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Posted: Nov 19, 2021 - 11:25am

These graphics show just how much record-breaking rain hit southern B.C. recently - CBC


What are atmospheric rivers, and how are they affecting the B.C. floods? - CBC


For a misleading view, take a look at this CBC news article:  Why are the B.C. floods so bad? Blame the wildfires, at least in part



The Coquihalla River tore through the bridge supporting the 4-lane (and very economically important) Coquihalla Highway just upstream/east of Hope, BC like it was cardboard.   I know the river and the location really well and never would have imagined such an event in a 200-year time period.  





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Posted: Nov 9, 2021 - 12:23pm

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The Indigenous Rebel Who Took the Fight to White Settlers
As colonists spread across North America, Louis Riel took up arms — and was demonized in Canada’s history books. After 150 years, it’s time to reevaluate his legacy.


Heck, Winnipeg is on it's second statue of Riel by the Legislature. They both were crap imo but at least the Metis were consulted about the current one
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Posted: Nov 9, 2021 - 8:13am

Louis Riel?  Re-evaluate?   Huh!?!!   

OK, maybe my situation was special.  I grew up in a materially comfortable suburb of Ottawa.   Riel was already treated as a Canadian hero back in the 1960s and 1970s.

Along with other notables such a Sir John A. MacDonald — one of the drunk fathers of confederation, and Norman Bethune, the hard partying doctor from Montreal who died working with Chairman Mao.  

Prime minister William Lyon MacKenzie King (first half of the 20th century) is fondly remembered by some Canadians for holding seances with "Leonardo da Vinci, Wilfrid Laurier, his dead mother, his grandfather, and several of his dead dogs, as well as the spirit of the late President Roosevelt." (wiki-page)

Americans revere Great Men.  Canadians revere weird characters, often with severe substance abuse issues.   Quebec has a different set of heroes though Riel and Bethune are admired by many.  Canadian FNs will ultimately develop their own heroes.  
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Posted: Nov 8, 2021 - 1:21pm

The Indigenous Rebel Who Took the Fight to White Settlers
As colonists spread across North America, Louis Riel took up arms — and was demonized in Canada’s history books. After 150 years, it’s time to reevaluate his legacy.
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Posted: Nov 4, 2021 - 6:13pm

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Canada Turns Over Military Sexual Assault Cases to Civilian Courts
With the military’s leadership in crisis, a new defense minister adopted a recommendation to remove prosecutorial authority for sexual misconduct cases from the armed forces.



“They simply still don’t get it,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month about how the military deals with sexual assault and misconduct.

Yup.  Same can be said about the corrupt behaviour of senior officers and retired senior officers who continue to work for the military.

Let there be light.

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Posted: Nov 4, 2021 - 5:32pm

 R_P wrote:
Canada Turns Over Military Sexual Assault Cases to Civilian Courts
With the military’s leadership in crisis, a new defense minister adopted a recommendation to remove prosecutorial authority for sexual misconduct cases from the armed forces.


But that will be bad for military discipline. #snark
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Posted: Nov 4, 2021 - 4:52pm

Canada Turns Over Military Sexual Assault Cases to Civilian Courts
With the military’s leadership in crisis, a new defense minister adopted a recommendation to remove prosecutorial authority for sexual misconduct cases from the armed forces.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2021 - 3:59pm

How tracking grizzly bears is helping veterans find way back from trauma

Interesting Guardian piece.  I have spent a lot of time in the bush but actually learned a thing or two in this article. 



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Posted: Jul 11, 2021 - 7:26am

3 strikes and you're outed: Brian Pallister makes another inflammatory comment about Indigenous relations
Brian Pallister's latest gaffe — and reluctance to acknowledge it — further illustrates his unusual leadership

Mr. Pallister is the premier of the province of Manitoba which has one of  Canada's largest indigenous populations in proportional terms.

Pallister does a nice justification of 'killing and taking', i.e., colonialism.  Any similarity between premier Pallister and political leaders in other countries is pure coincidence.   Besides, Canadians are 'nice'.    Too polite to say anything and very good at forgetting quickly.



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Posted: Jul 3, 2021 - 12:26pm

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I think it's a Toyota Corona station wagon - maybe a different year than this one:





Better guess than mine.  I have not seen one of those Toyota Corona station wagons on the road in a long time.  Seem to recall they were vulnerable to rust.


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Posted: Jul 3, 2021 - 10:22am

 westslope wrote:

Thanks procliv and L8.   Perhaps I should have keyed in on the 4 doors. The vehicle could be a Volvo. 



I think it's a Toyota Corona station wagon - maybe a different year than this one:




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Posted: Jul 3, 2021 - 9:31am

Thanks procliv and L8.   Perhaps I should have keyed in on the 4 doors. The vehicle could be a Volvo. 

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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 3:37pm

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Does the second photo contain a Studebaker Avanti?


