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Justice News
Monday, 19 January 2004 09:10
Left Coast News: 1. Movie Monday - Shooting Indians - Jan 19th; 2. Groovefest - orientation - Jan 19th; 3. Murray Dobbin - discussion - Jan 19th; 4. Talk TV - homelessness - Jan 20th; 5. Information & Privacy - public hearing - Jan 20th; 6. Air Quality - public meeting - Jan 20th; 7. Victoria Peace Coalition - meeting - Jan 20th; 8. UVic Women's Centre - open house - Jan 21st; 9. Value of Life: Aids in Africa - film - Jan 19th, 21st; 10. Thirdspace Submission - until Jan 22nd; 11. Go Green - seminar - Jan 23rd, Feb 20th, Mar 13th; 12. Cafe Simpatico - film & discussion - Jan 23rd; 13. Musical Fun - family event - Jan 24th; 14. Welfare deadline - information - Jan 24th & 25th; 15. Visionary Women - gatherings - Sundays; 16. Intercultural Youth - opportunities - Sundays; 17. Bellydance Workshop - Jan 25th; 18. BC Achievement Awards - nominations - Jan 30th; 19. Earth Charter - concerts - Jan 31st, Feb 1st; 20. Folk Music - Ron Hynes - tour info; 21. EcoNews Excerpts; 22. Music - concert info.

contributions, considerations, concerns:

* Free, hot, vegetarian & vegan food provided by Food Not Bombs - Saturdays at the Whale Wall (Wharf & Yates), 1:00 pm. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 383-5144 (#1940).

* National Day of Action - February 4th - 1:00 pm @ Centennial Square with a march to the Legislature. <http://www.uvss.uvic.ca> http://www.uvss.uvic.ca or <http://www.cfs.fcee.ca>http://www.cfs.fcee.ca

* Wanted: volunteers to help produce an experimental evening of dance, poetry, song, humour, and film. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

* Local environmentalists featured in Monday Magazine

<http://www.mondaymag.com/monday/editorial/03_2004/features.htm>http://www.mondaymag.com/monday/editorial/03_2004/features.htm

* Stewardship Natural Landscape Design - will tailor to any size of yard or budget - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 382-4450

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

The Sheldon Chumir Foundation's December Homelessness Forum will be

aired o­n CJSW's radio program "Local Revolutions". You can listen to

Part I of the program o­n CJSW 90.9FM at 11am, Monday January 19th; Part

II will air at the same time Monday January 26th. If you missed the

forum, or want to refresh your memory, this is an excellent chance to

hear about the many aspects of homelessness in Calgary and in Canada.

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

Vote o­n at www.paulmartintimes.ca and vote against this ill conceived

proposal.

* Free Juggling Workshops - <http://www.uvss.uvic.ca/clubs/juggling>http://www.uvss.uvic.ca/clubs/juggling

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

The Transgender Health Program is pleased to announce that we now have a

website up and running, at <http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/>http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/

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

I'm not sure if everyone has seen this already, but here's a great new website about Betty!

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

* Jack Layton and the NDP - <http://www.ndp.ca>http://www.ndp.ca

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

Just in case you missed it.....

<http://www.commonground.ca/>http://www.commonground.ca/

Michael Moore Endorses Wesley Clark For President!

<http://www.clark04.com/story/79/>http://www.clark04.com/story/79

<http://www.clark04.com/moore/>http://www.clark04.com/moore/

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

This week, after much lobbying from comunity groups, the Victoria Transit

Board voted to defer the anticipated decision to increase fares for the bus

to 2$ and increase monthly pass costs $10 to $65. instead, they are going to

go to the Province to ask (again) for a reinstatement of provincial funding

for BC transit. They intend to pressure the government, and directly asked

citizens attending the meeting to support them by contact their MLAs and

government officials.

We need to make those calls and emails if we want to ensure an affordable,

workable tranist system!

Attached you will find an action sheet that includes key points and a list

of officials to contact.

Thanks!

Stacy Chappel, Executive Director

Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)

mail: PO Box 3035 Stn CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 3P3

web: www.vipirg.ca

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

phone: 250.472.4558 Fax: 250.721.7285

* Turkish Student Association at UVic - <http://www.uvic.turk.org>http://www.uvic.turk.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

SPUD [Small Potatoes Urban Delivery - <http://spud.ca>http://spud.ca] believes in the consumers? right to know, clear and certified labeling. SPUD is opposed to GMOs for health, environmental, ethical and social reasons.

Organically certified products are by definition GMO free, as are products that are clearly marked ?GMO free?.

Regrettably, at this point, it?s not possible for anyone (including SPUD) to guarantee the presence/absence of GMOs in other foods, either as major ingredients or as trace amounts unless certified organic or labeled. This is due to weak government regulations, lack of mandatory labeling, inadequate or no testing, the inability of producers and suppliers to trace ingredients, contamination in manufacturing and inadvertent pollination or cross-pollination of GMOs. SPUD continues to work o­n this issue with it?s suppliers.

Website of the Week - THE RAM'S HORN - A monthly journal of food system analysis

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

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

Did you hear that Interfor is booking European ecotourism clients?

Not that many years ago, i heard from the likes of you that Interfor had a

poorer logging record than the [somewhat unsatisfactory] BC average. 'tis

true, i have not carefully followed the evaluations this past year, but i

was quite surprised to hear, from a source i cannot decently identify, that

Interfor is now booking European ecotourism clients?

Some of you presumably have tourist-"industry" contacts with whom you can

check this report; and some of you presumably have access to current

assessments [official or just expert-observation] of Interfor's logging and

management practices. If the story checks out and their practices are still

below-average, some of you probably have ways of making this known in Europe

and elsewhere, so as [i'll put it politely] to prevent fraud and

inconsistency from embarrassing Canada and illegitimately taking the

tourists's money.

Whistle in hand,

Davd

* A friend of mine almost died over the holidays. She had appendicitis, and it burst while she was waiting for a diagnosis. 12 hours after arriving at the hospital she was operated o­n, and then they gave her penicillin knowing that she's allergic. Luckily, she didn't die and she's hoping to promote a diplomatic and intelligent review of what's going o­n in the health care system. She understands that the public health system is intentionally being degraded so it'll be easier to convince taxpayers to privatize, and she wants to tell her story without promoting privatization. Please write to me if you want to help.

* Thanks to Lor Newstead for her generous offerings to the Left Coast e-News.

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1. MOVIE MONDAY

MONDAY Jan 19 6:30 SHOOTING INDIANS This documentary has a provocative title but refers to photography, as in Edward Curtis and a modern native photographer. There lots of grist for a discussion, the first of a number of films I have coming about the role and ethical considerations of the photographer. It has a great BC hook with a visit to Barb Cranmer in Alert Bay and as well as to the lady who played the princess in Curtis' film Land of the War Canoes (or Headhunters), the film we see a segment of looping in the RBC Museum

http://www.socialdoc.net/kazimi/ali_html_pages2/1AK2Sho.html

With special guest Patricia Vickers Pg

6:30 pm

Eric Martin Pavilion,

Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)

by donation

More Info? - Call 595-FLIC (250-595-3542)

Our web site has the most up-to-date and complete info : <http://www.islandnet.com/mm>http://www.islandnet.com/mm

& E-mail : Bruce Saunders - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MONDAY Jan 26 6:30 THE JOURNEY OF LEZRA MARTIN (1hr documentary) The story of the black kid from the ghetto who was inspired to free the Hurricane and who went o­n to be a lawyer and inspirational speaker, now living in Kamloops B C.

<http://www.lesramartin.com/thehurricane.htm>http://www.lesramartin.com/thehurricane.htm

& THE HURRICANE The movie based o­n that true story of the wrongfully convicted fighter, Hurricane Carter. Rated R for language and some violence.

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

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2. GROOVEFEST AT UVIC

Groovefest Orientation

interested in finding out what Groovefest is all about? heard about it but not sure what it actually is?

come to Felicita's o­n Monday January 19th at 7:00 to find out more about this kick-ass event.

watch videos of past shows, see photos of past performers, and hear plans for this year's event!

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3. MURRAY DOBBIN AND PAUL MARTIN

Where will Paul Martin take Canada?

featuring well-known author Murray Dobbin, who will be launching his latest book "Paul Martin: CEO for Canada?"

January 19th

7:30 pm

Downtown Activity Centre

755 Pandora

Sponsored by the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians

contact: 383-5878 (Saul Arbess)

NOTE: TABLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PROMOTE LITERATURE OR

UPCOMING EVENTS RELATED TO TAKING o­n PAUL MARTIN'S AGENDA. IF YOU WISH TO

HAVE A TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT SAUL ARBESS AT 383-5878.

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

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4. TALK TV

Audience participation is usually encouraged at this TalkTV show at The New VI, corner of Pandora & Broad.

<http://www.thenewvi.com/programs/viprg_Talktv.asp>http://www.thenewvi.com/programs/viprg_Talktv.asp

The topic of the evening will be Homelessness. *But* unless there is a good

turnout, The New VI will not turn the cameras o­n the audience and allow

anyone to speak.

Tuesday, January 20th at 8 pm

The New VI (1420 Broad Street at Pandora)

[Be there 15 minutes prior to showtime. Audience members will be seated o­n a first-come / first-served basis.]

I urge everyone who can, to come out and join us for what should be a fun

and exciting evening. Those who prefer to stay home can still phone in or

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

After the show, those who don't need to go straight home are invited to

adjourn to Serious Coffee nearby to debrief. (If Serious Coffee doesn't

actually have FairTrade coffee, we can all look disappointed and go

somewhere that does!)

It would be great if we could find a few actual homeless people to be in the

audience, too. They have been conspicuously absent at past live shows o­n

such topics.

Geni

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

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5. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY

Public Hearing o­n Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act at the legislature, Victoria

Jan 20 04

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Douglas Fir Committee Room

Legislative Buildings

from the Esquimalt weekend addition:

Have your say o­n F O I and Privacy Issues

An all-party committee of the legislative Assembly is currently reviewing all aspects of the province's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and wants your input.

The purposes of the act are to make public bodies more accountable to the public and to protect personal privacy.

The Act gives the public (tax payers) the right to access the records held by BC government ministries, local governments, health regions, hospitals, universities, schools and other provincial public bodies.

Is the Act working well?

Are there sections that need improvement?

Act is here: <http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/F/96165_01.htm>http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/F/96165_01.htm

We want to hear from you. <http://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt>www.leg.bc.ca/cmt

Also at this site, reports o­n Citizens Assembly for democratic reform.

Hope to see you all there. Jen Fisher - Bradley

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* Ministry of Management Services PIPA hotline (<http://www.mser.gov.bc.ca/foi_pop/Privacy/default.htm>http://www.mser.gov.bc.ca/foi_pop/Privacy/default.htm)

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6. PUBLIC MEETING - WHAT'S IN THE AIR?!

Residents of Crofton, Chemainus, Duncan, Salt Spring Island and Maple Ridge

are in the airshed of NorskeCanada's Crofton pulp mill.

A wide variety of toxic emissions currently released into the airshed include

sulphurs, particulates, volatile organic compounds, furans and dioxins.

The company seeks provincial authority to burn rubber tires, coal and

treated railway ties during a 30 month trial burn beginning in the spring.

Please see <http://www.croftonair.org>http://www.croftonair.org for more details.

The deadline for public feedback regarding the application is January 31,

2004. Permission has already been given for similar actions at

NorskeCanada mills in Pt. Alberni, Campbell River (Elk Falls), and Powell

River.

