Archive | June 2012

B.C. Ferries Executive Salaries Rise as Corporation Sinks under Record Losses

B.C. Ferries awarded $1.7 million in bonuses to 4 executives in the same year that the Corporation lost $16 million and suffered historic low ridership.

Bill Clinton: If I did not have sax, I never would have been elected President.

Clinton tells Arts Summit that music “taught him discipline and order and made him a good listener.”

“Lonesome George”: Lonesome no more?

The last of his species: Giant Galapagos Tortoise, “Lonesome George”, dies at age 100.

Bad Fences make Bad Neighbours

US Republicans support Bill to build border fences through protected ecosystems and across key mammal migration routes.

Rio: +20, Earth: -20 [“Peter Can’t”]

Canada’s Environment Minister Peter Kent says the lack of solid commitments, timelines and numbers at Rio Earth Summit is a “good thing”.

Summer Solace

Drowning our sorrows in Rainy Vancouver

Re Summer Re-runs, no Re-Joycing

“Reruns past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of Shaw to bend of BBC brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Downton Abbey and Environs”

Vatican Secretary of State blames Devil, Media, Dan Brown for recent scandals

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone says journalists are “pretending to be Dan Brown”, creating divisions “that come from the devil.”