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June 25 - July 8


Fast Track Slow Down

A package of three bills, including authorization for United States’ president Obama to ‘fast track’ the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty, has been voted down in the US House of Representatives.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in Global News archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


No Time to Think

Omnibus legislation and secrecy are tools to eradicate debate, discussion and negotiation.

on page 5 | also single article 'Reprint' in Global News archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


The Debates Debate

Elizabeth May gives us a summary of the complicated situation surrounding the upcoming national televised leaders’ debate. Will there be any debates with all party leaders present?

on page 8 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Vigorous Vegetables

Brian Crumblehulme takes a look at what makes some vegetables taste so good and grow vigorously. Perhaps its time to get tough on our gardens.

on page 9 | also single article 'Reprint' in Farms + Food archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Glass sponge reefs in Georgia Strait to be protected

New protective legislation has been put into place around glass sponge reefs in the Strait of Georgia. Conservationists are now hoping for a National Marine Conservation Area.

on page 1 | also single article 'Reprint' in Parks + Wildlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


News Shorts

Ikea invests over $1 billion to fight climate change; BC Ferries scraps idea of gaming on vessels; Tim Hortons drops Enbridge ads; Bill to ban whales and dolphin captivity; Public input sought on the Great Bear Rainforest; No new coal, says Stern; Supreme Court orders sale of Komas Bluffs property; Norway divests from coal; Mill Bay ferry is back; BC Ferries joins Green Marine; Coleman dismisses Hughes LNG report; Community fishers collect Salish Sea data; False Creek oil spill; NEB programs arguments at Trans Mountain hearings; Canada’s wind energy reaches milestone

on page 6

Readers’ Letters

Financing maternal and child health; Bill C-51; Letter contains important error; In tribute to Daniel Kingsbury; What could MPs have to hide?; Trans Mountain Pipeline; End of the century way too late

on page 4

Round The Islands

Intermediate class ship names on the way; Saturna June townhall; Magic Lake sewage updgrade; 800+ artists enter Salt Spring National Art Prize; Vancouver Island drought; Fairyslipper Forest; Island Health receives National Green Award; Victoria Foundation accepting applications for Community Grants; Endangered baby turtles unearthed at Beaver Lake; Texada Aerospace Week teaches new subjects

on page 2

Saturna Notes, page 9

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