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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - November 16th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Wednesday, 17 November 2004 06:04
1. Holiday Open House - wellness - Nov 17-19th
2. Balley Society - fundraiser - Nov 18 & 20th
3. Day of Action Against Ford Motor Company - Nov 18th
4. Oil Conspiracy in Venezuela - film - Nov 19th
5. Int'l Peace Conference - Castlegar - Nov 19-21st
6. HECTOR Video Release Party - Nov 20th
7. In the Shadow of Gold Mountain - film - Nov 21st
8. Aromatherapy by Design - Nov 21st
9. Amnesty Int'l Forum & Film - Nov 23rd
10. World Kindness Concert - Nov 24th
11. New Paths to a Better Future - discussion - Nov 24th
12. Anti Olympics Strategizing - Nov 25th
13. Necessary Voices - US Left history - Nov 26th
14. Autism Conferernce - Nov 26th
15. Artistic Dance - Nov 26 & 27th
16. Fraser Basin Sustainability Awards - Nov 26 & 27th
17. Music Man - tickets available Dec 1st
18. Vancouver Approves Limited Water Metering
19. We Don't Need Another Landfill
20. NDP Challenges Liberal Ads contributions, considerations, concerns:


* There was a bit of confusion at Islandnet this past week, and I may not have received all the mail that was sent. If you sent anything of vital importance, and want to be sure I receive it, please resend.


* The October/November issue of Victoria Street Newz has sold out, and is available online in the archives at http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org.


* From: "Julius Fisher" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


'The Wall Must Fall'
Nov. 12 Palestine Solidarity Forum in Vancouver Against Apartheid Wall
http://www.workingtv.com/wallmustfall.html


* Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Everyone Welcome!


* From: David MacKinnon < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


The Canadian Supreme Court decision regarding the Taku River Tlingit First Nation will be brought down on November 18, 2004. The decision will have immense importance for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation with respect to their rights and sustainability on their traditional territory. It will have similar ramifications for First Nations across Canada. The Haida decision will be announced at the same time. My thoughts are with both Nations in the lead-up to these very important decisions.


* Cool Aid Society is conducting a homeless count in January in Victoria
http://www.coolaid.org


* From: "johannes deviet" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


* From: loutcalt < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

I am working on PATH (Promoting Action Toward Health), a community health promotion project in the Hillside Quadra, North Park and Saanich Core areas, which is a partnership with the University of Victoria, Blanshard Community Centre and VIHA. I am writing to you for information on free events and activities that will be going on around Victoria in December and January. I am interested in any sort of holiday activity (i.e.music, art, multi-cultural event or activity, food, activities for kids, etc.).


* From: Berni Pearce < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
http://www.world-crisis.com/analysis_comments/1053_0_15_0/


* From: Tim Ryan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


It appears the Ohio recount will go ahead. Cobb has collected almost
enough money ($121k at present).
http://www.votecobb.org/


Here's a good URL that includes a contribution page:
http://www.commondreams.org/news2004/1111-19.htm


* From: Trae McNeely < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Check out my website www.dilby.com. It's called The Dilby News
Monitor and it's a news and content website based off the popular
Drudge Report. It list news from CNN, FOXNEW, MSNBC, Reuters, AP and
more. Basically all the major news sources are listed on this site.
It has many features. Just thought I would share it with you.


* From: Phil N Rossner < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

To add insult to injury (e.g. results of the US Election), our PM has apparently officially invited George Bush to visit our country. We think it is wrong for Paul Martin to go against the wishes of a majority of people in Canada by inviting this war criminal, responsible for the deaths of over 14 thousand Iraqi men, women and children (http://iraqbodycount.net/), to our peace-loving nuclear-free nation. On November 30th, a group of concerned citizens will be sending the results of an online petition to our Prime Minister urging him to indefinitely postpone the invitation, thereby keeping with the wishes of a majority of Canadians.


If you feel so inclined, please join us:
http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/keepbushout/


* From: daniel woods < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

This actually made me feel better... good for a smile at least, and at times genuinely touching.
http://sorryeverybody.com/


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1. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE


La Raffinage Spirit Spa invites you to join us for our...


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
NOVEMBER 17 ? 19, 2004
3.00 pm ? 8.00 pm Daily


604.681.9933 ? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Art Exhibits by Drue & Nancy


Drue Delanty

Residing in Victoria, this multi-talented & trained artist, Drue, has an impressive portfolio that includes landscape design, home renovations, fabulous faux finishes & environmental art in oils. Her current retrospective at La Raffinage Spirit Spa features 15 rich and vibrant oil paintings and beautiful 3-dimensional screens. These works of art are dynamic pieces to inspire and transform your personal or business space.


Nancy Dolan

Nancy is an accredited graphic designer, illustrator and award winning photographer with 16 years experience in design & communications as owner and Creative Director of Seaside Designs. She is exploring her photographic art as a medium for creative expression by participating in gallery shows as well as marketing a range of products from fine art cards to calendars.


SPA SERVICES:

Body Wellness

Enjoy a ?Still Point Empowerment Treatment? with Nancy Cameron, Licensed Acupuncturist

A 30-minute treatment that combines specific ear points, known in Chinese Medicine to alleviate stress, nourish your life force and calm your spirit.

Treatment Cost: $15.00 and receive a $10.00 gift voucher towards your next 1.5 hour appointment*


Experience a ?Body Energy Reading? with Amahra Jaxen

A 30-minute hands on exploratory/healing session. Experience the ability of the cranial rhythm and the body?s natural energy to release blockages found in our physical body.

