Tuesday, March 25, 2014

BC Speaker Linda Reid ducking Spouse Business class flight to S.A.,.... there's 8 more delegates from Canada, a Senator.....

Mike de Jong wields the razor-thin Budget bat         Richard Coleman says: SURPRISE baby

Google Search Punch and Judy
The Speaker, Linda Reid, is trying to drag the assistant Deputy Speaker (NDP) into the fray... however there a catch, a double whammy!!!!    The Speaker AND the Finance Minister.

Note 10  Speaker Approved Travel

Certain travel expenses require the approval of the Speaker.  Examples include out-of-country travel in connection with specific duties (e.g. Commonwealth Parliamentary Association functions)  and attendance at conferences and other meetings.  Out-of-province / Out-of-country travel expenses incurred by the Speaker are approved by the Executive Financial Officer.
Did Reid tell the Exec. Financial Officer that She okayed the expense for her Deputy and all he had to do was Rubber Stamp her decision?

Could that be...... Mike de Jong as the Exec.?


 59th commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2013

Electoral Roll call  Page 4 of 5   Women need only apply......

1 CANADA Alberta Mary Anne Jablonski Ms
2 CANADA British Columbia Linda Reid, MLA Hon
3 CANADA Canada Fed. Raynell Andreychuk Hon   Senator
4 CANADA Canada Fed. Irene Mathyssen Ms   MP
5 CANADA Canada Fed. Judy Foote Mrs     MP
6 CANADA Canada Fed. Myrna Driedger, MLA Ms  CWP Steering Com. Manitoba
7 CANADA Canada Fed. Susan Truppe Mrs  MP
8 CANADA Prince Edward Island Carolyn Bertram, MLA Hon
9 CANADA Yukon Patti McLeod Ms   MLA


59th commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2013

Linda Reid's Section 7. Spouses/Partners.

Spouses/Partners of delegates and SOCATT are welcome to participate, provided they have registered and paid the fee of US$ 1300 to cover the costs of accommodation, meals, internal transport, tours and social functions. No provision will be made for children of any age. A local sight-seeing programme to various places of interest in Gauteng Province will be arranged for the spouses/partners during the period of the Conference. Please note that those registered as a spouse/partner will be expected to share a double room with the relevant participant.

“South Africa awaits you”

BC Taxpayers too

Funny, when you walk into the Speaker's Office now, no one even looks at the drawn Drapes!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

1990: LNG drilling: Fraser Valley: Witness Tampering: Royal Commission

   Twenty-Four years ago David Anderson held an inquiry into Witness Tampering involving petroleum exploration in the Fraser Valley.
...... One had only to look at the schedule for the technical hearings to see a large contingent of industry experts and an equally large number of government bureaucrats that will between them bring a bias to the hearing.    No government employee would risk his future by suggesting that any course of action other than that ordained by the party line be followed.    -  David Anderson, Commissioner
If anything has been learned from the Commission study in 1990, its that today's government bureaucrats are "encouraged" to bail out of their current employment and move onto the private sector of which they originally were the overseers of, Trillions of dollars Royalties  .... LNG.

Members of the BC Legislature don't have that luxury, leaving, unless of course the AG of BC feels an Earthquake tremor of 8.0 coming on.   MLAs, Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries who has had access to insider information, co-wrote, made into law, have to wait until two years has passed.  The public servants, no such limitations.

There should be a LAW regarding Public Servants.

Commission of Inquiry into Fraser Valley Petroleum Exploration

Special Report on Allegations of Witness Tampering at the Commission Hearings

David Anderson, Commissioner

November 1990, Victoria, British Columbia
The Allegations.  Page 7 of 20

The text of the press release in question will be found in the appendices.  For the purposes of this report, the following quotations are of note on page two:

.... we were able to make significant inquiries in Illinois, Washington, Michigan and Wyoming, but persons within the industry in those areas who talked to us or suggested further lines of investigation, have been contacted by the proponents and pressured and embarrassed into withdrawing their support.