Crofton is an old mill and currently losing $10 million quarterly. If

these trials are successful Norske claims that operating costs and existing

air emissions will be improved, based o­n hotter, more complete combustion

of their primary fuel sources: wet salty bark and treatment sludge. However

many questions & exceptions persist.

The Crofton Airshed Citizens' Group (CACG) comprised of citizens from

Vancouver Island and Salt Spring have been working hard seeking more

information about the matter.

Tues. Jan. 20,

7 pm,

Crofton Community Centre (upstairs)

10 min. walk from the ferry, o­n Roberts St., next to School

THE PUBLIC MEETING TUESDAY, JAN 20 WILL INCLUDE A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH:

Dr. Peter Carter M.D. Family physician for forest industry communities.

A founding past director of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Presented to Standing Committees of Environment Canada Health Canada and Dept of International Trade for CAPE re sustainable development and children's environmental health. Submitted o­n the federal provincial legislation for regulation of pulp mill mill effluent re dioxins and furans in the late 1980s.

Richard Stedman, Executive Director for the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency in Washington State. Previous to this position he was the manager and principal investigator for the Washington State Department of Health's cooperative agreement program with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of public health and environmental management. His experience includes work o­n air quality, water quality, hazardous waste management, toxicology, risk assessment and communication, and epidemiology.

Delores Broten, Reach for Unbleached (RFU) Senior Policy Advisor.

Delores works o­n toxics issues nationally. She is founder and past Executive

Director of RFU, and has served o­n numerous boards including the Georgia

Strait Alliance, and BC Environmental Network Educational Foundation and is

currently o­n the Board of LEAS (Labour Enviro Alliance Society). She is also

volunteer editor of the highly respected Watershed Sentinel, a bimonthly

environmental news magazine with a circulation of 8,000.

Michael Ableman, Crofton Airshed Citizens Group, organic farmer, author and photographer

Bernard Bintner P.Eng, Environmental Protection Officer, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection

Graham Kissack P.Eng. Director Environment, NorskeCanada (to be confirmed)

Please consider this a significant opportunity to indicate your concern to the Ministry and to learn more about air quality & human health in the airshed in relation to the NorskeCanada Crofton operation.

From: Elizabeth White < 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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CITIZENS TO HOLD FORUM o­n CROFTON POLLUTION

U.S. Experts Agree To Be o­n Panel

(Crofton, BC) The Crotfon Airshed Citizens Group will hold a public forum o­n January 20 regarding Norske Canada?s proposal to burn coal, rubber and creosote-laden railway ties. Representatives from Norske, the government, Canadian and U.S. independent experts, and the community will answer questions and engage in dialogue.

"We are already very alarmed about Norske?s existing emissions of dioxins, furans, PCB?s, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter," said Michael Ableman of the Citizens Group. "These new burning materials promise to add to the toxic stew coming out of that mill and into the air our children breathe. Operating the equivalent of a toxic waste incinerator within the airshed of several communities is dangerous and irresponsible."

Panelists at the forum will include Rich Stedman, Executive Director of the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, and Rob Duff, Director of the Washington State Health Department Office of Environmental Assessment

Norske is petitioning the province for a 30-month trial permit to burn "alternative" fuels that are cheaper than natural gas. The public comment period o­n the proposal has been extended to January 31.

Norske claims that the fuels will lower some emissions but raise others, while saving the mill money. The company conducts all monitoring and interpretation of data, an approach the District of Campbell River recently found to be flawed during a similar test in Norske?s Elk Falls mill after an independent report challenged Norske?s conclusions.

The root problem is the transportation of logs in salt water, which leads to wet salty hog fuel going into the mills. As a result, BC?s pulp mills give BC the highest emissions of dangerous dioxins and furans in Canada, according to an organization called Pollution Watch (www.pollutionwatch.org). BC recently rolled back pulp mill pollution standards.

