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Spectres of Shortwave Sneak Preview

This is a very short interview with a gal from Eastern Canada who is producing a film about the Radio Canada International transmitter site in Sackville, New Brunswick. Spectres of Shortwave – An experimental documentary film about the RCI shortwave radio towers. Images captured on 35mm film accompanied by personal stories told by people who […]

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Social media 101 mad as hell and what are you going to do about it

I heard a TED Talk not too long ago on CBC radio and I would like to track it down and listen again. It was all about how social media (as good as it appears to be on a surface examination) has robbed us of creativity and productivity. How our addiction or dependance on Facebook, […]

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Rare Radio Canada Broadcast from December 24th, 1989

Click here for audio file if you cannot see flash player above. The following is a 128kbps stream of a Radio Canada International broadcast originally aired on December 24th, 1989 – called a “Native Indian Christmas in Canada” – although a bit dated, it gives an interesting perspective and historic context of life in North […]

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If you can read this, thank your teacher – chapter 1

Had coffee with some of my work buddies this AM – and so clueless about what the life of teachers is like… Nothing like a totally one sided discussion to get ones java boiling in the mug! Anyway, I felt like sending them back to Elementary school… maybe Grade 1 even. During the various rants […]

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Philippine typhoon relief – help needed now

Typhoon Haiyan – locally known as Yolanda –is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2013 and arguably the most destructive storm to hit the region in anyone’s memory. The storm has caused widespread damage, including landslides and flooding. Tragically, among the people affected are those who were left homeless by an earthquake in […]

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Good bye to Jack Layton

All our prayers and thoughts go out to Jack Layton’s wife, family and extended family.

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Victoria Spring 2011 – Canadian Gas Prices

I have spoken on this issue in the past – about gas price fixing in Canadian markets. Which I am now preparing to reject. No, not preparing… It’s done. Let me clarify: I do not believe that the markets are fixed in Canada. For Gas. Or Coffee. Or Chocolate. Or anything for that matter. And […]

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Victoria Spring 2011 – Islandnet under attack

My ISP (client since 1995) has been under a cyber-attack since yesterday – taking down the entire operation several times over the last 24 hours – disrupting thousands of customers and hundreds of webpages. For the time being all is calm. Islandnet.com was contacted by the attackers who ordered that the web site in question […]

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2011 sights and sounds – disaster moment by moment

One can do little more than reflect quietly on their blessings as a people only a few thousands of miles away struggle silently and firmly against seemingly insurmountable odds… Sound clip caught by one of our monitor stations in the Haida Gwaii as the events unfolded. First few seconds in Japanese followed by English announcements. […]

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2011 Media report chapter 1 – the increasingly silent radio dial

Victoria, British Columbia’s place on the coastal ring of fire almost guarantees that one day we are going to be struck with an Earth moving earthquake. There will be challenges. We will need to survive on our own devices for upwards of a week before help arrives – but what will be absent are some […]

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