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Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Action PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 06 February 2020 12:32


RCMP RAID IN PROGRESS - Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Action TOMORROW. 8 AM,
Friday, Feb 7th @ Centennial Square 

Early today the RCMP began militarized raids against Wet'suwet'en land defenders in defiance of Wet'suwet'en law, the Province's commitment to UNDRIP, and  the Wiggus negotiation process.

We cannot stand idly by while governments enact colonial violence in our names. Tomorrow, we take to the streets. Rally, march and disruption. Friday, 8 AM, Centennial Square (City Hall), Victoria – Bring Noise Makers. Bring banners. Bring friends.
Together, we fight back..

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2020 08:43
Elementary students restore, reclaim neighbourhood park PDF Print E-mail
PEJ Events
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:50

Students from Janet Langston’s Grade 3 and 4 class at Margaret Jenkins elementary celebrate the school’s efforts to remove invasive species from Trafalgar Park (below King George Terrace). The park was covered in gorse and blackberry and wild flowers and roses are now thriving. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Margaret Jenkins students 2.5 years into restoration


The reclamation of Trafalgar Park continues but to anyone who has visited in the past three years, the removal of invasive species has revealed a landscape unseen for decades.

And the work has been done by a pair of Margarets.

Well known Uplands Park advocate and volunteer Margaret Lidkea helped lead a program for nearby Margaret Jenkins elementary school students. Lidkea provides the know-how and the students provide the muscle.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 June 2019 14:50
Water commission unanimously opposes Malahat detour in watershed PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:25



Sooke Lake Reservoir, from the top of the dam's spillway. February 2019
Members of the Regional Water Supply Commission have unanimously opposed the idea of building an emergency Malahat detour route through water-supply lands or park wilderness.
The detour route has been discussed as a possible solution to traffic incidents that block the Malahat.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:29
Local Municipal Election Saanich BC PDF Print E-mail
Posted by admin   
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:56

I asked the Saanich Municipal 2018 candidates for Mayor and Councilors these two questions.  Following the questions are their responses. Only the candidates listed here responded. 


"I have two election questions for each of you that concern me.  Note that I may publish your responses including no responses.
1 - Have you located a property to put forward for government funding for homeless people and if not do you intend to do so?
2 - What action will you take to synchronize traffic lights?"
Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2018 11:17
An Evening of One Planet Storytelling with Pooran Desai PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:25
Date & Time: June 20, 2018 (7:00pm - 9:00pm)
Category: Saanich Community Events (See all events in this category)
Join us for a conversation about the One Planet Saanich initiative
Hear stories from around the world about businesses, schools and communities that are driving change using the One Planet Living framework.
The One Planet Living principles - from health and happiness and sustainable food to zero carbon energy - provide a common language to talk about sustainability and drive change.
?The District of Saanich and other Saanich stakeholders - including schools and businesses - are participating in the One Planet Cities Initiative along with three other cities from around the world.
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