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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - October 5th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 05 October 2004 03:29
1. To Ward, or Not to Ward - cabaret - Oct 7th
2. Examining Christian Zionism - discussion - Oct 12th
3. Breast Cancer Treatment - benefit concert - Oct 15th
4. Ladner Autism Fair - Oct 16th
5. East Meets West - music celebration - Oct 20 & 21st
6. Wilderness Committee - AGM - Oct 23rd
7. Energetic Bodies - dance - Oct 20-30th
8. Annual Mushroom Show - Oct 24th
9. A New Art Experience - New West. - to Nov 11th
10. North Shore Disability Resource Centre - October Calendar
11. Citizens' Assembly Newsletter - meetings - Oct, Nov
12. Alleged Stalker/Rapist Alert
13. Fraser Basin Council Sustainability Awards - Oct 8th
14. AMC Laundry Action Committee - activity - Oct 6th
14. Employment Opportunities
15. A Message from Alicia Barsallo contributions, considerations, concerns:

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Coop Radio- CFRO - 102.7 FM Vancouver, B.C. LISTEN ONLINE TO COOP RADIO: http://www.coopradio.org/


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1. I have a request from a parent (Hastings & Boundary) who is looking for a speech therapist for a 6 year old with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

They found someone who charges $100/hour but were hoping to find someone good who works for less than that, since they're only getting $500 month in MCFD funding.

The family is Vietnamese, so experience working with Vietnamese or ESL families would be a real asset.

Please send me any recommendations ASAP.


2. Just had another request for recommendations for a speech therapist who can do home visits in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant area (elementary-age, not autism-specific).

Many thanks, Dawn


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1. I have had a single parent approach us regarding obtaining frames for her son. She is a single parent and her son recently lost his glasses at school. He is legally blind without his glasses. The cost to replace the glasses will be $350.00 of which she do not have.

Because the lenses need to be hand crafted, the optician has generously agreed to give her the lenses at cost ($60), but she is in dire need of frames. Does anyone know where she may obtain frames in the size of:

52 eye, 17 bridge, 130 temple or as close to this as possible would be greatly appreciated.
Please email me back if you know where she can get them for real cheap.

2. Hi everyone, I have been asked to see if there is a community Korean Support Group out there. I am sketchy on details, but will be receiving more information soon. If you know of a Korean Support Group or someone that speaks Korean that would be willing to help a developmentally delayed young man, please email me and I will forward your information on.


Thanks Cyndi


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Wouldn't it be interesting if the whole world could weigh in on the upcoming US election? Check out this informal poll: http://www.betavote.com/
Current tally (Sept 28): 24,406 voted for Bush (13 %) and 160,560 voted for Kerry (86 %)


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AIDS Awareness Week is in the week preceding World AIDS Day - held every December 1. On this day, communities around the world honour and commemorate those lost to AIDS and those who continue to live with the effects of HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is also used to mark the achievements made, and the work still to be done, in the fight against HIV/AIDS. If you want more info, please let me know.

Kealey Pringle
Communications and Research Officer
AIDS Vancouver Island
250-384-2366
1601 Blanshard St., Victoria BC V8W 2J5
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* Thanks to Ginger and Jan who brought to my attention an error in last week's LC e-news quote. I looked up Franklin Roosevelt's birth and death years, and published Theodore Roosevelt's information instead. FDR was around from 1882-1945. I suppose we can never be absolutely sure that people really said the words attributed to them, however here's my correction:


"I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war."


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


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Please see Rafa today and forward to your friends, government, and all your people and let them know about what is happining here. please visit : www.rafahtoday.org


* Posted by: rycroft on https://www.pej.org


New study confirms ships will soon top air polluters in region.
Information: Ivan Bulic, SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation)
604-736-7732, http://www.spec.bc.ca/


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Here's the article by Naomi Klein, online at last. Please pass it on.
http://www.harpers.org/BaghdadYearZero.html


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From Thursday September 30 2004, all visitors to the United States will be
electronically face-scanned and fingerprinted at the US border.


A comprehensive flow-chart showing the workings of US-VISIT is also
available at
http://www.privacyinternational.org/issues/terrorism/rpt/usvisit-diagram.pdf


* Jon Elmer and activist Valerie Zink share their experiences of daily life on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territories. Bombings, incursions, curfews, shootings, detentions, closures, and harassment are all part of the routine of life for Palestinians, and for the foreign reporters and witnesses living among them.
http://www.fromoccupiedpalestine.org


* From Chris Cook


laura flanders
https://www.commondreams.org/views04/0928-10.htm


Research into timber workers' exposure to PCP Monday, 6 September 2004, 1:00 pm Press Release: New Zealand Government
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00110.htm


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Canadians were right to stay out of Iraq - what a mess! But now Paul Martin
wants us to join George W. Bush's costly and dangerous missile defence
scheme. I've sent a message to the Prime Minister urging him to keep Canada out of
"Star Wars." I hope you will too at http://www.ceasefire.ca .


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Punditman presents guest columnist Richard Neville, Australian prominent
social commentator and best-selling author:

President Bush Speaks to the United Nations (what he really meant):
http://punditman.com/


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Fight Back Conference (Oct 14-17th, James Bay Community Centre) registration forms. While this conference is open to all members of the provincial fight back movement, we are limited to 120 delegates. Please mention your interests for coming, what issues are important to you and a little bit about the group you represent. Please let us know if you can billet a Coalition Fightback Conference delegate. Info: http://www.communities-solidarity.org


Economic "Miracle" Requires More Than Belief in Gord
By bill tieleman
Political Connections
http://www.straight.com/archives.cfm?page=2&id=30&pos=1


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Note: Chemicals produced through industrial processing including plastics and pesticides are building up in our environment and in the food chain. Endocrine disruptors, as they are known, are feminizing some species thereby potentially risking reproductive capacity. This crucial link between food and the environment is substantiated by research but has thus far not invoked an urgent response.