Again, on page four:

Although our industry contacts in the United States have been silenced....

The allegation that civil servants did not testify honestly before the Commission is found at the bottom of page two and continues on page three.  It reas as follows:

... the Ministry regards itself as the handmaiden of the petroleum industry, whose principle objective is to advance the interests of the industry ....

and later on page three:

One had only to look at the schedule for the technical hearings to see a large contingent of industry experts and an equally large number of government bureaucrats that will between them bring a bias to the hearing.    No government employee would risk his future by suggesting that any course of action other than that ordained by the party line be followed.

These are very serious allegations of wrongdoing.  If true, they would in all probability lead to criminal charges of obstruction of justice, and criminal charges of perjury; if false, there is the possibility of charges of obstruction of justice, as well as private suits for defamation.  Such criminal charges or private litigation are not, however, of direct concern to the Commission, and will not be commented on in this report other than as they affect the Commission's activities.

From the Commission's point of view these allegations cast serious doubt on whether a group of witnesses who were invited to testify and who did testify at the technical hearings of the Commission properly covered the issues of interest to the Commission.   If the allegations have substance, it will be necessary to reopen the technical hearings, to obtain the information that allegedly had been suppressed by the activities of the proponents.  If the second allegation has substance, it will be necessary to reject the testimony of one or more of the numerous civil servants from the governments of Canada, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Michigan who testified at the technical hearings of the Commission between 27 August 1990 and 6 September 1990.

It is also obvious that if the allegations have substance, I would find it very difficult to proceed with and inquiry into the exploratory drilling proposals until the question of the proponents' possible criminal activity had been looked into by the appropriate authorities.  It would be bizarre indeed to continue with this inquiry into exploratory drilling when the proponents of that drilling were under investigation for criminal activity designed to mislead this very Commission.  It would be even more bizarre to expect to have the subsequent regulation of any possible drilling conducted by the same civil servants who had committed perjury in an effort to improperly aid those proponents in obtaining permission to drill.

Clearly, these allegations called for a full investigation.  Accordingly, following the termination of the technical hearings on 6 September 1990, Commission Counsel, Mr. Douglas MacAdams, and I devoted ourselves to investigating these charges.  SNIP
Appendices provide here.

No Evidence of Witness Tampering   Page 19 and 20 of 20

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Beekeepers of BC 1911

In 1911 our "cities" were smaller with surrounding communities eventually amalgamating.  They all had their own names like today's Vancouver's Marpole was once called Eburne;  South Vancouver was South Vancouver, NOT part of Vancouver;  Colquitz?, is now part of Saanich; Central Park is Burnaby; Balcomo is Summerland; Okanagan Centre is Kelowna.   The list of Beekeepers from various towns had us fumbling to place them on the MAP.

Do you remember hearing about a relative that used to be a Beekeeper, and wondered what?  Well here you have a list of  240   Honey Beekeeper enthusiasts (on Page 51 and 52)  plotted on a Google Earth map and the names of our Ancestors.  A bit of a "gold rush" for those who are still looking for relatives:

The driving force for the popularity of Beekeepers might have been generated by various modes of transportation:  E & N Railway on Vancouver Island, CPR and CNR rail lines on the Mainland, Paddle Wheelers on Arrow and Kootenay Lakes, or maybe it was the Gold Rush.

From an earlier Post:  Italian Queenbees don't sting, they pinch!

Source: 1918:
Beekeeping has been practiced in British Columbia for nearly 150 years. The first 2 hives of honey bees arrived by ship at Victoria in May, 1858.  - Beekeeping in British Columbia A Brief Review

Town         Name                  Address         AKA Towns       Trivia

Agassiz                 Jos. Whelpton
Agassiz                 F. Sinclair
Agassiz                 J.C. McRae
Agassiz                Thos. Hicks
Agassiz                Albert Greyl
Agassiz                Wm. Mackie

Alberni                  A.G. Service

Armstrong             A. W. Hunter           Box 275
Armstrong             ***  Burnett
Armstrong            Alloyne Buckley
Armstrong            J. Simmington
Armstrong            R. Daniels

