Friday, January 27, 2017

There's a history of the Peace River's clay and silt Slip, Sliding, Away

A rapid flow slide on the Peace River, north-eastern B.C., involving 7 million m3 of overconsolidated clay and silt.  The deposit is approximately 1 km long 
(Fletcher et al., 2001, in review).

Failure behaviour of landslides in clay and silt:                                                   Top

Two large landslides in overconsolidated glacio-lacustrine clay and silt deposits of British Columbia river valleys have been examined.  Both cases are quite similar in their main aspects.  However, their failure behaviour was very different.  One continues to exhibit intermittent, manly ductile deformations with limited mobility, which are typical of compound landslides in stiff clay.  The other suddenly developed into a catastrophic, extremely rapid flow slide of 6.4 Mm3, damming a large river in the course of a few minutes and projecting a wave onto the opposite bank.  A comparison of the two cases has been made and possible mechanisms for brittle flow slide formation have been proposed (Fletcher et al., in review).

Fletcher, L., Hungr, O., Watson, A. and Thomson, B., 1999.  Failure mechanism and behaviour of a large landslide in glacio-lacustrine silt and clay, Chilliwack River Valley, B.C.
Proceedings, Slope Stability and Landslides, Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium May, 1999, 55-62.
August 2001



If this profile looks familiar, its just upstream from Fort St. John -- Site C?

 Google Search Criteria: Attachie Slide

 .... Starting about rive kilometer 63, low-lying terraces on the north sied of the valley could potentially be affected by waves caused by landslides orginating from the slopes adajcent to the 1973 Attachie landslide.

Map 8 of 26 – Attachie Slide - Site C


The Proceedings of past Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposiums can be found at the links below.

 History of

Railway and Vehicular Bridge Across Vancouver Harbour, B.C. (Canada). - A. D. Swan, 1928
First Narrows Water Tunnel: Engineering News Record January 1, 1933 and July 6, 1933, and a paper (author unknown)
The Lions' Gate Bridge - S. M.  Banks, 1942
Granville Bridge Test Hole Logs - City Engineer's Office, City of Vancouver, 1950
Report on Preliminary Investigation of Foundation Conditions of Proposed Port Mann Bridge - R. A. Spence, 1958
Preliminary Geologic Report on Glacial Till and Till-Like Sediments Beneath Piers S4 and S2 of the Port Mann Bridge - W. L. Brown, 1960
Design of the Main Foundations of the Port Mann Bridge - H. Q. Golder and G. C. Willeumeir, 1964
Peat Symposium - Vancouver Soils Group, February 27, 1967
The Function of Shotcrete in Support and Lining of the Vancouver R.R. (Thornton) Tunnel - E. E. Mason, 1968
Earthquake Design in the Fraser Delta - Task Force Report, June 1991 (for comparison the 2007 Report)
Breaking New Ground - Women in Geotechnical Engineering - Anna Lankford Burwash, Geotechnical News, 1997

Monday, January 16, 2017

Trans Mountain Expansion Project: First Nations Separate Submission to Ministers

Lack of consultation appears to be the consistent theme when it comes to Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project  ..... the BC Liberal Government and   Liberal Government

Part I

British Columbia     EA Certificate

 Adams Lake Indian Band

Scia'new First Nation (Beecher Bay Indian Band)

Chawathil First Nation

Cheam First Nation

Coldwater Indian Band

Cook's Ferry Indian Band - BC only submission

Cook's Ferry Indian Band

Ditidaht First Nation

Esquimalt Nation

Katzie First Nation

Kwantlen First Nation

Kwikwetlem First Nation

Lower Nicola Indian Band

Lyackson First Nation

The First Nations of Maa-Nulth Treaty Society

Matsqui First Nation

Musqueam Indian Band

Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council

Pacheedaht First Nation

Pauquachin First Nation

Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation

Simpcw First Nation

Siska Indian Band - BC only submission

Squamish Nation

Sto:lo Collective

Tsawout First Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Nation - BC only submission

T'Sou-ke Nation

Yale First Nation

Last Updated: 2017-01-12


Part II 
Joint Federal/Provincial Consultation and Accommodation Report for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Appendices
Commitment Tracking Table

Joint Federal/Provincial Consultation and Accommodation Report

Appendix A.12 - Horse Lake First Nation

Appendix B.1 - Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

Appendix B.2 - Lhtako Dene Nation (Red Bluff Indian Band)

