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Farm, Arts & Culinary Camp for Kids

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in At Issue | 0 comments

The Centre for Arts, Ecology & Agriculture on Salt Spring Island presents a five-day farm camp for children ages 7-12. The experience will offer environmental literacy experiences through the exploration of a variety of habitats; by growing, harvesting, preparing and eating organic fruits and vegetables, feeding and caring for farm animals, and through nature based art, using child-centered, fun activities.

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Are you a water hog?

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in At Issue | 0 comments

Did you know the average British Columbian uses 353 litres of water per day?  That’s almost 2 full bathtubs!  Yet the average Kamloopsian makes even that amount look puny: we use a whopping 850 litres per day, peaking during the summer to an astounding 1,750 litres of water per person per day. Eighty percent of the water consumed in the summer is used outdoors to water grass as well as hose driveways and wash vehicles, according to the City.  With water meters being phased in to charge residents for actual amounts used, many residents will be looking for ways to reduce their water bill. Water wise tips: To find out if your lawn has been watered enough, put an empty tuna can on the grass.  When it’s full, your lawn has all the water it needs Consider re-doing part...

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No Pipelines! No Tankers! Solidarity Speaking Tour

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

Three proposed pipelines — Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, and the Pacific Trails Pipeline – will move fossil fuels through BC’s communities, across rivers and streams, and to the pristine Pacific Coast. But people across the province are organizing and fighting back to stop the expansion of these dangerous projects. Join us to learn more about building solidarity amongst the struggles to protect our communities, water, and land. The Council of Canadians is hosting a panel discussion with: Maude Barlow — Council of Canadians Sven Biggs — Tanker Free BC Jim Cooperman — Shuswap Environmental Action Society Art Manuel — Secwepemc Territory Kanahus Pellkey — Secwepemc Territory The presentation will take place at the Clocktower at TRU on Wednesday, October 24th at 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:30...

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KGHM Ajax holds next round of meetings

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

.     As part of the public consultation plan, the company is holding a series of community workshops.  The purpose of this one is to provide project information based on identified areas of concern, and engage the public in the assessment process and project design.  The first of this series was held June 13, but there is another opportunity to attend the same workshop June 28. Pre-registration will close at noon on Thursday, June 21; final confirmation will be sent out Friday, June 22.  The session will be held at the Campus Activity Centre at TRU (Mountain Room) from 6 pm to 9 pm. If you would like to attend, please send your name, postal code and contact info toinfo@ajaxmine.ca or phone...

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Learn how to plant a veggie garden!

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

.     This free one-hour workshop with Kamloops Master Gardener Jo-Lynn Forbes will be held down at the downtown Public Produce Garden, 121 Victoria St. Come learn some important tips and techniques on planting a vegetable garden. The workshop will include hands-on demonstrations. This is a great resource for beginner, seasoned, and ‘just curious’ gardeners. To register, please send an email with your name and phone number to publicproduceproject@gmail.com . See you in the...

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