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Plans for Salem’s Harbor Power Station: Realpolitik or Missed Opportunity?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Salem Harbor Power Station will close in June 2014. Initially, the field looked wide open for exciting new redevelopments, but now it appears that the site might see another power plant. Strike one for Realpolitik, zero for vision? Green Drinks invited Jan Schlichtmann, Lori Ehrlich, et al., to debate on June 26, 2012.

David Eaves on Open Government

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

David Eaves’s discussion of Open Government throws light on why we’re routing around government, and how the consultancy industry keeps the old model entrenched.

Closed routine or open innovation?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

While there’s much to be said for routine and regular habits, there are other times that require smashing the status quo. I went to City Hall this morning, expecting to participate in a workshop/ presentation by city staff on the implications of BC’s Bill 27 on revenue earned by the city through DCCs (Development Cost […]

Another Victoria newspaper scandal, being ignored by …newspapers

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

(Updated Aug.28/07, see below…) Some readers might remember the Vivian Smith scandal from early July last summer: I blogged about it here, on July 20/06 after reading about it on Sean Holman’s Public Eye Online. (Note: re. my July 20/06 entry: pardon the opening two paragraphs — I was coming out of a period of […]

Why I think the newspaper is a (waste paper)basket case

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

I updated my Facebook status yesterday with a note about being very angry at our local newspaper, The Times-Colonist, for essentially stealing a story and then not reporting it properly anyway, and for exemplifying the ugliest, but I mean the ugliest, aspects of an “old boys network” mentality. That prompted some of my Facebook friends […]

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