Juan de Fuca Trail

Win! Juan de Fuca Resort plan to go down in defeat!

The people of the greater Victoria region have great reason to celebrate today, as overwhelming public outcry and a historic three days of public hearings later, the members of Land Use Committee A have decided that they cannot go against your wishes and allow a sprawl vacation resort off the Juan de Fuca trail.

People power! Juan de Fuca resort decision delayed

Breaking! Mike Hicks, Chair of Land Use Committee A, is voting to deny the proposal. This is huge news, more to come. The vote is now 3-2 in favour of the proposal, so it is not over yet.  Mike Hicks says he came to his conclusion after hearing from the public over three nights of […]

Victoria Blue Community award with Marianne Alto and Dean Fortin

Win! Victoria is now a Blue Community!

As the clock turned past midnight on June 23rd, Victoria became only the second community in Canada to be presented with a Blue Community certificate. We will have photos from the ceremony soon, stay tuned, Thanks to all of you who wrote and called in favour of this resolution.

Ask The City of Victoria to Say NO! To Nestle

Marianne Alto, Victoria City Councillor, who introduced and shepherded a resolution through the governance committee of the whole to make Victoria Canada’s second blue Community, posted a note this morning about Nestle lobbying the City of Victoria. A short excerpt is posted here.

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Help Victoria become a Blue Community

Help Victoria become a blue community! Update: 16-June The Governance and Priorities Committees of the Whole (consisting of the Mayor and full council) voted today to sponsor the Blue Community resolution for the June 23rd Council Meeting! The vote and discussion were overwhelmingly positive, let the Mayor and City Council know that you appreciate their […]

Action: Comment on the Raven Coal Mine before June 27!

Please take some time to let the government know how you feel about the Raven coal mine in Vancouver Island, in the beautiful Comox Valley! Click here for the online form. You can also email your concerns at raven@ceaa-acee.gc.ca, or write a letter to Rachel Shaw, BC EAO, PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC […]

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AGM June 3rd 6:30 PM

Join us for the Council of Canadians, Victoria Chapter AGM – June 3rd Facebook link for event, share widely! The Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, invites you to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the Friend’s Meeting House, 1829 Fern Street Victoria, BC V8R 4K4, Coast […]

CRD Defers Juan de Fuca Development Vote

As you may know already, there is considerable tension between the CRD, which wants the region to grow sustainably, and the Juan de Fuca Land use committee, which appears to put developer needs ahead of public welfare. This came to a head with massive public opposition to Ender Ilkay’s outsized 250+ vacation homes in rural […]