First Hill Streetcar Opens With Lessons For Future Lines

The First Hill streetcar loads passengers on Jackson Street at Fifth Avenue. (Photo by the author) Seattle’s new streetcar route, the First Hill line, finally opened on Saturday. Despite the cold and rain, months of tantalizingly empty test runs and the pr

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Stagnating transit ridership has officials across Canada stumped

Canada's major transit authorities are reporting stagnating ridership numbers and they can't quite figure out why. As Bill Curry reports, lower numbers means less revenue, which may saddle some systems with budget shortfalls

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The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Official Lyric Video)

Directed by:Hector Santizo Composers:Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Producers:Julian Klein, Robin Klein, Mick Gochanour, Hector Santizo (C) 2015 ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Download or stream the single below: iTunes:

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Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.Introduction Sometimes it

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Nathan Cullen calls for proportional representation now

Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr. Speaker, somewhere quietly to himself Paul Calandra is laughing. Just a year ago the Liberals were chanting a new way of listening to Canadians but little did Canadians know, they needed $1,500 to get the

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Open Letter sent to Minister Qualtrough

In response to her consultation with Canadians, the following letter was sent to Minister Qualtrough, and to the Toronto Star for publication. The Minister is asking Canadians for input on the accessibility act she is drafting for Canada. This letter stres

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46 per cent of Canadians negative toward Israeli gov’t: poll

A large plurality of Canadians holds an unfavourable view of the Israeli government, which is not reflected in Ottawa’s pro-Israel policies, according to a new poll co-sponsored by two groups that are harsh critics of the Jewish state. The government of Ca

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Farm incomes smashed records in 2015: Agriculture Canada

Agriculture Canada says 2015 could be a bumper year for farm incomes. The department says in its annual farm outlook that farm incomes reached record levels in 2015 and will remain above average this year.

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Food costs could eat up half of northern incomes

A new report suggests that food is so expensive in Canada’s remote northern communities that people would have to spend more than half their incomes to meet basic nutritional needs as set out by the government. The information came from<span class="ellipsi

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Unstuck: How can the world’s vanishing middle class escape an economic trap?​

Incomes are stagnating, housing prices are on the rise and millions of people once on the cusp of stability are losing ground. From China's industrial belt to the suburbs of Cleveland, Doug Saunders looks at the causes and effects of – and cures for – a st

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Say Hello To The Commonwealth's $6.6-Trillion Real Estate Bubble

Instead of crashing in 2008, countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. decided we just needed more money. The result? Soaring real estate prices, stagnating incomes, mounting household debt and lowered economic output have sent four of th

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The E-Cigarette Ban: A Win for Liars and Big Tobacco

This article is part of the Green Watch series. Summary: Bureaucrats and politicians often cite “science” as justification for their efforts to exercise control over Americans’ lives. It’s a fake, politicized “science,” of course. When science suggests tha

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The silencing of the white men of the West!

Sadly, political correctness afflicts much of the world; in particular the Western world. At its inception in the counterculture of the sixties and beyond it was a force for good. It moved us to examine our hatreds, prejudices, values and words. It reminde

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Premier Backtracks on Prior Comments on Borrowing

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition Office, said Premier Dwight Ball's admission today that the province has indeed acquired long-term borrowing in the past year, and has itself secured long-term borrowing since coming to power, has

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Alberta budget 2016: Province to nearly double borrowing by 2018

Boosting borrowing to offset a 90 per cent reduction in resource revenues, the NDP government has maxed out its credit limit and been forced to apply for a higher one. The three-year fiscal plan set out in Thursday's provincial budget projects borrowing to

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Big borrowing requires big Saskatchewan government changes

Hardly an eye was batted this week when the NDP Opposition raised in question period a recent order-in-council authorizing cabinet to borrow a whopping $6 billion. In some ways, such borrowing is business as usual. In the Byzantine world of government fina

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Ontario Reducing the Cost of Borrowing for Payday Loans

Ontario is lowering the maximum total cost of borrowing for a payday loan from $21 to $18 per $100 borrowed as of January 1, 2017.

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The Muslim Invasion Of Europe 2017

Why didn't the Europeans oppose these Invaders? First off they were told they would be receiving women and children in much smaller number for Syria. But because of Zionist funded NGO's they received mainly young men from all over the middle east. Second a

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Our Common Struggle, Making the Links

Our Common Struggle, Making the Links. Teach in on International Instruments of Corporate Power: TPP, CETA, FIPAs & NAFTA.   Saturday, April 16th SFU Center for Dialogue, Room 320 520 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Coast Salish Territories Governments aro

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The Lie About Our Energy Industry That Canadians Have to STOP Buying Into - A Must Read & Share - News & Media for the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry |

Randy Pompetti is the author of the note below. He lives in Hanna, Alberta, Canada My fellow Canadians, you are buying into a lie regarding our energy industry and the global environment. We are a mere 35 million people, just 0.5% of this planet’s 7.3 bill

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Opposition decries government over secrecy on 'Heartbleed' bug

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency and RCMP are saying little about the security breach that led to the theft of taxpayer information from the CRA website, with the minister still declining to speak publicly and the Mounties saying they asked the governmen

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Canada’s New Cabinet is Inexperienced, and That’s Great!

  By: Matt Williams     As an election pledge Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, vowed to appoint a gender balanced cabinet as part of his promise to deliver real change for Canadians. And true to his word, on 4th November, 2015 Prime Minster Tru

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