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Monday, 12 January 2004 12:02
 1. Community Agriculture - rally - Jan 14th; 2. Benefit for Iran - Jan 14th; 3. The Corporation - revolutionary film release - Jan 16th; 4. Wilderness Committee Events; 5. Neighbourhood Anti-Ballistic Missile Launch - Jan 17th; 6. Harvesting Clean Energy - conference - Jan 20th, 21st; 7. Shaping Stewardship Centre - workshop - Jan 24th; 8. SPUD Patrol - potato distribution - Jan 31st?; 9. David Rovics & friends - concert - Feb 20th; 10. Stop War - AGM - Feb 21st; 11. Animal Rights o­nline - newsletter; 12. Streamlining BC; 13. Conscience Canada Update; 14. Saving the Knowledge Network; 15. Co-op Radio; 16. Employment Opportunities; 17. Citizens' Assembly Underway; 18. Still Waiting for Equality; and Hello All Friends of "Friends of the Nemaiah Valley".

Hello All Friends of "Friends of the Nemaiah Valley";

Mark o­n your calendars Thursday, January 15th and/or Saturday January 17th. These are the dates that the documentary "Wild Horses-Unconquered People" will be aired o­n CBC Newsworld (Rough Cuts). Here is a link to the CBC site with a description of the show and the times it will be shown: http://www.cbc.ca/roughcuts/feature_150104.html Note the times o­n the website are ET and should be adjusted according to your own location. In B.C., it will be shown at 7pm & 10pm o­n Thursday the 15th and again at 7pm o­n Saturday the 17th.

This documentary has been filmed over an 18 month period. It examines the close connection between the Xeni Gwet'in and the wild horses of the Nemaiah Valley and Brittany Triangle and the long history of that relationship. It also tells the story of the Xeni Gwet'in struggle for sovereignty and rights and title to their traditional homeland in a very compelling fashion. The work of "Friends of the Nemaiah Valley" is also documented as we build a science based foundation to the argument for preservation of a magnificent wilderness.

We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy this wonderful documentary. Also, for those who are in Victoria, Chief Roger William is still testifying in court and all are welcome to come and witness this historic case.

Chief Roger and David Suzuki will also be speaking at a benefit FONV is hosting in Victoria at the Alix Goolden Hall o­n Feb. 21st, along with Jack Woodward and a slide show by B.C.'s renowned biologist, Wayne McCrory. Tickets are available at Munro's Books and the Western Canada Wilderness store. Phone 595-2393 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

Pat Swift

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

www.fonv.ca

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1. COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE

Happy New Year everyone - planning for our 2004 Markets is just beginning. In the meantime, here are two important pieces of information to keep your food interest active.

Demonstration at Vancouver Supreme Court To Free Organic Farmers from Marketing Boards

Organic Friends of the Future have organized a demonstration in

support of Brad and Karen Reid of Thomas Reid Farms for their right to

be independent of the conventional marketing boards.

This demonstration is expected to be a peaceful

protest against the legal actions taken by the BC Chicken

Marketing Board (BCCMB) against the Reid's.

The protest is to take place in front of the Vancouver Supreme Court house o­n

Smythe between 9 am and 10 am o­n Wednesday January 14th 2004.

There has been a continues battle between organic producers

and the marketing boards since 1998. Brad and Karen have

been at the forefront of this battle regarding certified organic

chicken production. In August of 2002 Madame Justice Smith

ruled the Reid's must submit to the rules of the BCCMB with

considerations given to certified organic chicken productions

needs. Since this time the BCCMB has contended a Chicken is

a Chicken in spite of all of the differences in organic chicken

production. They have now moved to limit Thomas Reid Farms

production and punitively back levy Brad and Karen for close to

$50,000. The Reid's have been denied the normal appeal

process under the Natural Products Marketing Act.

Brad and Karen Reid will be in court o­n January 14th 2004 at

10:00 AM to defend themselves. They are acting without legal

counsel because of the high costs caused by the continuous

legal harassment by the BCCMB.

We hope you'll be able to join and please bring as many people

as you can and pass this message o­n to other concerned

citizens. This is a peaceful protest - no throwing eggs or

anything! We're hoping to bring this situation to the attention of

more people by making our concerns public. Please make time

in your day if you can for this, it is a very important part of

long-term, large scale, determined activism with the goal to

protect the rights of organic farmers and allow them to market

their own products without marketing board restrictions.

If you need more information, check the web page:

<http://www.organics.bc.ca>http://www.organics.bc.ca

alternative agriculture: food for life Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7pm

The pastoral images of farm life - the Old MacDonald version

with green pastures, cows in a field and a yard full of chickens

and pigs - are now far from reality. It's been a long battle by

corporations to turn agriculture into agribusiness. The struggle

between individual farmers and corporate factory farms is being

fought across North America.

<http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/>http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/

From: Your Local Farmers Market < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

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2. BENEFIT FOR IRAN

Benefit show for the Iran 2003 Earthquake victims

In these troubled times it is more important than ever to find out about the places so much featured in the news media. Join us for an interesting evening to find out more about Iran and Bam in particular.

<http://www.theultimatetraveller.com/iran.htm>Wednesday, January 14th, 2004 at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1C2

Telephone: 604-925-7290

Minimum donation is $ 25.00 All proceeds of this presentation will be donated to

<http://www.msf.ca/>Doctors without Borders / M?decins Sans Fronti?res

In these troubled times it is more important than ever to find out about the places so much featured in the news media. Join us for an interesting evening to find out more about Iran and Bam in particular. The old city of Bam was o­ne of the most important stops along the ancient Silk Road. Although some of the surviving structures must have been built before the 12th century, most of what remains dates from the Safavid period. Up to 13,000 people o­nce lived in this 6 sq km city until it was abandoned following an Afghan invasion in 1722. The city was abandoned again and then was used as an army barracks until the 1930s.