Boys will be girls - eventually
Extinction threat rises as creatures ingest 'gender-bending' chemicals from plastics and pesticides
Mark Townsend Sunday July 18 2004 The Observer
To see this story with its related links on the The Observer site, go to http://www.observer.co.uk


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Paul Hovan is sending you this email to invite you to check out The Tyee.ca - feisty online news and views for BC and beyond. http://media.whatcounts.com/onenw_Tyee/subscribe.htm


I'm asking you to check out this online news source for BC which I have been publishing for about a year now. It prints what the mainstream media often refuses to or chooses to ignore and I figured you'd enjoy the read. This online paper has been tremendously well received and acclaimed but needs more subscribers to keep future funding secure. So I'm asking you to subscribe (it's free)and you will receive the "paper" by email every Monday. If you can think of anyone else who would like to receive this "newspaper" let me know or forward a link to them. Thanks for your help Paul Hovan


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Conspiracy theory..... or based on fact??
http://pixla.px.cz/pentagon.swf


A new video.... HIJACKING CATASTROPHE.... 9/11, FEAR & THE SELLING OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
Click on "VIEW CLIPS" when the page opens: http://hijackingcatastrophe.org/


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Under the U.S. PATRIOT Act, enacted after the terrorist attacks of September
11, any U.S. person, business, or organization can be forced to disclose
information, including large databases of information, to U.S. intelligence
agencies based simply on the suspicion of some link to "terrorism". Although
the Act can't be applied to Canadian-owned corporations, a Canadian
affiliate of a U.S. corporation could be served with the Act.


Take Action Now to Protect Health Information Privacy in Alberta!
http://www.vivelecanada.ca/formletters/index.php/20040916190821261


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The Dominion is a long term project to establish a new national newspaper in Canada, accountable only to its readers and to the truth. We rely on readers to keep it growing. Consider making a donation. Read more: http://dominionpaper.ca/build/


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A Straight Goods Bulletin from Canada's independent on-line source of news, analysis, information and fun. http://www.straightgoods.com


New articles this week:
HOME $WEET HOME, by Linda McQuaig. Guess which subsidy survived cuts: social housing for those who can't afford to buy, or capital gains exemption for homeowners who sell?
http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature3.cfm?REF=775


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http://www.brainwashstudios.com/php/flash.php?action=view&id=20
A VEGETARIAN RHAPSODY, WHICH YOU MAY ENJOY, IS PROVIDED ON ABOVE ADDRESS.


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Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


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"Safe Workplaces" LEAS ( Labour Environmental Alliance Society ) special #3 0f 8

Featuring LEAS directors Mae Burrows and Ana Rahmat ( Hospital Employees' Union).
Hosted by David Chudnovsky with Mae Burrows.
ALSO, a short report from last Saturday's Take Back the Night protest in Vancouver.

This program webcast @ http://www.workingtv.com/leas.html
Want on this list? Reply with "subscribe" in the Subject line.

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Hear Ralph Nader speak on CNN
http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/09/31065.php


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Women's Charity Audit Handbook has recently been completed by Victoria Status of Women Action Group. The Handbook examines the problems that women face at frontline charities such as racism and harassment and includes recommendations, a literature review, analysis, a guide for charity donors, and questionnaire that women charity users can use as a tool to create change. The goal was not to fix charities, but to reduce the harm to women who are forced to use charities in the short term, while working on long term solutions to poverty such as advocating for a Guaranteed Livable Income. The complete handbook is on SWAG's website www.pacificcoast.net/~swag.


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1. TO WARD, OR NOT TO WARD


CAMPAIGN Elert 01/10/04: Two Weeks Left in Campaign to Win Wards - Please Get Involved

Dear COPE Supporter,

With only two weeks to go in the campaign to win wards, your help is needed now. See below to learn how you can volunteer or donate to the Yes For Wards campaign.

Volunteer
To volunteer for the Yes For Wards campaign, please call 778-889-3248.
1. Phone Other Wards Supporters
- Got an hour to spare to help canvass for YES supporters on a weeknight or weekend? Like any citywide vote, the Yes For Wards campaign needs to reach thousands of supporters in the lead up to the October 16 plebiscite.
2. Go Leafletting this Weekend
- Leaflet this Saturday in your neighbourhood and reach out to YES supporters. Many Vancouverites don't know about the upcoming plebiscite, so help spread the word through a leaflet drive in your community.

Donate
1. Buy/Sponsor Tickets to Comedy Cabaret Benefit
- Come to the cabaret on Thursday, October 7, and join host Mayor Larry Campbell for this evening of comedy, featuring performances by Todd Butler and Rock, Paper, Scissors. The event takes place at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables St. Tickets are $50 and can be ordered by calling 604-253-4307, or online through COPE's website at http://www.cope.bc.ca/index.cfm/fuseaction/evt.home/pageID/B47C317E-7EF3-46EA-8F72ED4588C86411/index.html on the Internet.

2. Make a Financial Donation
- With only two weeks to go, now is the time to donate. Put your donation to work immediately by using your credit card - call 604-255-0400 to donate. If you can't give by credit card, please mail your donation, payable to the Yes For Wards Campaign, to 140-111 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4.

For more information on the wards vote, contact the Yes For Wards campaign at http://www.yesforwards.ca, or call 778-889-3248.

