Category Archive for 'North Shore News'

Appeared in the North Shore News – January 15, 2016 Amy Baird grew up going to the Hollyburn Sailing Club every summer. Her mother, Anne, was its first woman commodore. “As a young girl I was so proud of her. Still am,” Amy says. The club was “a great way to meet new kids and […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – January 1, 2016 In snooty West Vancouver, where we think foreign relations begin at the North Vancouver border, it is novel to have a bona fide parliamentary secretary for the federal foreign affairs minister. “I got to Ottawa on the Monday and found I was going to be […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – December 18, 2015 At Christmas, our hearts should go out to those who are all too easily ignored throughout the year. They are the invisible people of our society. In our busy day-to-day lives we seldom give them a thought. When they come to our attention in the […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – December 4, 2015 In a less Justin-besotted Canada, a “Trudeau promise” would enter the language – an oxymoron, like “military intelligence.” You’ll recall that in November Liberal leader Justin Trudeau bid up compassionate Canada’s offer to accept Syrian refugees – handily out-caring rivals Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper. […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – November 20, 2015 I’d say Justin Trudeau fell from the honeymoon bed. Possibly a matter of coitus interruptus in his post-election love affair with an adulating public and media. The CBC must be heartbroken. Even Mother Corp’s loyal radio arm noted Trudeau’s awkward pauses answering questions at the […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – November 6, 2015 Let’s get this over with: Ontario Premier Kathleen (Queen of Debt) Wynne confabbing with buddy Justin Trudeau is like a railway dispatcher advising the train robbers which car is carrying the gold bullion. • • • Quite rightly, there will be a lot of retrospectives […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – October 23, 2015 I have been standing back admiring the brilliance of my prediction that the Conservatives would win Monday’s election. The logic was impeccable, though not unique — just more genially expressed. It follows. Liberal Justin Trudeau and especially New Democrat Thomas Mulcair were as zealous campaigning […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – October 9, 2015 The Conservatives will win the election. Could get a majority. They’ll win on the economy (the Globe and Mail recently ran a glowing double-page spread, declaring “the West Coast is on a roll” while “much of Canada’s economy sputters”). They’ll win big on the terrorism […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – September 25, 2015 Yes, at some point the present Hollyburn Sailing Club will be evicted. Yes, relocated elsewhere. And favoured use of the site? A restaurant. Not likely a fast-food joint. Mayor Michael Smith made this clear in a statement that dispels – or confirms – rumours swirling […]

Read Full Post »

Appeared in the North Shore News – September 11, 2015 Long experience persuades me that the difference between rumours and official statements is that the former are usually more accurate than the latter. Case in point: The thick fog around nautically jaunty Hollyburn Sailing Club. It’s due south of West Vancouver’s supposed gateway to a […]

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »