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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Nov 6 06 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 November 2006 15:47

Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Nov 6 06

1.  November Book Tour: Big Trees not big stumps
2.  Earth Masters Introductory Fall Community Learning Workshops Program
3.  2007 Slingshot Organizers Now Available!
4.  Planet Organic Health Food Store Selling Trans - Fats...
5.  Protect the boreal forest - Tell Kimberly-Clark to stop turning ancient trees into toilet paper.
6.  2007 "Colors from Palestine" Calendar
7.  The 2007 People's Voice Anti-War Calendar is now at the printshop!
8.  Oak Bay Green Committee Community Update
9.  HELP SAVE LOCAL BLUEBERRY FARM
10.  Belfry Theatre Events
11.  Support Grows for Local Web-Based Purchasing Portal
12.  Can you help the Victoria Human Exchange Society?

contributions, considerations, concerns:
*  From: "Jane P. Brett" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Peace ambassadors are needed to greet international visitors and to respond to current world conflict issues (including disarmament, civilian casualties, nuclear terrorism). Bring your peaceful passion and share it with vigilers from around the world.  We will have been talking to Cohoe ferry passengers, other tourists and locals on a weekly basis since October 2001, when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan. Come and witness with us the change in public opinion.  Imagine: War Never Again.  (477-1944 )


*  Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm.  Also, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter.  Free, everyone welcome.  386-8805, faluninfo.net


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


CAFE SPIRITUALITY. Open Satsang: discussion, sharing, contemplation. Wednesdays at 7 pm at James Bay Coffee & Books, 143 Menzies (opposite Thrifty's). By donation or buy a coffee. Call 360-0052 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


Hidden News on CFUV - Fridays at 9:00 AM
101.9 FM, 104.3 FM on cable, or online http://cfuv.uvic.ca


also recommended at cfuv - Gorilla Radio, Mondays at 5 pm (October 30 - Amy Goodman); Winds of Change, Thursdays at 11 am, and much much more!!


*  The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside.  Info: www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms


*  Victoria's Food Not Bombs is searching for volunteers to help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays.  Serve your community, and eat good food.  383-5144 extension 1940.


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


Sacred Paths?. Notices from UVic Interfaith Services.
Students have arrived and there is an excited buzz in the air as we start another term.  At the Interfaith Office we have worked hard to prepare excellent resources for spiritual development at UVic. We offer resources for spiritual learning, practice, community, and service.  Our website has been updated and is full of information on upcoming events, groups, speakers, retreats, student groups and discussion circles. Check it out!  http://web.uvic.ca/interfaith  To book an appointment to see one of the chaplains, phone 721-8338


*  From: "salmonberries" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Don Startin asked me to help in planning a small event at the "Spirit of the Republic" statue on November 11th.  He'd like for us to call all our like-minded citizens together on this date at 10:45 AM to speak, sing and hold hands for peace.  Well, for starters, he and I'll be there.  I'll bring my guitar.  Who'd like to join us?   Please, if you support this idea, let everyone you know about it.  Supported by the Ad-Hoc Committee on Homelessness and hopefully others.  In peaceful solidarity, Art Farquharson 384-6893


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


by the way, Janine, I am performing at "James Bay Coffee and Books," which is located across from the Thriftys in James Bay, on Friday, November 10th. show time is 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.  I will be doing a set of traditional Celtic songs, accompanying myself on my harmonicas and my new 12-string guitar, and singing, of course. Admission is by donation. All are welcome. bus # 31 Beacon Hill


I also play every Wednesday at JK do Forno Cafe in Fernwood, which is located across the cobblestone square from the Belfry Theatre. Folks may remember this cafe as the old "Thin Edge of the Wedge Pizza." Admission is by donation. All welcome. showtime: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. They make absolutely the very best pizzas in town! they are licenced with beer on tap as well, and great coffee! Hope to see you there! Bus # 22 stops across the street, corner of Gladstone and Fernwood Ave.