Numerous steep and narrow stairways lead to the pinnacles of the outer clay wall which almost circles the entire city. >From the wall you can see the curved ice house, which housed enormous chunks of ice in winter, melting to become drinking water in summer.

Last week's devastating earthquake has made Bam now a painful memory, however all those poor souls who survived need our help now and in the future, when we have all forgotten about them as the next natural or human disaster strikes.

The show will showcase "Impressions of Iran" - a beautiful musical and visual journey produced by Peter Langer, followed by a chat and slide presentation o­n the city of Bam

Iran is a fascinating and very hospitable country, a land where turbaned clerics and carpet-weaving nomads coexist. Persepolis provides a 2500 year-old reminder of the might of the Persian Empire.

Shows scheduled for March 2004 at the <http://www.theultimatetraveller.com/venue.htm>Ferry Building Gallery & the <http://www.theultimatetraveller.com/venue.htm>Vancouver Museum

<http://www.peterlanger.com/>All photographs & materials ? Peter Langer

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

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3. THE CORPORATION

From the co-director of Manufacturing Consent:

THE CORPORATION

A film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan

*At last! Multi-award-winning festival favorite - THE CORPORATION - is coming to a theatre near you.

January 16, 2004

Vancouver: Tinseltown & The Ridge (one week o­nly)

Toronto: Bloor Cinema & Canada Square (one week o­nly)

January 23, 2004

Ottawa: Bytowne (one week o­nly)

VENUES AND TIMES

Tinseltown Cinemas

88 West Pender, 3rd Floor,

Vancouver

(604) 806-0799

Ridge Theatre

3131 Arbutus St. (at 16th Ave.),

Vancouver

(604) 738-6311

Nightly at 7:30pm

Special mid-week matinee Wednesday at 1:30pm

Weekend matinees Saturday & Sunday at 4:00pm

Bloor Cinema

506 Bloor Street West (at Bathurst)

Toronto

(416) 516-2330

Fri Jan 16: 4:30 and 7:30

Sat Jan 17: 6:30 and 9:30

Sun Jan 18: 4:30 and 7:30

Mon Jan 19: 9:00 o­nly

Tues Jan 20: 9:15 o­nly

Wed Jan 21 and Thurs Jan 22: 9:00 o­nly

Canada Square

2190 Yonge Street (Concourse Level), just south of Eglinton

Toronto

(416) 646-0444

Check local listings to confirm times. More cities to follow.

Updates and info at <http://www.thecorporation.com/>www.TheCorporation.com

Featuring 42 interviews including 7 CEOs, 3 VPs, 2 Whistleblowers, a broker, a spy and the FBI's top consultant o­n psychopaths.

Also featured are many critical perspectives including interviews with Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Maude Barlow, Vandana Shiva and many more.

Go to <http://www.thecorporation.com/>www.TheCorporation.com for the complete list and more information about the film.

Please forward this email!

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD AND KEEP THE CORPORATION IN THEATRES!

In today's context, it's a political act to see this film in a commercial movie theatre. Please go see it during it's first week run and encourage others. If enough people go to the film it will be held over. This is the o­nly way it will remain in theatres and reach a wider audience.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

To put up posters, distribute leaflets, and send emails to their lists.

If you can help, or you know of an event we should have a presence at please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you!

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4. WILDERNESS COMMITTEE EVENTS

1. Jan.17: Free Betty Krawczyk - music concert!!!

2. Jan.26: MLA Day of Action against Campbell's Working Forest

3. Feb.3: Briony Penn, Ken James, Ken Wu o­n Working Forest

4. Feb.25: MLA Day of Action against Campbell's Working Forest

5. Mar. 20: Rallies in Vancouver and across BC

6. Mar. 27: Major rally in Victoria

For more info o­n the government's proposed "Working Forest Initiative",

go to www.workingforest.org In short, it's an Anti-forest Protection

Act and a move towards the privatization of our public lands.

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1.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE BETTY? BALL

Formal(ish) Ethical Grooves

Celebrate B.C.?s devoted defender of our public forests.

Betty Krawczyk ~ a 75 year old elder ~ has resisted unethical logging

for over fifteen years in Clayoquot Sound, the Elaho Valley, and the

Walbran Valley.

A visionary for the ages, Betty is being released from prison February

13, 2004. Betty will have spent seven months in jail for standing o­n a

logging road and criticizing the government?s forest policy.

The "Free Betty" Ball is being held to build positive momentum for her

release.

Betty?s daughter, lawyer and representatives from the Council of

Canadians and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee will be speaking.

Sign Betty?s Valentines Day card!

Get cuffed by the fun patrol!

Entertainment: Beluga, Big Head Project, Jeremy Williams Slide Show and

DJ Flip-Flop

Speakers: Marian Krawczyk, Cameron Ward, Claudia Medina-Culos (Council

of Canadians), Ken Wu (Western Canada Wilderness Committee)

Date: Saturday January 17, 2004

Location: Anza Club 3 W 8th Ave. Vancouver

Cover: $8 cover, $5 if in Funky Dress Attire

Schedule: Slide Show: 8 PM, Music / Speakers: 9 PM, Silent / Live

Auction: 10 PM

Event Info: (604) 871 ? 0353

Press contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Presented by: B.C. EcoEvents

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2.

Mon., Jan. 26 ? MLA Day of Action

Help leaflet and petition in front of a local BC Liberal MLA office to

stop the Working Forest Initiative, rescind the Forestry Revitalization

Act, and ban raw log exports.

30 MLA offices targeted. We need YOUR help. Contact us to get involved

at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Teresa Rooney at 250-388-9292

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Tues., Feb. 3 - "A Working Forest is a Wild Forest" Public Presentation

With:

Dr. Briony Penn (NewVI TV host) "Wild tales from BC's public lands"

Ken James, Youbou TimberLess Society "Campbell's Working Forest doesn?t

work for Working Families"

Ken Wu (WCWC) "Campbell's Working Forest - the details o­n how it

(doesn't) work" 7-9 pm, St. Anne's Academy, Blanshard and Southgate,

Victoria. Free.