Regards,

Neil Monckton,
COPE Organizer


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2. EXAMINING CHRISTIAN ZIONISM


Theology, Politics, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Lecture by Rev. Naim Ateek PhD., Director of the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center- SABEEL in Jerusalem. Author of "Justice, and Only Justice"


Tuesday, Oct 12, 8pm.
SFU Harbour Centre, Fletcher Challenge Rm.


Admission by Donation


Sponsored by: C?anada Friends of Sabeel, Palestine Solidarity Group, Kairos, The ANational Council on Canada-Arab Relations


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3. CONCERT FOR BREAST CANCER TREATMENT


Armi Grano & Friends In Concert
For Breast Cancer Treatment at Lion's Gate Hospital


Event: Fundraising concert for the Lions Gate Hospital Chemotherapy Clinic
Featuring: Vocalist Armi Grano with the John Nolan Trio and special guests
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Renee Doruyter, Karin Plato and Joey Albert.


Date: Friday, October 15, 2004 Time: 8 p.m.,
Venue: Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Venables at Victoria.


Tickets: $21 from Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.ca or 604-280-4444.
Information & Group Rates: 604-980-0396.


The show, presented by Investors Group, is Armi Grano's idea. Treated for breast cancer at Lion's Gate Hospital in 2000, she wanted to celebrate four cancer-free years with a concert featuring her most recent recording, Feeling Fine.


"I feel so lucky for all my blessings and grateful that I am cancer-free for the last four years," she says. "People have always asked me how I'm doing, so I recorded Feelin' Fine, which is a collection of my favourite jazz standards."


Joining Armi are her good friends: multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, who played on, produced and recorded the CD; Renee Doruyter, who has fought her own battles with breast cancer and is celebrating 25 cancer-free years; Juno-nominated jazz singer Karin Plato; and Joey Albert, another singer who has been treated for cancer at Lion's Gate. All are delighted to have the opportunity to participate, support such a good cause and give something back to the community.


"I know that there are a lot of people who are also raising funds for this cause, but there is a constant need to help find a cure. I want to do my share to help other women beat this deadly disease," says Armi.


Armi's Tips on Coping with Chemotherapy Treatments can be found on her website at www.armigrano.com


The concert's media sponsors are 600 AM Radio and North Shore News.


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4. LADNER AUTISM FAIR


OCTOBER IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH


SATURDAY OCTOBER 16TH, 2004
10AM-2PM
LADNER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
4727 ARTHUR DRIVE
LADNER, BC


FREE ADMISSION


The Autism Plus fair is a resources and services information fair for anyone interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders. We hope to see individuals with Autism, parents, supporters, caregivers, and other service providers. Learn about supports and resources geared towards individuals with Autism.


Drop-in to gain information from a wide variety of community and educational resources and recreational providers. The fair will be a unique opportunity to network and connect with families and professionals in the field of autism.


To host a table at Autism Plus please use the registration form below. For more information contact: Jan Armstrong, Human Resources Manager @ (604)946-0401 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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5. AN EAST MEETS WEST EXPERIENCE


Media Contact: Kevin Dale McKeown at 604.688.2478


Tropika Canada Group Presents ...
Bangkok Ladyboyz: An East-Meets-West Experience
As Contemporary As Hip-Hop ~ As Ancient As Thai Creation Mythology


Dates: October 20 & 21, 2004
Venue: Plush @ Plaza of Nations
Times: Doors at 9 pm / Showtime 10:00 pm


Tickets: $45 / Online at www.supertickets.ca


and in person at Tropika on Robson (1128 Robson Street)
& Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant (219 - 755 Burrard - enter on Alberni)
Information: www.bkkladyboyz.com


Gender-bending is everywhere these days in our metro-sexual, poly-sexual, omni-sexual world, and fresh from the hottest nightclubs and showrooms of Bangkok comes a new twist to the confusion, Bangkok Ladyboyz!


Bangkok Ladyboyz, presented in Vancouver by the Tropika Canada Group of fine restaurants, will showcase their unique take on east-meets-west cultural fusion October 20 and 21, 2004 at Vancouver's Plush @ Plaza of Nations. In two glamorous evenings of Vegas show lounge glitz and contemporary hip-hop pop music infused with the famed sexuality of Thailand, five celebrated performers from the most famous nightclubs of Bangkok will raise temperatures and pique curiosity in a show that can scarcely be compared to anything else on stage anywhere.


Thailand's ladyboys are a world-famous phenomenon and a 'must see' on every tourist's itinerary. Their grace and beauty inspire amazement and awe among the thousands who attend the large stage shows in Pattaya and Bangkok. By day many of them live mainstream lives, acknowledged in Thai tradition as the "kathoey" or "third sex", with a cultural heritage that can be traced back to the creation myths of northern Thailand. By night they are a glittering part of the big-city nightlife, melding ancient temple dance techniques with the heart-pounding rhythms of contemporary club music.


With an evening featuring white-hot dance music from one of Vancouver's best-known DJs before and after the show, the Vancouver appearance of Bangkok Ladyboyz promises to be the most exciting sizzle of the season!,


Whether packing the clubs and show lounges of Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong, thrilling audiences in New York and Los Angeles or bringing a taste of the exotic to the Edinburgh Festival or Octoberfest celebrations in Germany, Thailand's ladyboys are an entertainment force to be reckoned with.


Vancouver will experience the Canadian debut of this international sensation October 20 and 21 when Tropika Canada Group presents Bangkok Ladyboyz to Plush @ Plaza of Nations for two exclusive performances. Doors open at 9 pm and showtime is 10:30 pm.


