It's down to it...time to cast your vote. This is an election where the choices regarding our environment and the green issues are the decisive ones. All issues are important, but in this election BC voters have some very critical choices to make about our economy and whether we want to continue down the path of selling our resources and depending on fossil fuels for our income. The choice of our beautiful BC coast, wildlife and our children's future trumps everything.
Audible gasps were heard from the audience while viewing the new film "Salmon Confidential" as information on salmon diseases, muzzling of scientists, loss of wild BC salmon and selling of sick fish in Canada markets was revealed. Filmmaker Twyla Roscovich followed biologist Alexandra Morton and her team around BC as they gathered evidence of salmon viruses in wild and farmed fish.
A petition drive has begun to hold Sechelt Council accountable for their recent announcement of plans for a new $22.4 million wastewater treatment plant. Organizers of the Sechelt Sewage Coalition have posted a petition on the website ipetitions.com. The petition was posted on March 19 and has been circulating online.
This is one of several organizations that are questioning the decision by Sechelt Council to build a new wastewater treatment facility at the Ebbtide location. Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens (COSCO) have already expressed their concerns with the contract in a recent letter to Sechelt Mayor Henderson and Council. COSCO Letter. There was also a protest on March 13 outside council chambers organized by Jef Keighley and the Coalition for Responsible Public Participation in Sechelt’s Wastewater Plan. Around 100 attended that protest.
This year's Alternative Federal Budget, released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives yesterday, shows how growth-killing austerity can be replaced by a plan that strengthens the economy, leads to a better quality of life for all Canadians, and eliminates the deficit by 2016.
The Alternative Federal Budget, is a yearly exercise by the economists at the CCPA. It demonstrates in a concrete and compelling way that another world really is possible.
Postponed due to health reasons.
Tuesday, March 26th, Roberts Creek Hall, 7-9 pm. Entry by donation.Presented by Alliance4Democracy.
Murray Dobbin has been a social activist, freelance journalist, broadcaster and author for over forty years. He is a board member with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a past executive board member of the Council of Canadians. He has written five books, including The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen: Democracy under the rule of big business. He writes a column for The Tyee and rabble.ca. He has recently written about the opposition to the proposed dock in Sechelt in "Try and Stop Developing Crown Land? You're Sunk".