Air emissions from the mill cover a wide area including Duncan, Saltspring Island, Maple Bay, and as far North as the Nanaimo Airport and as far South as Central Saanich.

The public forum will be held Tuesday January 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Crofton Community Center.

For more information contact: Michael Ableman 537-1449

Visit: www.croftonair.org

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

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7. VICTORIA PEACE COALITION

Victoria Peace Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, January 20

7 pm

Second Story Books

579 Johnson St.

Join us for fair-traded, organic tea and coffee and discussion o­n upcoming events. Reports o­n Iraq and Palestine from Victoria witnesses.

PLEASE NOTE our meeting is o­n Tuesday, January 20 instead of Monday, so people can attend the Council of Canadians event with Murray Dobbin. We will have a table there o­n National Missile Defence.

Vote against the missile defence plan at <http://www.paulmartintimes.ca>http://www.paulmartintimes.ca

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

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8. UVIC WOMEN'S CENTRE OPEN HOUSE

to kick start this semester, the women's centre will be holding an open

house o­n wednesday jan 21 10-12 and 1:30-3:30. there will be food, and an

informal orientation to the centre. this is open to all women, past, present

and future women of the centre!

also, the groovefest committee will be holding an orientation for groovefest

on monday jan 19 at felicitas 7pm. learn more and see what we have in store

for the night!

our collective meetings are set, after much mind-boggling scheduling, for

thursdays at 3:30

From: Victoria Status of Women Action Group (SWAG)

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10. WORLD PREMIER "THE VALUE OF LIFE: AIDS IN AFRICA REVISITED"

Filmed by Judy Jackson for THE NATURE OF THINGS WITH DAVID SUZUKI

This film will be released to the public January 21 at 7 p.m. o­n CBC

television.

A special preview will be shown at the University of Victoria

on Monday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in Room 159 of the Fraser (Law) Building.

This world premier will be followed by a panel discussion o­n the importance

of affordable AIDS medication. Admission is free and seating is limited.

Call 250-519-0040 for more information.

The film features Stephen Lewis, UN HIV/AIDS envoy to Africa and Maclean's

magazine's ?Canadian of the Year?. The film?s release coincides with

international focus o­n Canada?s House of Commons where a piece of

precedent-setting legislation will be re-introduced - a bill inspired by

Lewis and prominent Canadian Aid Agencies. The legislation would enable bulk

production of generic anti-AIDS drugs for Africa's dying.

THE NATURE OF THINGS returned to Africa with Lewis last summer, and The

Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited traces his incredible journey - a

personal voyage that led him from hope to despair and back to hope. This

hour-long special, airing without commercials, is a follow-up to the

award-winning Race Against Time (2001). In 2001, Lewis was optimistic. Kofi

Annan, UN Secretary general, had declared a war o­n AIDS and, at a special

session of the UN, established a Global Fund enabling richer countries to

help poorer o­nes fight the disease. With the world focused o­n AIDS, Lewis

believed the pandemic could be stopped in its tracks.

But then came September 11, and the world's attention turned to homeland

security and fighting terrorism. With promises of financial aid to Africa

broken, Lewis's optimism turned to disbelief. The world seemed to be

ignoring more than six thousand people dying of AIDS every day. In the West,

anti-retroviral drugs changed AIDS from a death sentence to a challenging

chronic illness. In Africa where four million people need AIDS medication,

only 75,000 have access to the life prolonging drugs. An entire generation

of economically-productive adults is being lost to HIV/AIDS. Compounding

this crisis, there are 11 million African AIDS orphans under the age of 15.

Despair.

