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No More Bull! with the Mad Cowboy PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 May 2006 07:43
No More Bull! with the Mad Cowboy

VIVA tries to find that fine line between useful information and preaching a vegetarian diet. So, what is such a group to do when it's time to commemorate 25 years of both creating community for local vegetarians as well as being a source of eductional information of interest to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike... an event should appeal to everyone from those who are minorly veg curious to stout veg*n activists.

More information: http://www.islandveg.com
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 May 2006 07:43
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Fisheries Act Attack: Watershed Sentinel E-lert PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 May 2006 16:49
Fisheries Act Attack: Watershed Sentinel E-lert

Is that a Lake or a Mine Tailings Pond?

Environment Canada and Department of Fisheries and Oceans are amending the regulation under the Fisheries Act which controls pollution from mines. Among other changes, they propose to designate a natural lake, Trout Pond, in Newfoundland as a Tailings Impoundment Area, so that the Fisheries Act no longer applies to pollution in that lake. The addition of Trout Pond to the MMER amendments could set a precedent for using new lakes as tailings dumps all across Canada
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 May 2006 16:49
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Earth Day Photos - Victoria PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 23 April 2006 12:02

Earth Day Photos - Victoria BC Canada

Earth day was successful with many new youth attending.  The earth walk started from City Hall and ended at the Legislature.   Here are some photos taken by Tom Ediger

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2006 12:02
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Langford Council Attempting to End Run Agricultural Land Reserve PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 March 2006 09:31
Langford Council Attempting to End Run Agricultural Land Reserve

VIPIRG - Langford Council is planning to apply for removal of the Agricultural Land Reserve designation from all current ALR lands within the community?s boundaries. Residents discovered this last week when city planners wrote to landowners, asking for their approval and support for the plan. This is in direct contravention of Langford?s Official Community Plan, as well as its ?10 Principles for South Langford Area Plan? derived through community input just last summer.

www.vipirg.ca
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2006 09:31
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Port Alberni Group Says Valley Water Resources Threatened PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 February 2006 14:59
Port Alberni Group Says Valley Water Resources Threatened: Citizens of the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island are bracing for a ?Perfect Storm? of forestry-related issues that are hitting the region.

Concerned Citizens' Press Release  - Feb. 17/2006

Local interests are being ignored in the new regulatory regime established by a government that is sympathetic to industry, and apparently unsympathetic to healthy local economies. Companies, meanwhile, appear to be invigorated by new freedoms. The resulting costs to this community may be too high.
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Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2006 14:59
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Parksville Newspaper Loses Objectivity - Editor Resorts to Censorship PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 November 2005 18:15
Parksville Newspaper Loses Objectivity - Editor Resorts to Censorship

PEJ News
- Local author and activist to save Cathedral Grove, Richard Boyce, is calling for people to voice their concerns over what boils down to a Parksville newspaper losing objectivity. The editor resorts to censorship in order to prevent accurate information getting to citizens about an upcoming "final public consultation".
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 November 2005 18:15
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Friday CRD Parks and Others Win Environmental Awards/PEJ News Editor Honoured for Human Rights Work PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 October 2005 14:40
Friday CRD Parks and Others Win Environmental Awards/PEJ News Editor Honoured for Human Rights Work

Sunshine Communications
- Victoria - Every year the Skies Above Canada Foundation honours individuals, organizations and businesses whose environmental practices protect earth's atmosphere and the V.I. Human Rights Institute awards one outstanding contributor to human rights.

This year's Environmental Leadership Award and Human Rights Leadership Award winners will be announced at a gala on Friday, October 28 at 10:30 am to 12 noon at Hatley Castle's Salon, Royal Roads University (refreshments served). Presenting the awards will be the Honourable Jean Forest, a retired Senator. Also present will be a Royal Roads Vice President.

PEJ News Events Editor Janine Bandcroft has won the Human Rights Award for founding Street Newz.

http://SunshineCommunications.ca

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2005 14:40
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WRITE and RALLY for VANCOUVER ISLAND?S PUBLIC FORESTS - OCT 29 IN VICTORIA PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 October 2005 15:29
WRITE and RALLY for VANCOUVER ISLAND?S PUBLIC FORESTS - OCT 29 IN VICTORIA

!Action Alert! Oct 24/05 --Ken Wu, WCWC

Currently, ancient forests across Vancouver Island are being clearcut in the Upper Walbran Valley, East Creek Rainforest, Clayoquot Sound, and in hundreds of other locations. 75% of the Island?s old-growth forests have already been logged. Only 6% of its big-treed, productive forests are currently protected.

At the same time, the BC government has attacked the jobs of millworkers by allowing the gross expansion of raw log exports. Similarly, massive cutbacks to the jobs of public service employees (in the Ministry of Forests, Environment, Lands, etc.) has eliminated many of the enforcement, planning, and research staff who use to regulate the activities of corporations on our public lands.

www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2005 15:29
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Vision Needed to Protect Wilderness Corridor PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 October 2005 18:03
Vision Needed to Protect Wilderness Corridor

ISLAND LENS - Richard Boyce - Oct 15/2005 - ?Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial or marine ecosystems which are internationally recognized within UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program for promoting and demonstrating a balanced relationship between people and nature.? While this designation does not provide any legal or physical protection to the environment in these areas, it does draw attention to the region and, according to UNESCO, they have a role to play locally and globally.

I attended the opening ceremonies for both the Clayoquot and Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserves where I listened to municipal, provincial and federal government representatives pay lip service to ecological sensitivity and respect for the environment. Today very little has been done about turning these concepts into a reality.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 October 2005 18:03
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Help Protect Vancouver Island's Ancient Forests and Sustain BC Jobs - 13% is NOT ENOUGH! PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 October 2005 16:11
Help Protect Vancouver Island's Ancient Forests and Sustain BC Jobs - 13% is NOT ENOUGH!

Oct 14 -- Ken Wu (Western Canada WilderneLogging V.I.ss Committee)

WRITE a LETTER for the Oct.29 RALLY

In 1994, the BC government announced the completion of the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan, which resulted in 13% of Vancouver Island's land base being protected (although only 6% of its low elevation, productive forests). Conservation biology studies show that small, isolated protected areas become "islands of extinction" which lose species as development surrounds them. At the same time, the BC Liberal government has attacked the jobs of forestry workers by allowing the gross expansion of raw log exports, eliminating the local milling requirements of companies logging our public lands, and passing numerous anti-labour laws. Similarly, massive cutbacks to the jobs of public service employees (in the Ministry of Forests, Environment, Lands, etc.) has eliminated many of the enforcement, planning, and research staff who use to monitor and regulate the activities of private corporations on our public lands.

On Saturday, Oct.29, the WCWC is organizing a major rally in Victoria (12:00 Centennial Square, 12:30 Provincial Legislature).

www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org

Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2005 16:11
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