Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Yves Engler, Janine Bandcroft September 5th, 2019

Last week, prime minister Justin Trudeau met in Surrey with BC premier, John Horgan to announce a joint effort that will increase BC Hydro’s contribution to fracked gas production. The former provincial government bet big on the future of hydrocarbons, (as has Trudeau’s Liberals) and the NDP has picked right up where Christie Clark’s BCLiberals … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Yves Engler, Janine Bandcroft September 5th, 2019”

Gorilla Radio X-Mas/Year-Ender Show with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Christina Nikolic December 28, 2017

Welcome to the Year-ender show, wherein you’ll enjoy seasonally-themed blatherskite, music, and more. It’s been a pretty strange year past, punctuated with highs and lows that, like the weather, have peaked with extraordinary insistence. I think it’s a trend we’re going to have to learn to adapt to. As if to echo, the political climate … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio X-Mas/Year-Ender Show with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Christina Nikolic December 28, 2017”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Whitney Webb, Janine Bandcroft November 23, 2017

The clock is winding down, the moment of truth drawing nearer for the contentious Site C dam mega project in BC’s Peace country. Billions in the hole, and billions more promised to go down it too should it proceed, or be cancelled; now the new government in Victoria has to decide which way it will … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Whitney Webb, Janine Bandcroft November 23, 2017”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Nathalie Chambers, Ken Boon, Christina Nikolic Sept. 6, 2017

In the last days of last winter, long-time Saanich councillor, Vic Derman died. Derman championed the conservation of the municipality’s dwindling farm lands and agricultural heritage, and one of those he supported was Madrona Farm in the Blenkinsop Valley. Nathalie Chambers farms at Madrona, and was the first to declare her intentions to run in … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Nathalie Chambers, Ken Boon, Christina Nikolic Sept. 6, 2017”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alan Burger, Ken Boon, Janine Bandcroft May 24th, 2017

In the waning days of its provincial mandate, outgoing Energy Minister, Bill Bennett announced a BCLiberals plan to create, if re-elected, an “independent wildlife agency” that could make politically unpalatable decisions regarding wildlife “management.” And though couched in the language of conservation, in essence what that “management” means is continued recreational hunts of Grizzly Bear, … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alan Burger, Ken Boon, Janine Bandcroft May 24th, 2017”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Annelise Sorg, Janine Bandcroft March 9, 2017

Two months from today, British Columbia’s registered voters will be given the opportunity to elect their next provincial political representatives. One of the many environmental issues threatening an easy return to power for incumbent premier Christy Clark and her BCLiberals is the Site C mega dam on the Peace River. The controversial project has many … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Annelise Sorg, Janine Bandcroft March 9, 2017”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Eric de Place, Ken Boon December 21, 2016

Late last month, the federal Liberals okayed the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline. The contentious project would see a new pipeline built from the Tar Sands of Alberta, across the Rockies and the breadth of B.C. to Burnaby. From there, diluted bitumen would be shipped to offshore refineries, primarily in Asia. The TransMountain would be a … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Eric de Place, Ken Boon December 21, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft October 19, 2016

A year into Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party mandate, Canadians who cheered the departure of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives thinking the country had turned a corner on aggressive foreign policy abroad, regressive social policies at home, and an obstructionist environmental philosophy drawn straight from the American Bible belt, have little to be happy about on any of … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft October 19, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mark Taliano, Ken Boon, Janine Bandcroft August 24, 2016

More than five years into the forced Syrian regime change effort, NATO’s media allies are sounding desperate. How else to describe the increasingly shrill, and dizzyingly frequent condemnations from “unnamed sources”? Even the staid old CBC has leapt into the new news paradigm fray, massaging Washington’s message, even while entombing its journalistic credibility. The recent … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Mark Taliano, Ken Boon, Janine Bandcroft August 24, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Mark Taliano, Janine Bandcroft June 1, 2016

Hell and high water analogies aside, Site C proponent BC Hydro has taken a new tack in dealing with the ever-deafening chorus of objection to its ill-advised plans to dam again the Peace River. Last week, reports emerged revealing Hydro has launched lawsuits aimed at its detractors; lawsuits it swears are not SLAPPs, the infamous … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Mark Taliano, Janine Bandcroft June 1, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Stuart Herzog, Ken Boon, Patrick Henningsen, Janine Bandcroft April 6, 2016

Looking around the City of Victoria, it doesn’t take a lot of insight to conclude: This place is humming! Old houses in the suburbs, and once venerable buildings in the city proper, are turning into holes in the ground; nesting pots for steel and glass condos sprouting uptown and down. The increasing human population, both … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Stuart Herzog, Ken Boon, Patrick Henningsen, Janine Bandcroft April 6, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ingmar Lee, Ken Boon Feb. 10, 2016

Last week, the Clark government announced a new policy concerning mining, logging, and the recreational use of the Great Bear Rainforest. The so-called GBR agreement follows a pattern of inviting selected Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations and First Nations representatives into the backrooms where resource allocation decisions between industry and government are crafted. The deal has divided … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ingmar Lee, Ken Boon Feb. 10, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dave Lindorff, Ken Boon, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 13, 2016

2016 marks incarceration year 35 for jail yard journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and regardless of what anyone may think about his guilt or innocence, or the spurious nature of the State’s case, or despicable way in which American Justice is generally conducted, the fact remains: Jailers are responsible for the health and well-being of those jailed. … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dave Lindorff, Ken Boon, Janine Bandcroft Jan. 13, 2016”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Kevin Pina, Janine Bandcroft Dec. 9, 2015

Ten thousand kilometers from the Peace River Valley, as the purple martin flies, Brazil’s embattled environmental authority has authorized the construction of the Belo Monte Dam; despite the fact the dam does not comply with IBAMA’s, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, own legislated prerequisites guaranteeing the quote: “conditions necessary to guarantee … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ken Boon, Kevin Pina, Janine Bandcroft Dec. 9, 2015”

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andrea Morison, Ken Boon, David Barsamian May 6, 2015

Despite more than a generation of resistance to the proposed mega-dam in the heart of the Peace River Valley, and the dubious assessment by the government's own Review Panel of the project, BC premier Christy Clark recently announced her party's determination to go ahead with Site-C. Work has begun, but that does not mean resistance … Continue reading “Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Andrea Morison, Ken Boon, David Barsamian May 6, 2015”