Treatment Cost: $25.00 and receive a $20.00 gift voucher towards your next 1.5 hour appointment*


Experience ?Inner Stillness? with Irma Bieri

A 30-minute session which begins with grounding through working on the acupressure points integrated with Reiki Energy. This is followed with a neck, shoulder and head massage to release tension and open your natural connection to the flow of universal energy.

Treatment Cost: $25.00 and receive a $20.00 gift voucher towards your next 1.5 hour appointment*


Skin Care Rejuvenation

Embrace the ?Energy of the Elements? - a natural Face Lifting Acupressure Treatment with Maria Terzian, Jelena Dzomba and Marisol Serrato

A 30-minute facial treatment which will bring you to a place of inner calm and radiant beauty. This session will be complimented with a review of a home care regime, of the 21-Day - Acupressure Technique.

Treatment Cost: $25.00 and receive a $20.00 gift voucher towards your next facial appointment*


* Spa Services vouchers must be redeemed by December 31st 2004


MEET THE EXPERTS:


Dawn Woodruff Thrasher


Introductory Individual Feng Shui Consultation


A 30-minute session providing you with the 4 Pillar Birth Chart, combined with analysis of the insights into the Monkey?s Influences of 2004 and how to prepare for 2005.


Session Cost: $25.00 and receive a $20.00 gift voucher towards your next 2 hour consultation*


Dawn will also be leading a Ceremonial Circle, daily at 7:15 pm on the 17th, 18th and 19th of November.

A 30 minute session that will connect you to the heart of our community and to your own personal energy!! Circle is open to all?our gift to you!


Dawn Woodruff Thrasher, Closets to Castles ? www.closetstocastles.com


Della Ratcliffe

Introductory Transformation Life Coaching

A 30-minute coaching session, to start your journey of self-actualization. Explore your Wheel of Life and activate the coaching lessons of the Vissuddha (Fifth) Chakra: communicating with passion and truth, and bring forward your authentic self into action.


Session Cost: $25.00 with a $20.00 gift voucher towards your next 1 hour personal coaching session*

or the Series of Spirit Circles commencing in January 2005.


Della Ratcliffe, Inner Journey Outfitters Limited ? www.innerjourneyoutfitters.com


* Meet the Experts vouchers must be redeemed by February 15th 2005


COMMUNITY EVENT:

Chinchero Christmas Fund

We invite you to discover the beauty of this community; through the purchase of a unique hand crafted item. We also encourage you to support the Children?s Christmas Breakfast, by donating $1 towards a child?s Christmas meal. Proceeds will go directly towards the Chinchero Community Fund, and be utilized in the preservation of the traditional art forms of weaving, dancing and oral history in the village of Chinchero.


PRODUCT EXPERIENCE:

Warm Buddy

Meet Karen, the owner and founder of Warm Buddy, and experience the magic and comfort of these lovely gift items for the holiday season.


Karen McKee, Warm Buddy Co.
www.warmbuddy.com


SPECIAL MUSIC:

Theda Miller

Meet our talented Vancouver Artist? as she delights us with her angelic voice through her latest compilation of songs. Theda believes that music expressed from the heart can inspire in others a deeper connection to self, one's spiritual essence and the innate ability to live a passionate and fulfilled life. She has two soothing CD's, ?Remergence? and ?Suspended? and is releasing a third in early 2005.


CLIENT APPRECIATION:

Gift Certificate Special Features ? Launch of the Vissuddha 5th Chakra

A sneak preview of our exciting selection of our new CHAKRA Spa Services and Programs!

Also receive an additional 10% discount?.on Gift Certificates purchased during the 3-day Open House Event.


Celebration Draw ? enter to win!
v Spa Gift Basket
v Warm Buddy Gift
v Feng Shui Consultation Session
v Gifts from Peru ? and much more!


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2. BALLET SOCIETY FUNDRAISER

Vancouver Ballet Society Presents ...
A special fundraising event for in support of the Society's Archival Library


The Jacqueline Conoir Studio
FASHION EXPERIENCE FUNDRAISER


Venue: Jacqueline Conoir Studio
(Owner / Designer - RozeMerie Cuevas)
46 West Sixth Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
604.688.5222


Dates & Times: Thursday, November 18 - 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 - 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Admission: Students - $5
Members - $10 Non-Members - $15


Information: 604.331.0709


A women's fashion experience for members,
ballet students and their parents, volunteers, and friends.


Compliments of JC Studio
20 % Discount on all Clothing Purchases
8 % of all sales go to the Vancouver Ballet Society


Fashion Show & Refreshments
including Champagne, Wine,
Cheese / Crackers


Compliments of Carol Carlyon
Designer Necklaces, Scarves, etc.
25 % of Overall Sales go to the Vancouver Ballet Society


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3. DAY OF ACTION AGAINST FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Hi folks:


This is a call to action for Canadians concerned about stopping air pollution, global warming, rainforest destruction and oil wars.


November 18th, activists worldwide unite to demand Ford Motor Company clean up its act, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop selling gas guzzlers. Join us in Vancouver for the Day of Action against Ford Motor Company.


WHERE: Costal Ford Dealership - Main & 17th
WHEN: Thursday, November 18th - 10am
WHAT: Demonstration/Street Theatre - with pedal powered peace tank


WHY: Oil is at the root of many of the world?s worst problems. And for five straight years, the automaker with the most oil inefficient cars and trucks has been Ford Motor Company. Ford has tried to place the blame on consumers ? saying that we choose to drive polluting vehicles ? but Canadians chose to endorse greater fuel efficient vehicles when we endorsed the Kyoto Protocol. We need your help to intervene with Ford and tell Ford dealers to stop pushing gas guzzlers!


