Nov 08

Nov 29 – Bike Lanes and Beyond: Transportation & Climate Justice in Greater Victoria

Free Public Forum – Tuesday Nov. 29 7-8:30 pm Victoria Public Library Central Branch – 735 Broughton St Presented by Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC) and the newly-formed Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria. We all know that transportation is one of the biggest sources of climate pollution, and […]

Nov 07

Video: Leap Manifesto Event with Council of Canadians

On Oct 30, 2016 Leap Victoria, a new group dedicated to promoting and advancing dialogue about The Leap Manifesto, held their first public event. The provocative panel discussion featured Barbara Mitchell Pollock Co-Chair of the Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter. Moderator – Jessica Van der Veen – RAVEN Marvin Gandall – Leap Victoria Barbara Pollock […]

Aug 19

Speak Out Against Kinder Morgan’s Climate Crime – Tues Aug 23

Victoria: Speak Up About Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline & Tanker Plan! ‘Public town hall’ Tuesday August 23 4 – 8:30 PM Victoria BC, Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (728 Humboldt Street) For six long years you’ve been waiting to have your say on the Kinder Morgan pipeline – and now is your chance! A federal panel is […]

Aug 18

Video – Why Municipalities Should Oppose the TPP Power Grab

Watch Ted Woynillowicz and Neil Mussell of the Victoria Chapter of the Council of Canadians  presentation to Saanich Council on the notorious TPP power grab that aims to gives corporations more power than elected politicians.  Saanich Council supported Coun. Colin Plant’s motion to have Woynillowicz and Mussell deliver a more thorough presentation, and question and […]

Aug 03

Bus Lanes Not Freeway Interchanges!

Council of Canadians chapters act for climate justice in communities across Canada. One issue that if of concern in many is the neglect of public transit, contrasted to the expansion of highways and freeways. Our newest Victoria Chapter board member Eric Doherty is a transportation planner, and has become active in questioning the wisdom of the proposed McKenzie Interchange given the climate crisis

Jul 30

Saskatchewan oil spill shows need for move away from fossil fuels

By Daniel Cayley-Daoust and Emma Lui, published in the Regina Leader-Post, July 29, 2016 As we write this, more than 200,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluents is flowing uncontrollably down the North Saskatchewan River. It has already forced three cities to close their drinking water intakes and is impacting First Nations in Treaty […]

Jun 14

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 […]

May 06

Muskeg in oil country

Alberta Oil Spill Update: 8 hours between detection and shutoff

It appears that Plains All American Pipeline, responsible for Alberta’s worst pipeline spill in a long time, waited 8 hours to shutdown the flow of oil after they detected a problem, criminal negligence. Operators of an oil pipeline whose rupture created the largest Alberta spill in 36 years detected a potential problem nearly eight hours […]