Old-Growth Forest Defenders Ramp It Up!

This photo is from the August 8 protest held in Nanaimo on August 8. It was called by Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo.  At the time there was a hunger strike going on in an effort to focus the BC NDP’s attention on citizen opposition to their continued logging of old-growth forests. In response to that hunger strike, Doug Routley, the BC NDP member for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, said, “…the province’s anticipated strategic review of old-growth forest management is coming by late summer or early fall, and will include “immediate actions.” Old-growth forest defenders in Campbell River call for B.C. forest minister’s resignation   On August 12, there was a protest in Campbell River in front of BC NDP MLA Claire Trevena’s office. The Campbell River Mirror actually sent a reporter to cover it, which was wonderful. Again the trope about the Old Growth Strategic Review Panel report coming out in “late summer or early fall” was trotted out, this time by Forest Minister Doug Donaldson. Dozens participate in old-growth logging protest in Courtenay On August 20, more people gathered in Courtenay, in front of BC NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard’s office. A couple of people even washed Ms. Leonard’s office window in an effort to help her see more clearly since she so obviously has not been heeding the increasing urgency felt by her constituents.    Wildlife were represented , as were salmon. And, just in case Ms. Leonard still had trouble seeing through her now-clean office windows, this was the over-riding message. …and then there’s Fairy Creek in Port Renfrew by Mandy Vaughan If you follow the issue of old-growth logging in...

Why is the Green Party Important?

Why is the Green Party Important in 2019?   On March 23rd Elizabeth May and Mark de Bruijn launched the campaign for North Island - Powell River at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River. Click to watch the video or continue and check out the highlights. Why is the Green Party Important in 2019 Highlights   Introductions   Elizabeth May: My happy task is to introduce your candidate. But, before I do that, I want to say that this is a contested nomination as most of you will know. Green Members of the North-Island, Powel-River riding had to vote to figure out who would be the nominee. This is happening more often and all the time now as we become more credible, and successful. Right now, the campaign to win the nomination in Guelph, Ontario is going to be fought out between six candidates; you had three. A contested nomination says a lot about where we are as Greens. And the winner of the contested nomination – to have the role, the challenge, and the fun of being a candidate for the North-Island Powel-River area, is the person I am introducing today: Mark de Bruijn. It is terrific to have someone who is such a dedicated Green, committed to building this - what we used to call a riding association but is now an electoral district association. Yet, what you may not know a lot about, is his background, so I will tell you. He has a first-class honours degree in Bachelors of Science from the University of Calgary, he worked as an educator, a principal, a high-school...

NIPR Greens 2019 Candidate Nomination Meeting, March 10th.

NIPR Greens 2019 Candidate Nomination Meeting, March 10th. It’s time for the Green Party members of the North Island-Powell River riding to elect their 2019 election candidate! If you are a member in good standing (for 30 days before March 10), you are eligible to vote. Any new or lapsed membership can be renewed at the meeting prior to the vote. Everyone is welcome, but remember, only members can elect a candidate.   Sunday, March 10, 20192:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Black Creek Community Centre (map)       AND      Powell River Public Library (map)2001 Black Creek Rd. Black Creek, BC                                            6975 Alberni St., Powell River View the event on Facebook Mark de Bruijn The Comox Valley has been my home for the past 19 years. Communication, environmental sanity, sustainability and community have pervaded my professional and personal life. These passions brought me to join the Greens in 2014, serving as CEO of our local riding for the past 7 months. As a fisheries biologist in the 1970s, I contributed to Canada’s first environmental assessment, ultimately striking down the Prudhoe Bay to Edmonton gas pipeline. As a school principal, senior teacher, and college instructor I opened young minds to the wonders of science, and the responsibilities of living in a science-based culture. Read more about...

Meet your NIPR Green Party candidate nominees

Join other Green Party supporters in the Powell River area in welcoming and getting to know Blair Cusack and Mark de Bruijn to the nomination contest for this year’s Federal election. The public is welcome – bring your friends and family.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Powell River Public Library,

PS: Scroll down to view the bios of both nominees.

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