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Welcome to 2015! Christmas Day past, American president Obama announced the cessation of the US "combat mission" in Afghanistan, saying, "the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion."

Part of that "responsible conclusion" is the inclusion of thousands of American forces ...
Went down to the DeerSafeVictoria rally in Oak Bay. The leafy municipality is set to begin a cull of the endemic deer population. Here's what opponents say; "We know that Oak Bay is going ahead with a clover trap/bolt gun kill of 25 deer in January 2015. Naturally they will not be announcing when the ...
Happy New Year! You know that means it's time for our annual GR Year-Ender show!

It's been an eventful year here, and as has become the custom, I'll highlight some of the most impressive stories we covered during its course.

In a new news twist however, I'll mix in audio from story intros, and throw ...
For the 11 households of Jordan River, BC Hydro's notification they and their loved ones could be swept away in a moment should a powerful enough earthquake shake the dam upriver came as a surprise. Residents were made an offer to leave with payment; an offer that may yet prove one that can't be refused. ...
"Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Solstice, Greetings O! Returning Light in Desperate Times of Persistent Darkness," and welcome to GR's 2014 Xmas special. It's important we celebrate and acknowledgement Humanity's higher ideals, and potentiality now and then; especially because we spend most of ...
Perhaps its the same force of gravity powering the flow of bitumen from the height of the Rockies, across the hills and dales of British Columbia, crossing its streams, dissecting its wildlife corridors, and concentrating down to the harbours of the great Pacific coast that concentrates too in the lower ...
Later this week, efforts will be made to shore up the tentative "ceasefire" in Ukraine. Though officially nearly a couple of months old, the firing never ceased in eastern Ukraine, where the coup regime in Kiev, the one recognized and championed by Canada and its western allies, has continued its indiscriminate ...
In the wee hours of June 28th, 2009, Honduran president Manuel "Mel" Zelaya woke to find his room filled with soldiers, and his presidency finished. Zelaya, a moderately populist leader with a year left on his mandate, would spend the next two years in exile, trying to get back to Honduras and return ...
Last week, the stand-off between locally concerned Burnaby Mountain residents and allied environmentalists opposed to the proposed TransMountain project, and Kinder Morgan, the company hoping to "twin" its Tar Sands interests by doubling down on pipelines, took another turn.

The BC government granted ...
Canadians observed Remembrance Day yesterday. This year's event was more poignant than most, following the murder of a Canadian soldier standing post at Ottawa's War Memorial last month, and the targeting of two other soldiers in a Quebec hit-and-run automobile attack leaving one dead and the other grievously ...
Canadians observed Remembrance Day yesterday. This year's event was more poignant than most, following the murder of a Canadian soldier standing post at Ottawa's War Memorial last month, and the targeting of two other soldiers in a Quebec hit-and-run automobile attack leaving one dead and the other grievously ...
War. What is it good for? With apologies to Edwin Starr, way beyond absolutely nothing for some fortunate few war is worth billions. Whether declared against countries, or concepts, poverty or ebola war and preparation for war is so lucrative it has become a supporting pillar of the global economy.

Nowhere ...
November is right around the corner, and befitting the monotonous return of a least loved season, this year it means too another turn of the civic election cycle. It's also time for our neighbours south to head to the polls for mid-term elections; and, as with all things it seems, America's November ...
Resistance takes many forms, and in the fight against the criminality and impunity enjoyed by Canadian-flagged mining corporations around the world a diversity of tactics is required. With that in mind, the Victoria's Mining Justice Action Committee or MJAC is hosting Communities in Resistance and the ...
If you feel there's a disconnect between the kind of values we in the West espouse and the actions our agents in government take to protect and project those values it's important you know a couple of things: First; you are not suffering cultural dissonance, and secondly; the government you see is neither ...
Stephen Harper's New Government announced it will render a decision on the fate of the Peace River Valley on October 22. The crux of the matter involves the long-proposed and ever contentious scheme to dam again the Peace. Site-C would be the third hydro dam on the river, and if placed where planned ...
Yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund's biennial Living Planet Report reported: "World populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010." Imagine; within most of our lifetimes, half of the world's non-human inhabitants are no more, primarily due ...
Media-memory being short, the name Michael Brown Jr. may elicit no more from most than a blank look; but, last month reaction to his untimely death threatened to burn down the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

At least that's the way the story was framed in the corporate media, (and repeated by state-sponsored ...
Tzeporah Berman did a quick stand up interview with me while waiting to take to the main stage.
Went down to the Puppets for Peace March, held in conjunction with the annual UN nod to World peace. The event was held at Government House, home of the Queen's representative, British Columbia Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, and conspicuously attended by members of the Canadian Forces and local ...
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