May 242018
2018-05-16  Water:  Bowser residents protest marine sewage outfall plan,  Parksville Qualicum Beach News,  Michael Briones

This is a local issue, but one that affects everyone. Please see the  “Comments” (from the newspaper)  at the bottom of this posting. Water and/or Oceans people:  please weigh in at URL: with information. I, too, will add an on-line Comment,  but don’t have time at the moment. Thanks!   Sandra   Michael […]

May 202018

2018-05-19    Summary, NO, Health Canada DID NOT decide to de-register one of the chemicals linked to death of bees and song birds (the neonic “imidacloprid”) The PMRA (Health Canada) received 46,000 communications about the need to stop the use of the “neonics”.  Through the petitioning, I emailed my MP on April 30, 2018 re […]

Mar 212018   Does Environment Minister McKenna KNOW that Natural Resources Minister Carr is pushing nuclear energy in the climate talks, May, Copenhagen?   My letter to Catherine McKenna.   2018-03-14   Offshore drilling too risky for U.S. Eastern Seaboard, but not for Canada?   Chronicle Herald.   (Minister McKenna approved BP to drill up to 7 exploratory wells off […]

Mar 042018

 “A fascinating read . . ” from The Atlantic magazine … so THIS is how it works!  A system of corruption that started in the U.S.  with pioneering master, Paul Manafort, in the 1970s.   Forty years later it is part of “globalization”. What you kinda knew about Lobbying and Corruption becomes clear, the mechanics and […]

Feb 272018

2018-02-27  Live-streaming tomorrow, Jury reform in Canada, Prof Kent Roach, Wednesday Feb 28, 1pm CST Thanks to Jim Pulfer for the alert. 2018-02-23 CORRECTION, Vaccines: It is Legislated – – vaccines are NOT mandatory anywhere in Canada. Geez!  I hate to put out incorrect information.  Many thanks to Angela B and Janet M for setting […]

Feb 222018

re NAFTA:  It’s looking as though the Government is going to give up its insistence on keeping the ISDS clauses.   Hallelujah!  That will be a large win.   Maybe I will post something, AFTER knowing for certain.   (I am chagrined that (as I understand), the about-face is characterized as a concession to the demands of the […]

Feb 222018

A father (and mother) from Wetaskwin, AB were very angry when their son was vaccinated for HPV without parental consent. Question re legislated mandatory vaccination schedules or the child cannot attend school (California, some other US states, Ontario, Alberta, add New Brunswick (?)): are parents still required to sign a parental consent form, or does […]

Feb 162018

An important update on the Bilcon NAFTA Chapter 11 case arrived, after I started sending the list below, in an email. I can’t pull back and update what I already sent, alas.    Emailing out a link to a list offers more flexibility! – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Jan 192018

I want most urgently to circulate and encourage: ***   The deadline for participation in “transformation” of the Criminal Justice System, has been extended to January 31st.  ***   Please help spread the word.  There are a number of ways to participate, besides making a submission.  Go to   I am hoping to find some excitingly […]

Jan 192018
TED Talk  Pico Iyer The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a […]