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


Join Anthony Marr and Veganica to boycott Japan for the whales and dolphins!
http://veganica.com/artist_journal.php?artistid=9&focus=459


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


Salt Spring - First "Meeting" at New Online Institute November 12-18th


Artist and scientist Briony Penn will post a keynote article in the online Caf? at the Islands Institute on November 12th, launching the non-profit society's first general meeting. The Islands Institute aims to link art and survival through interdisciplinary approaches, engaging the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island in creative planning for change. The meeting will happen entirely as an online forum through the week of November 12th to 18th.  Everyone who is interested in developing creative solutions to environmental and social problems is invited to drop by the Caf? at http://www.islandsinstitute.com
For further information contact Caffyn Kelley: 250. 537-2227


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


A friend got an interview on his camera and posted it at HomelessNation.Org (an increasingly popular
website). It can be found at
http://homelessnation.org/node/2870


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


Hi Janine - this is a very interesting interview with a rabbi who belongs to a group called "Jews united against Zionism".


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1323449152


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


A reminder that the National Council of Welfare wants to know what we think. WHY is there still so much poverty in Canada? WHAT can we do about it?  You can access their questionnaire until mid- December at
www.ncwcnbes.net


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


i'm sending this out to all who i thought might be able to help, or know
of anyone who can help bringing food out to trey at VIRCC once a week.
the food is brought out in the mornings twice during the week...it just
needs to be brought to the front desk and the people there know what to do
with it. if you would like to help but don't have access to transportation, there
is a vehicle that someone is willing to lend out for the trip to Wilkinson
Rd.  Bike carts are probably also available.


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


You can help us achieve recognition and protection of animals around the world by joining a global voice of 10 million in support of our campaign.  Tell your government that animals matter to you.
http://www.animalsmatter.org.


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


Dream of Mom and Pop, small-scale, and green-power generation?  You gotta read this Vancouver Courier article:  British Columbians in dark about 'Enronization' of energy - By Geoff Olson:
http://www.vancourier.com/issues06/103206/opinion/103206op2.html
 
*  From: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Mother Theresa was once asked about how to create world peace, she said, "Go home and make peace with your family."  If there is anyone in your personal life that you are not at peace with, create peace with all of them and signatures will probably, mysteriously, pour in.  click World Peace Petition or http://www.retiredpeoplechangetheworld.org/WorldPeacePetition.asp
 
*  From: "Westaway" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


"YOUR WORDS ARE LIES, SIR"
Read, or better yet see and hear, Keith Olbermann tell Americans how it is.
http://infowars.com/articles/ps/olbermann_death_of_habeas_corpus_words_are_lies.htm


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


Dear   Left-Coast-News  readers,  Cindy from the SWAG office, (status of women action group) victoria
talked to the CBC about the cuts to federal-gov programs...  You can hear the interview (in "real-audio" format)
http://www.cbc.ca/allpointswest/media/20061102STATUS_O.ram
>>> a free player can be found here:
http://www.real.com/freeplayer/?rppr=democracynow.org


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


On-line "referendum" on Canadian troops in Afghanistan The launching of this web poll got some media attention, so please take the time to vote: http://www.timeoutcanada.org/
 
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1.  November Book Tour: Big Trees not big stumps


Eco-Hero to visit Vancouver Island - Big Trees, not Big Stumps goes on tour


Western Canada Wilderness Committee co-founder Paul George immigrated to Canada from the US in 1968. He arrived with a love of the outdoors and an undergraduate degree in Zoology and Sociology from the University of Minnesota. At the helm of the Wilderness Committee from its inception in 1980, George ran this great wilderness-saving organization until 2002 when he took "early retirement" to write this book.


Three years in the making Big Trees, not Big Stumps is a fascinating and entertaining account of Paul's 25-year-long history of campaigning to save wilderness with the Wilderness Committee.


