Our Blog | January 2010

New Society Goes to Ottawa

by: Heather on 01/28/2010
Posted in: Events

We are pleased to be participating in the upcoming Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference: Growing the Green Economy: Practical Solutions for Sustainable Communities being held in Ottawa, Ontario from Feb. 10-12.

Join us at this national forum for leading thinkers and planners on sustainable community development. Keynote speakers include …

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The Best Place on Earth

by: Heather on 01/26/2010

On the eve of the Games, as Olympic fever slams into high gear, a group of Gabriola activists has released a new video highlighting child poverty in the province of BC. According to First Call, British Columbia's child and youth advocacy coalition, BC had the highest child poverty rate in Canada for the sixth year in a row in 2007, and over one …

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The Making of an Elder Culture Reviewed on Rabble.ca

by: EJ on 01/22/2010
Posted in: Reviews

Frank Preyde is a boomer - and a book reviewer for Rabble.ca. He recently had the opportunity to read Theodore Roszak's, The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation . He says, "The author focuses on the formidable strengths of the baby boomer generation, reminds us of the significant …

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Sunshine and Peaches

by: EJ on 01/15/2010
Posted in: Activism

My email inbox has been filled with calls for support for the people of Haiti from most of my newsletter and list serve contacts - Mother Jones, Just Give, Nature Canada, Link TV, Al Gore and the Alliance for Climate Protection to name a few. Locally, folksinger Bob Bossin jumped into action sending this fine example of just how easy it is to …

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Gargantuan Global Vaccine Surplus Looms

by: Heather on 01/11/2010

In the wake of the H1N1 pandemic panic, Swissinfo, an enterprise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, reported last week that a long list of Western European countries are attempting to return, resell, donate, or otherwise offload hundreds of millions of surplus doses of the swine flu vaccine. In one of the more extreme examples, France is …

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