Today saw the beginning of the first of a number of measures the BC Teachers are introducing in their fight for better educational practices in this province. They started rotating one day strikes. They have been without a contract for a year, been through two court challenges (winning both) and the governments response to this, … Continue reading What Education?
How many times have you heard "just give it time"? How many times have you said "change happens slowly"? Well I am just approaching the 61 anniversary of my diagnosis with polio. I contracted it when I was 3 in June of 1953. They treated me for almost two weeks for the flu even though … Continue reading Are We Really Moving Forward?
I am not a journalist. I am not a reporter. I don't work in the news industry. Now that I have set the table I am a person who can look past a thirty second sound byte, check a few facts from different sources and make an informed opinion. I am not constrained by the … Continue reading Independence Requires Freedom of Expression
I put a knee jerk reaction statement on my Facebook status the other day following a week of frustration. I have been trying to find some paid employment in the Kelowna area so far to no avail. I find this a baffling since I am constantly getting calls from individuals for advice and offers to … Continue reading Volunteerism isn’t a Career!
I am getting really tired of people telling me there is nothing they can do about the current attacks on our democracy when the topic of politics comes up. What they don't seem to realize is that by taking that attitude they are contributing to the stripping away of the Canadian democracy. And one of … Continue reading Fact or Fiction?
I am well aware of how many people have concerns over vaccinations. I have spend the last number of years working closely with families living with children on the autism spectrum. I have heard just about every argument out there, many of which have been scientifically dispelled but still not acceptable to these families. I … Continue reading Polio a Needless Outbreak