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Rooftop Solar: Why not BC?

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMIt was a hot August day. Thanks to the ten solar panels recently installed on his garage roof, Hans Wekking was getting more than enough energy for his house and his EV. Pointing to his meter box, he said, “Right now, its showing that we are putting power in the grid.” There would have been nothing unusual about this scene in California, but in British Columbia it made the news.
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Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Ruin BC’s Economy?

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMSpain was once Europe’s most powerful nation. Her undoing came through the influx of gold bullion from her overseas Empire. The industries that would enable England, France and the Netherlands to thrive were washed were washed away in a flood of easy money. Once it dried up, there were only a handful of rich families ruling over a largely peasant population. Some fear that this may be happening to Western Canada.

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First Nation’s History Seen Through A Village Workshop

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMI recently took part in a “Village Workshop” at the Klahoose New Relationship Building on Cortes Island, in BC. This is a novel introduction to the First Nations perception of their history in that it involves role playing.
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