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Six Time Olympian Clara Hughes Visits Victoria on Thursday, May 15 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:33

Press Release

VICTORIA - Six-time Olympian and Bell Let’s Talk Representative Clara Hughes is currently biking across Canada on a 12,000 kilometre ride in 110 days with 95 community stops. She will be here in Victoria on Thursday, May 15, 2014 for two events hosted by the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC (BDSBC) – Bipolar Babe Project.


Day event at the Legislature – Ribbon Cutting Welcome to Victoria: The Olympic Champion will be met with a ribbon-cutting celebration event at the legislature buildings from 2:00pm - 4pm with guest speakers ranging from the Honourable Judith Guichon- Lieutenant Governor, MLA Michelle Stilwell, Jamie Van Gessel – a 17 year old living and thriving with bipolar disorder and Julia Wilkes, the lead facilitator for the Bipolar Babe Women’s Group.  Local mental health non-profit organizations will be showcased throughout the event via informational booths and will be sharing their important information with the public. 

hands off Venezuela RALLY IN VICTORIA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 28 February 2014 10:26

By Tamara Pearson- Venezuelanalysis.comJanuary 23rd 2014By Tamara Pearson- Venezuelanalysis.comJanuary 23rd 2014

In the six pages that HRW dedicates to Venezuela in its World Report 2014, released this week, it manages to tell at least 30 serious lies, distortions, and omissions. Pointing out these lies is important, because many people believe that HRW is a neutral authority on human rights, and the mainstream press publish articles and headlines based on HRW report conclusions. Here are some of the headlines in both English and Spanish (translated to English) that have come out of the 2014 report:

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 01:41
Co-existence with deer possible, anti-cull group tells Oak Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 09 February 2014 12:40

BY Jeff Bell / Times Colonist 


February 8, 2014 09:48 PM

Kelby MacNayr, left, hands an anti-deer cull booklet to Oak Bay homeowner Greg Kent on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  Photograph by: ADRIAN LAM, Times Colonist


Co-existence is the key to solving the deer issue in Oak Bay, says a group opposed to a plan to cull the animals.

The group fanned out across the municipality on Saturday, handing out booklets advocating education over trapping and killing when it comes to managing the deer population.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014 15:35
6th Annual Cool Aid Coat Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 06 January 2014 17:57

P U B L I C    S E R V I C E    A N N O U N C E M E N T

 from Alan Rycroft, Community Relations Victoria Cool Aid Society


For Release: January 6 to 14, 2014

6th Annual Cool Aid Coat Drive


Did you get warm clothes for Christmas? Got something extra you no longer need?

It’s not too late to donate a new or used winter coat to those less fortunate. Mittens, gloves, hats, socks, sweaters and blankets are also welcome.

Clean out your closet and make 1,000 of Cool Aid’s clients warmer, healthier and happier. Everything you donate is given away for free.

Drop them off at Cool Aid’s Labour Pool, 1509 Douglas Street, 9 to 2:30 weekdays, until Tuesday, January 14th.

For more info visit www.CoolAid.org/labour.

SPCA wants deer cull off the table PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 28 November 2013 19:22

A buck shows no fear in modern suburbia. - File photo

A buck shows no fear in modern suburbia.
— image credit: File photo


























The BCSPCA and others are demanding Oak Bay council reverse its decision to allow a deer cull in the district, saying the lethal approach will not end the problem.

Two weeks ago, Oak Bay council voted five to one to sign onto the Capital Regional District’s deer management pilot project, which recommends the culling of up to 25 deer, with the meat, antlers and hooves going to the Songhees First Nations. Coun. Cairine Green was the lone dissenter and Coun. Tara Ney was absent for the vote.

BCSPCA manager of wildlife services Sara Dubois said Oak Bay’s approval for a cull is “misguided” and a “knee-jerk reaction.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 November 2013 19:38
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