Steelhead LNG lays off all staff while calling “pause” to Kwispaa project.

(Update: I’ve added a new article of interest at the bottom of this post that might explain why Steelhead pulled out) You have no doubt heard that Steelhead LNG announced a “pause” in pursuit of their large floating LNG plant at Sarita Bay in partnership with Hu-ay-aht First Nation. Their website “news” area has not […]

Cities, Solar panels, Cars, IPPs, and a new BC Hydro power purchase scheme for communities.

On Tuesday February 19, the City Council of Port Alberni will be having one of its many Budget deliberations. The meeting is at 7:30PM after the Committee of the Whole at 2:30PM and McLean Mill meeting at 6:30PM. Agendas here.Item #2 on the agenda is: “Director of Finance – 2016 Solar Installation Project/Carbon Trust Reserve […]

So what about an 11th Province of Vancouver Island?

There’s an election happening in Nanaimo. The big news is of course that this election could trigger a provincial election if the BC Liberals win. But there is something a little different about this election. “The Vancouver Island Party“? What do you think of the pitch? The “party” itself claims to be centrist in nature. […]