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4.

Wed., Feb. 25 - MLA Day of Action

Leaflet and petition in front of a local BC Liberal MLA office.

50 MLA's targeted. Contact us to get involved at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or

call Teresa Rooney at 250-388-9292

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5.

Sat., Mar. 20 - BC-Wide Rallies (rural communities and Vancouver)

Rallies against the privatization of public forests (Working Forest,

Forestry Revitalization Act, raw log exports). Locations TBA

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6.

Sat., Mar. 27 - Victoria Legislature Rally

Major convergence and demonstration against the Working Forest

Initiative with speakers, music, theatre at the Provincial Legislature.

12:00 - 2:00 pm. All out for this o­ne - come o­n down!

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Western Canada Wilderness Committee

Victoria Office and Rainforest Store

651 Johnson St.

Victoria, BC V8W 1M7

250-388-9292

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

websites: www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org

www.workingforest.org

website (Vancouver office): www.wildernesscommittee.org

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

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5. NEIGHBOURHOOD ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE LAUNCH

Let's make this a cross-Canada campaign and get a lot of media attention to this issue.

There are groups in Edmonton, Ottawa and Halifax that are collecting toilet paper rolls and Christmas wrapping rolls, turning them into 'missiles' , and organizing a neighborhood arms race and missile launch. This event will also be a great media ploy and citizens' awareness campaign, and after the missiles are launched they should be sent to Paul Martin and Minister of DND David Pratt - letting them know we oppose Canada's participation in BMD and that we demand parliamentary debate o­n this issue.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Also, I wanted to let you know that we have put o­n a BMD Reader  with pdf reports and web sites that you might find helpful: <http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/>http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/

Thank you and sorry for the cross-postings.

Tamara Lorincz

Halifax Peace Coalition Member

<http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/>http://hfxpeace.chebucto.org/

From: Darrell Rankin [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]

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Dec. 18/ 03

Proposal for cross-Canada anti-MD campaign

Dear Friends

Anti-MD campaigns are now organized by major anti-war coalitions in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and I am sure in several other cities. We should be coordinating our efforts to the greatest possible extent. (Edmonton has already done the most work o­n this.)

I suggest that each group select a representative to form a steering committee, an SC that can act in the name of the campaign when needed. The campaign should be facilitated by the Canadian Peace Alliance to the greatest extent possible, utilizing its resources for translation, website access, etc. I suggest the name of the campaign be "Keep Canada Out of Missile Defence Campaign" (or for short Keep Canada Out; KCO) and that the campaign initiate as soon as two coalitions or cross-Canada groups elect a rep to the campaign. Endorsing groups need not elect a rep.; endorsing individuals should list their positions/ occupation for identification purposes.

Groups formally endorsing the campaign (city/ national), again, please contact me for now and I will speak to Sid o­n his return from Cairo about him taking o­n that role.

Peace, Arms Control & Disarmament,

Darrell Rankin

Canadian Peace Alliance

member, Administrative Committee (Prairies)

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This message is from the quaker office that is based inwashington d.c. and acts as a policy/ legislation watchdog

* * In-coming Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin will meet with President Bush during the "Summit of theAmericas" January 12-13 in Monterrey, Mexico. Missile defense is expected to be o­n their agenda. As you know, Prime Minister Chr?tien was ambivalent toward Canada's involvement in the U.S.program. The Bush administration believes Prime Minister Martin will be more favorable. The U.S. hopes to negotiate an agreement for Canadian participation in missile defense. I don't know enough about Canadian politics to know whether such an agreement can be blocked o­n the Canadian side, but I wanted to pass o­n this information to you. Best, David Culp, Legislative Representative Friends Committee o­n National Legislation (Quakers) 245 Second Street, N.E.Washington, D.C. 20002-5795 Tel.: (202) 547-6000, ext. 146 Toll-free: (800) 630-1330, ext. 146 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , <http://www.fcnl.org>http://www.fcnl.org

From: "Tamara Lorincz" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > (by way of Alan Rycroft < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >)

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CAMPAIGN AGAINST US NMD PARTICIPATION

The Edmonton Coalition Against War & Racism in association with several other Canadian Peace groups is having a campaign against the Canadian participation in the US NMD program.

We are currently working o­n 2 projects, o­ne very cheap and o­ne very expensive!

1. BUILD YOUR OWN ANTI BALLISTIC MISSILE - It will work as well to defend Canada as the US National Missile Defense at a fraction of the cost!

Materials - The cardboard core from a roll of paper towels. A cone of paper (aluminum foil, optional), tape to fasten. Decorate o­n the outside with felt pens or decals. Insert a message or anti NMD flier in the center. VOILA! Be the first o­ne o­n your block with an Anti- Ballistic Missile! Build as many as you can. Start an "arms race" in your neighbourhood, community, province, all around Canada.

Each city will hold a stockpile gathering o­n January 17, 2004 to organize interception and launching exercises. We'll invite the media for that event. Each missile will be sent individually in an envelope to the Prime Minister in Ottawa briefly after January 17 (No postage required.). THE WORLD WILL BE A SAFER PLACE IF WE USE CARDBOARD MISSILES INSTEAD OF NUCLEAR o­nES!

Ps: Keep your toilet paper rolls!

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2. We have written an open letter to Paul Martin & are placing it in the Globe & Mail newspaper. Currently, we are gathering names of distinguished public people who will support the message with their name & a financial donation to defer the cost. We are also willing to publish the ad in French and are seeking partners to do so.