But in the fall of 2003 the momentum finally re-ignited. Hope. Following

endless disputes about how and when countries with health crises can

overthrow the patents held by big pharmaceutical companies in order to

access cheaper generic

anti-AIDS drugs, a resolution was reached. The World Health Organization

pledged to have three million people o­n anti-AIDS drugs by 2005. That means

a staggering six million pills will be needed every day. It was the sheer

volume of drugs needed that led Lewis and some Canadian aid agencies to

challenge the Canadian government to pass legislation allowing patents to be

put aside here in Canada so cheaper generics can be made for the dying. If

the bill passes it will make history.

 

The Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited is produced and directed by Judy

Jackson. Michael Allder is executive producer of THE NATURE OF THINGS.

For further information or cassette requests, contact:

Susan Procter, publicist

CBC Television

Toronto (416) 205-6506

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

Kealey Pringle

Communications and Research Officer

AIDS Vancouver Island

250-384-2366,

1601 Blanshard St.,

Victoria BC V8W 2J5

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

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10. THIRDSPACE SUBMISSIONS

thirdspace is taking submissions until next thursday, january 22nd... our theme for this issue is:

SIX DEGREES of SELF: THE POLITICS of IDENTITY and RECOGNITION...

we want graphics, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, rants, comix,

photography... if you do it, we probably want it.

please submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or drop it off at the women's centre, SUB B107, UVic... (Box 3035 Victoria BC V8T 3P3) o­n disk or o­n email.

let us know what you think, how you think, why you think about the politics of identity and recognition...

the next issue will be coming out around January 28th... so watch for it.

thanks,

meghan

thirdspace

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11. GO GREEN CHOICES TRAINING

We all know that you all are helping reduce congestion by car-sharing. But here is an opportunity to help organize your workplace transportation options through Go Green Choices Training.

A o­ne-day seminar to give you the tools you need to help your co-workers

choose sustainable transportation options. Three sessions will be offered in

three regions of the CRD in the New Year.

January 23rd 2004

9:30 - 5pm

Central Saanich Cultural Centre

February 20th 2004

9:30 - 5pm

Van City Victoria Branch Meeting Room

March 13th 2004 TBA

Participants will learn:

* What is Transportation Demand Management?

* Strategies to overcome real and perceived barriers to active and

sustainable commuting

* The bigger picture: linking health and environment to our travel

choices

Cost: $50 includes resource binder and lunch. For more information or to

sign up for the Training contact Tathra Street by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or 381-9995.

The 2004 International Youth Summit o­n Sustainable Urban Transportation

The 2004 International Youth Summit o­n Sustainable Urban Transportation will

take place from May 26-31 in Ottawa, Canada. It will bring together 80

Canadian youth, ages 17 - 24, with participants from around the globe to

discuss the importance of sustainable transportation in our communities.

If you are a Canadian youth between the ages of 17 and 24 and wish to

participate in this summit please visit the Canadian Urban Transit

Association's (CUTA) web site at the following address:

<http://www.cutaactu.ca/content.asp?ID=416>http://www.cutaactu.ca/content.asp?ID=416 for application details.

<http://www.victoriacarshare.ca>http://www.victoriacarshare.ca

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12. CAFE SIMPATICO

Commemorate the tenth anniversay of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico, with the documentary 'Zapatista' followed by speakers from the Building Bridges Human Rights Project in Chiapas.

Friday, Jan 23,

8 pm.

1923 Fernwood

Cafe Simpatico is now a free event!!

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14. o­nE OPINION ABOUT WELFARE LIMITS

2 year limit o­n a welfare

? Parents losing up $200 o­n assistance

? Residential Tenancy Act drastically changed

? Health care workers losing jobs o­n mass?

WELFARE, HOUSING, AND HEALTHCARE

FIND OUT WHAT THE BC LIBERALS ARE DOING AND HOW WE CAN FIGHT BACK!

Saturday, January 24th

5:00 pm

755 Pandora

Downtown Activity Center

Info session - Know the facts!

Sunday, January 25th

2:00pm

Downtown Activity Center,

755 Pandora

Organizing to fight back!

Snacks and coffee provided!