Tickets are now available online at www.supertickets.ca or in person at two downtown locations, Tropika on Robson (1128 Robson Street) and Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant (219 - 755 Burrard Street). For further information and some colourful footage of the Bangkok Ladyboyz, visit www.bkkladyboyz.com


Media Contact
Kevin Dale McKeown
PublicityPlus Event Marketing
604.688.2478
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6. WESTERN CANADA WILDERNESS COMMITTEE


24th Annual General Meeting


2003-2004 Annual Report Presented, Questions & Answers


Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Wilderness Committee Main Office
4th Floor - 341 Water St.
Vancouver


Light refreshments will be served


Toll Free: 1-800-661-9453
Phone: (604) 683-8220
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http://www.wildernesscommittee.org/


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7. ENERGETIC BODIES


ENERGETIC BODIES will feature two dance works by Peter Bingham, EDAM's Artistic Director, and Susan Elliott, Anatomica's Artistic Director. This evening will showcase some of Vancouver's emerging dance professionals in challenging new work.


Peter Bingham is one of the world's leading practitioners of "Contact", a highly athletic dance technique that uses gravity, momentum and balance to move effortlessly through space. Contact is now 34 years old and its trademark lifts and intriguing partnering are evident in much of the New Dance created today.


Dates: October 20, 22 & 23, 27, 29 & 30 Time: 8 pm
Venue: EDAM Studio Theatre, 303 East 8th Avenue
Tickets: Advance tickets $15. $18 at the door. Reservations 604-876-9559.


Free Show: October 20th - no reservations required for this show.


Information: 604-876-9559.


Bingham will present a reworking of one of his most successful pieces, BORN NAKED, DIED BLONDE, which was first presented in 1996 at the Firehall Arts Centre. This dance is the purest Contact piece he has made so far - full of rolling, tumbling, falling, jumping and catching. After an extensive audition process Bingham selected six young dancers to perform this work: Mara Branscombe, Jacob Cino, Jennifer Clarke, Jennifer McLeish Lewis, Ali Robson and Monica Strehlke. This is an opportunity to see some of the city's newest professional dancers in very physical, demanding roles. The sound score will be extracted from the original music composed by Ron Samworth and Coat Cooke and performed by the NOW Orchestra.


Susan Elliott, Artistic Director of Anatomica, will present MANOUEVRE, a new work that navigates the territory between improvisation and choreography in contemporary dance. Elliott will work with recent dance graduates Sara Coffin, Andrea Legg, Caroline Liffmann, Tanya Podlozniuk, Mirae Rosner and well known Vancouver dance artists Anne Cooper, Ziyian Kwan and Kathleen McDonagh over a four-week rehearsal period, uncovering patterns in individual and collective movement and developing both set and improvised work. Throughout the process, choreographed phrases and images will be installed into the improvised work, allowing the dancers to draw on their collective memories of the rehearsal process as they develop each unique performance.

"I believe that watching and exploring improvisation has a unique way of training my choreographic voice," explains Elliott. "It attunes me to the nature of group dynamics, individual potential and response to the moment of creative impulse. What I am truly intrigued by in any dance is the unexpected moment arising and the response to this moment by the choreographer or the improviser."


Advance tickets $15. Tickets $18 at the door. Reservations 604-876-9559. Free show October 20th - no reservations required for this show. Information 604-876-9559.


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8. ANNUAL MUSHROOM SHOW

The Vancouver Mycological Society's Annual Mushroom Show


"Mushrooms Among Us"


Sunday, October 24, 2004
11am to 4pm
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Floral Hall, 37th &Oak, Vancouver


Displays of edible, poisonous and dubious mushrooms. Cultivation,
preservation & cooking of gourmet varieties. Bring your own specimens for
identification.


Admission $3.00, children under 12 are free.
www.vanmyco.com


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9. A NEW ART EXPERIENCE


Van Dop Gallery
http://www.vandopgallery.com


Van Dop Art Guide to BC
http://www.art-bc.com

Architecture influences work of popular BC artist


New Westminster, BC - View recent paintings by Vancouver artist painter, Carole Arnston, at the Van Dop Gallery in New Westminster opening October 7, 2004 and on display through November 11, 2004.


A full time artist from West Vancouver, Arnston creates powerful interpretations of landscapes, wind, sea, meadows and gardens. Before pursuing her artistic dreams, she worked as a registered architect in Toronto and Vancouver.


"I continue to be inspired by both architecture and nature, and try to blend the two in all the work I do," says Arnston, who describes her artistic approach as being "fluid, wind-like and spontaneous".


Arnston applies paint using a combination of broad and short brush strokes with subtle colour blending and then "sculpts" the paint with a palate knife, adding both depth and texture. Her West Coast home is set among 60 foot cedar trees with views of the ocean and a backyard creek that adds ambiance and inspiration for her work.


Carole Arnston's work lends itself beautifully to both residential and corporate settings, and can be found in numerous public and private venues across Canada, including the Van Dop Gallery. To view a sample of Carole's work and read her biography, log on to http://www.vandopgallery.com and click on 'Artists'.


This 'Featured Artist Exhibition' is an annual event at the Van Dop Gallery. "Each fall, we showcase new work by one of the galleries top artists," says Trudy Van Dop, gallery owner. "During the exhibition opening, guests are not only invited to view Carole Arnston's new works, but they will also enjoy a rare opportunity to meet the artist and gain first hand insight about her inspirations.


The Van Dop Gallery features over 100 artists and artisans and offers a world of art, in an elegant home and garden setting. The exhibition runs from October 7th to November 11th. To arrange a private viewing, call 604.521.7887. For a detailed map and driving instructions, visit www.vandopgallery.com


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10. NORTH SHORE DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTRE


October Community Events Calendar


NSDRC Social Kitchen EVERY MONDAY (except holidays) until Christmas. (12-15 years old 3:30-5:15pm) or (16-over - 5:15-7:00pm) St. Catherine's Church - 1058 Ridgeway Drive, Edgemont Village - $5.00 Drop-in Please RSVP to Kathleen Jessop - 604-904-4090.


