WALKING THEIR DOGS

The Vancouver Courier, Feb. 21

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BC putting all its eggs in one energy resource basket

by Geoff OlsonThe other day I was going through my notes from a November 2013 presentation held at SFU Harbourside on liquefied natural gas development in B.C. when Milo Minderbinder came to mind.Minderbinder is a mess officer in Joseph Heller’s 1961 antiwar novel Catch-22. His “syndicate,” M & M Operations, uses complex trade deals to …

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT TED

The four-day TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference is on for Vancouver this March. If you don’t have tickets yet for this high-level gabfest, too bad. They went months ago to those willing to pony up $7,500 US each. The nonprofit organization’s Brother-Can-You-Paradigm revenue model may sound elitist, but someone has to cover this moveable …

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THE 5TH DAY OF CREATION: THE INSIDE SCOOP

On the fifth day of creation, God called Bulldog, Eagle, and Beaver for a meeting. “I'm thinking of fashioning something out of soil tomorrow and calling him Adam,”  said the Creator in a booming voice from above. The puzzled animals cast sidelong glances at one another. “You three shall represent a trio of great nations …

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