What?re we going to do about it?
On November 18th, we are calling on Ford to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicles to 50 miles per gallon (or 4.7 litres/100 km) by 2010 and to completely eliminate tailpipe emissions by 2020.


For more information about the Vancouver demonstration, please contact
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 604-374-1391


For more information about the Rainforest Action Network's Jumpstart Ford Campaign, please visit www.jumpstartford.com or www.ran.org


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4. OIL CONSPIRACY IN VENEZUELA - A DOCUMENTARY


The Vancouver Internationalist Bolivarian Circle invites you to a video
screening of the documentary film "Oil Conspiracy in Venezuela - 1975-2003"


Friday Nov. 19th.
Dogwood Centre, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver
7 pm.


All welcome.
Admission is Free.
Refreshments available.


From: "Aldalfo Adarzua" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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5. INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE

I am sending this notice to remind folks that the organizers of this
conference need people to register if they are planning on attending to
help those working on the food preparations (how much food to buy).
This may be the first time some of you have heard of this event. The
organizers have done an excellent job putting together a world class
event right here in our own neighbourhood (West Kootenays). This
conference will be followed up in the spring with non violence training
sessions and workshops at Selkirk College, Castlegar.


I hope many of you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity
to participate in Peace building for our world. I am sending in this
format to assist those with computers that don't accept attachments.
Please also circulate this info to your friends and contacts. Thanks


Peace, Grant
KootenayFOR


INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE


Sponsored by: Kootenay Regional United Nations Association of Canada
(KRUNA) and
Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC)


A CONVERGENCE OF ALL: BUILDING A BRIDGE INTO A FUTURE OF PEACE


Brilliant Cultural Center, Castlegar, B.C. Nov. 19, 20, 21, 2004


Cost: $40 Canadian: students 1/2 price (Reduced daily fees) Reduced
Hotel accommodations


Registration call: (250)-3613 Ext. 21 (Tues. & Thurs.) Ext 27
(Wed.) Registration deadline: Nov. 14. For more info call
(250)-359-6740 or Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Topics to be discussed: Nonviolence, global peace and justice,
economic and foreign policies, environmental concerns and solutions and
international security strategies


Includes: Keynote Speakers, Local Well known Speakers, Inspirational
interfaith prayers lead by: Doukhobor Community, amalgamated choirs,
local churches, First Nations, converged spiritual groups, and Nicherian
Buddhist group, as well as multicultural events, Raging Grannies,
deeply
moving musical performances, plays on world peace and hunger, school
and College presentations, and Saturday Youth program.


Goal: To create a loving and highly informative space where all
people, acute issues, groups, organizations and associations can unite
in cooperation and interdependent mutual aid.


INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:


Dr. Richard Deats, New York (B.A, B.D., Ph.D.) Director of
communications of Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and editor of
Fellowship magazine. Author of Several Books on nonviolence. Dr. Deats
is also a United Methodist minister and taught social ethics in the
Philippines, as well as taught nonviolence in over a dozen countries,
including South Africa, Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, Haiti,
Kenya, Lithuania, Russia, and Israel. Dr. Richard Deats topics will
cover Gandhi's teachings on nonviolence and ways out of violence and
hatred in modern society as well as living in harmony with God and our
universe as inhabitants of the world house.


Marion Pape, Salt Spring Island, co-chair of Canadian Voice of Women
for Peace, (VOW) Peace and environmental activist facilitated talks
nationally and internationally and is presently instrumental in
launching "The Declaration to End All Wars", an initiative to be
presented at the UN in May. Marion Pape will speak on de-legitimization
of war and will facilitate a Mock Trial.


Steven Staples, Ottawa, Director of the Polaris Institute Project on
the Corporate-Security State. Steven is regularly called upon to
Comment on defense and public policy-related issues by the national and
international news media including the Globe and Mail, National Post,
and CBC Television's, The National and the BBC. Steven speaks to
audiences in the US, Canada, and Europe. Steven's presentation is
entitled "Confronting Fortress North America-How can we democratize
Canada's foreign and defense policies?"


Dr. Thomas Ambrogi, Los Angeles, (FOR) MA, BA, Retired DR. and
professor of Theology, experienced human rights advocate, organizer of
international development issues, and Jesuit priest. Extensive history
of developing and directing many peace and justice initiatives US and
South Africa. Dr. Ambrogi will speak on the new National Security
Strategy of the United States and its impact on development of nuclear
weapons and on defining alternatives to existing models of economic
globalization.


Directions: Heading North from Castlegar airport turn Right off Highway
3A onto the Robson Access Rd. After about 1 km. Turn left, cross
railway tracks and make another left onto Brilliant Rd. Look for
Brilliant Cultural Center sign.
Or fly into Castlegar airport, via Air Canada!


This gathering is being supported by:
Kootenay Regional United Nations Association of Canada (KRUNA)
Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC)
Kootenay Fellowship of Reconciliation (KFOR)
First Nations
Selkirk College & Mir Center for Peace
Light for Peace Coalition
Mt. Sentinel, Brent Kennedy, and W.E. Graham Schools
Doukhobor community


Our aim is to keep the door fee as low as $40 for the entire
weekend and half this amount for students. In order to cover our costs,
we are still in need of more volunteer community support, participation
and donations.


If you would like to volunteer your support, call Nadine:(250)-359-6740
or E-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For Registration call (250)-365-3613 Ext. 21 (Tues. & Thurs.) Ext 27
(Wed.)