Appendix B.3 - Ashcroft Indian Band

Appendix B.4 - Boston Bar First Nation

Appendix B.5 - Cook's Ferry Indian Band

Appendix B.6 Kanaka Bar Indian Band

Appendix B.7 Nicomen Indian Band

Appendix B.8 Siska Indian Band

Appendix B.9 Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council

Appendix B.10 Coldwater Indian Band

Appendix B.11 Lower Nicola Indian Band

Appendix B.12 Nooaitch Indian Band

Appendix B.13 ? ackan Indian Band

Appendix B.14 Okanagan (Syilx) Nation

Appendix B.15 Adams Lake Indian Band

Appendix B.16 Bonaparte Indian Band

Appendix B.17 - Canim Lake Band (Tsq'escen)

Appendix B.18 Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band

Appendix B.19 High Bar (Llenlleney'ten) First Nation

Appendix B.20 Neskonlith Indian Band

Appendix B.21 Shuswap Indian Band

Appendix B.22 Simpcw First Nation

Appendix B.23 Splats'in First Nation

Appendix B.24 - Stk'emlupsemc te Secwe'pemc Nation

Appendix B.25 - Stswecem'c Xgat'tem (Canoe Creek / Dog Creek Indian Band)

Appendix B.26 - Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation (Pavilion Indian Band)

Appendix B.27 Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band

Appendix B.28 Williams Lake Indian Band

Appendix B.29 Xats'ull First Nation (Soda Creek Indian Band)

Appendix B.30 Toosey Indian Band

Appendix C.1 - Kwikwetlem First Nation

Appendix C.2 Musqueam Indian Band

Appendix C.4 Squamish Nation

Appendix C.5 Tsawwassen First Nation

Appendix C.6 Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Appendix C.7 Chawathil First Nation

Appendix C.8 Cheam First Nation

Appendix C.9 Katzie First Nation

Appendix C.10 Kwantlen First Nation

Appendix C.11 Matsqui First Nation

Appendix C.12 Peters Band

Appendix C.13 Popkum Indian Band

Appendix C.14 Seabird Island Indian Band

Appendix C.15 C Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation

Appendix C.16 - Sts'ailes (Chehalis) Nation

Appendix C.17 Union Bar First Nation

Appendix C.18 Yale First Nation

Appendix C-19 - St':l' Collective

Appendix D.1 Cowichan Tribes

Appendix D.2 Ditidaht First Nation

Appendix D.3 Esquimalt Nation

Appendix D.4 Halalt First Nation

Appendix D.5 Hwlitsum

Appendix D.6 Lake Cowichan First Nation

Appendix D.7 Lyackson First Nation

Appendix D.8 Maa-nulth First Nations

Appendix D.9 - Malahat Nation

Appendix D.10 Pacheedaht First Nation

Appendix D.11 Pauquachin First Nation

Appendix D.12 Penelakut Tribe

Appendix D.13 Scia'new First Nation (Beecher Bay Indian Band)

Appendix D.14 Semiahmoo First Nation

Appendix D.15 Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) First Nation

Appendix D.16 ? uneymuxw (Nanaimo) First Nation

Appendix D.17 Songhees First Nation

Appendix D.18 Stz'uminus First Nation

Appendix D.19 Tsartlip First Nation

Appendix D.20 Tsawout First Nation

Appendix D.21 Tseycum First Nation

Appendix D.22 T'Sou-ke First Nation

Appendix F Aboriginal interests and concerns that influenced project design

Appendix G - Commitments Tracking Table

Appendix H - NEB Panel Terms and Conditions

Appendix I - Other Crown Measures Related to West Coast Energy Infrastructure

81 Pages    151 items

Last Updated: 2017-01-12

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What does Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Defense Minister Peter MacKay have in common? The same helicopter for island hopping

Different islands but for the same use .... vacationing

Defense Minister Peter MacKay, helicopter

OTTAWA—The Conservative cost-cutting agenda has spilled more blood as the defence minister was alleged to have used a military aircraft to pick him up from a fancy Newfoundland fishing lodge.

After the Tories abandoned Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Walt Natynczyk earlier this week to explain why he used a Challenger jet to catch up to a family vacation in the Caribbean, Defence Minister Peter MacKay was targeted for retribution.

Citing a military source, CTV News reported Wednesday night that MacKay’s office ordered one of three Cormorant search-and-rescue helicopters to pick him up from a salmon-fishing lodge on Newfoundland’s Gander River in July 2010.

The choppers are on round-the-clock standby at CFB Gander, ready to perform offshore rescues or to respond to distress calls around the province and in northeastern Quebec.

