Don’t Go Too Far Next Time

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IF

environmentalists want to be taken seriously…

THEN

they cannot make comments alluding to eco-terrorism…

BECAUSE

then they won’t be taken seriously. Thankfully, David Suzuki apologized after comments he made regarding the destruction of pipelines, but that instinct is yet another reason over the divide between the populous and the bureaucracy regarding climate change.

Perhaps There Is Hope After All

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IF

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers were found guilty of murder

THEN

at least something is being done to combat racial inequality in the United States…

BECAUSE

Arbery’s killers used the same defence that Kyle Rittenhouse used less than a week ago. With stark differences in verdict, there is still hope for concrete change.

More Is On The Way

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IF

you thought it was over…

THEN

think again…

BECAUSE

British Columbia is bracing for “a parade of storms” in the coming days. Parts of the province can expect up to 100 millimetres of rain on Thursday, with another major system set to hit on Saturday. Many parts of B.C. have seen a 200% increase in rainfall so far this fall alone. The army has already been deployed throughout the province with extra soldiers arriving from CFB Edmonton, and restrictions have been placed on B.C. residents.

Surprise, Surprise

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IF

Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal means anything…

THEN

it means that anyone can claim self-defense and get away with it…

BECAUSE

it’s happened before. George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013, and that caused wide unrest. Fair to say the same thing will likely happen this time around.

A City May Never Be The Same Again

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IF

you thought the flooding in British Columbia was going to get worse…

THEN

sadly, you’re right…

BECAUSE

yet another community will face a difficult decision. The city of Abbotsford might never look the same ever again, as many homes would be destroyed to shore up a levee to stop future catastrophes.

Emergency Measures Activated

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IF

a state of emergency has been declared…

THEN

things will only get worse for British Columbia…

BECAUSE

…well, a state of emergency has been declared. Premier John Horgan said he expects to confirm more fatalities in the coming days, and people’s livelihoods have been destroyed in yet another British Columbia community.

Ring Ring, It’s Family Drama

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IF

you thought Edward Rogers would sit back and do nothing after a successful coup of the company his father started…

THEN

you are sorely mistaken…

BECAUSE

Joe Natale is out as CEO of Rogers Communications, even after Rogers said he would stay. Tony Staffieri is the new interim president and CEO. If that name sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Rogers has brought back his man, and alienated his family at the same time.

Another B.C. Community Evacuated

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IF

anyone this year can attest to the devastation climate change has caused…

THEN

it’s British Columbia…

BECAUSE

yet another evacuation of a community in the province’s interior was prompted by a natural disaster. The evacuation of the city of Merritt just after the conclusion of COP26 shows that not enough is being done to fight climate change. Even after the Paris Agreement was signed five years ago.

More Vaccine Positives

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IF

there was a time when we needed good news regarding the status of COVID-19 vaccines…

THEN

today was it…

BECAUSE

not only is a decision regarding the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 expected within two weeks, Moderna’s vaccine has been approved as a booster as well. Many more people will now be fully protected by at least Christmas.