Arrow Park           Chas. L. Childe
Arrow Park           A. Hemmingway
Arrow Park           Alf. Heffler

Balcomo               R. H. Agur           AKA Summerland

Balcomo     © Michael Kluckner

Balcomo                            A. Doherty

Beaver Creek P.O.              Alex. Shaw
Beaver Creek P.O.              Donald McKenzie
Beaver Creek P.O.              R.W. Thompson

Burnaby Lake                    H. Ledger
Burnaby Lake                    C.F. Sprott

Burnton City                     Mrs. Robson
Burnton City                     Edw. Schram

Burnton Wharf under Arrow Lakes

created by

Cedar Cottage P. O.           Edward P. Flynn    AKA  Kensington / Vancouver
Cedar Cottage P. O.           John Benson
Cedar Cottage P. O.           Wm. John Brewer

Central Park                      Mrs. M. J. Coburn             Park Avenue

Chilliwack                        H. L. Johnson
Chilliwack                        J. Brannick
Chilliwack                        Mrs. M.S. Davies          P.O. Box 229
Chilliwack                        Isaac Kipp
Chilliwack                        Hy. Kipp

Coburn                Parker Williams     AKA Burnaby

Colquitz               Ernest Etheridge
Colquitz               H.D. Van Decar      AKA   Saanich  Mental Asylum

Comox                 H. Bourne
Comox                 *** Smith               Little River

Courtenay            James McKenzie
Courtenay            Richard Creech

Cranbrook           T.S. Gill

Cranbrook          Wm. Hamilton         Box 93
Cranbrook          Chas. Potvin
Cranbrook          W.L. Whitney

Creston             Walter V. Jackson

Cumberland     Thomas Pierce

Denman Island          Jas. Ormiston

Dewdney         Alister Thompson
Dewdney         S. Smith
Dewdney         R. Gourlay
Dewdney         Fred. Newton

Duncan           Mrs. Hy. Smith
Duncan           *** Duncan
Duncan           *** Price

East Burnaby       Mrs. E. C. Morley
East Burnaby       W. H. Lewis Box 317

East Sooke           T. Oldershaw

Eburne                Henry Keeper           AKA Marpole

Enderby              James Emery

Epworth             Edward Flynn         AKA  Oak Bay
Epworth            W.G. Sutton             

Esquimalt         Jos. Robinson           Fraser Street
Esquimalt         ***   Lea                  Lampson Street
Esquimalt        W.F. Corfield            Head Street

Ganges Harbour     J. T. Collins
Ganges Harbour     H. Caldwell

Glen Valley             Geo. R. Arthur

Glenwood               G. Shelby-Hele

Gordon Head           *** Gray

Grantham               Alex. Salmond

Hall's Prairie          Wm. Brown              AKA Halls Prairie
Hall's Prairie          H.G. Lawrence
Hall's Prairie          D. Brown & Sons.

Harrison Mills       Anthony Lambery

Hazelmere             F.J. Hardwick
Hazelmere             P.O. Green
Hazelmere             H. Hamel

Howser                  H.R. Board
Howser                  H. Hincks
Howser                  Messrs. Mathews

Hatzic                    J.H. Lawrence
Hatzic                    E. McTaggart
Hatzic                    A. McTaggart
Hatzic                    ***      Slack Bros.
Hatzic                    ***      Hodson Bros.
Hatzic                    J. Edmons
Hatzic                    T. Cattewood

Kamloops              ***     Smith Bros.

