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August 20 - September 2


Saturna Notes: BC Ferries’ proposed schedule will destroy the community

Cutting off businesses from inter-island customers and suppliers, longer trips on ferries, less time in town to get supplies on Vancouver Island, inability to connect to doctors, homecare, inability to transfer big vehicles at changed connection port, not enough capacity for summer visitors—and the list goes on—all will tear Saturna’s community to shreds.

on page 11 | also single article 'Reprint' in BC Ferries archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


A debate starts the official campaign

Patrick Brown takes us through the first federal leaders’ debate of this election with a look at substance and style.

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


Sold Down the Yangtze – a Critique of the China Trade Deal

Frants Attorp reviews the book ‘Sold Down the Yangtze - a Critique of the China Trade Deal’ and shares his interview with author Gus Van Harten.

on page 2 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Stricter requirements limit voting opportunities

Recent changes to voting requirements have made it harder for Canadians to vote. Learn the hows, whens and wheres of voting in the upcoming election.

on page 3 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Vancouver Island candidates answer to Federal Candidate Question #5:

What should be the role of the national government on health care: financing, standard setting, policy leadership, research support, and/or professional training?

Answers on page 10

Food in a time of climate change

What will our food system look like in times of ever-dramatic climate change? Brian Crumblehulme takes a look.

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


News Shorts

Deadline extended to September 14 for input on climate paper; National Pharmacare Plan; Canadian Ebola vaccine shows promise; UN report conducted into Canada’s human rights record; Jumbo Resort in Kootenays scales back to move forward; EAO requests plans for Raven Mine from Compliance Coal; Lelu Island ‘grand central station for salmon’; Seaweed licences stretched; Australia emissions cuts ‘below average’; United Church will divest from fossil fuels; Microbeads to be banned?; Kinder Morgan consultant appointed to NEB; Former Hydro CEO says Site C ‘devastating’; Not charitable to prevent poverty, says CRA; Public comments accepted on water policies until Sept 8

on page 7

Readers’ Letters

LNG development won’t help hot summers; Televised leaders’ debates; Proportional senate; The economy; Limiting voting; Gabriola anchorages; Voting to shape the world; What a wonderful world?; English Bay oil spill

on page 4

Round The Islands

Turning the Tide 2015; September Islands Trust Council program; Salt Spring clean energy surges ahead; GISS solar milestone; The African Guitar Summit on Pender; Galiano coast-to-coast hike to bring kids closer to nature; The Great Galiano Reading Event; Henderson Report on Pender groundwater; Grace Islet protection; Three BC Ferries tracking Salish Sea waters; Night work at Otter Bay

on page 8

Saturna Notes, page 11

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