Allan Hewitson

Vancouver made into laughing stock

it’s almost impossible for even a week to go by without some new demonstration of the serious level of confusion and arrogance represented by the premier and cabinet of the B.C. Liberal Party.

Plagued by corporate rope-a-dope

I’m wearily climbing back on my tiring high horse about corporate customer service, well-known corporations which talk a great game about the quality of their customer service and customer loyalty but which, in reality, fail to deliver – and take their cue from Muhammad Ali and the “rope-a-dope” trick

Layton outpouring a sign of the times

I don’t expect to ever fully understand human nature. I guess that it’s part of my relatively bland and hopefully tolerant personality.

Kitchen plan makes Allan hot

I had an “unknown caller” display on my phone, as a West Indian accented man asked me if I would be interested in participating in an “industrial development round table discussion” in Kitimat on August 17. He didn’t offer information on location or time, when asked.

BC Liberals are a desperate group

BC’s now notorious harmonized sales tax referendum shenanigans deserves a public enquiry.

Rafe Mair – the champion of all he surveys

I often think Don Quixote lives on in Canada and the bigger, more prominent and more challenging the target windmill, the happier he seems to be, either leading or joining the charge against it.

New low set for Canadian justice

What a horror-show week in the first seven days of July.

CBC army of talking heads draws fire

Yesterday, June 6, the new majority Conservative government introduced its budget – albeit virtually the same one that provided the opposition parties with an opportunity to subject the country to another election which turned out to leave the opposition parties much worse off then they were at the time.

Not all Canadians cheering for Canucks

YOU WOULD THINK that all true Canadians would be behind the Vancouver Canucks in their quest for their first Stanley Cup win.

Modern chain gang plan panned

IT’S VERY DIFFICULT in this day and age of repetitive quick elections to come up with innovative headline-grabbing ideas that help to keep a premier-in-waiting’s name in front of the electorate, as they wait for the inevitable polling day to come around.

If you’re reading this, the world didn’t end

There is something akin to an April Fools Day feeling about the first warm-weather long weekend of the year – the May Victoria Day weekend.

Drunk skunks frowned upon

Are you like so many Canadians – a pet owner?

Japanese disaster can teach lessons

It’s one of the immutable laws of nature - when you’re down – the elements, somehow, just pile it on.

Fear of trivialisation well founded

I cringed some time ago when I read headline suggesting the 2011 federal election would be the first election in which the full force of social media would be unleashed.

What’s next? Harper bungee jumping?

This is a hard time of year for me.. And it’s worse in this election season, so quickly following on our snowiest winter in years, with its ugly plethora of inane commentary and what I would call weak coverage.

Shakes, rattles and rolls a constant

Just got an interesting e-mail from a friend – complete with a map of the location of earthquakes around the world. The map refreshed itself every five minutes.

Minimum wage reaction appalling

I am always appalled to hear negative business reaction to proposals to increases the BC minimum wage.

Kitchen appliances turning into time machines

Modernizing your home is a popular winter time pastime in Kitimat and elsewhere, these days.

Coy Joy: Demons win fourth Cup in six years

The Kitimat Ice Demons put the icing on the cake, after an up and down CIHL season, by beating nemesis Williams Lake Stampeders 3-0 in the round robin and 8-5 in the final, to win their fourth Coy Cup - the BC Senior Men’s AA provincial championship - in six seasons.

Demons shut out Stamps in Coy opener

The Ice Demons left it late in their Coy Cup opener, but they got the job done.