Apr 17


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 […]

Apr 09

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 […]

Mar 16

Bharat Chandramouli’s Presentation to the CRD CALWMC

March 10, 2010 I thank the committee for giving the public an opportunity to speak on this very important issue. As a recent visitor to Coast Salish territory, I am happy to see that the greater Victoria region is installing secondary sewage treatment to deal with our ever increasing volumes of waste. As an environmental […]

Mar 15

Trade, Politics and Global Climate Change

…… .Date: Wed., April 7, 2010Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)Location: Da Vinci CentreStreet: 195 Bay St.City/Town: Victoria, BC Are International Trade Agreements undermining efforts to solve Global Climate Change? Can our politicians cooperatively address this issue, by working together across party lines? The Council of Canadians, Victoria Chapter presents a forum on […]

Mar 14

Stuart Hertzog’s Presentation to the CRD CALWMC

March 10, 2010 Good evening. My name is Stuart Hertzog and I spoke to you this morning about the impact of this project on greenhouse gas emissions. I calculate that in 40 years, this project would add 1.6 Megatonnes of CO2e to the global atmosphere. On that basis, this project should not go ahead. Because […]

Mar 12

Coffee Night Speaker: Arthur Caldicott

“Vancouver Island’s Watersheds in Peril” Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010Time: 7:00 – 9:15 p.m.Place: BCGEU, 2994 Douglas St. Arthur Caldicott is an analyst of energy and mining issues in British Columbia. Hisresearch, writing and presentations focus on the environmental, health, and public interestaspects of those issues, as well as the economic considerations.A company proposing a […]

John Luton’s Presentation to the CRD CALWMC

March 10, 2010 I’m here to ask you to support the public option for sewage treatment. I believe that public services belong in public hands. We are transparent and accountable, and ultimately on the hook to provide the service project we are committing our current and future taxpayers to fund. Private owners will build and […]

Mar 11

Kim Manton’s Presentation to the CRD CALWMC

March 10, 2010 “I would like to speak to you tonight about how two meetings have provided the framework of how I have spent the last three years….one meeting was on Sept. 5, 2007 and the other is fast approaching – March 24, 2010″…the first meeting motivated me to prepare for the second… My first […]