof of a building that they attend to for 29 days in a year.  The Legislative Precinct may be running at 1% capacity, but .... to quote Stone's CEO Corrigan   ..... there is really no cost to BC.

There is though, these GREAT quotes from the WayBackMachine on the Fraser Institute's advice to the BC Liberals in early 2001. 

Specific legislation needs to be enacted to ensure that one-time asset
sales are not used to help balance the government's accounts or
undertake new spending initiatives.


Harmonize the Provincial Sales Tax with the GST


Rescind announced increases to the minimum wage and ensure that minimum wages maintain an appropriate relationship with per capita GDP.

Another domain that the Transportation Minister rides herd over is......
BCR Properties.   BCR P, a subsidiary of BC Railway, is playing with what appears to be a "shaved" deck of cards, they're cheating on the Financial statements in their Annual reports to the Government, or, perhaps the BC Liberal has shown BC Railway how to cheat on their Financial Statements to the Public, after all, the politicians are the experts on "Balanced Budgeting".

If, ...... if it wasn't for the interfering, curiousity seeking, Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm looking for answers on the "Why?" to a Constituent(s) concerns, we would have never heard or known about Fort St. John.  We did, and we looked closer and found this:

BCR Properties Ltd. was originally created as an internal department of BC Rail Ltd. to acquire and manage land for railway operating purposes and for use by railway shippers. As the railway grew the real estate operation evolved to have a significant property management and administration function including administration of regulatory compliance on behalf of the railway.

On July 14, 2004 the Provincial Government entered into a long-term partnership for the BC Rail operation with CN Railway Company. As a result, the BCR Properties mandate was changed. The current mandate is to effectively and efficiently dispose of the non-railway related real estate owned by BCR Properties and the British Columbia Railway Company. The strategy is to sell commercial properties at market value through competitive processes. See "Property Search" page.

When BCR Properties say that they are "to effectively and efficiently dispose of Non-Railway related Real Estate" why is it that they are STILL trying to sell off Railway related real estate, owned by the British Columbia Railway Company, through a third party?

Fort St. John has prime real estate complete with railway sidings, and in another instance, a fully functional grain elevator with a five year lease.  No one wants to buy into the deals.  Must be the taint of lawsuits like in Prince George where BCR Properties didn't properly inform a prospective purchaser, so they claimed.   Laila Yuile, has the story (2009) covered regarding an undisclosed  Environmental issue, not proven in Court, that needed to be dealt with.   It's still before the Courts.  Willow Cale Industrial Park??????

Do your remember the name of the Premier who promised British Columbians that we would OWN the Right-of-Way, the Rail beds?   How is has BCR Properties managed to skirt those "God" Given rights?   How does the BC Liberal government manage to separate the rail beds that CN Rail is using from the former rail related property that is posted FOR Sale?   The answer is mere metres.  100 metres to be exact.  If a siding, or other such entity once used by BC Railway is distanced 100 metres from a "continuous line" it's no longer a Right-of-Way.

Honest to "God"!  It's the law, written by the BC Liberals so they COULD sell our rail beds, "legally".

Going back to the Pat Pimm problem.... why has the City of Fort St. John endorsed proposal that would remove a working farm from the ALR when BCR Properties have the perfect property?

BCR Properties:  Property Listings (Non-railway related)

» Industrial Site from 1.98 - 4.01 Acres, Dawson Creek, BC
» Willow Cale Industrial Park , Prince George, BC
» High Exposure Retail/Office , Squamish, BC
» Manufacturing Warehouse Buildings  , Squamish, BC

Dawson Creek, Prince George, Squamish and Squamish (non-railway related)

Fort St. John's Railway related property is being handled by ReMax FOR BCR Properties!

How many unlisted property does  BCR Properties have that the Public can't see on the books but are listed with Real Estate agents with REAL signs:  For Sale?

eg.   BCR Properties Fort St. John Lona Hirtz BCP39567
 LOT 25 Elevator Road PLAN BCP39567 SE Fort St John - RE/MAX ...‎


MLS® 4503628
Area SE Fort St John
Land Size  1.159 acres
Zone M2
Year Built  0000
Legal One LOT 25 S33 T83 R18 W6M BCP39567
Service City water at lot line, Sewer storm, Sanitary sewer, Paved streets, Electricity at lot line
Site Influence Visual Exposure, Rail/Trackage, No Fence, Level Land, Cleared, Airport Nearby

Plan's View

* Above information is from sources believed to be reliable, but should not be relied upon without verification.
RE/MAX Action Realty assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.

