toons

A few million things got in the way this month, so here are the July toons (with explanations where needed). Hope all are having a swell summer!
love, w


PR holds a very popular weekend event called Logger Sports – contestants and tourists come from all over Canada, even from other countries to compete. It’s great fun watching them pit themselves against enormous logs, race to the top of huge upright tree trunks, carve hideous ‘art’ pieces with chain saws – the town is now littered with enormous wooden Thors, mermaids, dragons and the like.

There are twice as many black bears within the PR City Limits this year as last – and there were a LOT then! It’s not uncommon to come across a bear or two loping across the main drag in the middle of the day. We have a lot of bush and a lot of fruit trees…so the town is in process of passing a bylaw allowing electric fencing inside land owner’s property lines. It doesn’t kill anything but does give them a pretty strong jolt.

And finally, people camp. I guess for me, you can take the girl out of the city, but…
over ’n out,
w

THIS WEEK’S TOON

Thanks for your response, Gary – but respectfully, criticism of Trudeau is not a vote for Scheer.

And as a cartoonist I don’t just reach for the easy gag – I also have to believe it.

Back when they first started pulling bitumen out of the tar sands it made sense economically – oil was at an all-time premium and the world ran on it. Most of us weren’t aware how much damage we were doing to the environment. Now, we’re way past the point of compromise. If the world’s still inhabitable 10, 20 years from now, it’ll be because politicians and their constituents made hard decisions to stand firmly on the side of clean energy. There’s no more time.

Canada needs to cut its losses with the idiotic purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, shut down the tar sands and invest in the new nuclear and other clean energy sources. If Earth is going to remain our habitat, we’ll all have to learn to live without some of the money we thought we needed.

Obviously there’ll be a cross-over period where both oil and other energy sources are used. But as the world moves away from fossil fuels, the need for extraction, upgrading, and processing of bitumen from the oil sands is past. The greenhouse gas emissions for oil sand extraction and processing are significantly larger than for conventional crude oil.

Then it has to get to market. Moving this diluted bitumen across half of Canada, through the Rockies, building terminals and loading it onto massive tankers along the currently pristine coastline of BC is guaranteed to produce oil spills. The cost of doing business?

Not to even mention Canada’s environmental responsibility for the burning of the final product in any country.

Declaring a Climate Emergency one day and green-lighting pipelines the next is not compromise – it’s schizophrenic.

Love, wendy

Art Site: www.wendybrown.caComix Blog: http://www.wendybrowncomix.com

On Jun 21, 2019, at 1:48 PM, Gary LeDrew <comgar> wrote:

actually, this is a smart move. Nothing is ever going to happen without compromise. We need to work on climate change and we need oil.
this uses the government pipeline and brings profit to pay for change and also a step to Canada getting control of the energy sector.
Knocking Trudeau is good for cartoonists but terrible for Canada. If Scheer madness gets in we are doomed for sure.
Love ya but respectfully disagree.

Gary LeDrew
235 Alexandra St # 17
Sydney N.S. B1S3A4

902-270-0910
http://www.capebretonart.com/

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garyledrew

On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 1:38 PM Wendy Brown <studiowbrown> wrote:


sigh
love, w

THIS WEEK’S TOON

actually, this is a smart move. Nothing is ever going to happen without compromise. We need to work on climate change and we need oil.
this uses the government pipeline and brings profit to pay for change and also a step to Canada getting control of the energy sector.
Knocking Trudeau is good for cartoonists but terrible for Canada. If Scheer madness gets in we are doomed for sure.
Love ya but respectfully disagree.

Gary LeDrew
235 Alexandra St # 17
Sydney N.S. B1S3A4

902-270-0910
http://www.capebretonart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Garyledrew.art
garyledrew

On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 1:38 PM Wendy Brown <studiowbrown> wrote:


sigh
love, w

Today’s Toon

Thank you!

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 11:34 AM Wendy Brown <studiowbrown> wrote:


Happy Father’s Day all you dads out there!love, w

smaller toons!

Oops – sorry! Sent these in HUGE format…here they are again. Love, w
1- Happy Pa’s Day!

and 2 – Powell River finally getting a Safe Injection Site…