Now Paul is hitting the trail with Big Trees, not Big Stumps. He'll be travelling the province from town to town meeting with Wilderness Committee members, supporters and all those who would like to hear Paul read, reveal his favourite personal tales, and present some of the breathtaking slides depicting the last 25 years of wilderness history in British Columbia.


Big Trees, not Big Stumps features over 500 pages of stories, photos and cartoons. A DVD is included containing historic video footage, music and behind the scenes stories from past Wilderness Committee adventures and campaigns. Launched on September 20th of this year in Vancouver, BC the book has gotten rave reviews from David Suzuki, BC BookWorld, the Globe and Mail and the Georgia Straight.


Paul George will be visiting Victoria, Saltspring Island, Denman Island, Qualicum, Courtenay and Tofino starting November 8th (see below for details). He'll be regaling folks with a few of the tales from his book, answering questions, doing book signings and showing some clips from the book's companion DVD.


Big Trees, not Big Stumps retails for $39.95 and there is a 10% discount for members of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee.


What people are saying:
"Paul George is a true eco-hero... his record is the real thing... The WC has been one of the most effective environmental organizations in the country and I cannot imagine what British Columbia would have been like without Paul George and the Wilderness Committee."
- David Suzuki


"Paul George has written an important chronicle of the remarkable effort and human spirit that is responsible for preserving the irreplaceable wilderness of British Columbia for future generations." - Rex Weyler


"For more than 20 years Paul George rode the big green wave that changed the fate of British Columbia's threatened wilderness. Indeed at times it seemed like he and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee were the wave... without them there's no doubt there would be a lot more big stumps, and a lot fewer big trees in B.C. today. In this book of his times he tells the story of those epic battles, as seen from inside one of the most important environmental groups in Canada. - Mark Hume, author, National Correspondent for the Globe and Mail


"This is a fabulous book - the War and Peace of BC's environmental movement. Packed with insights, history, and personal tales, it reveals the amazing persistence of those whose passion for life led to the preservation of some of BC's most important wilderness areas. "
- Guy Dauncey, author, Founder BC Sustainable Energy Association and EarthFuture


"I will put Paul George's lively Wilderness Committee history right alongside my copies of Rex Weyler's 'Greenpeace' and the Encyclopedia of B.C. --essential reference works about where we live." - Alan Twigg, BC BookWorld


"This book is as warm, deep, and solid as Paul George himself. A lovely contribution to BC citizens, to Canada, to a saner world." - Betty Krawczyk, author "LOCK Me Up or Let Me GO


"Paul George has done us all a service with his brilliant activism, founding of WCWC and now producing this environmental version of War and Peace." - Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada


To book a date in your city please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 778-865-0664
Wilderness Committee This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 604-683-8220


Tour Dates:


Wed. Nov. 8: Saltspring Island at Barb's Buns, 7-9pm
121 McPhillips Ave. Ganges
Contact: 250-537-4491


Thurs. Nov. 9: Victoria - University of Victoria, 7-9pm
Michelle Pujoi Room in SUB
Sponsored by UVIC Enviro Club
Contact:: Wilderness Committee Victoria 250-388-9292


Thurs. Nov. 16: Qualicum Beach - Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 6-9pm
747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach
Contact: (250)752-6585 in Qualicum or (250)716-9292 in Namaimo This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Fri. Nov. 17: Port Alberni, Curious Coho Books, 3-5 pm
4841 Johnston Road, Port Alberni,
Contact: John 250-724-1455


Sat. Nov. 18: Denman Island - Potluck Dinner at the Denman Community Hall, 6:30 pm
Contact: 250-335-1209 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Mon. Nov. 20th Tofino - Clayoquot Field Station, 7:30 pm
1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino


Free - donations for food bank accepted


Contact: Dorothy, Wildside Booksellers, 250-725-4222


Wed. Nov. 22: Courtenay - Laughing Oyster Book Shop, 4-5:30 pm
286 5th Street, Courtenay, BC
Contact: Jenny 250-334-2511 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Thurs. Nov. 23: Vancouver at Mountain Equipment Co-op, 7-8:30 pm
130 Broadway West, Vancouver, BC
Contact: Matt Struthers, Sustainability Coordinator 604-872-7858
Pre-announcement for December:


Sunday Dec. 3rd: West Vancouver: Book signing at the Grand Opening of Chapters new store


Park Royal Shopping Centre


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


Wed. Dec. 6th. Whistler
For details contact: Eckhard Zeidler, AWARE This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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2.  Earth Masters Introductory Fall Community Learning Workshops Program


Fall - Novemeber / December 2006 Schedule


This is your chance....


 To REGISTER, click and scroll down.


No need to become an ongoing student! No need to pay your Annual Registration Fee!


The public is welcome to attend any of these Fall Introductory Workshops being given in Nanaimo / Cedar, on Vancouver Island, BC.


Find out what we're all about first hand. Sit in on some of our fabulous classes!


 Join us for our Introductory Launch Program...
Meet other students. Talk with instructors.


 We welcome you to come and be part of this 'earth arts' sustainability learners community!


Call for more information or wait...


... and it will be delivered to your mailbox.


INTRODUCTION


The Earth Masters Program is a grassroots, hands-on learning system created and supported by a co-operative web of not-for-profit, social enterprise, student and teaching partners designed to enable anyone, at any level, to build and live with more appropriately sustainable practices.


This Fall 2006 Schedule is to be taught mostly in Cedar, with some Student-run field trips to points further south. Regular classes during the year will be taught throughout the south end of Vancouver Island, hosted through three main day-program institutions and four auxiliary evening and weekend facilities, as well as an array of farms, community hall and school buildings possible, as classroom needs continue to expand. (Our Vancouver Island locations include: Cedar, Gabriola, Nanaimo, Comox, Duncan, Cobble Hill & Shawnigan Lake.)


All scheduling workshops and course components are coordinated by the Community Assets Project on a cooperative basis with experts and specialists in sustainability-related fields, who work as independent freelance instructors for the benefit of the students of the EM learning community.


Please feel welcome to explore your many learning prospects....


Jump in and share your stories,


In Sustainability,
Roz Powell
Scheduling / Facilities Coordinator


 Roz Powell (direct 250-753-5605)
Community Assets Project
Earth Masters Program
Box 4516, #54 - 650 Terminal Ave.
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E8
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Media Enquiries to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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3.  2007 Slingshot Organizers Now Available!


Once again Black Cat offers you the best radical Organizer and daytimer available! Organize your life, your activism, your pleasure and your parties with these highly-informative books!


The 2007 Organizer comes in two sizes:


The pocket version "classic" is a 160 page pocket planner (4.25 inches X 5.5 inches) with radical dates for every day of the year, space to write your phone numbers, a contact list of radical groups around the globe, menstrual calendar, info on police repression, extra note pages, plus much more. Choose from a world record 51 cover colours printed with either black or silver ink (depending on how dark the paper stock is - you get to pick the cover colour, not the ink color).


The large-size desk calendar version is bound with a spiral wire binding and is twice the size of the "classic" pocket organizer (5.5 inches X 8.5 inches) with twice as much space to write all the events in your life. It is 160 pages. It has similar contents to the classic: radical dates for every day of the year, space to write your phone numbers, a contact list of radical groups around the globe, menstrual calendar, info on police repression, extra note pages, plus much more. You also get some bonus stuff in the spiral version. The spiral version is available in 16 colours printed with either black or silver ink (depending on now dark the paper stock is). BONUS: This year the Spiral Organizer cover is LAMINATED with heavy duty 3 mil glossy plastic to help it survive the year.


Check out all the cover colours at http://slingshot.tao.ca/organizer.php. When ordering please tell us your first, second and third choices in case we've run out of what you want.