BCR Properties Commerical
7.141 acres heavy industrial lot in BCR Subdvision. Storm & sanitary sewer, water to lot line, paved streets, street lights, hydro, natural gas available. A good gravel base on this lot. Schedule B-Enviromental Release and Indemnity Agreement and The Contract of Purchase and Sale Addendum to form part of Contract of Purchase and Sale

Question: Why does BC Railway Company have this expense:  SDM Realty Advisors Ltd. in trust  $475,846.02

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ten Billion dollars in Debt in ONE year and still the majority of British Columbians voted for Christy: Graphs

The worst is yet to come.   BC Energy Minister, Core Reviewer, Bill Bennett has not given British Columbians the true goods on our future debt because he and his lying cohorts continue to use creative bookkeeping to stage Balance Budgets, which they aren't.

The 2013 silent ballot box majority are IDIOTS!  Have been IDIOTS for the past twelve years.  Idiots because they failed to seek out this graph on our Blog on September 12, 2012

The graphs?  They only tell half of the problem.   It's the numbers, bottom line, bottom of this page, that shows the data behind the graphs.  A Ten Billion Debt over ONE YEAR.

March 2006    $27,652.0
Six years ... 2006 to 2012 ...Nine Billion

March 31, 2012   $36,317.9
In one year   2012 to 2013  Ten Billion

On October 18, 2013 this was released:
 September 30, 2013  $46,881.3
The file is overwritten every year - no smoking gun, unless it's saved off-site
All Years Index 
Bill Bennett is painting a rosy picture, well not this morning with his announcement regarding BC Hydro's financial needs.  Or maybe it would be more appropriate to say that BC Liberals have been putting BC Hydro into a greater deficit position so that the BC Liberals Budgets would appear to be Balanced.   The only thing wrong with their budgetary skills is that the Election Plank they've been using is warped, not straight up flat, not a level playing field.  Sagging at both ends, to the point of breaking.

Tax cuts + ensuing loss of revenue = a deliberate financial crisis…and a reason to introduce the P3 method of building  - Laila Yuile  November 2010

Bill Bennett isn't even the Finance Minister, who doesn't have the b...., the wherewithal, to explain   to the public the extra Ten Billion Dollars Debt Load that's been placed on ourselves, our children, their children.  The BC Liberals's Gordon Campbell came up with see-saw-swing-vote-saw that if the BC NDP were elected in 2005 they would ensure that our children's children would be debt.  In 2013 Christy used the big bad wolf scenario of how bad the BC NDP would be, and they converted it into a WIN.

March 2006  $27,652.0 Billion
March 2012   $36,317.9 Billion
September 2013  $46,881.3 Billion

Recall anyone? 

Bait and Switch Branch: Revolving, not Evolving, File name to hide the constant changes for each year

 British Columbia provincial net debt maturities and schedule of maturities projected to 2050. The province manages it debt maturity so that there is typically no more than $5 Billion maturing in any given year. Data current to December 31, 2012

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ford's revelation: Horses Snort Cocaine on high, too.

Revelation:  a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.  "revelations about his personal life" disclosure, surprising fact, divulgence, declaration, utterance, announcement, report, news, leak, avowal;  acknowledgement, admission, confession
Horse Snort:  
1. a. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
b. A similar sound: the snort of a steam engine.
2. Slang
a. A drink of liquor, especially when swallowed in one gulp.
b. Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
c. The liquor or drug so taken.
Cocaine: an addictive drug derived from coca or prepared synthetically, used as an illegal stimulant and sometimes medicinally as a local ANAESTHETIC (Last Chance for Animals).

Horses, the sound of snorting is a well know fact, one that is synonymous to the animal.   There is the other snort, one that is ominous, where some horses have been found to have Cocaine in their urine which suggests, strongly, someone has assisted the Thoroughbreds and pushed them into the Winner's circle illegally.

A Thoroughbred's racing life ends at six years old, quickly slaughtered, then are "managed" by well meaning entrepreneurs to find their way into our real hearts, via our dinner plates.  Horses also come to us in the form of a glue, leather products, our pet's food, or used for fraudulent insurance claims to benefit the owners.

