CHLY 101.7FM has a RFP for a logo/identity redesign. Applicants must be a member of the Radio Malaspina Society ($20 dollars a year; VIU students are members by default). Students will be given some priority, but award of contract will come down to portfolio, talent, references, and final interview. Deadline for application is April 30th. See attached PDF for details. (click headline to go to full listing) Please email for any clarification needed.

On Wednesday August 21st, Rick Simpson will be speaking during a live broadcast on stage at the Globe. Weekly CHLY radio show, A Sense of Justice will be hosting the renowned medical marijuana expert from 7pm until 8:30. Click to read all about Rick and watch the full documentary “Run from the Cure”

Rise-Up for May Day Weekend at the Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair. The Village Muse Bookstore in Cumberland (centrally located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia) will be hosting the first ever Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair at The Abbey, featuring a May Day feast of subversive ideas and creative resistance possibilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2013 Planning for New First Nations language exhibit to begin on International Mother Language Day   Vancouver, B.C. – Two prominent B.C. organizations and B.C. First Nations language experts will celebrate International Mother Language Day by commencing work on a B.C. First Nations Language Exhibit. On Thursday February 21, at […]

Thrifty Foods Kicks Off “Orange You Glad You Helped A Kid” Fundraiser Organic Buck Brand Orange Sale Donations Benefit Local KidSport Chapters Victoria, B.C. – Thrifty Foods General Manager Jim Dores, Olympic gold medalist Brian Price and KidSport representatives, along with a group of local elementary school visitors, were on hand to kick off the […]

Greatest bass player in the world comes to Gabriola Island in March Musician, author and teacher Victor Wooten will be at The Haven on Gabriola Island to share his remarkable gifts in a workshop for musicians and non-musicians March 19–21, to speak at TEDxGabriolaIsland on March 18, and play a concert on March 20. Wooten’s […]

Jerry Flynn Speaking Tour: Hazards of Wireless Technology (updated) Talks by Jerry Flynn are taking place in numerous communities in BC Jerry Flynn has speaking engagements throughout the month of February at various venues around BC. Please check our Events Calendar (in the right-hand column of this web page) for times, further details and updates. […]

Media Release February 8, 2012 Walking with First Nations as a Voice for Wild Salmon Feb. 8, 2013, On the Road to Victoria B.C. – Hereditary chief Beau Dick and his family have invited acclaimed salmon spokesperson Alexandra Morton to join their journey from Alert Bay to Victoria. The trek will culminate with a copper-cutting […]

Media Advisory February 1, 2013 More Than Idle No More Join hereditary Chief Beau Dick on his march from Alert Bay to Victoria, B.C. In the spirit of cultural preservation, Beau Dick and his family will embark on a journey from their home on the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Legislature building of […]

January 30, 2013 Island Savings’ Growing Island Families Together (GIFT) program provides financial and in-kind support to Island community groups. Island Savings is accepting applications for financial assistance through GIFT until March 15. In-kind requests can be made at any time. To apply, please visit or any of Island Savings’ 15 branch locations.

Show and Shine 10 Aug 13 . Registration at 11:00 am, cost is $10 for participants. Food vendors and local restaurant/Pubs available, live music, live auction, bike games, lots of prizes. Tom Carpenter Poker Run 11 Aug 2013, Registration is from 8 am to 10 am and the cost is $10. (Registration will remain open till 11 am for latecomers.; lots of prizes, Proceeds to Kids with Cancer.

The BC River Forecast Centre is ending a High Streamflow Advisory for: North Shore Mountains Howe Sound Mid-Vancouver Island (including the Oyster River, Tsolum River, Courtenay River and surrounding areas) Heavier rains and snowmelt over the weekend has eased. Rainfall totals over the past 72 hours was in the 75-200mm range in the North Shore/Howe […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dana Larsen touring BC to promote the Sensible BC decriminalization campaign. Dana Larsen, who last year ran for the leadership of the BC NDP, is touring Vancouver Island over the next two weeks to promote the Sensible Policing Act, which would effectively decriminalize cannabis possession in the province. Larsen will be speaking to supporters […]

Media Advisory “Respecting Indigenous Voices” 20/11/2012 Snuneymuxw Territory (Nanaimo, BC.) I (Kevin Henry) am making attempts to reawaken proper Indigenous protocols. I have been raising Indigenous solidarity for some time now. I support the end of oil mining and pipeline placing. I am including vast voices of concerned citizens who live in “Canada” to attend […]

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2012 For Immediate Release   Malaspina Choir’s Sing-along Messiah A Nanaimo Christmas Tradition   Hearing the music of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah, brings back many fond childhood memories for the Malaspina Choir’s artistic director, Dr. Garry Froese. And that’s why he’s looking forward to conducting the choir, along with the Nanaimo Chamber […]

