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Monday, 02 July 2007 07:19

Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - July 2nd 07

1. Anthill Volume 7, Issue 1
2. CCI Volunteer Postings in Bolivia 2007-08
3. Our Public Airwaves - A new vision for Canadian broadcasting
4. PROPOSED CANADIAN NO-FLY LIST FOR REMOVAL OF REAL THREATS
5. Our new website is up! *** www.canadaoutofafghanistan.ca ***
6. MWC News - CIPFG Unveils Human Rights Torch Relay Plan to Oppose Bloody Olympics
7. SOUTH ISLAND HEALTH COALITION - "THE FACTS ABOUT THE REAL P3 AGENDA"
8. VICTORIA

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

The Wednesday Peace Vigil now meets at two different times: At noon every Wednesday, except on the first Wednesday of each month, when we meet at 7:00 pm. We are opposed to the idea that war solves anything. We know that war kills kids. Please come take a stand with us at the Cenotaph at the Legislature some Wednesday soon. (Meeting weekly since October 2001 when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan.) Jane Brett < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > 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. 995-1494, faluninfo.net

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

yoga in Beacon Hill Park (between the sundial & the children's playground) - from 5:30-6:30pm. It's by donation- $ goes to programs for orphans in India. This will be happening every Wed Fri & Sat all summer w various teachers.

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

Parents of Apprehended Children support group meets every Friday from 1pm to 3pm at the Blanshard Community Center. Contact Colleen Masur at 388-7696.

* The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside. Info: http://victoriafolkmusic.ca/

* 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.

* sorry there was no events list last week - my tendonitis is almost healed, thanks to massage and acupuncture and rest, and hopefully i'm back on track.

* ingmar lee (cathedral grove and langford tree sit) is still in the hospital (just over two weeks now) -- he's had surgery to help a team of mystified doctors determine why his lung continues to fill up with fluid. he's waiting for the biopsy results in good spirits, but going from the wilderness to the hospital isn't easy, especially for a guy like him. he does appreciate visitors, and small amounts of food and juice to keep his cooler stocked.

* an elder woman named ana, who's living in her rv, is looking for a kind hearted soul who'll let her plug in and use their washroom facilities. her number is 705-475-6292- she says it costs 5 cents a minute, just leave a message and she'll get back to you.

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

PETITION TO CRTC about media concentration in Canada

hey to all you people opposed to media concentration: please go to this website and click on the petition to the CRTC for regulation of media ownership! this is a time sensitive issue: the CRTC have hearings coming up soon and they need to see that the public has an opinion on this issue because they have been allowing big companies to buy each other out, ignoring popular opinion. As you may have seen in headlines in the past couple of weeks, there have been a number of mega mergers in the past few weeks and we've got to reverse that trend now - please take two minutes to go to the automatic form that sends your letter to the CRTC - this website automatically sends it for you and it's very quick and easy.
http://www.democraticmedia.ca/home

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

In response to the Special Programming Workshop at the NCRC, CFUV will be compiling a 2007/2008 calendar of Special Events that stations may wish to include. If you can submit dates that you would like identified on the calendar to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, July 5th at 4pm (PST) then we can get cracking and have it ready for August 1st, 2007.

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

this is a good idea...maybe you know already...a worldwide linkup re global warming
http://www.liveearth.org/event.php

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

Finally, a much anticipated new installment in the Me Diatribe:
Tag,You're It!
... My explorations of tags were greatly influenced by the birth of my son. Just like many other new Papas I grew a new limb called a camera. There I was trying to catch every minuscule shift of facial expression on my fresh little babe on every stroller ride. Eventually, somewhere on the hundredth ride, I started taking pictures of other interesting things like telephone polls, wet road rainbows of spilt gas, and tags.

Tags: you know, all those billions of omnipresent signatures that are everywhere....
If you want to read more, view the photo album and post a comment- Visit the Media Tribe- Today!

If you would like to write an article for the media tribe please stick your head out the window and shout: "I'm Revolting!" Then submit article to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

We are organizing ball games for the street community again this year and find ourselves in desperate need of baseball/softball equipment. We need:

Gloves
Bats
Bases
Catcher's mitts
Batting helmets
Chest protectors for umpires

If anyone out there has any old equipment or knows of anyone who does, we would be thrilled to arrange for pick up or accept delivery! Thanks everyone for your wonderful support.

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

[Salt Spring] Caretaker required for gardening duties, occasional pet sitting and
caretaking. Must love 2 dogs and gardening. Prefer mature, single
female. New, self-contained suite . References required.

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

please bookmark http://peacepalestine.blogspot.com/ and refer to it often, it's a gold mine of information. plus it has a flash mp3 player with a selection of 30+ continuosly playing diverse international songs, not your ordinary "protest songs": plug in your earphones and turn up the volume, if you want to listen while browsing the site.