Then there is the "Bambi" era, where horses get to live out their natural lives up to 21 years and THEN end up on our dinner plates, etc..   The up to 21 years category have discovered a new life, a rewarding life, one that continues their high level of training:    Stud for Service  AND/OR they are given a chance to continue earning high returns of pats on the backs for their owners.

In essence they have been sent down to the minors: the Chuckwagon circuit.
Globe and Mail:
ChuckWagon Racing 
According to veterinarians and drivers, most chuckwagon horses are former thoroughbred race horses whose careers on the track were over by age six, if not earlier. They are destined for the slaughterhouse, but instead end up pulling rigs competitively until they are 21.

The BC Racing Commission has all the facts on horse racing, like Hastings or Fraser Downs, but when it comes to Chuckwagon racing, there's little to go on because the sport doesn't include gambling, or does it?

The World Professional Chuckwagon Association has CanTest to look for illegally administered drugs.  Page 5 of  15, but where are the statistics that the public can see?

There are five horse race tracks in British Columbia. Five thousand licensed owners, jockeys, drivers, trainers, grooms and exercise persons participate in approximately 200 days of live racing in the province each year. See the table below for details.

City           Race track               Type                  Race dates - 2013
Osoyoos     Desert Park            Thoroughbred   June 15th and August 31st
Princeton    Sunflower Downs Thoroughbred   June 29th
Surrey         Fraser Downs        Standardbred    Fraser Downs Race Dates [PDF]
Vancouver   Hastings                Thoroughbred  Hastings Race Dates [PDF]
Vernon         Kin Park               Thoroughbred   July 14th, 28th, and August 18th


Google Search Criteria:   British Columbia Racing Commission Cocaine

British Columbia Government Publications Checklist › Legislative Library › Publications › Checklist‎
Jump to British Columbia Racing Commission. - . 74. Cocaine facts. --. Burnaby : British Columbia Racing Commission, [1994]. Leaflet. Source: British ...

Volume 25, Number 9   September 1994      
 British Columbia Racing Commission
"Cocaine Facts" 


"Cocaine Facts" ... 

Notes: Compiled by British Columbia Racing Commission, Pacific Racing Association, Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society  (1994)

In light of the Toronto's Mayor's recent Revelations and in conjunction with the "Cocaine Facts" document (2 copies) at the BC Legislative Library (above), they make it appear as though their reports are "persons" associated with Horse Racing.  We were correct, but not in the way that the BC Racing Commission covers the topic.
Therefore a new Google Search Criteria:

 WTF? they are giving coke to race horses now???? - AudiWorld Forums › Community Discussion › Off-topic Discussion‎
Feb 13, 2005 - 6 posts - ‎5 authors
... of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's task force on drug testing. ... There's also no doubt that if racing is like society as a whole, horses are ... The racing lab called more than 50 cocaine positives in 1994, but only ... In 2002, the National Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, ...
At a time of increased focus on drug testing in sports, one of the most controversial issues in horse racing might surprise the casual fan: How much cocaine should be allowed in a racehorse?
By Michael Higgins
Tribune staff reporter
Published February 13, 2005
..... cocaine traces can go from the hands of a cocaine user to a horse, to the horse's bridle or to a railing that a horse might lick.

How are legal sources for Cocaine controlled????????? and doled out at race tracks?

Is it possible that the "legal sources" for the Thoroughbreds use, have been inadvertently snorted out,  to the nearby hapless trainers et al?

BC Racing Commission's short list:

26 infractions detected

BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch Reports: (Search for Cocaine in Horse Racing....XLS)
 BC Horse Racing Policy : Licensee drug Testing
French police arrest 21 people after 200 horses deemed 'unfit for human consumption' hit dinner plates in France and 'several European countries'  - The Telegraph  December 17, 2013

 Meat from dozens of horses that were used by a French pharmaceutical firm to develop serums against rabies and other diseases is believed to have reached the food chain in France and perhaps Britain, it emerged on Monday.

Police on Monday arrested 21 people, including meat dealers, butchers and vets, in various locations in the south of France as part of a vast probe into the allegations.

The raids followed a tip-off which said that around 200 horses - including at least 60 that had been owned by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur - had been sold to abattoirs since May 2011 with falsified veterinary papers.

More than 100 officers swooped on several Sanofi offices and at various abattoirs, including one in Gerona in northern Spain.

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BC Gov Reports on Cocaine

 Updated  2018-05-05