Registration Deadline Nov. 14


No: drugs, alcohol, dogs


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6. HECTOR VIDEO RELEASE PARTY & PERFORMANCE


Event: HECTOR Video Release Party & Performance


Date: Saturday, November 20, 2005
Times: Doors at 7 pm and Screening at 7:30 pm, followed by live performance.
Venue: The Media Club at 695 Cambie Street


Admission: $5
Information & Media Contact: Andr?a Hector at 604.874.2634


Electronic Pop-Rock Duo HECTOR To Perform at Video Release Party


The electro-acoustic pop rock duo HECTOR will release their new music video for the song "I'm Silent" from their new cd, Bitch, Bitch, Bitch at a video release party on November 20th at Vancouver's Media Club.


Bitch, Bitch, Bitch made it's debut at it's hugely successful release party at the Railway Club earlier this year. The band HECTOR consists of bass sensation Andr?a Hector, and her equally talented drummer Darryl Shackelly. These two have been tearing up stages at Van night clubs for the last few years and are expecting big things from Bitch, Bitch, Bitch.


This is the band's second cd. Their first cd Destructika saw two songs hit top ten in Australian radio, climbing as high as third spot and remaining there for 23 weeks.


The band recently signed an agreement with the CBC to include another song from "Bitch, Bitch, Bitch" called "Feel Much Better" in a segment of their upcoming new TV series Robson Arms, set to air in January. They've also had their music and an animated version of HECTOR included in the video game "Steer Madness" produced by Veggie Games.


With the success of Destructika in Australia, Andr?a & Darryl plan to deliver the new cd in person. An Australian tour is in the works.


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7. IN THE SHADOW OF GOLD MOUNTAIN


In the Shadow of Gold Mountain Gets Vancouver Premiere:
Film Features Local Chinese Canadian Activists and Leaders


Where: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova, Vancouver
When: 11:00am and 4:30pm, Sunday, November 21, 2004


Film-maker in attendance.
By donation - suggested $5.00.


Written, directed and narrated by Karen Cho, this 43-minute National Film
Board production sheds light on an era that shaped the identity of
generations of Chinese in Canada. Ms. Cho, a fifth-generation Canadian of
mixed heritage, uncovers stories from the last survivors of the Chinese
Head Tax and Exclusion Acts from 1885-1947. Moving testimonials reveal the
profound ways this history still casts its shadow.


For more information about this film, please visit
http://www.onf.ca/intheshadowofgoldmountain/


This Vancouver premiere of a National Film Board film is presented by the
Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians (www.freewebs.com/vacc)
with the assistance of the Chinese Canadian National Council (www.ccnc.ca)
and National Anti-Racism Council of Canada.


** The first fundamental human right is the right to a safe environment.
** Without that, we are not able to claim any other rights.
- Ken Saro-Wiwa


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8. AROMATHERAPY BY DESIGN


From the Outrageous Happiness Series


For Women Only: Aromatherapy By Design


Including Hormonal Balance from Menopause to PMS ... and everything in between!


Sunday, November 21, 2004
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Granville Island Hotel
Vancouver, BC


Just some of what you'll learn ...


Natural choices for potent hormonal balance - from Menopause to PMS.
Create and blend your own customized natural remedy to take home.
Eliminate a headache in 5 minutes or less, without side effects.
Learn how to increase energy, de-stress and slow the aging process.
Relax your sore muscles, in just seconds a day.
Super-charge your immune system, to avoids colds & flu without a shot.
Reboot and rebalance brain chemistry, for great moods.
Find out more about sizzling sensualizers like exotic jasmine.
Recipes for irresistible gift-making - natural bath and skin care products.
Discover how to look better than ever with gorgeous skin.
Putting it all together for an integrated lifestyle of balance and radiance.




The value of this workshop plus all the gifts would put it over $500


However, we believe in making this information available to all


Your Earlybird Price: Only $89/pp to Nov 16 or while space available
Regular Price: $149/pp after Nov 16


Group rates available - please inquire


The day is geared to a smaller, more intimate format, so space will be limited. Register immediately to secure your space.


PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY
PREVIOUS SESSIONS HAVE SOLD OUT


REGISTER RIGHT NOW ONLINE
Visit www.wellpro.net/Seminar-Phyto.html


Or Call (604) 727-3303 or
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For some additional insights on Aromatherapy & PhytoMedicine, CLICK HERE
to take a look at our web page with more info and articles


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9. AMNESTY FORUM & FILM SCREENING


Amnesty International Canada
Pacific Regional Office
#430 - 319 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T4


Public forum and film screening on violence against women


Amnesty International, in association with Political Science 370, is presenting a free public forum and film screening on the topic of violence against women on Tuesday, November 23, from 5 to 8 pm at the Liu Institute for Global Studies at UBC. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The event begins with a panel discussion focusing on violence and discrimination against Indigenous women in Canada, in response to the recent release of the Amnesty International "Stolen Sisters" report. The panel will feature Dr. Renisa Mawani from the Sociology department, Jackie Lynne, a Metis woman and prostitution researcher, and Sandra Gagnon, whose sister Janet Henry has been missing from the Downtown Eastside for seven years.


The second panel examines violence against women in conflict and post-conflict zones, and includes Dr. Lenora C. Angeles, an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning and Women's Studies at UBC, who will speak about women and peace in post-conflict Philippines, Laura Stovel, a PhD student in the department of Sociology at SFU, who will address the experiences of women and girls during and after the war in Sierra Leone, and Sedi Menachi, a UBC Masters student who will draw on her experience of the revolution in Iran.