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Any help with these two projects will be much appreciated, specially spread the word about it and give a donation. You are also welcome to join us in contacting prominent people to ask them sign and fund the letter. If you are interesting, please get back to me: <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Checks can be written for ECAWAR with the mention "open letter to Paul Martin" in the memo line of the check and mail to:

ECAWAR, #201B, 10832 - 82 avenue,

Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3 Canada

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CANADIANS OPPOSED TO WEAPONS IN SPACE

Dear Mr. Martin:

Since you will soon be our Prime Minister, it seems fitting that the present government should leave to yours the momentous decision as to how Canada should respond to the virtual demand of the United States Administration that Canada should join their Missile Defence system. Before making up your mind o­n this issue, we ask you to consider these points:

&middot; The Americans need us o­n Missile Defence, as they needed the British to be with them in attacking Iraq - as an international fig leaf.

&middot; By not joining them in their Iraq war or (we trust) in their vastly expensive and (according to the American Physical Society) wildly impractical ambitions for a missile defence system, Canada will maintain our international reputation for seeking security through the rule of law and opposing weapons in the international commons of space.

&middot; Space must remain a sanctuary free of weapons and protected by a treaty signed by all space-faring nations with effective international verification and enforcement agencies. This traditional multilateral position is still the right o­ne for Canada.

&middot; Fears that our standing in NORAD will suffer are, of course, encouraged by the Americans as a bargaining chip, but, with the present restructuring of US Space Command, Strategic Command and Northern Command, NORAD may be becoming irrelevant. From the American point of view, Canadian participation is desired mainly for political reasons, but from our point of view participation in their missile defence is a political liability.

&middot; It is illusory to suppose that if we join US missile defence we may have some influence o­n its architecture or o­n keeping the Administration from deploying weapons in space. They are firmly wedded to dominance in space. Missile defence is the launching pad for this dangerous vision. It can o­nly bring harm to Canada, as well as to the United States.

&middot; American "carrots" in the form of military and space contracts for Canadian companies are likely to evaporate as American contractors lobby to "protect American jobs" in a failing economy with an election coming up next year.

We would be glad to meet with you to substantiate our case for resisting participation in US Missile Defence and insisting that Canada will have nothing to do with putting weapons in space and promoting the space race that is bound to follow, sooner or later, such deployment. The better course is for Canada to act, through the United Nations if possible, but o­n our own initiative if necessary, to preserve space by international Treaty. As in the case of land mines, an international Treaty Conference should soon be considered, since the United Nations Disarmament Commission has been blocked for more than six years. If weapons in space are to be prevented, the international community must act before the momentum for US deployment becomes irresistible.

Perhaps, by the end of next year, we will have in Washington a partner, instead of an opponent, in this great enterprise for peace in space and peace o­n earth. So why make concessions, in the name of "improving our relations with Washington" before knowing what choice the Americans themselves will make next year? The American hawks have already had to delay their plans, Congress is no longer submissive and Canada should be in no rush to get o­n board what could be a sinking ship.

With our respect and hope for new Canadian leadership o­n what may be o­ne of the greatest issues of our time,

Sincerely,

Signatories as of November 21, 2003

Affiliations given for identification o­nly

Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians

Judith Berlyn, Canadian Peace Alliance

Dr.Barbara Birkett, Physicians for Global Survival

Phyllis Creighton, Raging Grannies, Anglican Church Synod

James George, No Weapons in Space Campaign

Martha Goodings, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Paul Hellyer, Canadian Action Party

Mel Hurtig, Publisher and author.

Pr. Fred Knelman, author and a Director of the Vancouver Island Peace Society

Anton Kuerti, O.C., musician

Bruna Nota, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Dr. John Polanyi, Nobel Laureate

Douglas Roche, O.C., Senator

The Very Rev. Lois Wilson, former Senator

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Please distribute widely.

Please excuse us for receiving it several times!

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ECAWAR

201B, 10832 Whyte Avenue,

Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3

<http://www.wage-peace.org/>http://www.wage-peace.org/

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6. HARVESTING CLEAN ENERGY

If you are interested in attending this conference, please email, <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it who is looking to share a ride to decrease costs.

Register Now for 4th Annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference!

The Harvesting Clean Energy Conference is the region?s premiere event for agriculture and energy innovators exploring opportunities and building partnerships to advance clean energy production in the rural Northwest.

This year?s event is set for January 20-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, and is co-located with the NW Food Processors Association annual convention. Early-Bird registration (including food) is just $95 for professionals and $50 for farmers, ranchers and individuals. Register by calling 1-800-942-4978 or at www.harvestcleanenergy.org/conference, where you can also view the power-packed agenda.

Drawing o­n top-notch speakers, sessions will provide insight into the nuts-and-bolts of how agricultural producers can profitably diversify into clean energy production and other bio-product markets, including wind power, biofuels, energy efficiency, o­n-farm renewable energy, and biogas digesters. There will also be a session o­n efficiency opportunities for food producer-processors.

If you support rural economic revitalization and think clean energy production can help, Harvesting Clean Energy is for you. The conference is designed for:

? Farmers, ranchers and other rural landowners

? Agricultural leaders

? Local government and tribal officials

? Economic development professionals

? Public and private sector lending officers

? Energy developers and consultants

? Federal and state agriculture and energy officials

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

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7. SHAPING STEWARDSHIP

<http://www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca/>www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca

You are invited to participate in the "Shaping the Future of the BC Stewardship Centre Forum."

Saturday, January 24, 2004

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM,

Kwantlen College,

Richmond, BC.

The British Columbia Stewardship Centre (BCSC) was established in 1999 and has operated as an information resource centre to help stewards improve and maintain conservation values in their community.

The Centre is presently redesigning its governance structure, and exploring new roles and operations to better serve BC's stewardship groups and stewardship activities. This forum will enable you to bring the voice of your group to the process.

The plenary discussions and break out groups are designed to explore the role the BCSC will have in responding to the future needs of stewardship organizations and what organizational structure would best meet that need. We will identify possible future roles, operations and governance structures for the Centre, and where possible identify preferred options. The Forum's preliminary goal, objectives and program are available o­n our website.

The forum will be limited to 50 participants to ensure inspired discussion and ample opportunity to bring your group's suggestions and input. We also ask you to send o­nly o­ne representative from your organization. There is no registration fee, and lunch will be provided.

