Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just rolling along on the North Shore. Independent school's new garden fence.

 Update: 2017-09-10
3 piece gate

Since April we've been prepping the school garden area.  All that was needed was a new fence to replace the old one which was born eighteen years ago.

We've looked around on the internet but only found the same curve being used repetitively, or flipping and flopping the curve alternatively.

We wanted a fence that is unique.

A fence to run a hand along.

Not steeple topped pickets.

Not flat topped boards.

A fence that would not restrict the view of a person, young or old, ... too short to see over.

Eight panels: Two days per panel to build.

Sun Dial time


Vancouver Waldorf School


2 X 6 X 8 cedar board; ripped into 1/4" strips (16pcs); glued back together in groups of eight to make one 4" wide top rail.

Shake well before gluing


Finishing:  Valhalla Wood Preservatives

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

British Colmbia's Clerk of the House says the Speaker must remain non-partisan. Is fund raising for one party over two others ... non-partisan?

The former Speaker of the House was MLA Linda Reid

The Speaker is entitled to be addressed as the  Honourable

The Speaker is a non-partisan MLA

So pray tell why the Honourable Speaker Linda Reid was fund raising, for a partisan event and just what did the Speaker say .... to the donors?

Today's BC Liberals

Thursday, Sept 25 - 6pm - 9pm

Dinner With the Hon. Linda Reid

Please join the Hon. Linda Reid and the Richmond East Riding Association for a multi-course Chinese dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant (a donor too).

PROCEEDS to benefit the Richmond East Riding Association for the 2017 Provincial Campaign.

The member who is elected Speaker does not become a non-party member of the Legislative Assembly.  However, the Speaker does not play a politically partisan role and exercises restraint in any comments they make outside the House. The Speaker must be prepared to assert independence from the government to ensure that the rights of all sides of the House are protected in the course of the parliamentary process. This is reinforced by the Speaker not attending caucus meetings nor party conventions.

 Where was that same Clerk of the House when the Speaker was out fund raising for the BC Liberals?

Google Search Criteria:  dinner with the Linda Reid, BC liberal events

Monday, June 19, 2017

BC Hydro Site C 'negotiations': "Indian Reserves and Indian Treaty Problems"

BC Hydro Report

James Bruce Melville  

Indian Reserves and Indian Treaty Problems in North Eastern BC

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British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority is presently studying the feasibility of hydro-electric generation projects on three rives in Northern B.C.

These are the Liard, Iskut and Stikine.

At an early stage in planning, it became apparent that there would be many land related problems associated with all of these projects.  While initially it would appear that most of the those lands are unoccupied, in fact they all lie within areas traditionally used and occupied by native Indians, which use continues today.

Page 111 of 201

Expropriation of lands under the War Measures Act would presumably take place only where there is some war-related purpose or a purpose related to national security.  Should this happen, then the project would be taken out of provincial jurisdiction altogether and become a federal matter.

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Another means that has proven successful, in cases were a small part only is required of a reserve within B.C., is to use the resumptive right retained by the province when the reserve lands were conveyed to the Dominion in 1938.  By the provisions of a pair of reciprocal orders in council, both made under statutory authority, the title to lands set aside by the Province of B.C. for use by Indians was transferred to the federal government.  The terms of this conveyance included several reservation back to the province.  The right to resume up to one-twentieth of a reserve "for making roads, canals, bridges, towing paths, or other works of public utility or convenience" was one such reservation.

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In addition to the assumptive right retained by the province, there was a right to reconveyance of any reserve belonging to a band if it should become extinct (this right has since been abandoned by B.C. O/C 1555; May 13th, 1969), a right to enjoy certain water privileges where needed for nearby mining or agricultural undertakings, a right to take gravel, stone, timber, etc. for public work purposes, and to exemption from the grant of all travelled roads when presently existing over the reserves.  However, none of these appear to be useful in allowing the taking of entire reserves for public purposes.

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Kinder Morgan's pipeline expropriation is starting to look Goooooooooooooood

Thursday, June 15, 2017

MLA Kootenay Bill Bennett, favoured electricity generated from Coal, and then LNG, but the BCUC said...

Google Search Criteria:  Duke Point Power

British Columbia Utilities Commission
Duke Point Power       News Release, February 17, 2005

British Columbia Utilities Commission
In The Matter of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Call for Tenders for Capacity on Vancouver Island and Review of Electricity Purchase Agreement: Reasons for Decision to Order No. E-1-05

Meanwhile back on Kootenay Bill's Ranch, two Years Earlier, ......  Coal fired .... IPP

November 18, 2003 Bennett Backs Legislation Preventing the Sale of BC Hydro

Liberal Party of British Columbia. Caucus. Kootenay Caucus Committee Press Release

