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“Barren Lands” and Bill C24

"We are here to oppose Bill 24. Real Farmers are being hurt by the proposed changes. We have not been consulted. We want to make the ALR and ALC work better, this is not the way, and we are extremely upset about this Bill and its impact on agriculture and food security in British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

Letters to the Editor: Integrity BC

So what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics. Read the rest of this entry »

The Month In Review – Photographically

Tsartlip Groundbreaking ceremony. Drummers, l. to r., Si Smith, Sr., Roxanne Modest, William Pierre, Jr., Rob Morris, and Fraser Smith.

Tsartlip Groundbreaking ceremony. Drummers, l. to r., Si Smith, Sr.,
Roxanne Modest, William Pierre, Jr., Rob Morris, and Fraser Smith.

 

The Canora Mews project moves ahead in North Saanich. The majority of units have been sold, according to developer, Gary Lunn.

The Canora Mews project moves ahead in North Saanich. The majority of units have been sold,according to developer, Gary Lunn.

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor: North Saanich keeps making headlines

North Saanich keeps making headlines; "New density zones raise eyebrows”, "Four NS employees resign”, "North Saanich wants clarity on its OCP policies”, "Extreme changes in North Saanich”, "Urban push raised serious issues”. “Spot rezoning request gets early nod”, “They have heard enough”, "An abuse of public trust”, "Council responsible for the drama”; "Leadership is about serving people”…. What is happening in this quiet rural community on the Northern tip of the Peninsula? Read the rest of this entry »

A Homeless Survivor Tells His Story

At fourteen I arrived in Victoria from Sudbury with a single parent, an alcoholic father who was “lazy and depressed” with little to look forward to. While volunteering for Mustard Seed, I learned of the establishment of the Open Door, recently started by Reverend Al Tysick. That was in 1990, the Open Door consisted of a few tables, about twenty street people, stale donuts, coffee and tea, and open only two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

   BC Refuses the Enbridge Northern Pipeline !

MPs Murray Rankin and Nathan Cullen hold a public forum in Victoria with guests from many organizations to discuss the strategies and successes for saving BC’s environment from catastrophe.

Dominion Brook Park

The Friends of the Dominion Brook Park Society are celebrating another year in their ongoing restoration of an area of North Saanich familiar to generations of local residents. The park, originally part of the Dominion Experimental Farm, which is actually more like a botanical garden, was established at the turn of the last century with plants sourced from around the world making it a unique destination for tourists. Read the rest of this entry »

Democracy, North Saanich Style

“I encourage all citizens to attend North Saanich council meetings and to play a part in our democracy,” writes North Saanich Councillor Craig Mearns in a letter to the editor in the Peninsula News Review of February 20 2014. Apparently the invitation does not extend to all citizens, as local resident Springfield Harrison recently found out. Read the rest of this entry »

Addressing mental health needs at Our Place Society

“Not every story has a happy ending...but the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists so long as life exists. How to support that possibility in others and in ourselves is the ultimate question.” Dr. Gabor Maté, In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts: Close encounters with addiction Read the rest of this entry »

Cookie Monsters Run Amok… in Central Saanich?

7:00 PM, Monday February 3rd, 2014. Just another Monday night. All quiet on the home front. Everyone just going about their business, unaware of the attack about to happen. The grandfather was watching his wrestling, waiting for dinner. The grandmother was putting the finishing touches on the dinner. Read the rest of this entry »
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