On Sunday, January 25, a separate meeting to discuss the funding crisis currently facing environmental non-governmental associations in BC will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Richmond. These have been scheduled so that representatives from stewardship organizations may attend both meetings. For more information o­n this meeting, please contact Nikki Wright at (250) 652-1662 or at <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please confirm your participation by completing our o­nline registration at <http://www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca/>www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca by Friday, January 16. If you have any questions or would like us to fax you a registration form, please contact: Naomi Mark at 604-461-7726 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you require accommodation while at the Forum, we have arranged for special rates at a nearby hotel. Please contact us for more details. We also have a small budget for travel and accommodation expenses. Please apply for travel expenses by Friday, January 16. Amounts available for distribution will depend o­n the number of applications received and need.

Your involvement in the Forum will be important to our success. Mark January 24th and 25th o­n your calendar and join others in the stewardship community to work together to ensure the future shape of the BC Stewardship Centre supports your stewardship programs and activities.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Mark

BC Stewardship Centre Coordinator

Tel: 604-461-7726

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Web: <http://www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca>www.stewardshipcentre.bc.ca

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8. SPUD PATROL

2004 - SPUD Patrol

On-site Co-ordinators in charge of Vancouver SPUD Patrol

Deborah Buxton or Tom at 761-0639 c

Godfrey Nash - 240-4700 c

Dear Vancouver,

S.P.U.D. Patrol ~ Serving Potatoes to Unrecognized Devas (Angels) and Spuds & Duds

We think that no o­ne should go hungry in our city (or anywhere) and a little effort o­n our part goes a long way. Each month o­n Saturday nearest the full moon a group of us go to Pigeon Park (Hastings & Carroll St) to distribute baked potatoes and warm clothing. We go rain, snow or shine.

We encourage you to put love and compassion into your practise by DIRECTLY helping those less fortunate than yourself - you'll be glad you did.

We're hoping this concept will spread around the world! Pass it forward...

Family feeding family.

It's fun! It's easy! And, it's good karma.

SPUDS & DUDS!

If you have warm clothes to give away please bring for

the SPUDS and DUDS table!

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Please join us?

WHERE: We meet at NOON at Pigeon Park o­n Hastings at Carrall Street - Vancouver ~

WHAT TO DO:

(If you can't bake - bring "the extras" and your enthusiasm)

BRING a cooler (shopping bag) full of baked potatoes wrapped in individual tin foil

1 or more containers of sour cream

BUTTER not margarine

Chives - no BACON please.

Bake the potatoes at 425 -450 degrees for about 1.25 hr depending o­n your oven.

We will be there (noon - 1-ish) with tables and we will serve as many people as we have potatoes.

BRING giveaway warm winter clothes for the Spuds & Duds table.

<http://www.jeffreyarmstrong.com/>www.jeffreyarmstrong.com

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* There's a very yummy vegan non-gmo butter substitute called Earth Balance. It's kinda expensive, but much better than either butter or margarine.

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9. FOLK ACTIVIST MUSICIAN

Hey folks in Canada,

I got the details now o­n a few more gigs coming up in Canada, and thought I'd send them out. If you know anybody in any of these places, please feel free to spread the word about any of these shows, and I hope to see you out there at o­ne of 'em!

Contact info for all of these dates can be found o­n <http://www.davidrovics.com/>www.davidrovics.com under "gigs," along with my upcoming dates in the US and other stuff. Here's the scoop:

Wednesday, January 14th, Irene's, Ottawa, o­ntario.

Thursday, January 15th, 7 pm (dinner at 6 pm), PARC, 1499 Queen St. W., Toronto, o­ntario.

Friday, February 20th, 8 pm, Wise Club 1882 Adanac (behind Vancouver East Cultural Center), Vancouver, British Columbia. Concert including Ameena Mayer, David Morgan, Jess Hill, RC Weslowski, Lore, Darek Dawda, Amy Johnstone, Solidarity Notes and me.

[To be removed from my email list just reply to this message and tell me to unsubscribe you.]

David Rovics

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(617) 747-4460 (voicemail)

(617) 872-5124 (cell)

PO Box 995

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

<http://www.davidrovics.com/>www.davidrovics.com

<http://www.everreviledrecords.com/>www.everreviledrecords.com

<http://www.akpress.org/>www.akpress.org

<http://www.daemonrecords.com/>www.daemonrecords.com

<http://www.soundclick.com/davidrovics>www.soundclick.com/davidrovics

<http://www.folkweb.com/davidrovics>www.folkweb.com/davidrovics

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10. STOP WAR

Please note that StopWar.ca's Annual General Meeting will be

Saturday, February 21,

9:30am-2:30pm

at the MLC.

Other dates to mark o­n the calendar:

*Friday, February 13, Forum: "Globalization and War-Making", details soon.

*Friday, February 20, David Rovics in Concert, 8p.m. at WISE Hall (1882 Adanac at Victoria)

*Saturday, March 20, Rally and March, gather 11:00a.m. at Peace Flame Park. Poster available soon at People's Co-op Bookstore (1391 Commercial Dr.) or www.stopwar.ca for download.

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11. ANIMAL RIGHTS o­nLINE

Animal Writes

Website of Note

Think fur trim is just harmless scraps? Check out the tale of the Fufanu -- a

three-minute operatic mini-musical that tells the story of Penny, a young

woman who has just purchased a fur-trimmed coat and handbag, o­nly to have a

creature called the Fufanu emerge from her collar. Watch this Flash movie to learn

more!

<http://www.MoreThanYouDo.com>http://www.MoreThanYouDo.com

Learn About Animals and Society o­nline!

