BC Bus North 2018

Greyhound opens door for B.C. Bus – Op-ed in Times Colonist

Comment: Greyhound opens door for B.C. Bus JOANNE BANKS , ERIC DOHERTY and ANITA STRONG / Times Colonist July 12, 2018 After years of service cuts and declining service quality, Greyhound’s corporate owner (U.K.-based FirstGroup plc) is pulling the plug on bus service in all of Western Canada. This is a huge threat to communities […]

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Tues July 10 – Damming the Peace: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam

Victoria Chapter members of The Council of Canadians Pacific Region welcome Author Wendy Holm to discuss her new book DAMMING THE PEACE: The Hidden Costs of the Site C Dam. Tuesday July 10 7-9 pm Legacy Art Gallery & Cafe 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC On-going opposition by landowners, legal challenges by First Nations, cost […]

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Street Ruckus 4 Wild Salmon – Mon June 18th

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter is co-sponsoring this important action. See you in the streets! Monday June 18 at 4:30 to 7pm. Starting on Victoria’s Inner Harbour at Government and Wharf Streets (beside the Tourist Info Centre). Pulling Salmon Protectors together for this procession through the downtown streets on June 18th, 2 days before […]

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Victoria march against Kinder Morgan Buyout – Thursday May 31st 5:30pm

The Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter is co-sponsoring the March Against Kinder Morgan Buyout, starting on Thursday May 31st at 5:30 pm. When: 5:30pm on Thursday May 31st Where: Government and Wharf Streets, Victoria B.C. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the Trudeau government is buying out Kinder Morgan completely to prop up […]

Media Release – Victoria march against Kinder Morgan Buyout – Thursday May 31st 5:30pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Victoria march against Kinder Morgan Buyout – Thursday May 31st 5:30pm. What: No Pipeline Rally When: 5:30pm on Thursday May 31st Where: Government and Wharf Streets, Victoria B.C. VICTORIA, BC – Texas-based oil giant Kinder Morgan gave the governments of Canada a deadline of May 31st to sweep away all impediments to […]

IWD 2018

Save the date! March 8 – International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. We will gather with music, dance, performance art, and poetry to honour the diversity of women and our collective strength. Centennial Square Victoria BC – March 8, 2018  […]

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Victoria CofC members blockade Kinder Morgan Terminal in Burnaby

Early in the morning January 29 close to 100 people joined an action serving blueberry pancakes outside the Westridge Marine Terminal undergoing construction to accommodate the hotly contested 890,000 barrel per day Kinder Morgan pipeline. Yesterday’s actions are part of a series of acts on the part of (primarily) local residents under the banner ‘Justin […]

B.C. needs public highway bus service say Council of Canadians members

Check out this op-ed by Council of Canadians members Joanne Banks (Campbell River), Bruce Bidgood (Terrace) and Eric Doherty (Victoria Chapter). B.C. needs public highway bus service Greyhound is threatening to pull out of northern B.C. and many smaller communities across the province unless it gets a public subsidy. We think the best answer to […]

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Sign CofC ‘Trump Not Welcome’ Petition!

The Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians co-sponsored the Women’s March attended by hundreds on January 20th. Barbara spoke for the Chapter and promoted the Council of Canadian’s ‘Trump not welcome’ petition which has been getting a huge response across Canada. The online petition to keep Trump out of Canada has already gathered over […]

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Sign the open letter supporting climate-friendly transportation investments!

The Council of Canadians chapters on the lower mainland recently won a major victory for climate justice and better transit by working with allied groups. The BC NDP government just pulled the plug on the 10-lane Massey Bridge proposal, freeing up over $3.5 billion that can be used for better transit. See https://canadians.org/blog/win-bc-government-cancels-construction-george-massey-bridge-project Now, the […]