Black Cat is the official Canadian Slingshot mail-order distributor!


Prices (all prices listed include postage)


Pocket-size Organizer


single copies - $10
2 copies - $18
3 copies - $25
4 copies - $33
5 copies - $40
10 copies - $75


Larger-size Organizer


single copies are $16
2 copies - $30
3 copies - $42
4 copies - $54
5 copies - $65
10 copies - $120


Canadian orders are payable in Cdn. dollars, U.S. orders are payable in U.S. dollars. For overseas orders please write us for a price quote.


To order, send a cheque or money order (an "International Money Order" if you're outside of Canada) or well-concealed cash to:


Black Cat Distro
P.O. Box 229
Roberts Creek, BC
V0N 2W0 Canada


For more information or to check the status of your order email < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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4.  Planet Organic Health Food Store Selling Trans - Fats...
 
Planet Organic Market on Quadra St., a 'health food' store, is selling products containing trans fats.
 
The products are made by Rising Star Bakery of Victoria, and other bakers as well.
 
I mentioned this to Planet Organic management a couple of months ago and I think they assured me they would do something about it, but 2 months later nothing has changed.  Since it seems that everyone is trying to avoid trans-fats; which are known to be dangerous in a variety of ways, it seems strange that a Health Food store would continue to sell them, especially since many people do not read labels and maybe trust Planet Organic to be selling safer products.
 
Perhaps you can mention this to them the next time you go there...
 
For information:   Jack at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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5.  Protect the boreal forest - Tell Kimberly-Clark to stop turning ancient trees into toilet paper.


from Kleercut.net


Greenpeace activists peacefully protested Kleenex maker (Kimberly-Clark's) largest US tissue paper facility to draw attention to the company's role in destroying North America's last remaining ancient forests. On September 27, a CNN Money / Fortune Magazine article brought attention to Kleercut.net's findings that "K-C makes disposable tissue and toilet paper from wood that comes from old-growth forests in coastal British Columbia and from boreal forests in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. (These forests are habitats for countless wildlife species as well as a way to curb global warming.)" After releasing our Chain of Lies report describing Kimberly-Clark's breach of its own environmental policy, Kleercut thought it was time to take some attention back to the source.


Even Fortune Magazine has questioned Kimberly-Clark's commitment to its own environmental policy.


Help stop Kimberly-Clark and Kleenex from destroying ancient forests like the Boreal forest. Here are some simple yet effective things you can do. Send an e-mail to Kimberly-Clark now Take action in your community Download stickers, fact sheets and reports Syndicate this site (RSS) Donate and support the campaign Link to Kleercut.net with a banner or badge.


Related addresses:


URL 1: kleercut.net/en/
URL 2: money.cnn.com/2006/09/26/magazines/fortune/pluggedin_gunther.fortune/i...
URL 3: www.kleercut.net/en/files/ChainofLies_final.pdf


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6.  2007 "Colors from Palestine" Calendar


The 2007 calendar is dedicated to the memory of Ghassan Kanafani.  Ghassan Kanafani (1936 - 1972)  A novelist, short-story writer, painter and dramatist.  The main themes in his writings are uprootedness, exile, and national struggle. He often used in his stories the desert and its heat as a symbol for the plight of the Palestinian people. On July 9, 1972, Kanafani, age thirty-six, and his young niece Lamis were killed by a bomb planted in his car by the Israeli Mossad.


The wall calendar features 12 months each on a 2 page spread with 12 artworks by Palestinian artists.
We offer special rates for bulk orders. email us for details.


Buy it on line today


Help us with this project, Please forward this email to your friends and contacts.


If you know any organization, bookshop or an individual who might be interested in helping with this project, please let us know.
 
Thank you for your continuous support
 
Regards
Mohammad Salameh
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416-890-2331


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7.  The 2007 People's Voice Anti-War Calendar is now at the printshop!


