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The Reason

When I was very young – starting at about 6 or 7 years old – my Grandfather Chris was everything to me. My Father was out in the world trying to make a difference for our futures. My Mother had four little ones under foot, including me, the eldest and most independent. During those first days with the nuns at the Indian day school I couldn't wait for the bell to ring, so I could stop at my Grandfather's house on the way home. Read the rest of this entry »

Letter to the Editor

What I find most disturbing about BC Hydro’s forced imposition of smart meters is how readily politicians of all parties have abandoned fundamental principles of a free society in order to accommodate bureaucratic expediency. Individual freedom demands that government has boundaries. Read the rest of this entry »

The CCPA: Celebrating 49 Years Of Volunteer Work In Canada

Mental Health and its role in individual health needs to be recognized as an equally important aspect of personal health in the broader community according to The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) which held its 49th annual convention recently in Victoria. Read the rest of this entry »

Raincoast & Sierra Club Host Oil Free BC Event

Saanich Voice Online Video presents:
Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Sierra Club BC team up with Robert Bateman and others to discuss the absurdity of oil transport through BC lands and oceans.
Speakers:
Chief Vern Jacks, Tseycum Nation     0:58
Eric Pelkey, Tsawout Nation                 9:00
Ross Dixon, Raincoast Foundation  19:45
Robert Bateman, Artist                        23:25
Andy Rosenberger, Raincoast           52:06
Caitlyn Vernon, Sierra Club BC     1:07:30
Elizabeth May, MP                             1:19:00
Gary Holman, MLA                           1:27:45
Audience and Panel                           1:30:50

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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 »
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