Autumn Music Fun - sing songs, play instruments, write songs and dance - for ages 12 years and up! October 2nd , 16th, 23rd and 30th- 12:00 - 1:00 pm @ NSDRC. Call Kathleen Jessop for more information @ 604-904-4090.


NSDRC Community Focus Groups to discuss the Future of the Equipment Technician Services Program. Wednesday, October 20th 1:00 - 3:00 pm or Thursday, October 21st - 7:00 - 9:00 pm @ 3158 Mountain Highway in North Vancouver.


Help us develop this program into a business model so the program is sustainable!


Please RSVP @ 604-985-5371 by October 15th, 2004.


Community Events and Activities:


Are you parenting a teenager and searching for help? Attend an introductory orientation to find out about Parents Together on Thursday, October 7th - 7:00 - 9:00 PM @ North Shore Neighborhood House - 225 East 2nd Street- Register @ 604-325-0556


Theatre Terrific Society presents: Saturday November 6 - 8 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm featuring a wide variety of performing artists at: Grace Vancouver Church. 1696 West 7th Ave (1 block East of Burrard) Wheelchair accessible. Tickets: $10 waged, $5 unwaged, performers no charge.


Theatre Terrific Call for Performers ~ ~ We are seeking musicians, bands, dancers, spoken word artists, comics, actors, you name it. Application deadline for performers is Oct. 23.


Phone 604 222-4020, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or download it from our website: www.theatreterrific.ca. "Proceeds go to supporting Theatre Terrific Society acting programs for people with disabilities".


Autism Society of BC North Shore Lecture Series 2004-2005 - Get Organized! Great Tips & Tricks on time saving systems and techniques for your child's ABA Program - Monday, October 25, 2004, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Peter J Peters Room, West Van Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr/22nd


Help us celebrate the spirit of Community Living - Saturday, October 23, 2004
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Mike Butler Room, Dogwood Pavilion - 624 Poirer Avenue, Coquitlam
Featuring - Al Foreman, Kids on the Block, BBQ sponsored by Maillardville Lions Club, and much more! Please RSVP to Elana Robinson @ 604-540-9161 by October 16, 2004.


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11. CITIZENS' ASSEMBLY NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 28, 2004


BUILDING ELECTORAL SYSTEM CONTENDERS


Members of the Citizens' Assembly began this past weekend to design "ideal models" of potential new electoral systems that they think could suit BC.


After designing these alternative systems, the members will pick the best, then compare it to the current "First Past the Post" system. October 23-24, they expect to decide which system - current or new - to recommend.


This past weekend, members brainstormed a Single Transferable Vote (STV) model. When they next meet, October 16-17, they will focus on engineering a mixed system model. But, as chair Jack Blaney put it, "Nothing is decided until everything is decided."


STV aims to make the legislature more "proportional", with each party's share of seats roughly reflecting its share of the popular vote. If STV were adopted, electoral districts would be combined to create larger ridings with two or more MLAs per riding.


STV uses the preferential ballot which allows voters to vote for more than one candidate by ranking candidates on the ballot according to their preference - 1, 2, 3, and so on. Ballots are counted in a way that ensures the candidates with the highest preferences are elected.


Members said candidate names on the ballot should be grouped in random order under party labels. And the random order should rotate - meaning there would be multiple versions of each ballot - so no candidate would always get a favoured spot on the list. (This is called Robson Rotation.)


Assembly members favoured no more than 3 MLAs for Northern and remote ridings, and as many as seven in dense urban areas. Riding boundaries would have to be redrawn by a provincial boundaries commission.


Some Northern Assembly members expressed concern about their already large ridings becoming even bigger, and said this could further weaken local representation by MLAs. Other members suggested that having two or more MLAs could actually improve local representation, as voters would have more regional members to call about concerns and issues.


One proposal was for a hybrid system, using STV in populated multi-member ridings, and Alternative Vote (AV) in single-member rural ridings. There were concerns, however, that this might "create two classes of voters".


Members decided that, when a seat became vacant, byelections, like regular elections, would use the preferential ballot to elect a candidate to that seat (AV).


If, in late October, members do recommend a new electoral system, it will be the subject of a referendum for all BC voters in the May 2005 provincial election. If voters approve a change, it would go into effect for the 2009 election. However, if the Assembly opts to stay with the current system, there would be no referendum.


DELIBERATION MEETINGS CONTINUE


The Assembly's schedule of future meetings is:


October 16-17
October 23-24
November 13-14
November 27-28


These meetings are held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St., Vancouver. All plenary sessions are open to the public, but seating is limited. Saturday meetings usually run from 8:30am to 5pm with breaks. Sunday sessions are usually held from 8:30am to 12:30pm.


BRITISH COLUMBIANS' VIEWS ONLINE


Over 1500 submissions to the Assembly are posted on the website www.citizenassembly.bc.ca - as are summaries of presentations made at 50 public hearings.


DECISION-MAKING CRITICAL PATH


Attached is a document entitled "10 Decisions" which evolved from and replaces the earlier "Critical Path". It outlines the process Assembly members expect to use in coming to a recommendation by December.


SUBSCRIBE / UNSUBSCRIBE


Do you know of others who might like to follow the Assembly by signing up for this newsletter? They can go to www.citizensassembly.bc.ca, select News & Events, then CA Newsletter - or call 1-866-667-1232. You can unsubscribe in the same ways.