The two panel discussions will be followed by a very special screening of Abby Epstein's "Until the Violence Stops", which chronicles the work of the V-Day movement. The V-Day movement, with hundreds of chapters around the world, was created by playwright/activist Eve Ensler after she toured the globe with her play "The Vagina Monologues" and heard from many women and girls who had or were experiencing violence. The film won the Gold Audience Award at the recent Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver.


The Liu Institute is located at 6476 NW Marine Drive, between Gates 4 and 5 on the UBC campus.


Media contact:
Don Wright
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604-313-4069


Events listing:
Amnesty International and Political Science 370 presents a free public forum and film screening on the topic of violence against women on Tuesday, November 23, from 5 to 8 pm at the Liu Institute for Global Studies at UBC, at 6476 NW Marine Drive, between Gates 4 and 5 on the UBC campus. Topics include violence against Indigenous women in Canada, and violence against women in conflict and post-conflict zones. The film screening features "Until the Violence Stops", which focuses on the V-Day movement. For more information go to www.amnesty.bc.ca or call 604-294-5160. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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10. WORLD KINDNESS CONCERT

The 4th World Kindness Concert will be taking place on Nov. 24. Brock Tully is the fantastic MC and there's a huge line up of really excellent performers. If you haven't already got your ticket, I'm organizing a group of people to attend.


Tickets are $28 (it's a fundraiser to promote kindness in schools).
http://www.kindacts.net/world_kindness/wk_concert_2004.shtml


Thanks
Laura


604-929-7961


4th World Kindness Concert


Last year?s event touched the hearts of all who attended and raised critical funds to support the Invest In A Kinder World Coinspiracy. There is a fantastic line up of performers who are donating their performance to help support the Coinspiracy, a school-based anti-bullying program that promotes kindness in the schools and their surrounding communities.


The Coin-spiracy Success Story
The first Coin-spiracy campaign was piloted in November 2002 and was a heart-warming success with 63 schools in BC participating, over 100,000 acts of humanitarian service performed, $30,000 raised in donations for communities in need, 14 countries reached. It's helping kids get in touch with the Pass it Forward idea. In the second Coin-spiracy launch in 2003 the program qualrupled - Carla Rieger and the Playback Theatre troupe are featured in the Kindacts promo video because they did a theatre project in schools.


These incredible stories are just the beginning as Coin-spiracy youth are busily making a positive difference in the world. Coin-spiracy participants' investment in kind acts will multiply as the recipients of their kind acts join the Coin-spiracy tradition and commit three more acts of kindness and pass their UNIs along.


In just two years, the Coin-spiracy campaign has positively impacted people and communities in over 45 countries. As the UNI Coins continue to pass hands and spark more acts of kindness, the ripples of kindness will spread and the likelihood of the Coin-spiracy touching lives in every country seems within the realm of possibility.... Imagine.


My son, Maxx has attended two schools (Cove Cliff Elementary and Baker Drive) that have participated so I've been blessed to witness first hand the tremendous impact of this program. Last year the choir from Cove Cliff performed at the concert. What a thrill for both Maxx and I to see how our suggestion to bring the program to the school the prior year had continued to ripple on to impact so many young people with this wonderful chance for them to perform.


Total countries touched by Coin-spiracy (2002-2005): 45+


Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, rural Africa, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Cook Islands, Congo, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Korea, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Scotland, Singapore, S. African, S. Korea, Swaziland, Tibet, Ukraine, Uganda, USA (Alaska, Wisconsin, Arizona), Vietnam, former Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe.


Contact me if you'd like to have a ticket at 604-929-7961


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11. GLOBAL CONFLICT: NEW PATHS TO A BETTER FUTURE


TOPIC:


Global Conflict: New Paths to a Better Future
What We Must Do Today So That Our Children Will Survive


Featuring Dr. R.S. McCoy
Of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW),
Winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize


TIME:


Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 7:30 pm


LOCATION:


Unitarian Church Centre, 949 W.49th Ave. at Oak St., Vancouver.
All welcome. Free Parking. No charge.


MORE INFORMATION:


Larry Kazdan at (604) 874-9982,
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Sponsored by the Vancouver Branch, United Nations Association,
Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver,
Physicians for Global Survival and the World Federalists of Canada - Vancouver Branch


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12. ANTI OLYMPICS STRATEGIZING

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Thursday November 25th
6:30 pm
SFU Harbour Centre
Room 1600
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Invitation to all groups and organizations and individuals fighting the
onslaught of the Olympics in various forms: gentrification of
neighbourhoods, privatization of public services such as transit, the
expansion of sport tourism on unceded indigenous lands, union busting,
and
exploitative conditions for temporary migrant labour.

The Olympics, another mega development project with devastating effects
for local communities, must be exposed and confronted. The effects of
the
Olympics are far greater than the games itself, and while we have no
illusions about "stopping" the games, we can certainly fight to oppose
various draconian policies that are being implemented in its wake e.g.
the
Safe Streets Act, the increased land tenure to corporations on
indigenous
lands etc.

We hope to build a strategy around the Olympics that integrates much of
the work already being done and build alliances and an analysis that
strengthen our collective struggles.

Organized by Land, Freedom, Decolonization Coalition


For more information, contact
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13. NECESSARY VOICES


"Murdered by Capitalism: A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the U.S. Left"


Necessary Voices
VPL, Main library
Wednesday, November 26, 7:30 pm


Lecture by John Ross
www.necessaryvoices.org


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14. AUTISM CONFERENCE


The BC Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders

A Division of CEC


Autism in Children and Adolescents : The Big Snapshot ? At Home and School


November 26 , 2004
9am to 3:30 pm
Burnaby Executive Inn
4201 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby , BC
V3C 3Y6


Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges and effective approaches for the individual and school staff


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Conference Price: $80. ? This includes Beverages and Muffins


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15. ARTISTIC DANCE
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MEDIA CONTACT
Mona Hamil
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EDAM presents . . . American dance artist Nancy Stark Smith in performance with EDAM's Artistic Director Peter Bingham With Mike Vargas On Piano


Dates: November 26 & 27 Time: 8 pm
Venue: EDAM's Studio Theatre (303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver


Tickets: $15 in advance / $18 at the door.
Reservations & Information: 604.876.9559.


