In The Opinion of the Writer

My neighbours are up in arms and furious with the City of Kamloops.  Why? The City is proposing to rezone six properties within the city as affordable housing. If you haven’t heard about this, I’ve provided a link to an article in the Kamloops Daily News below. The City is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm  at Kamloops Convention Centre, Ballroom “C” (1250 Rogers Way)  on this issue. One of the lots proposed for rezoning is in my neighbourhood. My acquaintances say publicly that many people use this site,  697 Cowan,  as a recreational … Continue reading In The Opinion of the Writer


Thursday, March 24, 2011 7:00 pm TRU Alumni Theatre, Clocktower Avrim Lazar is President & CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada as well as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products. He has also worked as national policy advisor  in areas as diverse as climate change, biodiversity, child poverty, and employemnt insurance.   He was the Chair of the Committee of teh Whole of the Second UN Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biolgoical Diversity in 1995. Continue reading THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SPEAKERS


.     Room 127, BC Centre For Open Learning Dr. Peter Victor is an economist who has worked on environmental issues for over 40 years  and was one of the founders of the emerging discipline of ecological economics.  He was the first President of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.  His most recent book is Managing without Growth: Slower By Design, not Disaster. Continue reading THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL SPEAKERS

2011 Seedy Saturday

Saturday, February 26, 2011 At Sahali Centre Mall 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Exchange seed, attend seminars and learn how to grow your own and how to preserve your harvest. If you save seeds,, please bring labeled garden seeds and exchnage them for seeds of others from your community.  FREE Admission ! For information, pleasae call Ann Sutherland 250 573- 3028 or                                                              Leslie Welch  250 828 -2321 If you wish to buy GMO- free, open pollinated seeds, check out    Open pollinated means you only havae to buy them once once you learn how to save seeds at Seedy … Continue reading 2011 Seedy Saturday

Thompson Rivers University: Environmental Speaker Series

If you would like to receive more information about these upcoming presentations, please email Patricia Gray at Thursday, March 3, 2011           Jim Hoggan, Chair of the David Suzuki    7:00pm  TRU Alumni Theatre, Clocktower  Jim Hoggan is one of Canada’s most respected public-relations professionals and the president and owner of the Vancouver PR firm Hoggan & Associates.A law school graduate with a longstanding passion for social justice, Jim also serves as chair of the David Suzuki Foundation—the nation’s most influential environmental organization—and as a Trustee of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. He is the cofounder of Stonehouse Standing … Continue reading Thompson Rivers University: Environmental Speaker Series

Cool Happenings at the University

Did you know that Thompson Rivers University has an International Week?  I didn’t –  and just look what I’ve missed.  They have all kinds of cool events in 2011  – including some that are relevant to environmentalists.   Wednesday, February 9 2011 7:00 pm room 1020 International Building The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil This documentary film will be followed by a discussion of how Cuba reduced energy consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union reduced its access to cheap, plentiful oil.   The admission price is a whole $ 5.00 – how can you beat that?  Friday, … Continue reading Cool Happenings at the University