Last week, a motorcyclist was killed on the infamous Malahat highway, just north of Victoria. The fourth motorcyclist killed on the mountainous stretch of the Trans-Canada this year, the head-on crash moved motorcycle safety activists to organize a rally in an effort to get the attention of politicians, and have money spent to place highway dividers along more of the highway.
This week: B.C. Hydro's big plan, the (estimated) billion dollar installation of so-called Smart Meters is underway, but not everyone thinks it's so smart. The devices will eliminate the need for meter readers, and purportedly make your energy use more efficient. What could be wrong with that?
Well, despite the many meter readers who must pound the pavement for new work, people with electro-magnetic sensitivities, and those concerned about the proliferation of WiFi signals in our environment, say these machines pose a real health threat. There is also the little matter of privacy and security.
A few weeks ago, activists gathered at the B.C. Legislature buildings to voice their concerns about the Smart Meter plan.
Smart and less so schemes for B.C.'s electricity consumers in both segments today.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the city's streets and beyond.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
This Week: Anthony Fenton is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist and author, whose book, 'Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority' explores the western aid paradigm and what it has meant for the people of Haiti and beyond. Anthony Fenton and looking at a disaster's back-story in the first half.
I went down to the Victoria demonstration to get my fair share of your views, where more than a thousand of our city's finest came out to let Stephen Harper know, in one instance at least, his absence has not made their hearts grow fonder of him. Into the streets with the No Prorogue mob in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom hour to keeps us current with the goings on going on on Victoria's streets.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
Last month, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper prorogued prematurely the nation's parliament. This is the second time in just more than a year that Harper has made used the device to shut down debate in the House. The last time was to avoid an imminent non-confidence vote; this time, it is widely believed the move was made to shut down a parliamentary investigation into the so-called Afghan Detainee Torture scandal. Thousands of Canadians came out today across the nation to voice their opposition to the misuse of Canadian democracy, and I attended the rally in Victoria, B.C.
About three hundred friends of peace came out to support the Palestinian people in this dark hour. The demonstration was harrassed by about fifty pro-Israeli demonstrators, who sang and shouted down speakers.
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