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Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Feb 18 08 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 February 2008 13:46
Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Feb 18 08

1.  This Week In Food
2.  Invitation to our Year Anniversary Celebration! - Pacific Rim College - Feb 23rd
3.  Our Island, Our World Film Festival - Salt Spring
4.  EcoNews Excerpts
5.  Hundred Voices of Conscience
6.  Food Not Bombs Needs Help, Please
7.  Keep the wheels of change turning!
8.  Spring Art of Advocacy workshops from ACT
9.  Throne speech put health care on the market
10.  Carole's Enews
11.  E-Bulletin from Denise Savoie, Victoria MP
contributions, considerations, concerns:
*  From: "Jane P. Brett" <
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Just say "No" to War every Wednesday at noon with the Wednesday Peace Vigil.  We are opposed to the idea that war solves anything.  We know that war kills kids.  Please come take a stand with us for any part of the hour at the Cenotaph at the Legislature some Wednesday soon (Belleville & Government).  Meeting weekly since October 2001 when Canadian forces joined in support of the "humanitarian bombing" of Afghanistan.   (Note:  We no longer meet at 7:00 pm.)  Jane Brett <
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*  From: "Bob Wilson" <
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Attention all community members - We have some critical issues to talk about at Community to
End All Homelessness meetings - Wednesdays at 7pm at Silver Threads/1740 Douglas St ( at Herald St).
*  Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm.  Also, Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter.  Free, everyone welcome.  995-1494, faluninfo.net
*  From: colleen deroache <
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Parents of Apprehended Children support group meets every Friday from 1pm to 3pm at the Blanshard Community Center.  Contact Colleen Deroache at 250-857-7404.
*  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 always thankful for volunteers who help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays.  Serve your community, and eat good food.  383-5144 extension 1940.
*  From: naomi simpson <
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New Orleans Jazz
http://www.bastionjazzband.com/
Every Sunday night from 6pm - 9pm @ The Blethering Place Oak Bay Ave & Monteray.  near Theatre Alley
* Searching for the perfect housemate: Earth-friendly, to share bright & cosy 2BR apartment, main floor of Jubilee character house. Spacious rooms, garden, TV free. Resident cat. One bathroom only. Rent around $500 (negotiable). Christina 216-3733
*  From: Richard Habgood <
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Here's some global warming info to look at.
UN REPORT....
http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/library/key_pub/longshad/A0701E00.htm
*  From: "Bluejay Pierce" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
USDA recalls 143 million pounds of beef
U.S. officials call action on S. Calif. slaughterhouse largest beef recall ever
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23212514/
Climate research says Lake Mead, in the Southwest, could be gone by 2021. How millions in southern California and neighboring states would be affected.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/110958
*  From: "Zoe Blunt" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Here is an 8-minute video posted on Youtube by David Arthur Johnson yesterday. CHEK TV news coverage, plus chief Eric Pelkey's statement on Feb 14.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zSHoP1hIzYM
*  From: Ben Isitt
RCMP and logging machinery retreated from the Bear Mountain
Interchange site on Saturday in the face of peaceful direct action.
Here is video footage taken five minutes before work officially
halted for the day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGKY-zdSdkU
*  From: alvaro moreno < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Check out Amnesty International\'s virtual campaign to tear down Guantanamo Bay. By signing their pledge, you get to take down one pixel. Once 500,000 people have signed, the virtual Guantanamo Bay will come down. Join me and get your own pixel.
http://tearitdown.org
 
*  From: Monika Sheardown <
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Did you know that hundreds of our rivers are being secretly given away for private power production, carrying huge environmental and economic consequences for British Columbia?  Learn about the history, the players, and the real deal on the privatization of BC's rivers and power in the new must-see short documentary, "POWER PLAY: The Theft of BC's Rivers." Watch the video now at
http://www.saveourrivers.ca and  learn more about how you can help keep our rivers and power public.  Watch for more monthly webisodes of POWER PLAY at http://www.saveourrivers.ca, as we continue to keep you in the loop.
 
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http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Russia_China_bid_to_ban_weapons_0212.html
Russia, China challenge US with proposal to ban space weapons
 
*  From: Ron Gillmore <
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I don't know if you are aware of this website and the other five related sites. They are charities and have been around for years.  Their business model is to have people click the "Give" link once daily, and each click is counted. The actual donation is made by businesses who use part of their advertising budgets to give to charity this way (while doing some advertising on the website and hopefully selling to interested people or those shopping for gifts).
I haven't bought anything, which must disappoint the businesses, but over the years I have clicked thousands of small donations. 
http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1
*  From: thepeasantsarerevolting < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Germany becomes the First Country to admit Clandestine Chemtrails Operations
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
http://www.chycho.com/?q=Chemtrails
*  From: Susan Stroud < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Hey, I just signed up to  the new Earth Hour website for 2008 and I thought you might like to take a look and possibly sign up too. Earth Hour is on 29 March 2008 at 8pm, and it looks like it's going to be really big. So far, as well as Sydney, there'll also be Chicago, Tel Aviv, Manila, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Brisbane and Toronto all turning off their lights for an hour in the name of fighting global warming. And I'm sure there'll be more cities by March. Sign up for Earth Hour with me by visiting
http://www.earthhour.org/user/JQL7 and join the movement.
*  From: "angela bischoff" <
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In response to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's flawed drug policy, which
emphasizes increased crime control (ie. mandatory minimum sentences for
growing marijuana) rather than harm reduction and drug
policy reform, researcher and educator Dr. Susan Boyd in partnership
with Beyond Prohibition Coalition has created an educational
website... check it out!  
http://www.educatingharper.com/
*  From: lee hamer < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
WANTED:  A Few Serious Individuals to Learn or Improve their Guitar or Harmonica Playing.
Professional Singer.Songwriter.Recording Artist LEE HAMER is now offering lessons, weeknights and
Saturdays. Ages 12 years and up, All Levels; Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Individual one-to-one lessons, (no groups), tailored to your musical abilities. $30.00 per hour, All Music Provided.
All you need is a guitar or harmonica, and a positive attitude. Located on major bus routes, 4 blocks from
UVIC campus. email:
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*  From: EdmontonSmallPressAssn-Lyn < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
international day of protest for fair money...April 15th 2008...please forward and act!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP2JpY-J8MA
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1.  This Week In Food
 
Seedy Saturday was a huge success - judging by the crush of people throughout the day. I enjoyed seeing so many gardeners and "city farmers" excited at the prospect of another growing season.
 
If you want to learn more about organic agriculture, the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC) is holding its annual conference at the Mary Winspear Centre at Sanscha, in Sidney, February 29 - March 2. The conference workshops and social activities are open to the public. This is a great opportunity to meet many of BC's organic producers and to learn about what's going on in the organic industry. Please see
www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca for all the conference details.
 
Where can you get your fix of tasty, hearty and healthy organic produce? At the Pocket Markets, of course!!!
        
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 13:46
 

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