Feb 142019
 

The last “For your selection” was:   2019-01-28   For Your Selection. Main emphasis: serious, the export of water. INVALID, but not!   some links in the postings show as invalid, a line drawn through them.  They work just fine.  I might now know how to fix them.  Will try again.  /Sandra   FOR YOUR SELECTION,  […]

Feb 142019
 

To:  Persons who spoke out concerning Peter MacKinnon’s appointment to presidency of Dal, There’s more to the background of Dalhousie presidents Peter MacKinnon and before him, Richard Florizone, than told in the news report. Dissent arises when there are conflicting interests,  inimical to the public interest.  If anyone should understand and uphold the tenets of […]

Feb 142019
 
2019-02-10  Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature',  The Guardian

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it? Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld The […]

Feb 132019
 
2019-01-30  The Timber West trial,  TheTyee.ca .  Sappers.  Role of Pension funds in corruption. And of contributions to political parties.

Rich Coleman Fighting Order to Testify in TimberWest Trial Legislature ‘technically’ in session, so ex-minister can ignore subpoena, lawyer argues. By Andrew MacLeod  Excerpts: TimberWest’s donations to the BC Liberals included $44,685 in 2007, $14,738 in 2008 and $60,988 in 2009. . . . TimberWest was eventually sold to two funds that manage pension money for […]

Feb 132019
 

Sybille de La Hamaide 3 Min Read   PARIS (Reuters) – Bayer said on Wednesday that farmers in France and Germany were digging up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after traces of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) banned for cultivation were found in seeds sold by the company. GMO crops are widely grown across the […]

Feb 122019
 
2019-01-24   Concerns on transparency and sustainability raised at University Council.  From student newspaper, The Sheaf.  University of Sask.

By Ana Cristina Camacho https://thesheaf.com/2019/01/24/concerns-on-transparency-and-sustainability-raised-at-university-council/ U of S President and Vice-Chancellor Peter Stoicheff asks council a question during a University Council Meeting in Room 241 of the Arts Building on Jan. 17, 2019.   Beginning by continuing a discussion from a meeting held on Dec. 20, 2018, retired English professor Len Findlay spoke to the […]

Feb 082019
 

Return to INDEX apluc response Larry Barr                                                                                                             Feb. 1, 2019 Acting Regional Executive Director West Coast Natural Resource Region Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development   Mr. Barr;   Re: French Creek Watershed Protection.   Thank you for your letter of Dec. 27, 2018 in response to our letter Dec. 6th, […]

Feb 082019
 
2018-2019  On-line Petition (Change.org)  STOP water bottlers from taking up to 9 million litres per year from aquifer.  New Zealand.  Chinese-owned Cloud Ocean Water

Return to INDEX https://www.change.org/p/stop-belfast-water-bottling Genevieve Robinson started this petition to Prime Minister’s Office Jacinda Adern PM Cloud Ocean Water has bought land for a proposed second bottling plant, close to its current operations in Belfast. The China-owned company could be eyeing up billions more litres of water from beneath Christchurch to bottle and sell overseas […]

Feb 062019
 

Return to INDEX Excellent letter!  A request to support the Strathcona Resolution Offered for use as a Template. AVICC-Qualicum Many thanks to Julie: Here is the letter that has gone out to QB, Parksville council and the RDN (Regional District Nanaimo) board. If it can be passed onto other jurisdictions encouraging their local government to […]