You can influence BC’s future! Updated

A Request from The BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement Committee

as interpreted by me

Do you live in British Columbia, Canada (aka BC)?  Have you heard about Cannabis?  No doubt you have a well formed opinion, it’s been illegal for 100 years as I type this. Read on to see how you can help BC make sense of our future.  Do you know that you will be locally affected by National policy changes and overburdened provincial forces concerning the impending legalization of Cannabis? It’s on track for July 2018.  Speaking of our UBCM, here is an after report as seen by a reporter  at CBC News.   Or have you purchased a ticket on the Mars Shuttle and are planning on departing this planet?  That’s not my link by the way…

As far as I understand it, the National elements a while back left it to the provinces to decide how to handle the future.  In true provincial nature, they ran around like chickens with heads cut off till almost the deadline (ie now)!  All sorts of confusion came up from Refer Madness to praise about cures including a recent story about Breast Cancer by CBC news that  I shared here there the other day.  Seems like almost everyone has a view and you know a thousand like minded people!

More interpretation and personal visual observations over decades

British Columbia History is steeped in Cannabis, it has been silently keeping the economy flowing for many BC towns over the years.  Store front recently named “Cannabis Dispensaries” have existed in many Canadian communities for well over a quarter of a century.   Actual coin, passing hand to hand between citizens being citizens ever since prohibition sparked happening longer in the absence of those storefronts.  That’s keeping retailers employed as they do the job of citizens with money.  Funded by the illegal trade of Cannabis which is silently funding lifestyles amid keeping everyone from cops to court room janitors and jailers employed along with the retail community.  The Lawyers get called and all the paychecks get larger.

The Request:

Have your say in the matter! You will be affected in other provinces as well and apparently in the USA too but alas, this is only directed towards those of us who live here in BC!  Onward to freedom, be the change here on the west coast!  The BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement Committee wants to hear from you, as a stakeholder in our shared future!

(won’t cost you anything but time)

BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement
BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement

We want to hear your thoughts on the regulation of non-medical cannabis in B.C.

Source: Stakeholder Submissions | BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement

THIS SURVEY IS NOW OVER  See updates below

Followup, November 2nd 2017

Survey sees unprecedented responses!  Way to go, British Columbia!  Woot!  Now in typical government fashion, we hurry up and wait…


Update 5 Nov 2017

Read stakeholder Submissions:

Read Stakeholder Submissions

How is your SEO?

One challenge all web designers have is challenges with SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  It’s a little easier within WordPress but it’s still not a simple thing to perfect.  Little things like making great hyperlinks both  internal and external, writing great keyword rich catchy link title and alt text….  That’s just starting to scrape the surface of the work to do. Researching keywords at Google Trends and WordTracker is at the root.

A very nice WordPress plugin, good for both novices and pros of SEO work!  Install it into your collection today! I’ve used it on various websites in the past but it was just pointed to me by my IBDE Course  at Make A Change Canada!!!  Search Engine Optimization.

It’s just one plugin available, I’ll post about another soon.  I could not make a decision so both are running fine together!

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The original SEO plugin for WordPress, downloaded over 30,000,000 times since 2007.

Source: All in One SEO Pack





While you are here, please fill out my survey!

Cannabis compound stops spread of breast cancer: researchers – Technology & Science – CBC News

Cannabis.  You may know it as Marijuana, Marihuana or a host of other rebel nicknames like Grass, Ganja, Refer, Smoke, Devil’s Lettuce, the plant with roots in hell.   The films linked are from an era of Refer Madness, a ridiculous time in North American history built on lies, fears and prejudices.  It looks as if it is time for a change before 2017 as I am typing this.  Today, historic Canadian newscaster CBC News spreads some truths to open the doors and add strength  to legalization efforts in our proud nation!  Please share this further using the buttons below, tyia!

A compound of the marijuana plant may prevent aggressive breast cancers from spreading throughout the body, new research from the United States suggests.

Source: Cannabis compound stops spread of breast cancer: researchers – Technology & Science – CBC News

WordPress SEO Tutorial “The Definitive Guide” Yoast

Yoast is a very good plugin c/w email SEO advice I have used for a long time on other WordPress Blogs both as a full website (like “”)   and as an add on to sites such as behind “” with “Safe Rides”.  I wasn’t surprised when our WordPress Course part of the IBDE program at Make A Change Canada recommended I bookmark this page which I’ll share with you here!  By the way, all training through Make A Change Canada is accredited through Selkirk College in Nelson BC!

This is the ONLY* tutorial you’ll need to hugely increase your search engine traffic by improving your WordPress SEO. Plugin, theme & site structure tips!

Source: WordPress SEO Tutorial • The Definitive Guide • Yoast

*It’s not the only tutorial, the SEO training at IBDE is very good!

Google Crowdsources Wheelchair Friendly Maps- CityLab

Finally.  I have been one of the  local guides for Google for quite a while, giving it information along my walknrolls around my province.  I have also contributed to AXS maps and other services looking to provide information to persons who need it, internationally on both services.

When we travel by independent means (walking, rolling on a device) with our small wheels and canes, even as parents with strollers and delivery drivers…  We could all use accessibility, it certainly blocks no one.  Google will finally display all that information in local searches planning a trip by any transportation method available in that community, public private and independent.  Woot!  You are the eyes of your community all along your travels!  Become a local Guide today!

Source: Google Crowdsources Wheelchair-Friendly Maps – CityLab