Joseph Stiglitz interview in the Tyee

Joseph Stiglitz, renowned economist and "winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is the third-most cited economist in the world" according to Research Papers in Economics. In a Friday interview with David Ball of the BC online news source, the Tyee, Stiglitz addressed Canada's housing inequality situation.  Here's a brief preview of the … Continue reading Joseph Stiglitz interview in the Tyee

Fracking on trial– Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, ‘Slick Water’

In the words of New Yorker environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, Slick Water is "a true-life noir filled with corruption, incompetence, and, ultimately, courage." More specifically, Nikiforuk says, it is a story about "the courage of women."  From the Tyee Online article by Robyn Smith.  The story of how one woman, an oil patch scientist, struggled … Continue reading Fracking on trial– Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, ‘Slick Water’

The Role of Prairie Dogs as a Keystone Species

If  you would like to read some research on the role of prairie dogs as keystone species in their ecosystems (and ours), take a look at this article by B. MILLER, R. READING, J. HOOGLAND,T. CLARK, G. CEBALLO, Q R. LIST, S. FORREST, L. HANEBURY, P. MANZANO, J. PACHECO, AND D. URESK.

Historic moment: Trudeau government swearing in today November 4, 2015

Today we have political change as Justin Trudeau's new cabinet is revealed after the swearing in ceremony in Ottawa.  A historic moment.  I remember Justin and Margaret Trudeau from the first Trudeau government.

November 3: icy road conditions on the way. Consider taking the Kootenay Connector #99.

Taking the bus is so much easier and less expensive in the winter. Too bad there aren't enough buses during the day... If you commute between Castlegar and Nelson, and you don't love driving that Connector route on icy roads, why not call BC Transit or email them and ask for more buses?

The Leap Manifesto|A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

"The time for energy democracy has come: we believe not just in changes to our energy sources, but that wherever possible communities should collectively control these new energy systems." " High-speed rail powered by just renewables and affordable public transit can unite every community in this country – in place of more cars, pipelines and … Continue reading The Leap Manifesto|A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

Commuting between Castlegar and Nelson? Prefer more frequent buses?

Kootenay Connector -- needs more buses? If you currently commute between Nelson and Castlegar for college studies or work, or any other reason, you would likely benefit from better bus service.  It could save you a minimum of $150 per month in fuel costs, and then there is the carbon footprint.. Contact BC Transit and … Continue reading Commuting between Castlegar and Nelson? Prefer more frequent buses?