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Arts & Culture

Dan Vie

Harperman: Singer/scientist muzzled for protest song

Tony Turner, a scientist in habitat planning at Environment Canada, was recently sent home on leave with pay while the government investigates the making of Harperman, a music video posted on YouTube in early June that has attracted about 48,000 hits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei50lM6ab1c&feature=youtu.be Background story:  http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/public-servant-investigated-over-political-harperman-song

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Columnists

The Activist

It’s a grandson!—my first

Oh, my gosh, what a beautiful just born grandson—my first!–born January 26, 2016 with all the promise of Spring ahead. For a precious moment I feel in the depths of my being an organic connection to the miracle we call life. I feel my own small part in the ever changing seasons of life on […]

The Activist

The Activist Thursday Reader February 4, 2016

Is $21 a Week Enough for Food? That’s how much BC welfare recipients have to spend, advocates say. Here’s her response. By Andrew MacLeod, 6 Nov 2015, http://www.thetyee.ca/News/2015/11/06/Welfare-Food-Challenge/ “Individuals dependent on the provincial government for financial assistance in British Columbia have about $21 a week to spend on food, according to the organizers of the […]

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Your Word

Update on chemical to be sprayed on our beaches starting in June 2016

Research from the net indicates the original references mentioned by Ducks Unlimited. The scientific report (2003) from Washington State was reviewed by a Massachusetts report (2012). Links given at bottom. Page numbers refer to the 2012 report. Clearly there are a lot of unknowns regarding spraying this chemical in the ocean. Large gaps in information […]

UPDATE on herbaside spraying of our beaches this summer…

December 17, 2015 Two pieces of new info: 1. Denman Island people have told the applicant they will deal with Spartina themselves without the use of herbicide, 2. Deadline for submissions is now January 7. ENOUGH TIME FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS TO WRITE THEIR RESPONSE TO THIS IDIOTIC PROPOSAL to spray our beaches… The application number […]

Herbicide Treatments on Local Beaches

The herbicide treatments (of beach areas) are proposed to occur during the period of June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019. Pending further discussions with stakeholders and the outcome of current mechanical efforts, herbicide treatments may expand over time to include sites located in Sturgeon Banks and on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, […]

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Herbicide Treatments for Local Beaches…. WHAT ?…. imazapyr

{Traces of imazapyr were detected in the groundwater even 8years after application.] I found that statement on line after this stuff was used in Scotland alongside rail road tracks. The net is full of what it is, why its used and what it does. Christy Clark and the Ministry of the Environment thinks its good […]

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