EDAM presents two dynamic evenings with Nancy Stark Smith, who is without question the grande dame of the dance technique known as Contact Improvisation, a highly athletic dance form that uses gravity, momentum and balance to move effortlessly through space. Stark Smith will perform with EDAM artistic director Peter Bingham, accompanied by pianist Mike Vargas.


Initially trained as an athlete and gymnast, Stark Smith was greatly influenced by the innovations of the Judson Dance Theatre in the 1960s. She took part in many dance events in the 1970s, including the first performances of Contact Improvisation in 1972 with American dance artist Steve Paxton. Since then, she has been a tireless promoter of this dance form, working throughout the world as a performer, teacher and author. In 1975, she founded Contact Quarterly, an international journal of dance and improvisation which she continues to co-edit and produce.


EDAM's Peter Bingham first met Nancy Stark Smith in 1976 when she came to Vancouver to teach. Bingham studied with both Stark Smith and Steve Paxton, becoming a good friend of these artists and a committed practitioner of Contact. In 1977 he co-founded the dance company Fulcrum with Andrew Harwood and Helen Clarke. For two years, Fulcrum presented Contact-based dance performances and workshops in Vancouver and across Canada. Bingham now directs EDAM, a Vancouver-based dance company known for its unique synthesis of contemporary dance techniques with Contact Improvisation.


American Mike Vargas began playing music in 1959. Since 1980 he has been composing and performing nationally and internationally, teaching music and improvisation, creating close to 100 commissioned dance scores, and presenting solo and ensemble concerts of his music. He has taught at universities across the United States and has participated regularly at numerous festivals such as the Bates Dance Festival and Tanzommer Innsbruck. For the last six years he has been teaching and performing with Nancy Stark Smith.


Join us for two evenings of Contact Improvisation performed by three true veterans of this dance form.


Advance tickets $15. Tickets $18 at the door. Reservations & information at 604.876.9559.


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16. FRASER BASIN 2004 SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS


Fraser Basin Council Short Lists Nominees for 2004 Sustainability Awards

Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Basin Council today released its shortlist of 22 organizations nominated for the 2004 Sustainability Awards. The winners in each of five categories will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on November 27, 2004, when Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo and Council Chair Patrick Reid present the awards on the final day of the 4th biennial State of the Fraser Basin Conference in Vancouver on November 26 and 27. Tickets for the Luncheon are available.


"The 2004 Sustainability Awards underscore the achievements of dedicated people and organizations throughout the Fraser River Basin who have worked so hard on behalf of the sustainability of this special place," said Reid. "We're very pleased with the nearly 100 nominations this year from all across the Basin. The Lieutenant-Governor, our Board members and I look forward to announcing the winners at our Conference in November."


Note: some projects have been nominated in more than one category.


Have you registered for the 2004 State of the Fraser Basin Conference November 26 & 27?
If not, register today: w http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/


Contact: Diana Dilworth, Fraser Basin Council
Tel: 604-488-5362
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2004 Sustainability Award Category
City/Region


UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABILITY
This award recognizes contributions that enhance our understanding of how vibrant communities can be built through improved social well-being, strong and diverse economies, and the maintenance and improvement of the air, water, land and living species that make up our ecosystem.


Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) - Green Workplace Program
Basin-Wide
For the past three years, the EYA's program has worked to help small and medium size businesses reduce their environmental impact while saving costs. This youth-driven organization works toward helping their clients achieve benefits in the areas of better profit, better people and a better planet.


Nicola Watershed Community Round Table
Merritt and Area
For ten years the NWCRT has worked tirelessly to help communities flourish in a sustainable Nicola Watershed. This non-profit group's many works includes enhancing public awareness through a series of educational forums and initiating the Laurie Guichon Grasslands Interpretive Centre.


Passion for Action and the Sustainability Suitcase Projects
Lower Mainland
Through the development of hands-on educational tools and materials, teachers, students and, by extension, their families have been helped to understand the issue of sustainability and engaged to re-think the choices they make on a daily basis.


Public Works and Government Services Canada - The Green Citizenship Passport Program
Basin-Wide
This unique incentive program encourages federal employees to make more sustainable choices in both their workplace and their home. Choices and activities are awarded with points that are tracked and, once accumulated, are rewarded with environmentally themed prizes.


Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society
Prince George and Area
Formed in 1989, REAPS has worked to empower individuals to become environmental stewards. The development of home composting and waste reduction programs has contributed significantly to the goal of reducing the amount of waste in the Prince George area being landfilled.

CARING FOR ECOSYSTEMS
This award honours stewards of the environment and natural resources, and recognizes initiatives that respect ecosystems and their interrelationships.


BC Hydro - Water Use Planning Program
Basin-Wide
BC Hydro has embodied a triple-bottom line sustainable approach to the operation of its hydroelectric facilities and has translated sustainability theory into practice. The innovative and collaborative decision making model has resulted in significant social and environmental benefits.


City of North Vancouver - Environmental Protection Program
North Vancouver
The comprehensive plan has demonstrated the City's leadership in caring for their ecosystem. Specific initiatives include the enhancement of Mahon Park, the daylighting of Thain Creek, and the Mosquito Creek Trail and Riparian Enhancement Project.