MacKay said in the House of Commons that he was on a four-day fishing trip with friends but had to cut it short to attend a government news conference. The decision was made then to schedule a quick demonstration of the aircraft’s capabilities.
 Natynczyk travels with up to six or seven people, sometimes including a close protection team with automatic weapons. He also needs the secure communication lines provided on government aircraft that allow him to work while he's in the air.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau .... no close protection team with automatic weapons.... or secure communication lines.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Aga Khan's double duty: pall bearer to Pierre's end of life and to Justin's political life: Appalling

Charting Canada's Elites by jjmccullough

Justin Trudeau
Son of Pierre and Margaret
CBC personality
Liberal MP candidate 
Red means political ties, yellow means family ties, green means business ties, and purple means media ties.

Paradise Papers means .... think Panama Papers
Aga Khan
Asper, Israel
Burney, Derek
Ruth, Nancy (and Jackman, Henry)
Sauve, Jeanne
Sauve, Maurice
Sinclair, James
Sinclair, Margaret
St. Laurent, Louis
Thompson, Kenneth
Thomson, David
Tory, John A.
Tory, John A.
Trudeau, Alexandre
Trudeau, Justin (Husband of Gregorie, Sophie)
Trudeau, Pierre (Father of .... )
Valpy, Michael

If you are wondering why Justin Trudeau has such high regard for Fidel Castro .... he was one of Pierre's pall bearers

Foreign dignitaries included Cuban President Fidel Castro, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and the Aga Khan, who were honorary pallbearers together with Leonard Cohen and Trudeau's cabinet colleague Marc Lalonde. Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, President of Greece was also in attendance. 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (18 October 1919-28 September 2000)

The photograph shows former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's family, friends, colleagues, and official guests in attendance to observe his passing. His son, Justin, rests his head on the casket of his father. Margaret Trudeau, in the front pew with son, Alexandre, is flanked by the beloved prime minister's later life partner, Deborah Coyne, and their daughter, Sarah. The former prime minister's sister, Suzette Rouleau, is on the far side of the same first row. Leonard Cohen on the right. In attendance next to Cuban President Fidel Castro are Prince Aga Khan, former Governor-General Romeo Leblanc, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Other notables present at the ceremony not shown in this photograph include past Canadian Prime Ministers John Turner, Joseph Clark, Brian Mulroney, and Jean Chretien.

Globe and Mail

Requiem brings foes togetherPolitical enemies put differences aside to join family and friends in praise of Trudeau

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Mr. Carter and Mr. Castro were both honorary pallbearers for Mr. Trudeau's casket and were spotted inside the cavernous Notre Dame Basilica chatting amicably. Mr. Carter was even captured on camera as he laughed at something Mr. Castro, a political pariah in the United States, said.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sergei Polunin 'Take Me To Church': Quiet on the set.... Roll sound.... Roll Drone .... Roll camera.... Roll marker .... Action!

Christmas is over, visitors from the States have left for another year, but before they departed there was an introduction to Sergi Polunin, Pink and Rihanna video's ..... in that order


No Camera is visible in the final CUT, not even the Drone

3 second Prep Rehearsal Cut Paste Cut Paste Cut CUT
Superb Editing



One Second Transition from a camera crew backdrop to no crew backdrop


 How many times did Sergei Polunin have to perform to get it right   ?
How many takes, .... emotional, Nine Hours in Santa Monica

I started to lose track because of the One True Source of Light, was moving on the walls and floors in the space of just over four minutes.























One Camera

Saturday, January 7, 2017

In light of the BCTF Supreme Court win + BC Liberal full time In-House/Out-House lawyers lost ...

how much money have the lawyers donated to the BC Liberal Party election coffers when the lawyers source of income came from the taxpayers of British Columbia? 

The one hitch to the question is that the BC Liberal are keeping their Government lawyers (In-House/Out-House) fees close to their chests, the cost of a 15 years fight with the BC Teachers Federation, because it is NOT in the Public's interest just before an election.

The BC Liberals said the same thing when .......
A former BC Liberal MLA now working as a director at Simon Fraser University has been giving public dollars from his university expense account to the BC Liberal Party. - Vancouver Sun - WayBackMachine
FRPC - Wilfred L Hurd

Elections BC records show that, in addition to the expenses, Hurd also donated $18,766 to the BC Liberals between 2005 and mid-2011. The records show no donations to the New Democratic Party, and it is not clear if the donations were reimbursed by the university.  - Vancouver Sun - WayBackMachine


re Norman Farrell's Posts  .. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016