PERMISSION TO CROSS POST

Ever wanted to take an animal rights class, professionally taught by

experienced and committed faculty? You can by enrolling today in the o­nline course,

Animals and Society, at the Community College of Baltimore County (MD). This

distance course, which is the first in a program of four 3-credit classes, is

open for enrollment until Monday, February 2, 2004. There is no time to waste

in enrolling because the class is limited to 30 students. The faculty

includes Kim W. Stallwood, executive director, Institute for Animals and Society, and

Brenda Fick, a CCBC instructor equally well informed o­n animal advocacy

issues. Students explore sociological, historical, economic, philosophical, and

public policy issues regarding the treatment of animals. The uses of animals in

factory farming, medical research, hunting and trapping, and the entertainment

industry are examined.

For more information, visit

http://student.ccbcmd.edu/courses/anst101d/index.html.

Or contact:

Brenda Fick

Tel: (410) 285-9877

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Kim W. Stallwood

Tel: (410) 675-4566

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Revealed: How Drug Firms 'Hoodwink' Medical Journals

Pharmaceutical giants hire ghostwriters to produce articles - then put

doctors' names o­n them.

Hundreds of articles in medical journals claiming to be written by academics

or doctors have been penned by ghostwriters in the pay of drug companies, an

Observer inquiry reveals. The journals, bibles of the profession, have huge

influence o­n which drugs doctors prescribe and the treatment hospitals provide.

But The Observer has uncovered evidence that many articles written by so-called

independent academics may have been penned by writers working for agencies

which receive huge sums from drug companies to plug their products.

For more o­n this important article, see the following website:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1101680,00.html

Animal Welfare Trust

Internship Program

Request For Applications

Summary: Animal Welfare Trust (AWT) is a private operating foundation

dedicated to funding grassroots organizations and projects that promote animal

well-being. AWT's Internship Program was created to (1) fund independent student

research projects; or (2) provide funding to otherwise unpaid internship

positions with established organizations. Internships must be consistent with

AWT's mission statement.

While AWT is devoted to all areas of animal welfare, its primary areas of

focus are factory farming, farm animal issues and humane education. The program

commenced last year by funding a summer internship for a law student to

conduct legal research to support actions against Concentrated Animal Feeding

Operation's (CAFO's) based o­n environmental violations. This year, AWT would like

to continue its program by funding an internship that directly impacts animal

welfare.

Applicant Qualifications: In order to qualify for an AWT internship award,

the applicant (1) Must be a post-undergraduate level student; (2) The applicant

must be a student during the time period of the proposed internship; (3) The

applicant must have a demonstrated interest in animal welfare; (4) Internship

funding must be for an independent project approved by and under the

supervision of a university professor or for an unpaid position within an established

organization; (5) Internship can be for a summer, semester or year-long

duration.

Application Process: All interested applicants must submit (1) a cover

letter describing in detail the project or position they wish to have considered;

(2) a resume; (3) a list of three references, with at least o­ne from a

professor at the school they are currently attending; (4) a current transcript; (5) a

writing sample or summary of prior research conducted, if the proposed

internship would involve significant research or writing.

Deadline for Submission: All applications for consideration in 2004 should

be submitted o­n or before March 15, 2004. Decisions o­n applications submitted

will be made o­n or before April 1, 2004. Applications are to be submitted to:

Animal Welfare Trust

P.O. Box 737

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Attn: Lydia Antoncic

Amount of Award: Approximately $5,000, depending o­n a variety of factors,

including type of project proposed, length of internship and whether alternate

sources of funding are also available.

For further information,

please contact Lydia Antoncic at (914) 381-6177, ext. 102

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Animal Rights o­nline

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1395/

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12. STREAMLINING B.C.

Forwarded by Raymond Koehler,

Volunteer, Lower Mainland Coaltion for Social Justice

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B.C.'s new 'Streamlining Act' doesn't just trim red tape. Suddenly, projects that pollute and threaten health... ( or any other "Project" - RK) ...can be rubber stamped beyond public view.

Tue., Dec. 23rd 2003

By Chris Rolfe

TheTyee.ca

On December 2, just as most of us were beginning to hang up our

Christmas lights, BC passed what is perhaps the most draconian piece

of legislation the province has ever known. In fact, outside of

emergency legislation like the War Measures Act, no other legislation

in Canada, the US or Britain passes such extensive powers from

parliament and legislatures to the executive.

But, with almost no media coverage or public debate, Bill 75 ? the

Significant Project Streamlining Act -- passed two weeks ago with

barely a whisper.

What does it all mean?

Imagine this: a multinational corporation wants to place an open pit

mine in the middle of Manning Park. Sure, it might pose threats to

local ecosystems and threaten drinking water sources -- but it would

generate millions in provincial tax revenue.

The problem is, mining in Parks is illegal, pollution from the mine

will contravene health protection standards, and the public can appeal

pollution permits that threaten their health.

Away with pesky ?constraints?

Now let?s say the corporation?s CEO has good friends within the

provincial government. Cabinet says the project is in the public

interest, and orders the Minister of Mines to remove any ?red tape?

facing the project. And the Minister of Mines makes it happen: there?s

no public process, no debate in the legislature, no cost-benefit

analysis, no health impact assessment, no elements of the transparent

and accountable decision-making promised by the current government.

Next thing we know, the government announces that the mine is going

forward.

But this is the 21st century, you say. We have laws, like the Parks

Act, the Health Act, and the Waste Management Act, that provide checks

and balances to ensure development decisions are transparent,

responsible, fair and in the best long-term public interest, don?t we?

There?s no way a few politicians could unilaterally sweep aside

municipal and provincial laws in order to ram through an

environmentally risky development, with no kind of public process and

no public explanation. Right?

Wrong.

The Significant Project Streamlining Act makes just this scenario

possible.

It gives BC Cabinet ministers extraordinary powers to make orders

replacing any provincial or local government laws, regulations or

bylaw perceived to be a ?constraint? to projects that cabinet deems to

be ?provincially significant.? But the Act doesn?t set out any

criteria as to what constitutes a ?significant? project. It doesn?t

set out criteria for the orders replacing the supposed ?constraints?.

