Former Nfld. premier Brian Peckford wages a new political — and personal — battle in B.C. – Vancouver Sun — Read on vancouversun.com/news/local-news/former-nfld-premier-brian-peckford-wages-a-new-political-and-personal-battle-in-b-c/amp
One of the first priorities of the newly re-elected federal Liberal government is a $6 billion personal income tax cut. The Liberals and Conservatives campaigned on similar promises, but the Liberals claimed their cut was more progressive. No matter how you slice it, cutting taxes reduces the amount of money available to provide services, and… Read More Federal tax cut hurts services, helps wealthy | Canadian Union of Public Employees
We rely on hosting millions of annual visitors, but do it ‘sustainably’? Get real. — Read on thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/11/14/Overtourism-British-Columbia/
Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction https://discover.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/reading-in-the-age-of-constant-distraction/ — Read on discover.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/reading-in-the-age-of-constant-distraction/
On The Heritage Trail: Colombia Part 1 On The Heritage Trail: Colombia Part 1 — Read on lisadorenfest.com/2019/11/12/on-the-heritage-trail-colombia-part-1/ Re-blog where Lisa takes us on a tour of Columbia. So far this is my 5th virtual tour this year.
Walktober 2019: Finding beauty wherever you go https://breezesatdawn.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/walktober-2019-finding-beauty-wherever-you-go/ — Read on breezesatdawn.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/walktober-2019-finding-beauty-wherever-you-go/ This is a virtual meet up of bloggers. It is so touching to hear and see everyone’s walks. And the bloggers is a gifted writer.
My attention was drawn to a blog series called Walktober. This is my contribution featuring the Rockscapes on Hornby. The theme is supposed to feature walks with people and so I am adding my blogger walk (BLOK?) featured by another blogger Retirement Reflections. Typically October is sunny and cool, my favourite month of the year. … Read More Rocktober Hornby Island
https://pollenize.org/en/elections/canada-2019. A good comparison of policies by party
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24636547 Mountain Hardwear Women’s Dynama Capri
My Grade 8 teacher said I had no useful skills (as a girl). Somehow I made it to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada | The Star — Read on http://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2019/09/21/beverley-mclachlins-grade-8-teacher-said-she-had-no-useful-skills-as-a-girl-somehow-she-made-it-to-chief-justice-of-canada.html
Summer on Hornby is too busy for reading or blogging. Since the rare rainy day has occurred, it is time to refresh my blog. My reading of the past year has been trapped in the world of grade 7 fantasy books for on online book club for 9 students in Ontario. This was a spin… Read More Summer Reading on Hornby Island
via Portrait of a Cruiser: Lisa Dorenfest – Noonsite
via When Friendships Change, How To Cope : NPR
E-bikes are complex topic due to the multiple technical specifications and types of e-bikes. The short story is to read the research before shopping. I have listed a couple of sites that have reviews with or without rating by users. Once you see the best bikes, you can narrow it down by price, size,… Read More Ebike reviews and vendors v2
I have discovered a variety of ebikes on Hornby. I have been chatting with local ebike users locally to find out what brands they are using. One local user told me that e-bikes are hard to brake and another person (female) said she had frequently fallen off. What has been your experience? I see men riding… Read More E-bikes vendors and reviews
What Canada’s last energy transition can teach us about the next one — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5222259 Another example of social change or not!
More than a bold experiment in representational sleight of hand, ‘Orange’ changed TV forever. — Read on time.com/5631804/orange-is-the-new-black-season-7-legacy/ This is not so much a review of a show but a commentary on societal change.
Yesterday I sat the quilt. The person who sits the quilt sells tickets to the quilt lottery. It is such a cool job. I meet people from all over Canada and the US… Whitehorse, Washington, Toronto/Ottawa, Courtenay and Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The quilt is a beautiful work of art by Hornby Artists. Some… Read More The quilt as metaphor for life on Hornby
Parksville is surprisingly charming if you get off the Island Highway. Having driven through it several times from Nanaimo to Hornby I tended to dismiss it as just more malls.. like Nanaimo. However a weekend hosted by my blogger friend Donna gave me time to look around and talk to people in the community. Our… Read More Parksville Chronicles