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VICTORIA CONSIDERS SITES FOR E&N RAIL TERMINAL PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:48

by BILL CLEVERLEY / TIMES COLONIST 

OCTOBER 4, 2014 10:16 PM

The VIA Rail Dayliner en route to Victoria from Courtenay in 2009.   Photograph By Krista Bryce, Nanaimo Daily News

 
 

A new E&N Rail terminal should be located on city green space being created through the elimination of the S-curve on the western approach to the new Johnson Street Bridge, says Victoria Coun. Ben Isitt.

“I think when we look at the economic vitality of the downtown, it’s important as the commercial and employment centre of Vancouver Island,” said Isitt, the Capital Regional District appointee to the Island Corridor Foundation, which owns the rail corridor.

“I think shortening the distance from the downtown to the rail terminus should be the top priority in site selection.”

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A voice from wilderness defends Oak Bay’s deer PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 24 January 2015 21:16

By Jack Knox: Times Colonist

 

Kelly Carson works the bullhorn during an anti-deer cull protest in Oak Bay Village.   Photograph By ADRIAN LAM, Times Colonist

The knock on opponents of Oak Bay’s urban-deer cull is that they themselves are urban animals — latté-sucking city dwellers with a Disneyfied view of nature.

Which, for the anti-cull crowd’s most familiar face, is as far from reality as the isolated lighthouses in which she grew up.

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Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of Stephen Harper government: PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 24 November 2014 17:51

Canada and its politics, the former Ontario NDP leader says, are in free fall.

In his Friday speech, Stephen Lewis took aim at the “pre-paleolithic Neanderthals” in office.

MIKE CASSESE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

In his Friday speech, Stephen Lewis took aim at the “pre-paleolithic Neanderthals” in office.

At the age of 77, Stephen Lewis describes himself as being “happily in his dotage,” a man free to bare his soul and dispense with diplomatic niceties.

He did just that in Charlottetown last Friday. The one-time lion of the left unleashed a withering roar over eight years of Stephen Harper government that deserves to be moved from the relatively tiny confines of the Confederation Centre of the Arts and into a larger forum.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 17:54
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"Christy's Classroom" to open on Legislature lawn on Tuesday if dispute with teachers not settled PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 29 August 2014 08:10

Friday, August 29, 2014

 
VICTORIA—The Legislature Lawn is slated to be transformed into an outdoor "peoples' classroom" by students, parents, teachers and community members on Tuesday Sept 2nd if the BC government does not reach a settlement with the teachers first.
 
"Christy's Classroom" will open with the ringing of a school bell at 9AM on Tuesday, the day classes are scheduled to start in BC's public school system.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 00:56
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"Turning the Tide" paddle for Salish Sea pushes off from Swartz Bay on Friday morning PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:15

WHAT: Mass paddle with 25 water craft to depart on 4-Day Flotilla through Southern Gulf Islands
 
WHEN: 8:00AM Friday July 25 

WHERE: Dolphin Dock, Swartz Bay, North Saanich
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
 
NORTH SAANICH, BCTurning the Tide, the peoples' paddle for the Salish Sea will push off from the beach at Dolphin Dock, Swartz Bay, North Saanich, BC on Friday July 25 at 8AM sharp. The kayakers, canoeists and sailors will embark on a 4-day-long mass paddle through the Southern Gulf Islands to celebrate the marine ecosystem and demonstrate their commitment to protect it from the threat posed by oil tankers, tarsands and pipelines
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