Our 2007 calendar features anti-war graphics from the 19th century to the present, plus quotes from Frederick Engels, Clara Zetkin, Rosa Luxemburg, V.I. Lenin, Tecumseh, Nelson Mandela, and others. The calendar includes notable dates from the history of the working class movement, as well as statutory holidays in Canada and the U.S., and other significant dates, from January 1, 2007 through to January 31, 2008.


Printed at a union shop in Vancouver, this calendar  is a great way to keep track of your schedule and to learn more about the history and goals of the struggle against war. It makes a great gift to friends and family members who share an interest in peace.


Place your orders now! Single copies are available for cover price ($10) plus $2 postage and handling. Send your cheques to:
People's Voice, c/o PV Business Manager, 173 West Ave. North, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5C7


For information on reduced rates for bulk orders, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Shipments will begin on November 1.


The calendar will also be on sale at these locations at the start of November:
People's Co-op Books, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
New Labour Press, 290A Danforth Ave., Toronto (2nd Floor)


Kimball Cariou,
People's Voice Editor
604-255-2041


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8.  Oak Bay Green Committee Community Update


Soft Plastic Recycling Depot Update


Thank you to everyone who attended the depot and made it such a success.


The OBGC and St. Philip's Anglican Church in conjunction with Pacific Mobile Depots are proud to report on the success of the community's first soft plastic recycling depot. " The OBGC was delighted to have Mayor Causton and 3 Councillors [Jenson, Copley and Cassidy] attend, and to have such a massive response from the community," explains OBGC spokesperson Ren? de Vos."


We estimate that there was somewhere between 80-90 soft plastic recycling drop-offs by the public; about 75% by car, others arrived on foot or bike. We collected approximately 83 large bags of plastics and Styrofoam that was sorted and taken away for processing by Pacific Mobile Depot within a three hour time period. The community successfully diverted approximately 52.4 cubic meters of plastics from the landfill. Pacific Mobile Depot was overwhelmed by the response from the Oak Bay community in relation to other depots. The OBGC is also pleased to report that we experienced no traffic flow problems with cars approaching the site or parking for drop off, and no adverse reactions from neighbours or users of the park


Soft Plastic Recycling Volunteers Needed


The October 28th soft plastic depot was very busy and the OBGC is currently recruiting volunteers for the Nov. 25th depot. We estimate that we will require 5 or 6 volunteers per shift to cover the volume of soft plastic and Styrofoam brought to the depot. Please contact the OBGC if you are interested in volunteering.


Soft Plastic Recycling and Halloween


Two OBGC members have made Halloween costumes comprised entirely of soft plastic and Styrofoam to increase awareness about soft plastic consumption at Halloween. Watch for Super Soft Plastic Recycling Man and Soft Plastic Princess Plastic on Oak Bay Avenue and at the Fireman's Bonfire on Halloween night. The costumed OBGC members will have organic lollipops for the kids and soft plastic recycling brochures for the adults.


Happy Halloween!


The Oak Bay Green Committee
Tel. 370-7736
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9.  HELP SAVE LOCAL BLUEBERRY FARM
 
 You may have heard recently about the plan to run an access road for the
new Golden Ears Bridge right through a thirty year old organic blueberry
farm.


NDP MLAs Michael Sather and Corky Evans will host a Farm Tour and Rally at
Formosa Nursery in Maple Ridge at 12 noon on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
I want to encourage you to attend and bring with you friends who might care
about food (in this case organic blueberries) or farming (second generation
farmers) or farmland (43 acres in the ALR.)


The story is pretty simple. In 1978 the Province designed and gazetted the
land to, someday, build an approach road to the future Golden Ears Bridge.
The right-of-way is on the southern border of a blueberry field belonging to
Ting Wu and his wife, Risa Lin.


