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SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2013 NOON RALLY AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA AT THE CENTAPH vICTORIA, BC CANADA PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:57
 

SATURDAY AUGUST 31, 2013 NOON RALLY AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION  IN  SYRIA AT THE CENTAPH  vICTORIA, BC CANADA
 

Resorting to military intervention, the US and its allies will be in violation of the fundamental purpose of the United Nations – to prevent the scourge of war

There have been years of using various ill-conceived guises for justifying Military intervention: "human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention"(Kosovo, 1999), "Responsibility to Protect" (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013)

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembered PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 04 August 2013 08:47

Tuesday, August 6th    2013 Cermony in Victoria at Gorge Tillicum Park, entrance off Tillicum,

 

 

 

The annual lantern ceremony in Victoria, marking the 68th anniversary of the

atomic bombing of Japan 

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 08:57
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EFFORT TO RESUME E&N PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE GETS SUPPORT FROM B.C. MINISTER PDF Print E-mail
PEJ Events
Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:51
BY ROB SHAW / TIMES COLONIST  JULY 22, 2013
B.C.’s transportation minister says he’ll try to persuade Via Rail to restart passenger train service on Vancouver Island’s E&N line, as the Island Corridor Foundation sets another make-or-break deadline for the stalled project next month.
 
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The via rail dayliner en route to victoria from courtney in 2009.  Photograph by: krista bryce, nanaimo daily news
 
Todd Stone said he will push the issue federally on behalf of Vancouver Island, after a meeting with Island Corridor officials at the legislature on Monday.
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45th Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, June 26 @ 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 08:34
Media Advisory

By Victoria Cool Aid SocietyFor Immediate Release: June 25, 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Victoria Cool Aid Society will be holding its 45th Annual General Meeting at the Downtown Community Centre (755 Pandora Avenue) tomorrow at 12 noon with the theme “Building Homes, Lives and Community”. (Doors open at 11:30.)

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MOUNT NEWTON, KNOWN AS LAU,WELNEW TO FIRST NATIONS, NEXT ON NAME-CHANGE LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:34

By Judith Lavoie / Times Colonist

May 26, 2013

About 600 First Nations people and their supporters marched to the top of Mount Doug for a renaming ceremony on Wednesday. They want the Saanich mountain to be known by its original name, Pkols.  Photograph by: BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist

Mount Newton is next on the list of Greater Victoria landmarks that First Nations want to see restored to their traditional names.

The Saanich, or Wsanec, tribes know the mountain as Lau,Welnew, which means place of refuge in the Sencoten language.

“There’s big support for that one in the Saanich Nation because we have always held that mountain sacred,” said Tsawout hereditary chief Eric Pelkey, who spearheaded last week’s march up Mount Douglas to erect a sign bearing the traditional name Pkols.

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