CONTACT:


Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform
2288 - 555 West Hastings Street, PO Box 12118,
Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 4N6
604-660-1232 or 1-866-667-1232
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www.citizensassembly.bc.ca


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12. ALLEGED STALKER/RAPIST ALERT


PLEASE FORWARD!!! DISTRIBUTE WIDELY!!!


WARNING: STALKER/RAPIST


It has come to our attention that a man, James Bird who has recently been
attending APC meetings, MAWO meetings, Sun Peaks events, and other
political events is on the BAD DATE LIST as a serial rapist. He was
confronted at the APC meeting on September 28th. The BAD DATE LIST warns
that he is very dangerous man.


This is the text from the BAD DATE LIST:
September 21, 2004


BIRD IS BACK: Long time bad date James Bird is back in town. Native male.
Approx. 6 ft. Now said to be thin. Brown/grey hair. Moustache. Brown
eyes. Driving a white motorhome with California plates. (When last in
town, had California plate #3PCM*95) Known for badly beating and raping
women. He is a stalker and has been around off and on for 11 years. Has
also been known to pick up women at AA dances. This guy is very
dangerous!


Further description:
Big nose, big eyes, skinny face, pitted skin. Short mustache. Ponytail in
back. Very polite but a little odd. Lives in his motorhome. Dual
citizen. James has been travelling up and down the west coast since 1985
and has been spending most of his time in Vancouver and Santa Barbara, CA
for the last 10 years.


James has been told that we are aware of this listing on the bad date list
and that he is no longer welcome in our community. The police have
notified us that there are no charges pending against James, and that
although they are fully aware of his presence in Vancouver and on the bad
date list, they cannot take him into custody. They have also made it
clear that if anything happened to him, charges would be laid. Again,
the Vancouver Police Department are full participants in the violence
against sex trade workers that is so commonplace in this city. They are
more interested in persecuting sex trade workers than protecting them.
Their complicity is reprehensible and indefensible, but far from
surprising.


When confronted, James denied the allegations. He was not physically
aggressive or threatening, but was definitely aggravated at being expelled
from the group and banned from meetings and events based on what he
considers to be rumours. We made it clear that we were going to alert
others as well.


If anyone does see James or confront him, we do advise that you not do
this alone. Although he was not violent when confronted, the charges
against him are.


Please forward this message to everyone on your organizational and
personal lists. In particular, if people have contacts with
organizations of women and/or sex trade workers in or outside of
Vancouver, please pass this information on to them. Thanks for your help.
Although this will not bring James to justice, hopefully we can alert
enough people that no one else will be hurt.


In solidarity,
the Anti-Poverty Committee


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editor's note: of course everyone's innocent until proven guilty in some sort of court of law except, apparently, Osama Bin Laden. However if there is a threat to my sisters' safety then it's worth watching out for, and attempting to redirect, this fellow's angry energy.


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13. FRASER BASIN COUNCIL SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS


2004 Fraser Basin Council Sustainability Awards


Basin-wide call for nominations closes Friday, October 8.


The Fraser Basin Council is seeking nominations from your community for the 2004 Sustainability Awards.

Each year, thousands of men, women and young people, working with hundreds of community organizations, businesses, First Nations, youth groups and government agencies dedicate countless hours to help ensure a sustainable future for the Fraser River Basin.

The Sustainability Awards honour these sustainability champions and showcase their contributions in five categories:


Understanding Sustainability
Strengthening Communities
Caring for Ecosystems
Improving Decision-Making
Overall Sustainability Award (for outstanding achievements by a person or organization in multiple categories.)




Since the Awards were launched in 1998, hundreds of organizations, businesses and communities from around BC have been nominated. This year's winners will be announced at the 2004 Sustainability Awards luncheon that closes the 4th Biennial State of the Fraser Basin Conference (November 26 & 27). The Overall Sustainability Award will be presented by Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo, the former chair of the Fraser Basin Council.

2004 Sustainability Awards nomination information and application form: http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/awards

2004 Sustainability Awards Contact:
Laura Brend
Awards Coordinator
Tel: (604) 488-5352
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Media Contact:
Raymond McAllister
Fraser Basin Council Communications
Tel: (604) 488-5356
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BACKGROUND


Past Winners - Fraser Basin Sustainability Awards


2002


Understanding Sustainability: Cooperative Auto Network (CAN)
Caring for Ecosystems: Chilako Watershed Council
Strengthening Communities: Lheidli T'enneh Nation, the City of Prince George and the Fraser-Fort George Regional District
Improving Decision-Making: FORREX - Forest Research Extension Partnership
Overall Sustainability: Co-Winners: City of Burnaby and City of Quesnel


2000


Understanding Sustainability: Carney's Waste Systems
Caring for Ecosystems: Fraser Valley Regional Watersheds Coalition
Strengthening Communities: West Fraser Timber Company
Improving Decision-Making: Sun Rivers Corporation for Sun Rivers Resort Community
Overall Sustainability: Salmon River Watershed Roundtable


1998


Understanding Sustainability: Recycling Council of BC
Caring for Ecosystems: Fraser River Coalition and Dr. Vernon (Bert) Brink
Strengthening Communities: Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products
Improving Decision-Making: Alouette River Management Society
Overall Sustainability: City of Kamloops




The Fraser Basin - the area drained by the Fraser River and its many tributaries - is almost as large as California. Stretching 1400 kilometres from the Rockies to Richmond, the Basin covers more than 25% of the province. 80% of BC's economic activity is generated in the Basin. For two out of every three British Columbians - or 2.7 million people - it's the place we call home.

