Author Archives: Norm Hamilton

Lower Priced Cable Plans Result in Higher Taxes

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Higher Taxes for Lower Cost TV Packages? In case any of you are wondering why your cable bill is higher this month, the answer appears to be in increased taxation. In an interesting turn of events, it appears the BC … Continue reading

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Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant BC 2016 By-Elections

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Low Voter Interest in BC By-Elections in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and downtown Vancouver-Mount Pleasant I was going to write a blog post railing on how the major media networks couldn’t be bothered covering the BC by-elections in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and downtown … Continue reading

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Co-Design Group Addresses Shawnigan Lake Community

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The Co-Design Group Explains Their Process to Shawnigan Lake The Shawnigan Lake community recently acquired the Elsie Myles School Property – buildings and land. Now they are discussing how to develop it best for their community. A number of residents … Continue reading

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Waterless Urinals

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I love technology that preserves water and works for the environment. The washrooms at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith, BC use these unique, water saving devices in the washrooms. What a great idea. There’s a number waterless urinals available at Amazon. … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, Pope Francis and the The Sanctity of Life

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Pope Francis has made numerous announcements indicating the progressive way he leads one of the world’s largest religious denominations, the Catholics. However, after the tragic events in Paris where the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo were brutally murdered by terrorists … Continue reading

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Start Accomplishing in 2015

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After a lengthy period of treading water, I’ve decided that 2015 is to be the year of accomplishment. My first two years of retirement have been a period of adjustment, relocation, relaxation … and frustration – punctuated by a marked … Continue reading

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Wind Storm in Cowichan Valley

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On November 6, 2014 Vancouver Island was hit with what ended up being the worst storm of the still-young fall/winter season. Driving in from the east, it wreaked havoc from one end of the Island to the other. It seems … Continue reading

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Election of Federal Liberal Candidate for Yukon

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The federal Liberal Party will elect their candidate for the 2015 federal election on October 4, 2014. The nominations for the position are Tamara Goeppel, Gurdeep Pandher, Ben Sanders and Larry Bagnell. While I am not a member of the … Continue reading

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Bings Creek Fish Habitat

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2014 has not been a good year for fish in the Cowichan Valley. Drought has all but dried up the habitat needed for spawning. The Cowichan River reached a historic low and now, in early September, there is still no relief … Continue reading

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Les Misérables at the Chemainus Theatre Festival

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I’ll not attempt to critique individual performances in this short blog post, suffice to say there was not a flaw to be found. Director Peter Jorgensen expressed his vision on the small stage in Chemainus in a way that has … Continue reading

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