City of Surrey - Salmon Habitat Restoration Program
Surrey
Since 1996 this restoration program has provided career and leadership training for local youth whose commitment and hard work has resulted in the removal of tons of debris from local creeks, the establishment of new riparian areas and the stabilization of creek banks.


Land Conservancy of BC - Horsefly River Riparian Conservation Area
Williams Lake
The Land Conservancy serves as a catalyst to remove invasive species, restore habitat, build fences to protect agricultural lands and livestock, and educate citizens about the importance of conservation in regards to this area of flood plain habitat, river front and salmon habitat.


Stave Valley Salmonid Enhancement Society
Mission and Area
Twenty-five years ago, before it was fashionable to care for fish and fish habitat, a committed group of citizens began to do just that. Last year alone, in addition to conducting field trips, undertaking water studies and operating a nursery, they released almost 200,000 smolts and fry.


STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES
This award recognizes those who enable communities to build diverse economies, an educated work force, safe neighbourhoods, accessibility to basic commodities, shared goals, local action and a sense of belonging.


City of Prince George - Partners for A Healthy Downtown Project
Prince George
A group of community partners has come together to holistically address downtown issues relating to safety and security, social policy, transportation, investment and development, parking and homelessness.


District of Wells
Wells and Barkerville
A successful struggle to keep the Wells/Barkerville Community School open galvanized the community to come together, focus on their strengths and work together to purchase and retrofit the school building, which remains today as a centerpiece of the community and its activities.


Gibraltar Mines Ltd. and Cariboo Regional District - Landfill Construction Project
Cariboo Region
After a comprehensive public consultation process, this partnership was given support to combine synergies when it became evident that creating a landfill site on one of the mine's waste rock dumps would be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.


Portland Hotel Society and VanCity Savings Credit Union - Pigeon Parks Savings
Vancouver
Established earlier this year, this unique partnership provides low-cost, reliable financial services in a supportive environment to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside residents who may otherwise not have access to a financial institution.


Swxwha:y Village Demolition Land Clearing Project
Fraser Valley Region
Through the development of a landfill for demolition land cleaning waste on a former gravel pit, the Skway community's goal is to set the standard for First Nation waste facilities and recycle as much material as possible to reduce what will ultimately be landfilled.


IMPROVING DECISION MAKING
This award recognizes processes that demonstrate collaborative decision-making, reach creative agreements and achieve common goals that reflect the diverse needs of a growing and mixed population.


City of Port Moody
Port Moody
The City has come a long way from being one of the first communities in Canada to have an Environmental Protection Committee in 1977. Today, 14 community-based committees are an example of democracy in action and provide critical input into all aspects of City decision-making.


Corporation of the District of Maple Ridge / Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) / Kanaka Environmental and Educational Partnership (KEEPS) Maple Ridge and Area
The Stream Mapping and Inventory Program highlights the significant advances that have been made in preserving local stream ecosystems. State of the art technology is used to collect information about stream integrity, fish and wildlife habitats, and recreational values.


Resort Municipality of Whistler - Comprehensive Sustainability Plan
Whistler
Guided by established community values, the CSP is a shared vision of a successful and sustainable Whistler. This 70-year, overarching, community-based plan focuses on the priorities, directions and strategies to achieve the vision, together with an implementation plan.


Tilbury Eco-Industrial Partnership
Delta
Eco-Industrial Networking (EIN) is the concept of working together to share resources for maximum financial, environmental and social benefit. With the involvement of 650 businesses, the Tilbury Partnership is hoping to realize the second largest eco-industrial retrofit in North America.


West Chilcotin Forest Products Ltd.
Anahim/Nimpo Area
The successful partnership between Carrier Lumber Ltd., the Ulkatcho First Nations and C.A.T. Resources Ltd. operates a viable forestry operation, addresses resource management issues and empowers the local Band to work toward achieving their goals in a positive working environment.


OVERALL SUSTAINABILITY
This award is presented to the community or organization whose initiatives best include the qualities of each of the other four award categories. It honours those whose work contributes to the Fraser River Basin achieving its vision of becoming a place where social well-being is supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.


City of Port Moody
Port Moody
Once known as a "dirty little mill town", Port Moody is now a healthy, vibrant, culturally diverse and economically viable community that has been recognized internationally for its leadership and use of best practices to ensure its place as one of the most livable communities in the world.


Eight Peaks Sustainable Resource Management Plan
Thompson Region
The planning process brought together governments, forest licencees, private operations, First Nations and the local community interests to collaboratively partner to develop solutions to problems that threatened the qualities that make the Blue River area a desirable place to live and recreate.


Resort Municipality of Whistler - Comprehensive Sustainability Plan
Whistler
Guided by established community values, the CSP is a shared vision of a successful and sustainable Whistler. This 70-year, overarching, community-based plan focuses on the priorities, directions and strategies to achieve the vision, together with an implementation plan.


City of Surrey - East Clayton Sustainability Initiative
Surrey
The planning and implementation of an integrated sustainable neighborhood is based on a multi-stakeholder, charette process. Sustainable development principles and practices are incorporated into all aspects of the design and construction of the emerging neighbourhood.


City of Vancouver - Cool Vancouver Task Force and Climate Change Action Plan
Vancouver
Since March 2003 the Task Force has been working to develop two Climate Change Actions Plans - one for the City as a corporation and one for the community as a whole. Community, staff and political representatives on the Task Force are working on innovative and pragmatic ways to address climate change.


