Stephen Harper claims that “Our World is a difficult, dangerous and uncertain place” and, under his leadership, Canada “is an island of stability.” Though many have come to regard his message as spin, polls show it appeals to an older, less educated and predominantly male audience. They have been able to give the Harper Government the 36%-39.7% of the popular vote that has let them cling to power since 2006. The latest Nanos poll reveals the Conservatives could do it again.
There are slow pockets, but most of British Columbia’s solar contractors are busier than ever before. Riverside Energy Systems, in Kamloops, is finding it difficult to keep up. Rob Baxter, of Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative, thinks we may have reached a tipping point, “more people want to support solar energy.” Alevtina Akbulatova, Net Metering Specialist with BC Hydro, said 90 projects were connected to the grid during 2014. She added, “There are already 99 this year and I could approve a few more by the end of the day.” Add in the 1 megawatt of capacity from SunMine, the province’s first utility scale solar project, and BC’s Solar capacity Is doubling. Continue reading BC’s Solar Capacity Is Doubling→
Around thirty people landed on Grace Islet Tuesday. Regardless of whether they went above the high water mark and were legally “trespassing”or not, the Grace Islet landing reminiscent of Gandhi’s civil disobedience campaigns.