Kaslo                    Archdeacon Beer
Kaslo                    G.S. Ehle      Box 34

Keating                  ***    Young                      Saanich
Keating                 Xavier Rey                        

Kelowna               W.S. Fuller     Box 155
Kelowna               H.B.D. Lyons
Kelowna               James Harvey
Kelowna               Geo. Thompson
Kelowna               Chas. Lodge

Keremeos             J.J. Armstrong

Ladner                  R.C. Abbott
Ladner                  J. Reagh

Ladysmith           John Irvine

Langley               Alex. Holding
Langley               Frank Baxter
Langley               ***    Briges

Langley Prairie     Mrs. John Wilson
Langley Prairie     Geo. Blair
Langley Prairie     Geo. Trigg
Langley Prairie     *** Savage

Lytton                   Alex. Lochore
Lytton                   Alf. Ruddock

Malakwa               J.H. Johnson

Maywood P. O., Victoria      G. F. Dunn
Maywood P. O., Victoria      R.R. Watson
Maywood P. O., Victoria      J. H. Hughes

Mayne Island          James Bennett

Mayne Island          *** Padden
Mayne Island          Miss Padden

Beach Wash  2013  Oil on Canvas 30" X 54"   ©  Joe Cash

Metchosin               W. Fisher
Metchosin               J. Parker
Metchosin               J.D. Reid
Metchosin               C. Field
Metchosin               Stanley Clark
Metchosin               A.T.M. Inverarity        Box 407 Victoria

Millstream              G.M. Bernard

Milner               John Maxwell

Mission City           J.A. Catherwood
Mission City              J. Mitchell
Mission City             T.R. Smith

Mount Tolmie          Robert Russell
Mount Tolmie             James Townsend

Nanaimo                     Charles G. Stevens
Nanaimo                     Joseph Deconer
Nanaimo                    John Skinner
Nanaimo                        F.H. Jones

Nelson                      Charles G. Gansner            Box 187
Nelson                      D. La Bau
Nelson                      A.J. Laviolette

New Denver             J.C. Harris

New Westminster     Wm. Anderson        Box 48
New Westminster     E. Stude
New Westminster     Frank Davies

Okanagan Centre     H.N. Caesar

Peachland                W.E. Morsch

Pender Island           A. H. Menzies

Port Guichon           Felix Guichon

Proctor                     William Harg-Smellie

Renata                      E.L. Redhead

Revelstoke               Rev. C.A. Prounier
Revelstoke               Thos. W. Bradshaw      C.P.R.
Revelstoke               Geo. G. Staffner
Revelstoke               H.E.R. Smith
Revelstoke               H. Cameron
Revelstoke               B.A. Lawson
Revelstoke               Geo. Laforme
Revelstoke               W. Haner
Revelstoke               G. Raleigh

Rocky Point             Tom Parker

Roseberry                 S.Z. Brockmann

Rossland                  Edgar Charles         Box 114
Rossland                  James S. Gow         Box 74
Rossland                  Archie McMillan

Rutland                    Thos. Barber
Rutland                    *** McDonald

Salmo                      James F. Westby

Sandwick                Rev. Thomas Menzies        AKA  Courtenay
Sandwick                Hugh Clark
Sandwick                W.H. Grieve
Sandwick                John Shopland
Sandwick                 L. Cliffe
Sandwick                T. Bridges
Sandwick                W. Duncan
Sandwick                 S.J. Perry
Sandwick                 Rev. Willimar Sardis Jas. Higginson

Seymour Arm          F.N. Daniels

Sidney                      Chas. Armstrong

Sooke                       John A. Murray
Sooke                       John A. French

South Vancouver       Mr. Pacey                  Wilson Road & Pacey Avenue

Strawberry Vale         Rob. Clark

Summerland              F.J. Nixon P.O. Box 3
Summerland              Miss V. Cartwright
Summerland              R. Pollock
Summerland              M. Tait
Summerland              B.H. Sherk
Summerland              A. Fraser
Summerland              W.H. Hayes
                                   Elaine Watts       
Summerland              P. Thornber
Summerland              A. Stewart
Summerland              J. Gartell
Summerland              Alf. Aveson            Box 38
Summerland              F.W. Bentley           Box 138
Summerland              B.H. Sharp
Summerland              H. Briston
Summerland              T. Niven
Summerland              J. Dunsdon
Summerland              Dr. Sawyer
Summerland              Rev. J. White
Summerland              Geo. Sinclair