Ummm...maybe as a Matchbox car up in one of the windows?

Nothing on that street looks remotely like an Avanti.


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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 2:18pm

 Proclivities wrote:
 westslope wrote:

Does the second photo contain a Studebaker Avanti?


Possibly - I'm not sure what kind of car that station wagon is (maybe a Renault?); there's probably someone around here who could identify it.  DaveInVA would know, but he's not around anymore.  Those photos were kind of intriguing.

 
No Avanti that I can see. Not even a Studebaker...
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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 2:14pm


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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 8:18am

 westslope wrote:

Does the second photo contain a Studebaker Avanti?



Possibly - I'm not sure what kind of car that station wagon is (maybe a Renault?); there's probably someone around here who could identify it.  DaveInVA would know, but he's not around anymore.  Those photos were kind of intriguing.



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Posted: Jul 2, 2021 - 7:13am

 Proclivities wrote:
Does the second photo contain a Studebaker Avanti?


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Posted: Jul 1, 2021 - 2:06pm

A Series of Photographs of Downtown Belleville, Ontario in 1975



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Posted: Jul 1, 2021 - 1:17pm

 westslope wrote:

Yeah....   I am worried that many will jump to the worst conclusions without any details of these unmarked grave sites.   These discoveries could reinforce an ideology of victimization that could later hamper growth to more autonomy and security.

I worry that the flood gates of public transfers to FN communities will open up even further in an indiscriminate fashion.

I feel very, very sorry for elderly FNs here in BC that are believing, practising, deeply religious Catholics.  I feel awful for the honourable priests, nuns and lay Catholics who have sacrificed so much to help others.   

I personally believe that it is critical to recognize the positive contributions made by the residential schools.  Many university-trained chiefs attended residential schools.   

It is also vital to understand the alternatives at the time.  There were none.   Whether intended or not, educated political elites in FN communities appear to do a much better job of defending and promoting their interests than uneducated political elites in FN communities or anywhere else for that matter.

As for the domestic abuse and violence that still plagues some FN communities, the more jobs, the better.   In that direction, many FN communities are making huge strides as workers, contractors and entrepreneurs.    This is happening in part thanks to the residential schools.   In part thanks to affirmative action hiring programs that have been adopted both by government and many private companies, in particular resource companies.  

It may be hard to recognize it at the moment but the status and rights of First Nations have been steadily improving in recent decades.  Some of the worst and dumbest excesses of colonialism are steadily being unwound.   




It's a treacherous road though, all the same. No matter how gracious, open, supportive or understanding the general environment, cultural integration breaks down under its internal contradictions when the dominant culture (whatever that might be, anglosaxon, Chinese, Martian) still tacitly expects the minority culture to internalise the values of the dominant culture and somehow reconcile any tension with their own values in their own little bubble without challenging the values of the prevailing culture.

You see this time and time again in popular culture. Members of minorities "making it" within the framework of the dominant culture and everyone patting themselves on the backs, saying, see? we are not racist, we have a FN CEO, minister or whatever, but remaining completely oblivious to the actual problem, that the dominant culture has effectively suffocated the minority's culture of all room to breathe. 

The only solution I can see, is for a true dialog where the dominant culture is just as open to listen, learn and change based on what the minority culture has to offer. Anything else is basically just cultural annihilation, and, when it comes down to it, a pretty big loss for all involved.

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Posted: Jul 1, 2021 - 11:38am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

yeah, some pretty horrific news coming out of Canada, which is kind of unusual. The big issue though is where you take it from here.

Yeah....   I am worried that many will jump to the worst conclusions without any details of these unmarked grave sites.   These discoveries could reinforce an ideology of victimization that could later hamper growth to more autonomy and security.

I worry that the flood gates of public transfers to FN communities will open up even further in an indiscriminate fashion.

I feel very, very sorry for elderly FNs here in BC that are believing, practising, deeply religious Catholics.  I feel awful for the honourable priests, nuns and lay Catholics who have sacrificed so much to help others.   

I personally believe that it is critical to recognize the positive contributions made by the residential schools.  Many university-trained chiefs attended residential schools.   

It is also vital to understand the alternatives at the time.  There were none.   Whether intended or not, educated political elites in FN communities appear to do a much better job of defending and promoting their interests than uneducated political elites in FN communities or anywhere else for that matter.

As for the domestic abuse and violence that still plagues some FN communities, the more jobs, the better.   In that direction, many FN communities are making huge strides as workers, contractors and entrepreneurs.    This is happening in part thanks to the residential schools.   In part thanks to affirmative action hiring programs that have been adopted both by government and many private companies, in particular resource companies.  

It may be hard to recognize it at the moment but the status and rights of First Nations have been steadily improving in recent decades.  Some of the worst and dumbest excesses of colonialism are steadily being unwound.   


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