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PPWC Statement on Old-Growth Logging on Vancouver Island PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:38

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PPWC Statement on Old-Growth Logging on Vancouver Island

“The Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) urges the Government of British Columbia to protect the remaining old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island. Additionally, the PPWC urges forestry companies harvesting on Vancouver Island to transition to second-growth logging.

The temperate old-growth rainforest found on Vancouver Island is among the rarest ecosystems on the planet – covering less than 0.5 percent of the Earth’s surface. These forests have been lived in and utilized by First Nations for centuries and hold significant cultural values for these Nations. These ecosystems support a diversity of economic activities: forestry, tourism, and wild salmon fisheries to name a few.

Less than 25 per cent of original productive old growth forest on the Vancouver Island remains intact – local governments, environmental groups, some First Nations and unions like the PPWC are calling for the protection of the remaining stands of old-growth.

The PPWC prioritizes forest industry workers, and insists that the transition to second-grow

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Nov 21 Vigil to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 19 November 2016 13:04

 

2016 November 14, by Chapter Council

cw7rqbwveaacz0eMonday November 21st 4:30pm at Victoria City Hall on Douglas Street, and then spreading out and lighting up Douglas Street to illuminate our opposition to the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline.

Enlighten Trudeau that Canadians are serious about meeting our Paris climate commitments. Please bring your candles or light, and your musical instruments & voices.

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PADDLE FOR THE INLET IS A HUGE SUCCESS! PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 11 July 2016 18:17

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This past Saturday approximately 200 paddlers took to the water in the Saanich Inlet to let Steelhead LNG know there is strong opposition to their Malahat LNG proposal and that the community wants to keep the inlet LNG Free!

Thank you to all the paddlers that answered our call! It was an amazing afternoon! It is very likely there will be another "Paddle" planned for the near future!

Paddlers had an incredible welcome from W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations leaders and then headed out on the water to build the local community and enjoy the Saanich Inlet.

View and share our Facebook Live videos on the Saanich Inlet Network Facebook Group.
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PADDLE FOR THE INLET IS A HUGE SUCCESS! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 July 2016 17:47
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SAANICH INLET NETWORK UPDATE

 
This past Saturday approximately 200 paddlers took to the water in the Saanich Inlet to let Steelhead LNG know there is strong opposition to their Malahat LNG proposal and that the community wants to keep the inlet LNG Free!
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Saanich Inlet First Nations united in fight against proposed LNG plant PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 10 July 2016 09:56

by ANDREW DUFFY / TIMES COLONIST

MARCH 2, 2016 06:00 AM

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The Saanich Peninsula First Nations are promising a battle on the land, the sea and in the courtroom if Steelhead LNG plans to go ahead with a liquefied natural gas plant on the former Bamberton development lands.

Standing on Tsartlip First Nation land looking across Saanich Inlet at the site of the former cement factory where Steelhead envisions its project, the chiefs of the Saanich Peninsula nations — Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum and Pauquachin, known collectively as WSANEC — made it clear they are united in opposition.

“We wanted to make a strong impact statement to make sure our statement is heard ... we are making it well known that we oppose LNG in our territory,” said Chief Rebecca David of the Pauquachin First Nation. “The decisions and choices we make today affect the next seven generations. We are trying to protect the water and the lands of our future children.”

David said opposition to the project seems to have fallen on deaf ears at the Steelhead offices.

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