The Fraser Basin - the area drained by the Fraser River and its many tributaries - is almost as large as California. Stretching 1400 kilometres from the Rockies to Richmond, the Basin covers more than 25% of the province. 80% of BC's economic activity is generated in the Basin. For two out of every three British Columbians - or 2.7 million people - it's the place we call home.


The Fraser Basin Council is a non-profit society established in 1997 to bring people together to find solutions to long-standing issues and conflicts, and take advantage of opportunities to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin. Our vision is for a Fraser Basin where social well-being is supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.


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17. MUSIC MAN


MEDIA CONTACT
Marnie Wilson at 604.685.5575 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Music Man Tickets On Sale December 1 - A Great Holiday Gift Idea


Peter Jorgenson, Norm Grohmann and Elizabeth Marie West In Stellar Cast
As The Music Man Marches into Massey Theatre in April 2005


Just in time for holiday gift-giving ideas, tickets to the 2005 Royal City Musical Theatre Company (RCMTC) production of The Music Man go on sale to the public Wednesday, December 1, 2004 through Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 604.280 4444.


RCMTC members can buy tickets in advance at the company office. Call 604.522.4306 for membership information.


The company has completed a very successful auditioning with nearly 200 aspirants "strutting their stuff" and is pleased to announce that the role of Harold Hill (the Music Man) will be played by Peter Jorgenson, a local performer, writer, director and choreographer who has frequently been seen in Arts Club Theatre, Bard on the Beach and Carousel Theatre productions.


The role of Marion, the librarian, will be played by Elizabeth Marie West, who delighted audiences as Julie Jordan in last year's RCMTC production of Carousel.


Both Peter and Elizabeth Marie were trained at the very prestigious American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York.


Others cast members for The Music Man include former BCTV weatherman Norm Grohmann as Mayor Shinn, Jacqollyne Keath as Eulalie Shinn and Jesse DeCoste as Winthrop.


Directing The Music Man will be well-known musical theatre stalwart Lloyd Nicholson, who was recently chosen as vocal coach for Sir Ian McLellan, who is currently filming in Vancouver.


The Music Man will run April 14 to 30, 2005 at New Wesminster's Massey Theatre.


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18. LOW RESIDENCY MFA AT UBC


The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, has announced The Low-Residency MFA at UBC.


. online workshops
. part-time study


. short annual residency
www.creativewriting.ubc.ca
First Residency: July 2005
Classes Begin: Sept 2005


Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2004


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18. VANCOUVER APPROVES LIMITED WATER METERING


Vancouver City Council today approved a comprehensive package of water conservation measures that include subsidies for voluntary metering for one and two family homes. Currently only industrial, commercial and large rental units in Vancouver have water meters. Council backed away, however, from mandatory residential water metering.


The Council package also includes a requirement for low-flow toilets in all new construction, metering for water used in Vancouver Parks and pools and a $20,000 pilot project for householder water conservation kits.


?This Council has taken a first step towards a comprehensive water conservation program in Vancouver that will eventually have to include universal water metering,? said SPEC coordinator Ivan Bulic. ?When people have meters they know how much water they use, and consequently, can save money by reducing use. The current flat rate system simply rewards water wasters while doing little to reward those who try and conserve.?


Vancouverites currently consume more than 600 litres of water a day. That compares to 500 litres for Victoria and 450 for Seattle, both if which have metering. Seattle has also completed a successful program reducing water demand by charging higher rates, promoting conservation measures and changing the plumbing code.


?Public acceptance of the need to conserve water is growing,? said Bulic. ?We saw that during last summer?s drought. I fully expect that Vancouver will have full metering for all water users. It is no longer a question of - Do we meter or not meter? The decisions that remain are when and how do we put in a metering program that is fair, comprehensive and that reflects the true value of our water resources.?


Information: Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) 604-736-7732


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19. WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER LANDFILL


GVRD?s proposed Ashcroft landfill not needed.


A GVRD plan to truck more than 500,000 tones of Lower Mainland garbage a year to a 42,000-ha ranch near Ashcroft would not be needed if recycling and industry stewardship programs were adopted.


?Almost two-thirds of the GVRD?s solid waste is made up of recyclable products and hazardous materials,? said SPEC Director Joanna Robinson. ?It is more economically and environmentally feasible for the GVRD to encourage recycling and promote industry stewardship programs rather than build new disposal facilities.?


Newspapers, cardboard, tin cans and glass containers make up a large part of the garbage the GVRD wants to truck to Ashcroft. According to GVRD audits, 425,000 tones of organic materials, including backyard waste, were dumped in disposal facilities in 2001. That represents 39 per cent of the GVRD?s total solid waste.


Comprehensive industry stewardship programs would reduce much of the waste now destined for landfills, while composting could deal with organic materials. Meanwhile each GVRD resident produces 713 kgs of solid waste a year. That compares to 502 kgs for the Fraser Valley Regional District and 408 for Victoria and the Capital Regional District.


Exhaust gases from trucks making the 700-km round trip to Ashcroft and methane produced by rotting organic matter in the landfill, are both greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.


?The GVRD and the Province have an opportunity to take bold action to reduce solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions in the Lower Mainland,? said Robinson. ?By choosing long term solutions that divert organic from landfills the GVRD could be a model of environmental sustainability.?


Robinson?s comments are part of a SPEC submission to the BC Environmental Assessment Office which is reviewing the Ashcroft Landfill project.


Information: SPEC 604-736-7732,


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20. NDP CHALLENGES LIBERAL ADS

Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:00:57 -0700


NDP Opposition Caucus tables Bill banning government advertising during elections


VICTORIA -- The Opposition New Democrats today tabled a bill in t
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