2002 | 2003 | 2004

November 19, 2003 Santori Announces Funding to Study Waneta Corridor Upgrade
November 18, 2003 Bennett Backs Legislation Preventing the Sale of BC Hydro
November 14, 2003 McMahon Opens Kicking Horse Canyon Office, Tours Construction
November 14, 2003 Letter to the Editor: Wendy McMahon on Bill79
November 8, 2003 Suffredine Outraged Over Groups Boycotting BC Wood in China
October 9, 2003 Road Improvements Ongoing in Kootenays, says Suffredine
October 7, 2003 McMahon Recognizes Canadian Mountain Guides in Legislature
October 6, 2003 Bennett Makes RecommendationsTo Reduce Fire Fuels
September 30, 2003 Police Funding Model Gives Communities Three Years to Prepare
September 15, 2003 Kootenay Caucus, Communities Set Priorities
September 11, 2003 Kootenay Caucus Holds Regional Meeting in Trail Saturday
May 2y, 2003 Kootenays Already Seeing Olympic Benefits, says Suffredine
May 2, 2003 McMahon Applauds Focus on Rural Schools
April 17, 2003 Sturgeon Restoration Supported Wth Grant, says Suffredine
April 17, 2003 McMahon Name Kootenay Caucus Chair
February 26, 2003 Bennett Leads Olympic Opportunities Conference
February 13, 2003 Transportation Strategy Announced

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

British Columbia 114 years earlier, and later .. the life of a Parliament, the position of Government and Opposition was often reversed

Electoral History of B.C.

Parties and Party Affiliation   1871 - 1903

The first provincial election along federal party lines, i.e. Conservative and Liberal, in British Columbia was the general election of 1903.  Before 1903 lines were drawn between Government supporters, grouped around the Premier, and the Opposition, grouped around ONE or MORE Opposition leaders.  Candidates declared themselves as one or the other, or as Independents.  There was no formal selection process for the most part so it was not uncommon for Government (or Opposition) candidates to be running against another Government (or Opposition) candidate.  As well, a candidate's position was not always clear and consistent.  The PRESS, which was highly partisan, added to the confusion by giving its own interpretation of a candidate's platform, particularly if declared Independent and perceived to be otherwise.  After an election, and not infrequently during the life of a Parliament, the position of Government and Opposition was often reversed.  From 1871 to 1903 there were eight Parliaments and fifteen Governments; the seventh and eighth Parliaments accounted for six of these Governments.  Allegiances shifted frequently depending on the ISSUE, there was little or no discipline.  IN 1886 separate Labour candidates first appeared and in 1900 a Socialist candidate was nominated.  The 1900 general election is also significant in that although the traditional division of Government and Opposition was still present, party groupings were beginning to play  a role and it foreshadowed the election of 1903 along full party lines.

Political affiliation has been provided for general and by-elections from 1875 to 1903.  The 1871 general election obviously had no Government, and hence no clearly formed Opposition either, and in subsequent by-elections a clear affiliation was difficult to determine.  It has been necessary to rely largely upon newspapers of the period.  An explanation is given in the notes for each election and separate sources are cited if clarification is needed.  These affiliations are to be used only as a general guide to the political interests of candidates and to the outcome of the election.

1903 - 1986

Although elections from 1903 onward were fought along party lines it was not until 1921 that there was any requirements to state party affiliation on the nomination papers or ballots - and then only for the Vancouver and Victoria City Electoral Districts.  In 1939 the requirement was extended to the remaining Districts.  Party affiliation appears in various official sources beginning in 1924.  A "List of Candidates" contains affiliations for all Vancouver and Victoria candidates for general elections from 1924 to 1937  and for all candidates from 1941 to 1986.  The Statement of votes for 1928 .....

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Miss Barbara Savadkin and Miss Barbara Lane - Cowichan Knitting - Mountain Goat Hair for blankets

British Columbia Provincial Museum
Anthropology in British Columbia 

No. 1, 1950

 Page 8 of  48

1. Report by Miss Barbara Savadkin

I am sending you a statement of my field work thus far with the Cowichan Indians around Koksilah, Vancouver Island.  To date I have spent three months in the field collecting ethnographic data and information on the Cowichan knitting industry.

The ethnographic data are still in unworked field notes.  I have written a report of about thirty pages on the knitting industry and submitted it to the competition sponsored by the Seattle Anthropological Society.

The knitting industry is of anthropological interest for several reasons.  It is of interest to students of material culture because it involves a combination of aboriginal and European techniques and the invention of new techniques stimulated by this fusion.  The patterns knitted in the older sweaters are aboriginal basketry designs, while the actual knitting technique is European.  The machines on which the wool is now spun seem to be local inventions based on the aboriginal spindle used in the preparation of mountain goat hair for blankets and on the European sewing machine.

Cowichan knitting further deserve the attention of those who are interested in the practical problems of economic and social adjustments on the party of native peoples living under foreign administration.  The knitting industry represents a fairly wide-spread and intensive effort on the part of Coast Salish peoples to make an economic adjustment to the contact situation both in Canada and the United States.

The efforts of this attempt at economic adjustment on the social organization of the Indians, especially as regards the status of women, marriage patterns, and family life, have yet to be thoroughly investigated.

No. 2, 1951

 Report by Miss Barbara Lane

No. 3, 1952

No. 4, 1953-54

No. 5, 1956

Anthropology in British Columbia