Amalgamation Yes! poll sets stage for local government elections in CRD

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July 29, 2014

Victoria, BC - A poll released by Amalgamation Yes! today highlights the need for an important discussion regarding governance in the Capital Regional District (CRD).

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Minister Thomson urges “direct discussions” on Grace Islet in op-ed, but declines request for face-to-face meeting

10583924_804569169575677_1195423863412488080_n.jpgThe Province of British Columbia has a rich and complex history of ignoring issues with First Nations. Sadly, we all pay for these purposeful omissions at later time. Such is the case of Grace Islet in Salt Spring Island’s Ganges Harbour, where a luxury home is being built on a First Nations cemetery.

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Thanking BC teachers

hangingbasket1.JPGYesterday morning I read a Facebook post from one of my former teachers that started, “Well, today marks the official first day of summer holidays after the last 3 worst professional months of my 21 year teaching career...” I was disheartened.

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Greens welcome landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Tsilhqot’in First Nation

VICTORIA – The BC Green Party today celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision to acknowledge aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation to 1,700 square kilometres of land in British Columbia.

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Reflecting on National Aboriginal Day

I spent last Saturday, National Aboriginal Day, at Centennial Park in Ganges on Salt Spring Island. My family joined a few hundred aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in a rally to protest the development of a luxury home over top of Coast Salish burial cairns on Grace Islet off Salt Spring.

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