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You’ll be getting an important card in the mail soon - from the federal government. It will invite you to participate in one of Canada’s most significant happening in years - electoral reform. Don’t know much about it, yet? Read this report on the work of the federal electoral reform committee and, as the card asks, go to: MyDemocracy.ca.on page 1
Details on ferry service changes from the horse’s mouth. A must read for Southern Islanders.on page 6 | also single article 'Reprint' in BC Ferries archive (Back Issues & Reprints)
Elizabeth May explains who really gets what and how it’s actually just catch-up from years of underfunding.on page 11 | also single article 'Reprint' in Oil + Gas + Coal (Back Issues & Reprints)
Threatened Southern Resident killer whales, our beloved and iconic species, will be driven extinct by seven-fold increase in tanker traffic, says Raincoast Conservation Society.
Heartwarming story of a tiny island community’s adventure to get a solar-powered school.on page11
Heard of the caminos, the historic trails across Europe? Not wilderness trails and well organized, these inspiring journeys may be life changing.on page 8
Fiddlers Cove (photo), HAT’s 20th Birthday, Taking Care For The Holiday Season, Local Communities Amongst the Friendliest in Canada, New Land for Sea to Sea Park, Go Eat On Galiano!, Benefit For Standing Rockon page 3
Gulf Islanders’ make doc showcasing their unique islands in trust. Gulf Islands Alliance volunteers have recorded the natural beauty of the islands, narrated by Arthur Black, scored by Valdy—a must watch, lots of opportunities to do so.on page 13
All Party Support for Electoral Reform on Salt Spring, Oil Is Not BC’s Future, A Very Merry Christmas!, What A Wonderful World, First-Past-The-Post In US, North Saanich Box Store Mall, Due Reverence To Bees, Early Childhood Development, Volunteers For Democracy, Goodbye to 399ppm Carbon Dioxide!, Ending Extreme Poverty Starts with Early Childhood Development, Trans-Pacific Partnershipon page 4
Saturna Notes - Important First Nations meeting, Thank you volunteers, The Ecoforestry Institute regains Merv Wilkinson’s Wildwood, Gulf Islands School District news, Eating less meat will reduce Earth’s heat, Lake named for War Amps leader Cliff Chadderton, Intergovernmental relations ministry