This event is brought to you by the Communities Solidarity Coalition, and the Advocates at the TogetherAgainst Poverty Society

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

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15. VISIONARY WOMEN

Celebrate the creativity, strength, courage, and caring of visionary women in our own lives, and the example of others separated from us by centuries, cultures and continents.

We invite you to join in a series of short discussions led by women in our community who will describe how the stories of women have inspired and strengthened us in our daily lives, our work and our spirituality. We hope the group will be as varied as possible, with participants of different ages and backgrounds. You would be most welcome to come to lead a discussion about a Visionary Woman who has inspired you, or just to join in the group.

We will meet o­n Sunday afternoons, 2:30 4:30 starting o­n January 11th, in the Fireside Room of Fairfield United, 1303 Fairfield at Moss, Victoria, BC using the Moss St door. Suggested donatin of $10 per session to cover the cost of refreshments and materials.

If you have questions or would like to register, 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 .

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16. INTER-CULTURAL YOUTH

The youth program at ICA has started up again and I'd appreciate any assistance in getting the word out to youth. You can help by forwarding this email to any relevant contacts that you have, posting the flyers, or referring youth to ICA. Like always, input and ideas are greatly appreciated. Also, please let me know if you have any talents that you are willing to share with the group at

future meetings.

Finally, the youth group is interested in putting together a coffee house o­n Thurs. Feb. 19 for Multiculturalism Week. We have booked space in the evening at Solstice cafe and need performers! Theatre, singing, dancing, poetry, storytelling...we're open to everything. Any ideas?

The following groups are open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years. Currently, all groups meet o­n Sundays at 1pm at the ICA building but alternate times may be possible.

Multicultural Youth Group

ESL students, exchange students, international students, and newcomer youth have a safe, inclusive, and fun place to meet people and/or practice their English skills

Open to ALL youth (regardless of ethnicity, place of birth, or how long they?ve been in Canada) who are interested in multiculturalism, creating change, exploring issues, getting involved in the community, and gaining leadership skills

Activities are determined by the youth and have included sports, arts, trips, workshops

We are planning a community coffee house for Multiculturalism Week (Feb. 15-21) and need performers and organizers

Youth Theatre Group

Seeking youth from various backgrounds who are interested in using the performance arts to address racism and other youth issues at schools and community agencies

Youth Support Group

For youth of two or more cultures who feel that they are sometimes juggling cultures while trying to form a personal identity

We provide a safe environment where youth can express their feelings and concerns, share experiences, gain support, learn healthy stress management skills, and have fun

Youth Host Program

Seeking youth who would like to volunteer time with a newcomer youth to provide friendship and support while the immigrant or refugee youth adjusts to life in Victoria

Host Youth may attend the Multicultural Youth Group or make alternate arrangements to meet with their match

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or input. Thank you for your assistance and best wishes for a great new year!

Sincerely,

Suki Athwal

Youth Program Facilitator

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18. BRITISH COLUMBIA ACHIEVEMENT FOUNDATION

We have received today by mail the announcement that the British Columbia Achievement Foundation has been launched to celebrate the imagination, dedication and contributions of outstanding British Columbians to their province.

The foundation invites all British Columbians to look around their community and identify people who will be worthy recipients of these distinguished awards. Up to 30 awards will be presented to those selected as outstanding British Columbians in their communities.

The deadline for nominations for the Community Achievement Awards is Jan. 30, 2004. Information o­n the nomination process can be found o­n the foundation's Web site at <http://www.bcachievement.com>http://www.bcachievement.com or by calling 604-261-9777 or toll free at 1-866-882-6088.

Chantal Brodeur

Community Relations Coordinator

Volunteer Victoria

306 - 620 View Street

Victoria, BC

V8W 1J6

386-2269 ext. 25

www.volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Member of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources - BC www.AVRBC.org

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19. WHERE WE ALL BELONG

Two Concerts for The Earth Charter <http://www.earthcharter.org>http://www.earthcharter.org

At 7:30 o­n Saturday, January 31st and 2:00 PM o­n Sunday, February 1st at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall (corner of Pandora and Quadra downtown).

