Tag Archive 'Pamela Goldsmith-Jones'

Appeared in the North Shore News – March 11, 2016 You’d think the local member of Parliament would have an opinion on the Woodfibre LNG project, wouldn’t you? Or am I being naïve again? I’ve sent several unsuccessful emails to Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, our woman in Ottawa as MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, […]

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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 […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – September 26, 2014 News rains on us incessantly. We must raise an umbrella over matters we choose to save and protect. Today I choose Raju. Raju is an elephant. Captured as a baby, cruelly abused and shackled in spike chains, Raju spent 50 years as a begging elephant […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – August 29, 2014 It’s always good to know the people you’re dealing with, wouldn’t you say? Especially if there’s a dollar sign involved. Also if your personal well-being – basic air, water, protection from loud, hurtful explosions – are in the mix. So, since we are unlikely to […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – April 25, 2014 Where to start? Pamela Goldsmith-Jones? Sentinel Hill on guard again? West Van’s disappearing 7-Eleven? As the Good Book (as we used to call it) says, the last shall be first: Ambleside’s 7-Eleven at 14th and Marine Drive will close forever May 28. A huge blow […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – February 28, 2014 The media grabbed the shallow story. They missed the deeper story. We do that, I’ve done it. Talkin’ about the West Vancouver Police Department “scandal.” The real yarn here is the backstory — disgraced ex-cop Kash “The Stallion” Heed’s free pass to claw his way […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – May 10, 2013 MULTIPLE sparkling, titillating items battling for top spot: Gordon Wilson is a fascinating British Columbia study, a shrewd maverick whose feet stepped into a cow-pie or two – most visibly a marital one – but whose head arguably contains the sharpest political smarts of any […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – March 2, 2012 AWRIGHT, youse cub reporters, line up, shut up, listen up, and learn good from an old bastard. Er, old master. The lesson today is: At times in your trade – don’t let me hear you call it a “profession” – you will ask questions to […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – February 17, 2012 I’M reluctant to speak ill of the politically departed, but the gatekeeper who waved in Jimmy Pattison’s widely disliked “bus shelters” in West Vancouver was Pamela Goldsmith-Jones. The buck stops there – on the mayor’s desk. She was mayor. She was CEO. She set the […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – October 28, 2011 WHAT’S the world coming to? Mike Smith is mayor-acclaimed of West Vancouver, he’s a long-time fuel distributor for Esso – yet he can’t get a fillup in his own town. Smith’s car runs on diesel. None of the six remaining gas stations in West Van’s […]

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