The Fraser Basin Council is a non-profit society established in 1997 to bring people together to find solutions to long-standing issues and conflicts, and take advantage of opportunities to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin. Our vision is for a Fraser Basin where social well-being is supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

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14. AMC LAUNDRY ACTION COMMITTEE


Re: $865-million financial surplus


Your all invited to partake in the AMCS Laundry Action Committee. Where you can literally do your laundry and stratagise on how to put dollars back to our essential services. Bring your kids and your empty stomachs. Enclosed is a poster. Please print & post in your nearest laundrymat including the one in your apartment, housing society,your co-op, transition houses, transitional housing,shelters,churches, senior housing, hospitals,daycares,community centres and anywhere else you can think of.


If possible please let us know in advance if you are someone else will be coming so that we can make sure we have enough food. Pending on the numbers we might even go for a public political stroll!


When?
Oct 6th 2004
11:00 - 1:00pm


Where?
2019 Dundas
Vancouver BC


In Solidarity,
Debbie Krull
currenting accountable as:
Parent Organisor
Aboriginal Mothers
Centre Society


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15. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


1. Job Posting: Resource & Volunteer Coordinator


This position is responsible for Vancouver Status of Women?s feminist resource centre and volunteer coordination.


Aboriginal women & Women of Colour are strongly encouraged to apply. Affirmative Action principles are in effect for this hiring. Please feel free to identify any barriers you may face in your application.


Primary Responsibilities:


Resource Centre


? Coordinate and share in the daily handling of telephone and in-person referral & resource enquiries while maintaining records
? Develop and maintain library and resource materials
? Coordinate and update referral information
? Solicit and/or develop resources for women using the Resource Centre
? Develop training resources for Resource Centre and telephone/drop in referral volunteers


Volunteer Development & Anti-Oppression Strategy


? Responsible for the overall volunteer coordination of VSW, including recruitment, evaluation and training


Coordinates orientation and training for volunteers, including anti-oppression & referral training


? Providing support and reference for volunteers


Supports volunteers through check-ins, evaluations and in/formal appreciations


? Coordination of the Anti-Oppression Strategy with the support of the Staff Collective and Steering Committee


? Develop & coordinate anti-oppression training, workshops, facilitation, and popular education within VSW and in the larger community


? Develop anti-oppression tools & resources


Qualifications:


? Knowledge and experience working collectively within a feminist organization
? Experience with volunteer coordination in a non-profit organization
? Knowledge of community resources and social services available to women in the Lower Mainland
? Experience with delivering referrals and referral training in the Lower Mainland
? Strong organizational and administrative skills
? Strong interpersonal skills to work independently as well as collectively
? Awareness of issues faced by historically marginalized communities, including Aboriginal women, women of colour, women with disabilities, queer women
? Librarian experience / skills is an asset
? Fluency in a language other than English is an asset


Position Details:


s This is a full-time staff position at 30 hours per week.
s $18/hour, plus benefits (medical/dental/life insurance) and annual holidays.


DEADLINE for application: 5:00pm ? Thursday October 21st, 2004


No phone calls please.


Submit resume and cover letter: Resource & Volunteer Coordinator Hiring Committee
2652 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 3Y1
OR fax: 604-255-7508


We thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted


Vancouver Status of Women is a non-profit, feminist, community based organization with a vision of Freedom and Self-determination for all through responsible, socially just, healthy and joyful communities both locally and globally. VSW works with women to ensure our full participation in the social, economic and political life of our communities.


2. Job Posting: Administrating & Fundraising Coordinator


This position is responsible for Vancouver Status of Women?s administration, financial management, and fundraising.


Aboriginal women & Women of Colour are strongly encouraged to apply. Affirmative Action principles are in effect for this hiring. Please feel free to identify any barriers you may face in your application.


Primary Responsibilities:


Administration


Coordinate day to day office activities, including receiving and responding to enquiries
Maintain administrative files, office equipment and supplies
Coordinate internal and external communication tools, including the newsletter & annual report
Liaise with and provide administrative support to Coordinating Collective


Financial & Fundraising Coordination


Responsible for financial management of organization, including budget development and administration
Coordinates required Society and Revenue Canada records with the Bookkeeper
Work with Fundraising Committee to develop and implement fundraising strategies
Develop and deliver direct mail campaigns with support of Staff Collective
Develop and maintain relationships with donors, members, and supporters
Maintain donor and membership database


Qualifications:


Knowledge and experience working collectively within a feminist organization
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Experience in the financial management of a non-profit organization
Experience and interest in fundraising
Awareness of issues faced by historically marginalized communities, including Aboriginal women, women of colour, women with disabilities, queer women
Experience working with volunteers is an asset
Fluency in a language other than English is an asset


Position Details:


s This is a full-time staff position at 30 hours per week.
s $18/hour, plus benefits (medical/dental/life insurance) and annual holidays.


DEADLINE for application: 5:00pm ? Thursday October 21st, 2004


No phone calls please.


Submit resume and cover letter: Administrating & Fundraising Coordinator Hiring Committee
2652 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Y1
OR fax: 604-255-7508


We thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted


Vancouver Status of Women is a non-profit, feminist, community based organization with a vision of Freedom and Self-determination for all through responsible, socially just, healthy and joyful communities both locally and globally. VSW works with women to ensure our full participation in the social, economic and political life of our communities.


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15. A MESSAGE FROM ALICIA BARSALLO


- The Spanish version follows the English version ?


?Our campaign starts with the community, and belongs to the community.


I am fighting the nomination race with the same tools I have used for the past four years to fight the BC Liberals and build the NDP in Vancouver-Kingsway: going out into the community and talking to people.?


Alicia Barsallo


TEACHER, LAW GRADUATE, AUTHOR, AND ENTREPRENEUR,


BARSALLO IS PROUD TO HAVE REACHED THE 500 NEW MEMBER MARK AT THE END OF STAGE ONE OF THE NOMINATION RACE.


