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Upcoming Events

Wed 18

Town Hall Meeting – Let’s Ban the Bag!

Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 18

Film and Fair Clothing Faire

Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 18

Open House and Public Meeting: Single-Use Checkout Bag Bylaw

Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 18

Toad People – A film about hope

Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:45 pm
Thu 19

Education for a One Planet Region

Thursday, October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Featured Stories

Review to Expose Professional Vandals

Fifteen years ago, as a reporter for CHUM TV (aka The New VI), I got a call from a professional wildlife biologist in Port Alberni called Mike Stini. He’s an Island guy to the core—understated, drives a pickup, knows the bush like the back of his hand and, more than...

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Recent Stories

We are being marketed to death

But let’s face it, the purpose of marketing is to persuade us to buy more of their products — why else would a business spend all that money? And therein lies perhaps the greatest danger. Because marketing feeds into and supports the dominant narrative of growth, it stimulates us to want and need more products, more “stuff.”

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If we want to save lives, control alcohol

This is not going to make me popular with my beer-drinking, Morris-dancing friends, or with a lot of other people, I imagine, but we need to put higher taxes on alcohol and implement other proven policies that make it less accessible and less glamorous. This is the conclusion one must come to on reading the report on alcohol harm in Canada just released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and a 2015 report by Canada’s chief public health officer.

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Dark-Sky Dads Who Love The Dark

Today, the International Dark-Sky Association is the only nonprofit working to minimize the destructive impacts of artificial light at night on our environment, our health, and wildlife. We strive to educate the public about adverse effects of irresponsible light at night and engage the IDA community in unique and creative ways to get involved in dark sky advocacy.

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