Trail                        Thos. Heath

Union Bay               Geo. H. Roe

Vancouver             J.B. Lee                    2644 Manitoba Street
Vancouver             Norman N. Reid      1019 Davie Street
Vancouver             Geo. Schofield         1641 8th Avenue
Vancouver             Wm. Jefferson         1555 Westminster Avenue

1935 Snow on Pender  © Tom Carter

Vancouver           M.J. Henry    3010 Westminster Road AKA Kingsway
Vancouver           Mrs. R. J. Fisher         1037 Denman Street
Vancouver           Wm. Rennie Seed Co.
Vancouver           Herman M. Alpine      1550 7th Avenue

Vernon                 Rev. R. J. Vaus
Vernon                 Arthur T. Kirkpatrick
Vernon                 E. Leonard Harris
Vernon                 C.M. Watson                Box 447
Vernon                 John Freeman
Vernon                 Rev. G. Kunke
Vernon                 Lloyd Quick
Vernon                 R.E. Tennant
Vernon                 John Kidston
Vernon                 J. Webster
Vernon                 T.A. Norris
Vernon                 *** Watson

Victoria               G.A. Borthwick          Drawer 664
Victoria               *** Brinkman            Washington Avenue
Victoria               E. Flemming              Government Street
Victoria               T.J. Evans                  William Street V.W.
Victoria               J. Griffin                    1121 Langley Street
Victoria               W.H. Nelson              Brunswick Hotel
Victoria               E.F. Robinson            417 Young Street
Victoria               S.M.A. Savory           13 Broad Street
Victoria               F.D. Todd                   743 Market Street
Victoria               J.R. Grice                   48 Second Street
Victoria               W.R. Palmer               Box 534
Victoria               Miss E. C. Saunders   Victoria West
Victoria               Arthur C. C. Stratford
Victoria               A.J. Woodward           Ross Bay
Victoria               Thos. Shotbolt            Druggist
Victoria               W. Hardy                    Catherine Street, V.W.

Wellington           A. Willey                  AKA  North Nanaimo
Wellington           Jos. Carr

Yale                     Mrs. J.M. McQuarrie

An Earlier Post:
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse"???  How about "The Cyclist" Canadian Cyclist Battalion's Nelson A. Zettergreen?

Nelson A. Zettergreen
 Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion
Date of Birth: June 17, 1897
 Age at enlistment: 18
Age at Death: 21
 April 7, 1919

Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery
Google Search Criteria: Condensed History of the Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion

  Dedicated to the Study of the Canadian Expeditionary Force The Great War of 1914 - 1919

Cyclist Summary

As the Department of Agriculture is very frequently asked about the possibilities of bee-keeping in British Columbia, an effort has been made to get definite information from those engaged in the industry.  There was one great difficulty, the absence of a list of bee-keeps to who appeals could be sent.  However, there were gathered together from various sources the names of fully 200 apiarists on Vancouver Island, along the Fraser River, and in the Districts of East and West Kootenay.  To these was sent a series of questions covering thoroughly the climatic conditions, source of the winter protection of the hives.

The replies received cover these regions fairly well, sufficient to at least give an indication of the possibilities in different localities.  Snip

In sixty cases there was learned the number of colonies owned, the total being 667, suggesting an average of eleven hives to each apiary.  This is a much higher figure than was anticipated.  Snip

Only one report has been recieved from East Kootenay, the writer being a resident of Cranbrook.  He has secured as high as 100 pounds of extracted honey a hive in a good season, and altogether seems satisfied with the returns.  Snip.

In West Kootenay, Revelstoke reports 40 to 56 sections per hive; Proctor a little more; while Kaslo bee-keeper with ten years' experience gets 50 sections adding that his source is entirely from the clover in the town, there being no nectar-bearing plants in the vicinity.  One apiarist in Revelstoke believes there is sufficient pasturage for 200 colonies in the neighbourhood.  Snip

From the Fraser River, in Yale District, two reports were recieved.  At Lytton the principal source is alfalfa, the yield being 50 pounds extracted a hive.  At Agassiz the source is clover and fruit blossoms, giving 25 pounds surplus in a good season.