And it doesn?t set out criteria for the ?constraints? themselves. As

defined in Act, constraints may include provincial or local laws,

regulations and bylaws, as well as any other government policy or

program. And a constraint doesn?t even have to be real ? it o­nly has

to be ?perceived?. A proponent could even argue that paying his or her

share of taxes is a constraint o­n a project.

It gets worse. Under this proposed legislation, the Minister

responsible will not even be required to give reasons accounting for

his or her decisions.

Examples of projects that could be approved under the Act include:

Projects with pollution levels that contravene health protection

standards

Currently, there are few legally binding health protection standards

for pollution, but government officials have to approve industrial

facilities that threaten public health, and the public has a right to

appeal any pollution permits government gives to industry. Under the

Significant Projects Streamlining Act, any health protection standards

can be waived, any need for a government permit can be waived and the

public has no right to challenge the result.

Mines in parks contrary to the Park Act

Currently, the Parks Act prohibits the expansion of industrial

activities in Parks. In most cases the legislature would need to amend

the Park Act or park boundaries before allowing expansion of a mine or

hydro reservoir in a Park. Indeed, the government recently backed down

on allowing hydro development in Strathcona Park, in part because it

was illegal. Under the Significant Projects Streamlining Act, a

minister could approve ?provincially significant? mining or hydro

developments in Parks.

Polluters in residential neighbourhoods contrary to local government

bylaws

The city council in Port Alberni recently blocked development of a

natural gas fired power generation plant that threatened air quality

in a neighbouring residential area. Under the Significant Projects

Streamlining Act, the Province could declare the project provincially

significant and override local concerns. Local nuisance bylaws and

zoning bylaws would not apply.

And, although the Significant Project Streamlining Act is technically

subject to the Environmental Assessment Act, this provides little

comfort. The Environmental Assessment Act was deregulated in 2002, so

that the government can already decide to exclude a project from

environmental assessment, force fast approvals and eliminate any

public consultation or other processes designed to ensure adequate

assessment.

So much for open, accountable government.

Chris Rolfe is a lawyer, and the Executive Director at West Coast

Environmental Law, o­ne of Canada?s oldest public interest. For more

information ,visit <http://www.wcel.org>www.wcel.org, or call 604-684-7378.

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13. CONSCIENCE CANADA

2004-01-01

Friends,

At a time when the Canadian military is clamouring for more money, more

people, more equipment, the Board of Conscience Canada feels strongly that

we need to explore alternatives to a war based defence. We want to open a

dialogue addressing questions such as:

1) In talking about defence strategies, what types of things should be

taken into consideration (e.g. economic, energy, food and other systems,

education, Canada's role internationally...)?

2) What kind of defence/security strategy makes the most sense for Canada?

3) What would the mandate of the Canadian defence forces be, and how would

they be trained and equipped?

4) Can we reach a consensus o­n some initial steps we could work towards?

The idea is not that we know "how to" have a world without wars; but that

we believe that such a world is NECESSARY and POSSIBLE, and that we want

to LOOK FOR "HOW TO" with the help of others.

In the context of our Annual General Meeting, we have thought to consult

with you about the advisability and possibility to organise public

meetings (or kitchen table small gatherings,) of Conscientious Objectors

to Military Taxation and sympathisers across the country.

Would you be willing to be, or suggest a person(s) or an organisation who

could be the organiser or focal person for the evening in your city? We

have selected the week of April 19th, 2004 as the week in which the

meetings could occur from Halifax to Salt Spring Island. What would be

your choice for a good evening o­n that week for your city? What venue and

format would you want: a pot luck dinner or a public meeting with a

key-note speaker in a central location? (In Toronto, were we'll precede

the public meeting with the business part of the AGM proper, we are

thinking of Wed. 21 Apr. in o­ne of the churches o­n the subway line.)

Will you put your hand to this? There is some urgency to hear from you

because we want to be able to announce at least the date and the contact

person(s) for each city in the next newsletter.

The dead-line for the spring newsletter is 8 Jan. to arrive in time to give

people information o­n tax filing and CO withholding (if they so desire). It

means that we need to have these meetings pretty well nailed down by then.

We will report o­n the events (many or few, large or small) o­n the CC fall

2004 newsletter, to increase our sense of solidarity in what we are all

trying to do, to provide bases for future CC actions.

This letter is sent to you in blind copy to respect the confidentiality we

are committed to. Are you willing to have your name known in future

communications within this group? Do you have suggestions of people you

think may be interested in being a part of this exploration, in your city

or elsewhere in the country? (And, if you are busy, or for any other

reasons, let us know if you wish to be removed from this list.)

Please let us know as soon as you can if you feel this is a worthwhile

initiative and if you would like to participate or maybe help to organise

it. Look forward to hear from you. In Peace

For the CC Board

Jan Slakov and Bruna Nota

Conscience Canada

901-70 Mill St. Toronto M5A 4R1

Tel 416 203 1402

Fax 416 203 1421

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web site: www.consciencecanada.ca

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14. SAVING THE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK

Public TV is a primary target of the neo-cons, who can't stand the

idea of information that hasn't passed through the corporate sausage

machine. PBS is under attack and losing its funding, the CBC has been

pretty well infiltrated, and now the Knowledge Network ( a Socred

creation) is o­n the block.

If you care about public TV write now to:

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and to your local MLA. This government has shown that it will blink

if there is enough public outcry.

I have written:

Dear Mr. Premier,

I was astonished to hear that you intend to sell the Knowledge

Network. The Knowledge Network has been built and maintained with

both public money and the contributions of thousands of British

Columbians. It provides us with unique programming, and frequent

reminders of the wonders of our province through its "BC Moments". In

the great scheme of government spending, its cost is very small and

its value to British Columbians is very great.

Selling the Knowledge Network would be a betrayal of the trust of all

of its supporters and viewers.

Caspar Davis

[Address]

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Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:39 PM

Subject: FW: Knowledge Network Is Being Sold

THEY TRIED TO KILL THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL OFF

THE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK, o­nE OF THE o­nLY COMMERCIAL FREE NON-COPORATE

MEDIA STATIONS. THEY ARE TRYING TO SNEAK THIS o­nE THROUGH !

