Newsletters from the North Island - Powell River Riding
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Message from the CEO Greens dream of sustainable lifestyle, deep meaningful democracy, and limits to growth in respect for finite resources. Your NIPR executive has the courage and a vision to serve and be visible in our communities. On behalf of NIPR Greens, I thank...read more
By Megan Ardyche September 2017 One of our supporters forwarded me a very interesting article in The Georgia Straight by Martyn Brown, a former Chief of Staff to Gordon Campbell. In this article, Brown is praising the NDP and the BC Greens for working out an...read more
By Pat Carl September 2017 The BC provincial election in the spring of 2017 was a watershed moment. Three Green Party candidates were elected. After the NDP succeeded in its courtship dance with the Greens, an agreement was signed. The Greens and NDP agreed to work...read more
Federal GP EDA Get-Together After the BC Green Party AGM in Sidney, on Sunday morning, August 20, 2017, we had a gathering of Federal Green Party EDAs whose members were also attending the AGM. Wally Kunz, CEO of Vancouver East EDA, had the foresight to ask why not...read more
On Friday, July 28, 2017, local Green Party members gathered for a delicious potluck and, afterwards, much food for thought by Comox Valley resident, Kelly Matthews.
Earlier this year, Kelly attended the Global Greens Congress and agreed to share with us some thoughts, feelings, and inspiration he took home from the event. In a passionate, well-prepared talk and slide presentation, he gave us challenging information, well thought-out perspectives, his motivation, and some thoughts on a way forward as we face the challenges of an ecologically stressed world, both locally and globally.read more
The Green Party is represented at a second location on Tribal Journeys. It was a great experience to be part of the volunteer group in K’omoks. Just for washing grapes alone, we had 6 or 7 people. And then there were the people making mountains of spaghetti sauce and cooking pasta, or the people putting together the food bags for the paddlers as they landed. Let me tell you, those food bags were heavy! K’omoks was not the final location and not all the canoes stopped here, but still there was a huge number of people involved to make it happen. Being part of a huge effort like that was inspiring.read more
by Pat Carl July 2017 During early July, I visited my mother in Des Moines, Iowa. I was raised and spent most of my life in the USA, so I am familiar with the States’ mania for all things red, white, ‘n blue. Still, in taking my morning walks, I was struck anew by...read more
The North Island-Powell River Greens were represented at Tribal Journeys in Port Townsend, WA. Only two canoes stopped in Port Townsend, but there were quite a few people on the beach to welcome...read more
Susan Holvenstot, Green Party supporter As part of a series of “Living Green” interviews with local Green Party supporters, I had the pleasure of interviewing Comox Valley resident Susan Holvenstot. Susan spent a month this past winter visiting indigenous...read more
A new, dynamic organizational team is in place, ready to roll up its sleeves and get to work for our community.read more