Speaking broadly, the dry-belt region of the Province is far ahead of the coast districts for the purpose of bee-keeping.  Snip.

Race of Bees.

A few have blacks, all others Italians.  There is little warmth occasionally shown on this rather interesting and controversial subject.  The blacks have their defenders, but many of those who favour the others want to see the dark bees wiped out, one enthusiast going so far as to wish the Provincial Parliament to pass and Act ordering the decapitation of every black queen within its jurisdiction, in order to keep the Italian stock pure.  Hybrids seeminly have no friends, on account of their vicicious disposition.  Snip.

Market Place of Honey.

From Dominion statistics we learn (Gary Mason are you reading this) that during the year 1909 there was imported through the ports of Vancouver and Victoria a grand total of 81,431 lbs. of honey.  These figures indicate a demand in the Province it will take a long time for the beekeepers to supply.

Plants required for Bees.

The list given below contains all plants in the reports; the dates show when they bloom in Victoria  in 1911

Feb. 21.   Willow.    Pollen carried in.
Mar. 17.   Much willow.    A few dandelions.
Mar. 25.   Oregon grape.
Mar. 25.   Brood in four frames.
Apr. 7.      Dandelions plentiful.
Apr. 11.    Wild strawberry.
Apr. 12.    Early pears.
Apr. 15.    Pollen becomes plentiful.
Apr. 18.    Early plums, apples.
May.  1.    Broom: a very fine pollen plant.
May. 12    Cultivated strawberry.
                  Wild sunflowers.   Bloom May 15th at Cranbrook.
May.  20.  Bees often need feeding about this date.
May. 24.   Chestnut.
May. 24.   Vetch.  Bees work on stems.
May. 24.   White clover and hawthorn.
June   7.   Snowberry, chokeberry, mustard, stonecrop.
June 22.   Bees rushing on snowberry.  Goldenrod, buckwheat, fireweed, sage, sweet    clover,  and alfalfa are reported from various parts of the Province, but dates of blooming are not given

BC BBC Trivia Question: What was the Name of your Elementary and High School Principals?

Page 11 of 21

Mr. W. Nesbitt   Lord Tennyson

H.B. Smith Kitsilano Junior High  1951/1952

Physical Education Teacher George Puil @ Kitsilano; UBC Rugby Player; former TransLink "$75 Levy Boss"; Vancouver City Councillor;  UBC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee!


1935 to 1978 
 List of Schools in British Columbia

Missing years, Missing records

No Teachers?

World Events?





                            1970-1971      ?
                            1969-1970      ?
                             1967-1968     ?
                             1966-1967     ?
                             1964-1965     ?????
                             1963-1964        "
                             1962-1963        "
                             1961-1962        "




                           1955-1956  BC Minister of Education
                           1954-1955                "
                           1953-1954                "





                                1946-1947   Korean War

                               1943-1944    WWII
                               1942-1943       "
                               1941-1942       "
                               1940-1941       "
                               1939-1940       "
                               1938-1939       "

                               1935-1936   Dirty Thirties?  Great Depression

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dorian "Grey's Anatomy" Chart

While patiently waiting for my local Chiropractor at Access Massage Therapy Clinic I spent my time gleaning the wall charts of Greek (Andreas Vesaliusnaming of muscles, when it dawned on me, finally, that I have NEVER seen an Anatomy Chart of an OLDER man, it's always been Oscar Wilde's Dorian Grey.

Must be a reason....

Kehoe Chiro

Anatomy Charts: Chiropractic Resources for Doctors, Students and Patients

Where's the pot belly?  The love handles? The stoop of the shoulders?  Where's the profile?

Has nothing changed since Leonardo da Vinci Anatomy drawings?

It's only recently that the tags on the new jeans actually show an older man fitting into a size 40, ..... never did understand how manufacturers could go on for so long using the same model no matter the waist differential.