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

Janine, people sign up at this link to dedicate time they already give or
are willing to give to grassroots organizations, to show the provincial
government how community minded Betty's supporters are:
http://www.eagleridgebluffs.ca/dotime

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

Saanich police have some info on that kids meth--apparently it has never been found in Canada so that may ease some concerns for those who read this bulletin. It also would be a good site for ongoing info on this issue in Victoria/Saanich.
http://www.saanichpolice.ca/community/StrawberryMeth.html

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

This is quite nice - The CN Tower in Toronto
Move mouse across the screen
Click: http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/flash/cntower_timelapse.swf

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

We, Tre's lead support crew, are in a pickle for July, with regard to food runs (fresh fruits and veggies)
out to Wilkie. It's critical he gets some living foods, b/c he relies on these outside food drops to
keep him alive. I am asking any and everyone i can think of who might be able to assist with Tuesday and Friday food drops for him. The jail has continued to allow Tues and Friday before 2 PM to be the "drop times". Local lead food support person Sarah Maria has all the containers, boxes, and key information, etc. that the jail permits. She lives in St. James. Are you willing/able to brainstorm about some local (Vic) co-ops/churches/organizations or do you know people with gardens who might be willing to share
their green treats? People to drive/bike out food for Tre to Wilkie???

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

Galloway fries SKY News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=249JaIaubVw&mode=related&search=

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

I haven't yet rented the room in my Fernwood apartment so am being a bit more flexible about tenants. The rent is now $500 all inclusive. If you know anyone still looking for a place you could forward this on. The details can be found on
http://victoria.craigslist.org/roo/357282066.html

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

[malaspina radio's 9/11] show is called "Unbought and Unbossed" and it airs 8-9 pm on
Wednesdays, www.chly.ca on line and at 101.7 fm, some areas of Victoria you can hear it, near the water ~ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is his address, and I believe he's set up some kind of blog or something for the show. You could check out the link to his show on the schedule part of the website for CHLY.

Host and Producer of "Living on Purpose"
www.chly.ca ~ 101.7 fm (Tuesdays 2-4 pm)
"Living on Purpose Highlights" (Wednesdays 6-8 pm)
CHLY Radio Malaspina, Nanaimo, B.C. Canada
www.chly.ca/living_on_purpose.php (list of guests)
www.radioearnetwork.com (Mon noon-2pm, Fri 8-10am)
www.rabble.ca/rpn/lop (posts Monday & Friday noon)
www.womensradio.com (beginning July 2007)
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Lynn's contact: www.livingonpurposelynn.com
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
1-888-878-4935
Box 488 Lantzville B.C. V0R 2H0 Canada

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1. Anthill Volume 7, Issue 1

Dear Co-operators,

The latest edition of the BC Institute for Co-operative Studies' newsletter is now available online. The Spring 2007 issue contains more stories about our research, information on upcoming events, and much more.

Download the Anthill:
http://bcics.uvic.ca/anthill/v7/i1/Anthill_vol7_iss1_web.pdf

In this issue you will find information on:

The Effective Practices in Co-op Development Project
Through interviews and research we are able to provide an abundance of rich insights into many aspects of co-op development both at the local level, where developers are supporting members of fledgling co-ops in designing business plans and understanding co-op structures of governance, and at a regional and national level, where issues such as the role of the co-op sector are examined and the impact of government policy and funding opportunities need to be considered.

Information, Thanks and Wrapup from the Ethical Purchasing Forum
February 23-24, 2007, BCICS was pleased to host the first of an annual forum on Ethical Purchasing. Over 125 people were engaged in the two days of discussions on increasing ethical trade on southern Vancouver Island. Forum participants explored the complexities of ethical trade through presentations from experts, discussion panels, and action planning breakout groups. Keynote speakers included Francisco VanderHoff Boersma, one of the founders of the first Fair Trade label, and Jacqui MacDonald, distinguished international fair and ethical trade consultant.
Visit:
http://www.ethicalpurchasing.bcics.org/

Latest Information on the First International Research Conference on the Social Economy
The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) is hosting the 1st International CIRIEC World Research Conference on the Social Economy, October 22 - 25, 2007. Researchers, senior practitioners and government officials (both elected and civil servants) will meet in Victoria, BC, Canada to review the latest research on the Social Economy and discuss its implications for public policy and the development of Social Economy organizations. The enthusiastic response for the call for papers prompted CSEHub organizers to extend the conference to four days!
Visit: http://www.conference.se-es.ca/

Also find updates on the Co-operative Learning Centre project, the new BCICS publications, new Saxena Library additions, and lots more.

Download the Anthill: http://bcics.uvic.ca/anthill/v7/i1/Anthill_vol7_iss1_web.pdf

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

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2. CCI Volunteer Postings in Bolivia 2007-08

Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) has recently posted its new volunteer positions overseas and is welcoming applicants now!

Our volunteer positions are focused on micro credit, gender equality and community economic development and aim to build the capacity of our partners to carry out their work. Fair trade, e-learning, social research, information technology, e-commerce and risk analysis are some of the specific placements featured this year. Overseas participants are experienced Canadian professionals with either general or specialized skills.

Click on the links below to see the positions offered by CCI's West office, which is partnered with organizations in Bolivia:

Global E-Marketing Advisor

IT and Database Development Specialist
Engendering Development Researcher
Micro Credit Data Analyst
Micro-Credit Data Evaluation and Analysis Advisor
Innovative Fair Trade Practices Facilitator
Women in Micro-enterprise Development Researcher
E-Commerce Training Specialist
Community Economic Development Risk Analyst
Capacity Building E-Learning Program Designer

CCI is a non-profit organization with four regional offices across Canada, as well as our national office in Toronto. Our aim is to build a constituency of global citizens committed to voluntarism, international development and social action in the new millennium. We do this by developing partnerships with countries from the South, organizing volunteer cooperative placements and internships, and by educating the public on development issues.
Lynn Slobogian
Regional Program Officer / Oficial Regional de Programas
Volunteer Management and Public Engagement / Gesti

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