?I am extremely grateful to friends and supporters who have taken time to help,? says Alicia, exhilarated with the prospect of embarking on yet another challenge. She must now make sure her supporters take the time to attend Vancouver-Kingsway?s nomination meeting on December 5th.


The BC Liberals must be soundly defeated and strong representatives sent to Victoria if we are going to have a chance to take back our province. Alicia thinks that it is after the election that the real work begins.


?If BC is to have any chance of recovering its human face and the resources that are being squandered, privatization and the tax give-aways to the rich must end,? says Alicia. ?But that will only happen if, as a community, we unite in action.?


Barsallo, who meets with her fellow residents of Vancouver-Kingsway on an ongoing basis, intends to continue to do just that after being elected. ?I will continue to talk to my neighbours -- in their homes, in churches, at community centres (Collingwood, Renfrew, Trout Lake), at community festivals, and in the common rooms of our housing co-operatives,? she adds.


As MLA, Alicia Barsallo intends to unite the voices of Kingsway residents to demand the re-opening of schools and hospitals. She plans to call for lower MSP fees and lower post-secondary fees. She will demand a return to a well-funded health care system and its growth to meet the needs of all BC residents.


Barsallo, who in the past four years led her NDP constituency into active solidarity with workers on the picket line, is also determined to achieve fair and safe working conditions for all BC workers, including a minimum wage that puts all full-time workers above the poverty line.


?Whenever we wonder how far we must go in defending our right to timely surgery and first-rate attention in a hospital; whenever we wonder just how much we must sacrifice to protect our seniors and our youth, think about HEU,? says Alicia who last spring met with many HEU workers on the picket line at Three Links, Sunny Hill Hospital and Lakeview care home.


?Think about the courage that it took to risk their jobs to defy unfair legislation from the picket line. Think about what it took to defy the odds and stand up for fairness and respect.?


arsallo feels that it?s about time Victoria rose up to those standards.


Alicia Barsallo
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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA


?Nuestra campa-a nace de la comunidad, y pertenece a la comunidad.


Lucho por la nominaci-n con las mismas herramientas con las que durante los ?ltimos cuatro a-os luchZ? contra los BC Liberales y constru' el NDP en Vancouver-Kingsway: yendo a la comunidad y hablando con la gente.?


Alicia Barsallo


MAESTRA, BACHILLER EN LEYES, AUTORA, Y ENTREPRENEUR,


BARSALLO ESTA ORGULLOSA DE HABER REGISTRADO 500 NUEVOS MIEMBROS AL FINAL DE LA PRIMERA ETAPA DE LA CARRERA HACIA LA NOMINACION.


?Les estoy profundamente agradecida a los amigos y correligionarios que han dado de su tiempo para ayudar,? dice Alicia, alegre con el prospecto de embarcarse a vencer un segundo reto. Ahora se trata de hacer que quienes la apoyan se den tiempo para asistir a la reuni-n de nominaci-n de Vancouver-Kingsway el 5 de Diciembre.


Se debe derrotar a los BC Liberales contundZ?ntemente y enviar a Victoria representates decididos si se quiere tener la posibilidad de rescatar nuestra provincia. Alicia piensa que el verdadero trabajo comienza despuZ?s de las elecciones.


?Si la Colombia Brit?nica va a recuperar su humanidad y los recursos que le est?n siendo robados, tenemos que terminar con la pol'tica de privatizaci-n y de hacer regalos tributarios a los ricos,? dice Alicia. ?Pero Z?so s-lo suceder? si, como comunidad, nos unimos en la acci-n.?


Barsallo, que regularmente se reune con los que, como ella, residen en Vancouver-Kingsway, piensa continuar haciendo precisamente Z?so despuZ?s de ser elegida. ?Voy a continuar hablando con mis vecinos ? en sus hogares, en las iglesias, en los centros comunitarios (Collingwood, Renfrew, Trout Lake), en los festivales comunitarios, y en los salones de reuni-n de nuestras cooperativas de vivienda,? a-ade ella.


Como MLA, Alicia Barsallo piensa unir las voces de los residentes de Kingsway para pedir la re-apertura de escuelas y hospitales. Planea pedir que bajen las tarifas que se cobran para pertender al seguro mZ?dico y las tarifas para hacer estudios superiores. Ella demandar? que volvamos a tener un sistema de salud bien financiado y uno que crezca para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los residentes de Columbia Brit?nica.


Barsallo, quien en los cuatro pasados a-os llev- al NDP en Vancouver-Kingsway a mostrar solidaridad activa con trabajadores en huelga, est? decidida a conseguir condiciones justas y seguras de trabajo para todos los trabajadores de la provincia, incluyendo un salario m'nimo que permita que todo el que trabaja a tiempo completo viva por encima de la l'nea de la pobreza.


?Cada vez que nos preguntemos cu?n lejos debemos ir en defender nuestro derecho a la ciruj'a a tiempo y a una atenci-n de primera en un hospital; cada vez que nos preguntemos cu?nto es que debemos sacrificar para proteger a nuestros seniors y a nuestra juventud, pensemos en HEU,? dice Alicia quien la primavera pasada conoci- un gran n?mero de trabajadores del HEU en los piquetes de huelga en Three Links, Sunny Hill Hospital y Lakeview care home.


?Pensemos en el coraje con el que arriesgaron sus empleos para cuestionar desde el piquete de huelga una legislaci-n injusta. Pensemos en lo que cost- ir contra el viento y pararse firme para pedir justicia y respeto.?


Barsallo piensa que ya es tiempo de que Victoria se eleve al nivel de ellos.


Alicia Barsallo
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"Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it!"


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)


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