Category: Politics

Andrew Callicum elected as the new vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is pleased to announce that Andrew Callicum has been elected as the new vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Andrew won at an extraordinary general meeting’s by-election held by the NTC on November 30th in Port Alberni, garnering 52 votes. He won the majority of votes over vice-president hopeful, Pamela Webster who received 30 votes. Andrew will serve as vice-president of the NTC for the next 4 years.

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Universal Human Rights Day Writeathon

“Your words have Power” is the motto for Amnesty International’s Write for Rights Event, held each December around the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Comox Valley Amnesty Action Circle invites members of the public to join them for their annual writeathon on Monday December 11, 2-4 pm at the Courtenay Library. We’ll write letters, share information about Amnesty International’s work and enjoy holiday cookies.

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Council of Canadians AGM with Keynote Speaker Terry Dance-Bennink

It has been another busy year for the Comox Valley Council of Canadians. On Thursday, Nov. 23,  the Chapter invites you to attend their 2017 AGM and presentation “Proportional Representation Gives Every Voter a Voice!”  

The evening will begin with the Chapter’s news and updates on their various campaigns and activities, in what has been an exciting year.

Keynote speaker Terry Dance-Bennink, chair of Fair Vote Canada-BC, will address how, by moving forward with proportional representation (PR), we can make sure every British Columbian’s vote counts.

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Governments Must Intervene to Stop Marine Harvest in B.C.

The Council of Canadians is calling on the federal and B.C. provincial governments to intervene and prevent Marine Harvest from removing First Nation observers from their Atlantic salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago.   “The people of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, Namgis and Mamalilikala Nations have more legitimate right to be on this territory than Marine Harvest,” says Alice de Wolff, National Board member of the Council of Canadians.   The observers on two farms received an order to leave by 5 PM Thursday, November 9, in a letter from Marine Harvest.    The Council of Canadians has called on both...

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CVRD Board Elects Bruce Jolliffe as Chair

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) board of directors has elected Bruce Jolliffe as chair and Bob Wells has been elected as vice-chair for 2018.

The CVRD board is made up of municipal council members who are elected from their respective councils and elected representatives from the region’s electoral areas. The CVRD board elects its chair and vice-chair position each year.

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B.C. Hydro’s little fibs on Site C

The hissing sound you may hear is the unmistakable sound of the air coming out of Site C’s tires.
As the B.C. Utilities Commission continues its inquiry on the project, it’s becoming more and more apparent that B.C. Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the whole truth when it comes to Site C.
Case in point: in December 2014, when the B.C. government announced its decision to move ahead with Site C, B.C. Hydro boasted that an independent analyst had reviewed its methodologies for future demand forecasts and found them to be “state-of-the-art methods.”

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Blaney unhappy about response re essential housing for Canadians

(special to TideChange) North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney expressed disappointment with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to her request for a commitment to a national seniors strategy. In a media teleconference on October 5, Blaney, who sits on the committee examining the seniors support system as it exists and what is needed, asked the Prime Minister specifically if he would commit to creating a national strategy. His response was a that he knew “the NDP love their national strategies” but that “one of the first things this government did was raise the Guaranteed Income Supplement by 10% for...

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Courtenay-Comox NDP Fall dinner

Join friends old and new for the annual NDP Fall Dinner and Dessert Auction 
Saturday, October 21 
Florence Filberg Centre 411 Anderton Ave

Doors open at 5. Chat with Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard, and browse the eye-catching dessert table. Dinner will be served at 6 by Tria Fine Catering.

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B.C. government’s credit card charges added up in 2016/17

There’s nothing quite like poring through 87,527 credit card charges to the B.C. government’s plastic in 2016/17.
Charges that can often be on top of a company’s billings to existing government accounts. For instance, last year, Sensus Communications billed the government $79,286, while various ministries put an additional $58,059 on plastic.

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