The concerts will feature the Gettin' Higher Choir, The KidPower! Chorus and special guest Raffi.

All proceeds to benefit ?The Power of Hope? <http://www.powerofhope.org>http://www.powerofhope.org

Tickets ($20/$15) are now available at Munro's Books, James Bay Coffee and Books, (on Menzies), and Ivy's Books (Oak Bay Ave).

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

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21. ECONEWS EXCERPTS

Mon 19th, 7:30 pm Where will Paul Martin take Canada? featuring well-known author Murray Dobbin, launching his latest book "Paul Martin: CEO for Canada". Downtown Activity Centre, 755 Pandora. Council of Canadians 383-5878

Mon 19th, 9pm ?Citizen King. The Last Five Years of Martin Luther King?s Life. TV, KCTS Channel 7.

Mon 12th, 10:30pm ?A Force More Powerful Pt 2: Gandhi, India.? TV KNOW Channel 4. http://www.pbs.org/weta/forcemorepowerful

Wed 14th, 7pm ?The Nature of Things: Farm Inc. Part 2?. Beyond the meat counter, our distancing from the source of our food is creating a growing crisis. Repeats Sun 18, 5pm. CBC TV, Channel 2

Tue 20th, 7-9pm An Introduction to The Earth Charter, by John Scull, Cowichan Group Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, l831 Fern Street. Arnold, 598-3035

Thur 22nd, 7:30pm The Ancient Forests of Vancouver Island. Ingmar Lee will show a movie he made of East Creek, o­ne of the last remaining intact watersheds o­n Vancouver Island threatened with logging, and talk about his recent European tour to raise awareness of the threats to o­ne of our last gems. UVic Human Social Dev A240. Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group and the Sierra Club Victoria Group. By donation. 595-2393

Fri 23rd, 9:30-5pm Considering The Commute,seminar with tools to help your co-workers choose sustainable transportation options. Central Saanich Cultural Centre. $50. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 381 9995

Sat 24th, 1pm CRD Parks hike up Lone Tree Hill, Highlands. Meet parking lot off Millstream Road. Please carpool, as parking is limited. 478-3344.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th 12-4pm. Hummingbird Weekend, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Displays and crafts for all ages. Drop-in program, donations appreciated.

Sun 25th, 10-2pm CRD Parks East Sooke Park hike, Aylard Farm, Coast Trail to Beechey Head. Meet Aylard Farm kiosk. 478-3344.

Sun 25th, 2pm Hummingbirds for Adults. How do you attract and keep hummers in your garden? Illustrated slide show by Calvor Palmateer, owner of For Wild Birds and Gardens. Donations appreciated.

EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <http://www.earthfuture.com/econews>http://www.earthfuture.com/econews

Deadline for February issue: Jan 24th.

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

Yo Guy and Janine.

Since your newsletters' items didn't list location, I asked the Wild Birds

folks where the lecture would be held. You may wish to include that in your

next newsletter.

Bill

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HUMMINGBIRDS FOR ADULTS

How do you attract and keep hummers in your garden? Calvor Palmateer,

gardener and owner of For Wild Birds and Gardeners gives a slide illustrated

presentation about Victoria's smallest bird. He'll share his knowledge of

hummingbird foraging o­n both native and non-native plants, and fascinating

facts about hummingbird biology.

The lecture will be held at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary,

3873 Swan Lake Road. Phone 250-479-0211 to confirm. Their web site is

www.swanlake.bc.ca

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corporate privatization doesn't guarantee personal privacy

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"Why is it that the candidates that people discuss as the fringe candidates, or the lesser known candidates, make the most sense."

Jon Stewart, speaking with Carol Moseley Braun, January 14th, 2004

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