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Cowichan Conversations: Wildfire North of Bamberton Closes Northbound Lanes of Malahat Highway

Wildfires, the very mention is a concern. The wildfire burning south of Mill Bay serves as a reminder of what seems like an increasing threat on Vancouver Island. Here is a recent CBC REPORT followed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Wildfire North of Bamberton Closes Northbound Lanes of Malahat Highway

Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?

Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams? When a star advisor such as Tzepborah Berman calls out the Premier depth of discontent and disbelief may become a serious Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will Christy Clark’s brilliant campaigning skills survive the growing opposition to her LNG pipedreams?

Cowichan Conversations: No puppies, no kittens, no coverage

  Norm Farrell digs into today’s shallow corporate media coverage and compares it with some of the real broadcasters and news reporters that used to cover the issues of the day. Originally published in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: No puppies, no kittens, no coverage

Cowichan Conversations: The BDS movement is gathering momentum

Andrew Mitrovica’s opinion piece posted on Al Jazeera’s site includes recognition of the controversial Green Party support for Boycott, Divest Sanction (BDS) The BDS movement is gathering momentum and adherents from across the globe, Read … . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The BDS movement is gathering momentum

Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

  Back in court, the cards have been played, hopefully for the last time. Here is an update from the Shawnigan Residents Association.   Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

Cowichan Conversations: The Majestic Maple Has Been Felled Early This Morning By The Island Savings Commission

This may well be about the stupidest local government action ever. The tree was safe, but the politicians chose to realign the entrances to their so-called ‘Green Parking Lot’ at our Cowichan Community Centre, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Majestic Maple Has Been Felled Early This Morning By The Island Savings Commission

Cowichan Conversations: Come celebrate the Big Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st 10am – 3pm*

Public News Release Come celebrate the BIG Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st* *10am – 3pm * Leanne Hodges, West Coast Wild Activist Artist, Starts A Community Mural Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Come celebrate the Big Leafed Maple – Tree of Life in a creative collaboration. *August 21st 10am – 3pm*

Cowichan Conversations: One year ago today, Steelhead LNG announced their plans for their liquefaction plant at Bamberton.

    PROTESTS: HIGHWAY PROTEST #2 Sunday, September 25th at Goldstream Park 1:00 to 4:00 pm Signs and t-shirts/tank tops available. This will be an R.C.M.P. sanctioned, peaceful, family friendly event as are all Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: One year ago today, Steelhead LNG announced their plans for their liquefaction plant at Bamberton.

Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Greens have been too cautious, too polite, without achieving a significant effect on environmental policies.

The Green Party is in serious danger of tanking, and it is most certainly not because they have been too green, or too radical. Canadians need and want a Green Party, a progressive force cohesive Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Greens have been too cautious, too polite, without achieving a significant effect on environmental policies.

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Zombie bees’ found in Nanaimo as scary parasite spreads to Canada

Here is another story from CHEK TV News that is righteous of a horror flick. . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: ‘Zombie bees’ found in Nanaimo as scary parasite spreads to Canada

Cowichan Conversations: Catalyst’s Crofton Mill Sprays Oily Substance Over Crofton Neighbourhood–No Assistance Offered

Crofton residents homes, gardens, vehicles, and kids toys were covered with an oily spray that resulted from a mechanical failure at the Catalyst Pulp Mill. Catalyst Crofton environment manager Brian Houle downplayed the event and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Catalyst’s Crofton Mill Sprays Oily Substance Over Crofton Neighbourhood–No Assistance Offered

Cowichan Conversations: For the countless Canadians humiliated by anti-gay policies, healing can finally begin

Svend Robinson was Canada’s first openly gay MP. He is now based in Geneva with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Originally published in the Globe & Mail Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: For the countless Canadians humiliated by anti-gay policies, healing can finally begin

Cowichan Conversations: Green Party In Disarray-Elizabeth May Walk

There is a great deal of debate and discussion taking place following the Green Party convention where the membership joined with other human rights forces worldwide in opposition to the ongoing seizure of Palestinian lands. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Green Party In Disarray-Elizabeth May Walk

Cowichan Conversations: CANCELLED – Island Savings Centre Commission, August 11, 2016

Cowichan Valley Regional District Agenda Notification Service CANCELLED – Island Savings Centre Commission, August 11, 2016 http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/index.aspx?NID=993 This link provides access to CVRD meetings If clicking the link doesn’t wo… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CANCELLED – Island Savings Centre Commission, August 11, 2016

Cowichan Conversations: Protesters Occupy The Old Maple At The Cowichan Community Centre-Block Chainsaw Crew

It is difficult to imagine how the issue of upgrading the parking lot of the Cowichan Community Centre, temporarily named ‘Island Savings Centre’, could have been handled any worse than it has been. It is Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Protesters Occupy The Old Maple At The Cowichan Community Centre-Block Chainsaw Crew

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD-Plans Set For Maple Tree Removal-At the Cowichan Community Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     August 3, 2016     Plans Set For Maple Tree Removal Duncan, BC – Following a final decision by the Island Savings Centre Commission at a special meeting Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD-Plans Set For Maple Tree Removal-At the Cowichan Community Centre

Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Community Centre’s Controversial Old Maple Tree on Trial

The controversy surrounding the Cowichan Community Centre Commissions decision to remove the grand old big leaf maple on James Street to accommodate a new parking lot design continues. Frankly, much of the problem originated with Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Community Centre’s Controversial Old Maple Tree on Trial

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Government Approves Site C Dam Permits

Dear Mr. Trudeau, Ms. Wilson-Raybould, and Ms. McKenna, I could scarcely believe my ears and my eyes at the news that your government has OKed the Site C dam permits. I am stunned, disappointed, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Government Approves Site C Dam Permits

Cowichan Conversations: Trump Claims America Should Never Have Given Canada Its Independence

Satire DONALD J. Trump has told Fox and Friends that he believes the U.S. “should never have allowed” Canada to gain independence. The republican candidate for president freely admits to being “a little rusty” Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trump Claims America Should Never Have Given Canada Its Independence

Cowichan Conversations: James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

It is really quite amazing that as we head towards a ‘Climate Change Cliff’ our leaders fiddle about as if it is of little consequence, hardly urgent and certainly nowhere as important as their political Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

Cowichan Conversations: Days of Revolt-Letting Go of the World-Chris Hedges

We have heard the responses from our Prime Minister Trudeau and the American President Obama about dealing with climate change, but what they say is bogus, meaningless, their policies are in fact accelerating the doom Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Days of Revolt-Letting Go of the World-Chris Hedges

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. terrorism convictions overturned as judge rules pair were entrapped

In this case B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce was not buying in and denounced the RCMP. She said police went too far, using trickery and subterfuge to manipulate the pair. It is refreshing Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: B.C. terrorism convictions overturned as judge rules pair were entrapped

Cowichan Conversations: Green Party admits to deliberately misleading Victoria voters

Green Party leader Elizabeth May arrives with candidates Jo-Ann Roberts, left, and Frances Litman to watch election results on Oct. 19. The party has admitted a senior official misled the public in a Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Green Party admits to deliberately misleading Victoria voters

Cowichan Conversations: Maple tree blues: commission says cut it down

Susan Down, Local New Eye Cowichan, covered the Commission meeting where they officially confirmed their earlier plan to cut down the old big leaf maple at the Cowichan Community Centre. Here is her report. Maple Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Maple tree blues: commission says cut it down

Cowichan Conversations: The Big Leaf Maple Tree At The Cowichan Community Centre Will Cut Down

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