Call for New Board Members

If you would like to become more active in the Council of Canadians in the Victoria area, we have openings on the Board of Directors. Let us know if you would like to put your name forward for possible nomination to the Board. The new board will be elected at the AGM on May 17. […]

Annual General Meeting/Potluck/Panel Discussion

Victoria Chapter, Council of Canadians Annual General Meeting Monday, May 17, 2010 BCGEU Bldg., 2994 Douglas St. 5:45 p.m. Potluck Supper7:15 p.m. Panel Discussion8:30-9:30 p.m. AGM Free admission; open to the public; new members welcome Panel discussion: Jody Paterson, ModeratorExposing the Poverty IndustryAre social services helpful? Solutions will be discussed.Panelists:Kym Hines, former frontline workerCarol Romanow, […]

Board Member, Roberta Cory: Vic West Art Quest

Roberta Cory is resigning from the Board of Directors of the Victoria Chapter after 4 years as the Membership Chair. She founded the Vic West Art Quest in 2007 and will now be spending more time working on her art. Her invitation to this year’s Art Quest is provided below:Vic West artists are excited about […]

Greater Victoria Water Watch Coalition meeting

GVWWC GENERAL MEETING Thursday, May 6, 20107:30 to 9:30 pmJames Bay New Horizons234 Menzies Street Guest Speaker:CRD Board Member, Philippe Lucas GET THE LATEST SCOOP !Find out what you can do to ensure that CRD sewage treatment is managed & operated on a not-for-profit basis & that sewage treatment is delivered as a PUBLIC SERVICE […]

29th Annual Earth Walk

Saturday, April 24, 2010Peace, Earth & JusticeMeet at the Legislature at 12 noon. Begin walking to Centennial Square at 12:30 pm, arriving at about 1:15 pm for a concert, speeches and environmental fair.Speakers include Vicky Husband and Ross Crockford.The mc will be Colleen Eccleston.Music by Oliver Swain and Friends and the Ecclestons.Lots of organizations will […]

MEGA-YACHT PROTEST

RT @Denise Savoie: Victoria paddlers and residents came out in force today to protest mega-yacht marina proposal – http://denisesavoie.ndp.ca/node/1163There were something on the order of 200 protesters on land and 100 boats on the water! Very effective protest against corporate (developer) arrogance and disdain for democracy, destruction of a spectacularly beautiful harbour by the installation […]

PUBLIC FORUM on SENIORS’ CARE

Sunday, April 18, 2010, 2:00–3:30 pmCadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd. The South Island Health Coalition and others are organizing a Public Forum on Seniors’ Care to highlight our concerns about the sell-off and corporatization of Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie Hospital and the future of public seniors’ care. We will have a […]

Next Monthly Board Meeting

Board Meeting: Wed. April 28, 2010, 7-9 pm BCGEU Building, 2994 Douglas St. All members of the Council of Canadians are welcome, as long as they are invited or approved ahead of time as attendees by the board. If you are not a board member, and you wish to attend, and/or if you have items […]

WIN! Public sewage treatment in Victoria

A CUPE BC media release this evening states, “On March 31, Capital Regional District (CRD) directors gave final approval to a business case that will see public operation in at least five, and possibly all seven communities mandated to develop sewage treatment.” That means, “residents of Greater Victoria have the option of choosing fully public […]

Parliament HAS Environmental Committees

The Victoria Chapter’s multi-party panel on “Trade, Politics and Global Climate Change” on Wednesday night (April 7, 2010) was extraordinarily well-managed and full of information. I would like to clarify one impression, however, that may have been misleading: in answer to a question posed about why there is no parliamentary committee on the environment, there […]