Maybe???? it was like "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the slimmest of them all".

Wearing a size 40 Levi makes you look like size 32 .... imagine that!


Ahhhhhhhh:  Netter anatomy chart flash cards

Google Search Criteria:  Netter anatomy chart muscles varying ages

Hansen: Netter's Clinical Anatomy
Page 8 of 10

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BC Speaker's Spending Spree $48,412: Active Administrative Forfeiture? Director?

Bills include $48,412 for a custom touch-screen computer terminal, $13,449 to convert half the legislature library into a MLA-only TV lounge and and $13,965 for new drapes at the legislature dining room.  Times Colonist

Now where did the Forfeiture Director leave the File on politicians spending....

Could the $ number values be criminally inflated

Active Administrative Forfeiture Files

A list of Active Forfeiture Files including property type, unlawful activity, and seizing agency.Under the Civil Forfeiture Act, the director (Minister or delegate) may apply to the court for an order forfeiting to the government, (a) the whole of an interest in property that is proceeds of unlawful activity, or (b) the portion of an interest in property that is proceeds of unlawful activity. The director may also apply to the court for an order forfeiting to the government property that is an instrument of unlawful activity. Whether proceedings are initiated in court or administratively, they are not reliant on criminal charges or convictions arising from the alleged unlawful activity and apply only with respect to property or an interest in property located in British Columbia.

Page 77: BC Liberal Election Platform: Work with the Legislative Assembly to ensure that the Assembly is subject to the annual audits by an independent auditor and are made public at the same time as public accounts.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Forked mouth of the Capilano River has had a Tuck or Two taken in

Sure hope the Salmon remember how to get to their spawning grounds, With the Dam dam in the way.

Right Link

What is even more interesting is the creeks running down to the shore, west of the Capilano.  They seemed to have ALL disappeared, underground, ...... for the sake of a few homes and businesses.  River Habitat, my ass!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Re-Tool thin-skinned Dilbit rail Tankers to haul Humanure to the Wheat fields? Production increases: 6 fold

Tip of the Hat to those people who use Pod-Casts to drift off to sleep (at night) and then come up with great ideas for this Blog, like Graphite AccumulatorsNelson "Galvania iron fertilization, Super Heated Chicken Feathers to store Hydrogen for cars, Digital Decoders for Ship Locations, and last but not least a Meeting place for Brunch:  Burnaby's End of the Universe  (not it's real name).

Metro Vancouver wants to incinerator it's waste.....

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New York City got it right, when it came to stop dumping waste products into the Atlantic Ocean.   The result, a transformation of the North River wastewater treatment plant, located on the Hudson River.  

The result was FREE fertilizer to the Wheat fields of Colorado, increased production by SIX Times until the Railway companies, greedy little bastards that they are, upped their rates and killed the goose laying golden eggs.    However, maybe the czars of railway transport will be taking a SECOND look at their DISPOSAL costs for their thin skinned Dilbit tanker cars, and use, even a small portion of them, to reinstate a GOOD FOR THE EARTH attitude with the Poop Train.  Humanure concerns???? relax, the Heavy Metals in the poop are NOT picked up by Wheat!

The Scoop on the Poop Train at RadioLab PodCast Articles

A bit of a backgrounder:
 Chris Tackett
Science / Sustainable Agriculture
September 25, 2013

Few radio shows could make a report about human waste both entertaining, educational and inspiring, but Radiolab is no ordinary radio program. This week, host's Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich tell the fascinating story of the New York City Poop Train, which used to ship tons of human waste sludge from New York City to farmers in Colorado, 1,600 miles away.

Wait, what? I was surprised to learn about this, so it was interesting to hear the history of how much New York City's approach to sewage has changed in the past few decades. The segment also includes an interesting tour of Manhattan's North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, which currently treats approximately 125 million gallons of wastewater every day.

I don't want to spoil the ending of the story for you, but there is also a good lesson on sustainability and how we can be doing a better job of putting human waste to beneficial use (once it is properly processed for safety).