Category: Environment

Let’s Talk About The Climate Crisis

World Community’s four-part series ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis: Activism, Adaptation, and Resilience’ continues on Tuesday September 17, 7 pm at Upper Native Sons’ Hall with ‘Let’s Talk about the Climate Crisis’, a climate communications panel covering issues from personal health to collective political action.

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National Drive Electric Week

CVEVA and Emotive BC have booked Simms Millennium Park for Saturday,
September 21 from 11AM to 2PM for a Show and Shine display of dozens of different
models of electric cars, scooters and bicycles, and test drives from local dealers of
many of these.

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Kus-kus-sum Dock, Dolphins Pilings Gone for Good!

The removal of the dock, dolphins and pilings from the water lot area of the Kus-kus-sum property went smoothly last week. GADD machinery was mobilized to the site Saturday, August 17th and assembled over the weekend. Work commenced on the following Monday and the final pilings were removed during the weekend of the 23rd and 24th. Project Watershed invites the public onto the site Friday and Saturday August 30 and 31 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

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4th Annual Wild Salmon BBQ at 40 Knots

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society invites you to attend their next fundraiser event, the 4th Annual Wild Salmon BBQ at 40 Knots on Saturday, September 7th. The menu for the evening is a delicious wild salmon barbecue dinner catered by As You Like It. In addition to all the headway made on the Kus-kus-sum campaign, we will be celebrating the Safe Haven label and the artist that created it – Monica Gewurz.

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Kus-kus-sum Deconstruction, Phase 1 – Dock Removal

GADD equipment will initiate work to remove the dock and dolphin pilings at Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site) on August 15, 2019 under the supervision of Warren Wartig, Registered Professional Biologist and Dock Removal Project Manager for Interfor. For many, including Wartig, this process has been long in the making.

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BC Parks Accessibility Day a Success for BC Day Week-end!

Thanks to the very generous spirit of volunteerism of 19 individuals who from Nanaimo to Campbell River, the Strathcona Wilderness Institute was able to make BC Park’s “Accessibility Day” initiative, a success for the 60, or more, participants who came with family to experience Strathcona Park’s beauty over the BC week-end. Accessibility Day made evident the need  for a second trailrider at the SWI. There is therefore a need to fund-raise about $12K for a second trailrider to support this programme. All donations for this to SWI are welcome!

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Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Communities are everything. They are at the heart of the work that we do every day, as we focus on being a better and stronger partner for healthy coastal communities, like yours. Interestingly, socially-minded businesses are taking note of our approach, sharing our values with their customers and, as a result, the importance of action on marine conservation is being amplified.

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CSEB Report: BC Adrift in a Time of Environmental Emergencies

At a time when the failure of BC’s government to live up to to its electoral promises on the environment has become so notorious that it makes national headlines with titles such as: “A change in government fails to alter B.C.’s environmental path,” the recent announcement that BC will not be implementing a “Species at Risk Act” anytime soon comes as the coda on a dystopian rhapsody.

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