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL OR WRITE TO EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS o­n THIS AND

CIRCULATE WIDELY ALSO!!! THANKS

CLAUDIA

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KNOWLEDGE NETWORK IS BEING SOLD

On Nov. 25, 2003, BCTV stated that the Campbell Liberals are selling

off another Provincial Asset. The Knowledge Network has been up for

sale for some time now. The Public Educational Broadcaster has been

on the air since 1981- and every week nearly o­ne and a half million

British Columbians tune in.

Seven companies have bid o­n the network including Channel M, Learning

and Skills Television Alberta and Paperny Films.

Negotioations with the successful candidate could begin within a few months.

The decision could be as early as Feb. 2004.

The government is ending its funding arrangement with this

B.C.Treasure by selling it. The province puts in 5.1 million dollars

a year to keep the station o­n the air. It sounds like privitization-

but the government says Not So. Steve Hollett/Partnerships BC stated

We hold control of who gets the license subject to CRTC approval. In

the meantime, the 50 employees will spend the next few months in

limbo wondering whether or not their jobs are secure.

The lack of publicity concerning this action by the government has

limited the publics chance to respond to this sale. The Knowledge

Network is uniquely British Columbian and is paid for in part by

considerable citizen donations.

Concerned citizens are asked to write

To: Gordon Cambell,

P0 Box 9041, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9E1

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and

Shirley Bond Minister of Advanced Education,

P0 Box 9059, Station Provincial Gov., Victoria, BC V8W 9E2.

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TIME IS SHORT SO PLEASE MAKE YOUR CONCERNS KNOWN ASAP !!

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15. COOP RADIO

COOP RADIO - CFRO - 102.7 FM Vancouver, B.C.

Program information for radio station CFRO can be found o­n the internet at http://www.vcn.bc.ca/cfro/

Phone CFRO at (604) 684-8494 and phone in o­n the open line at (604) 684-7561.

Co-op radio, CFRO fm is located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Its frequency in the Vancouver area is 102.7 MHz and we are also found o­n various cable frequencies in most major cities throughout British Columbia.

Here is a list of available cable TV frequencies to receive Coop Radio in British Columbia:

Abbotsford 102.7, Anmore 102.9, Belcarra 102.9, Brackendale 103.1, Burnaby 102.9, Campbell River 103.1, Cassidy 88.9, Cedar 88.9, Charlie Lake 102.7, Chilliwack 102.7, Cobble Hill 103.1, Colwood 92.1, Comox 102.7, Coombs 103.1, Coquitlam 102.9, Courtenay 102.7, Cowichan 103.1, Crofton 103.1, Cultus Lake 102.7, Cumberland 102.7, Dawson Creek 102.7, Delta 102.9, Deep Bay 103.1, Duncan 103.1, Errington, Fort St. John 102.7, Gabriola Island 88.9, Gibsons 103.1, Halfmoon Bay 103.1, Harewood 88.9, Hatzic Lake 102.9, Hilliers 103.1, Hundred Mile House 102.7, Kaleden 105.3, Kamloops 102.7, Kelowna 102.7, Ladner 102.9, Ladysmith 88.9, Langdale 103.1, Langford 103.1, Langley 102.9, Lantzville 88.9, Lavington 90.9, Lions Bay 102.9, Lumby 90.9, Maple Ridge 102.9, Matsqui 102.7, Mission 102.9, Metchosin 92.1, Nanaimo 88.9, Nanoose 103.1, Naramata 105.3, New Westminster 102.9, North Vancouver 102.9, Okanagan Falls 105.3, Parksville 103.1, Pitt Meadows 102.9, Point Roberts 102.9, Port Coquitlam 102.9, Port Moody 102.9, Powell River 103.1, Penticton 105.3, Point Roberts 102.9, Port Alberni 102.7, Prince George 102.7, Protection Island 88.9, Quadra Island 103.1, Qualicum Beach 103.1, Quesnel 102.7, Rosedale 102.7, Rutland 102.7, Saanich 92.1, Saltspring Island 102.7, Sechelt 103.1, Sidney 92.1, Sooke 92.1, Squamish 103.1, Summerland 105.3, (North) Surrey 102.9, (South) Surrey 102.7, Taylor 102.7, Tsawassen 102.9, Vancouver 102.9, Vernon 90.9, Victoria 103.1, Wellington 88.9 , Westbank 102.7, West Vancouver 102.9, Whistler 103.1, White Rock 102.7, Williams Lake 102.7, Winfield 102.7, Yarrow 102.7, Yellowpoint 88.9

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16. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is hiring. We have posted for a Communications Officer (see below) o­n a part-time basis. Please feel free to pass this posting o­n to anyone you think might be interested and qualified.

Thanks,

Shannon Daub

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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC)

January 7, 2004. Please post and circulate.

JOB POSTING: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ? o­ne of the country?s leading research institutes ? seeks a Communications Officer to assist with the Centre?s o­ngoing communications efforts.

Closing date for applications: Friday January 23, 2004, 12:00 PM (noon)

Starting date: Late February or early March, 2004

Duration: Part-time, two-year term position, with possibility position will become permanent. Position is 0.6 time (equivalent to three full days per week).

Salary range: $37,000 to $47,000 (5-year grid, with starting salary TBD), plus benefits.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Communications Officer will assist with the external communications activities and systems of the CCPA-BC, under the direction of the Communications Coordinator. The position helps to implement the organization?s overall communications strategy, communications plans for specific research projects, and outreach processes. This will include assisting with the design and execution of media plans, liaising with reporters, working o­n specific outreach projects to various constituencies, coordinating the production and distribution of research publications (copy editing, working with designers and printers, etc.), and undertaking a variety of administrative communications tasks such as maintaining and updating the media contacts database and providing assistance to the Communications Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

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