Sunday, October 26, 2014
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A proposed change to the Society Act by the Ministry of Finance in the discussion White Paper could threaten environmental groups with the expensive lawsuits from any person or corporation. The section 99 Complaints by public  states (1) A person whom the court considers to be an appropriate person to make an application under this section may apply to the court for an order under this section on the grounds that a society
(b) is carrying on activities that are detrimental to the public interest.

This White Paper is open to comments by the public until the end of day Wednesday Oct. 15. E-mail yours to the Financial and Corporate Sector Policy Branch: email fcsp at

Saturday, October  18th    7:00-9:00 (doors open at 6:30)    Roberts Creek Hall
            Join Voice on the Coast for a fun political pub night!
    Come out and learn about youth voter trends from Lyndsay Poaps and why it's important for young people to have a voice in local elections.

    Discuss the issues and concerns that matter to you and other young people on the Sunshine Coast.

    Share your ideas with candidates running for local government.
The SCRD is undergoing a review and update of the Regional Water Development Cost Charges (DCCs) bylaws and is seeking public input at three open houses. This is the first review of the Regional Water DCC bylaws and rates since they were adopted in 1997. DCCS are fees levied by the SCRD at the time of development to fund infrastructure projects needed to support water system capacity improvements.
You are invited to attend open houses that have been scheduled as follows:
·         Monday, October 6th: Seaside Centre, Sechelt. This will be the primary venue and will include a full presentation and facilitated dialogue session 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
·         Tuesday, October 7th: Egmont Community Hall. This venue will not include a presentation, but SCRD staff will be available to provide information and address questions 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
·         Wednesday, October 8th, Gibsons and Area Community Centre. This venue will not include a presentation, but SCRD staff will be available to provide information and address questions 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 2nd and 3rd in Nanaimo at the Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion St, and the Saturday October 4th event located at the Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Rd. To register go to: ZWIA Conference registration.

Speakers on incineration, recycling and reuse, moving to Zero Waste, green economy.Open to all.

If you aren't going to New York this weekend for the Climate Change march, then here are two chances to participate locally: on Saturday, Sept 20 at Peach Arch park 1-3 pm and in Vancouver on Sunday, Sept 21 at CBC plaza at 1 pm.

Food Action Network

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