Le Directeur Général des élections du Québec reminds everyone in its report on the April 7, 2014 election that the government of Québec still has its own ideas about the boundary with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Labrador Boundary Dispute. The area north of the dotted line, a chunk of the St Lawrence watershed about half the size of Nova Scotia, is seen folded into the electoral district of Duplessis (which was won by the PQ's Richard Lorraine by 359 votes.) In the Newfoundland legislature most of the area is part of the Lake Melville electoral district and is represented by Keith Russell of the Progressive Conservatives. For the sake of economy the Postmedia newspapers used this map in their election coverage, though editorially they would deride the land claim. But it was a strange election for newspapers.
Cowdenbeath used to be a coalmining town, and was also one of the red hot centres of Marxist ideology in the UK. Lawrence Storione operated a Communist bookstore in Cowdenbeath around World War One, and had five children, named Annie, Germinal, Libertie, Autonomie and Anarchie. Source.
Morton visit Cowdenbeath for a midweek evening game. Morton seriously seriously seriously must win today. Seriously.
Every Championship club is in action this evening. [Cowdenbeath win 3 - 0. The best Morton can finish is seventh.]
Wind turbines -- so green and futuristic. I love the sight of them twirling away on the horizon. So much cleaner than coal or oil, and safer than nuclear power, or oil.
Windbyte has an astonishing collection of photos of wind turbine failures. These things can topple over in the wind, throw a blade, or spectacularly burst into flame like the one above in Germany in 2008. D
Haida carvers are preparing to raise the first new totem pole in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve in 130 years. Totem poles combine mythology with current events, and this one commemorates the 1985 blockade that saved the forests that provided the cedar log for this pole. Source.