The approach road is now about to be built, only it has been moved 100
meters from its original, benign location to run right through the middle of
Formosa Nursery, bisecting the farm and destroying the 30 year old blueberry
field.


None of this story makes much sense until you stand on the farm and look at
the stakes running through the blueberries. (Of course, standing there it
still doesn?t make any sense, but at least it makes you angry and angry is
more useful than confused.)


A long time ago New Democrats in B.C. led North America in protecting
farmland. Today, at Formosa Nursery we must once again defend farmers and
food production.


Hope to see you there.
David Chudnovsky
MLA Vancouver-Kensington


P.S.  If you would like to attend but need a ride, please phone my office at
604-775-1033.  If you are planning to attend, and could take a couple of
people with you in your vehicle, please call the office at 604-775-1033.


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10.  Belfry Theatre Events
                                               
Urinetown: The Musical Opens Next Week                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


There are plenty of tickets left for Urinetown: The Musical, our biggest and silliest production ever. The title is awful but this is one fantastic play that won the 2002 Tony Awards for Best Original Musical Score and Best Book of a Musical.


Learn more >


My Favourite Play                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Last year we asked you for your thoughts on the Belfry and what it means to you. This year we'd like you tell us about your favourite Belfry play. Tell us in 50 - 150 words and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, November 24.


The 10 best stories will receive two free tickets (value $44) to any show in our Festival 07. All of the stories will be published on a special page on our website.


Learn more >


Chris Frye CD Release Concert
Sunday, November 19 @ 8 pm


Chris Frye, lead singer and guitarist for The Bills, releases his new solo CD, Raised On Rhythm And Rhyme at the Belfry on November 19. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Tickets at the Belfry Box Office - 385-6815.


Listen @ myspace >


Fernwood Village Reborn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


After months of renovation and restoration two of Fernwood's signature buildings are set to reopen this week. We now have a new restaurant and coffee shop.


Read more >


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11.  Support Grows for Local Web-Based Purchasing Portal


New funding from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and The Vancity Community Foundation has paved the way for the Vancouver Island Social Purchasing Portal to create strong partnerships with local businesses and to increase job opportunities for individuals who experience persistent barriers to meaningful employment.


        The Vancouver Island Social Purchasing Portal is a unique web based business service that puts local purchasing dollars to work to expand local businesses, create more jobs for more local people and improve quality of life in BC's Capital Region, while blending corporate and social values into everyday business transactions. The first Social Purchasing Portal was started in Vancouver BC 3 years ago and currently there are 9 Portals in Canada.


        "I'm excited to see the Vancouver Island Social Purchasing Portal initiative in Victoria", says Rick Nathorst, owner of Elite Earth- Friendly Cleaners. "Elite has joined the Portal because it's a new and innovative tool which supports local business development in a socially responsible way."
The first Social Purchasing Portal was started in Vancouver BC 3 years ago and currently there are 9 Portals in Canada.
       
The Vancouver Island Social Purchasing Portals a project of the Community Council, a registered charitable organization. The Community Council provides leadership to bring the community together to enhance quality of life for everyone in BC's Capital Region.


For information on the Portal please visit the website at www.sppvi.org and / or call Jan Dupuis, Project Manager at 383-6886.


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12.  Can you help the Victoria Human Exchange Society?
 
The  Victoria Human Exchange Society is looking for
 
4-5 BEDROOM HOUSE
SUITABLE FOR WOMEN
 
 RENT / LEASE LONG-TERM
 
PREFERRED BUT NEGOTIABLE...


CLOSE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
2 BATHROOMS
PLUMBED FOR WASHER/DRYER OR 5 APPLIANCES
SMALL YARD OR PORCH OR DECK
PRICE: $1,200.00 - $1,400.00 PER MTH


Contact Joan:   In Greater  Victoria: 361-2762 or
                    Outside Victoria: 1-800-691-9366
www.humanx.org   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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"This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
 
From: The World As I See It - An Essay by Albert Einstein


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