Halalt continues to press for water protection “Halalt will continue to do everything we can to protect our river and the aquifer. “We are stewards of the entire watershed. It is our job to protect the fish and habitat from the estuary to the river’s source.” Those were the words of Chief James Thomas in the wake […]

MEDIA RELEASE:  NO DISRUPTION TO CLASSES AT VIU NEXT WEEK VIU RELEASE: 2012/143 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 23, 2012 NANAIMO, BC – Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 are continuing their efforts to finalize a renewed collective agreement. CUPE has informed VIU that they do not […]

CLASSES AND SERVICES RESUME THURSDAY AT VIU   No further job action expected this week   VIU RELEASE: 2012/141 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 NANAIMO, BC – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 has informed Vancouver Island University (VIU) that their members will return to work on Thursday, November 22, […]

JOB ACTION CONTINUES WEDNESDAY AT VIU   Classes cancelled tomorrow as CUPE 1858 continues job action; Classes and service to resume as normal on Thursday, Nov. 22   VIU RELEASE: 2012/140 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 NANAIMO, BC – Job action by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 will continue […]

For Immediate Release Country Grocer Support Helps Fill Dreams for Sick Kids Please join us at the Nanaimo Country Grocer (1800 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo) on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 am to launch this campaign in support of Help Fill A Dream. Nanaimo, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – Country Grocer will once again help […]

JOB ACTION UPDATE FROM VIU   CUPE 1858 participating in two-day job action today and Wednesday with other locals at BC post-secondary institutions VIU RELEASE: 2012/139 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 NANAIMO, BC – Job action by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 is underway at all Vancouver Island University […]

City of Nanaimo and District of North Saanich join challenge of ruling on BC Ferries assessment in Horseshoe Bay (Nanaimo and North Saanich BC, November 20, 2012) – Both Nanaimo City Council and North Saanich District Council yesterday endorsed recommendations to jointly appeal a recent decision of the Property Assessment Appeal Board regarding the Horseshoe […]

JOB ACTION TOMORROW TODAY AT VIU   CUPE 1858 to participate in two-day job action along with other locals at BC post-secondary institutions VIU RELEASE: 2012/138 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 19, 2012 NANAIMO, BC – Vancouver Island University (VIU) has just learned that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 will participate […]

VICTORIA–Five more BC community colleges are on strike.  The job action comes after failed last minute efforts by CUPE to get the provincial government to sign off on collective agreements with BC’s 3,000 CUPE college support workers. Campus-wide CUPE strikes start at 6am this morning and include North Island College, Vancouver Island University, Camosun College, College […]

CUPE 1858 SERVES JOB ACTION NOTICE VIU and support staff union continue to work to conclude renewed collective agreement without disruption to students VIU RELEASE: 2012/137 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 16, 2012 NANAIMO, BC – Vancouver Island University (VIU) has received 72-hour notice from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1858 for […]

Part 1: Press Conference Nov 15, 2012: Federal cuts to core funding


Press Conference Nov. 15, 2012:60% federal funding cuts

[Editor's Note: Received via email from and]

For immediate release November 19, 2012   Sports announced for Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games The BC Games Society announced today the 19 sports that will be part of the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games.  Up to 2934 athletes, 590 coaches, and 403 officials will compete in Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Canoe/Kayak, Equestrian, Golf, Inline Hockey, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 19, 2012 Contact: Diana Hart 250-668-0991 (Nanaimo) 1-888-320-3343 WESTERN EDGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW SHOWS FOR 2012-13 SEASON With Bob Bossin’s “Songs and Stories of Davy Punk” coming up this weekend, Nanaimo’s Western Edge Theatre has announced an additional two shows for its 2012-13 season. A money-saving subscription for […]

PORT ALBERNI – A feast held today in Port Alberni represents a significant step in healing a 143-year-old wound in the relationship between Hesquiaht First Nation and B.C. Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Ida Chong and other B.C. government representatives participated in a reconciliation feast at which forgiveness and regret were expressed over the hangings […]

NANAIMO – CUPE staff at BC’s colleges are readying for strike action.  Tentative plans call for an all-campus walkout starting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Organizers say they are leaving the door open for the BC government to stop stalling and settle with the 3,000 CUPE support workers who have been without a contract for 2 […]

PRESS RELEASE November 15, 2012 PORT ALBERNI – Leaders from the 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations are united in their protest against the federal government’s recently announced cutbacks. “Massive cutbacks to First Nations organizations are illegal and unconstitutional, and will be met with the full force of political protest,” said Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Cliff Atleo. […]

Thrifty Foods Community to Provide Fresh Food for Families In-Store Voucher Program to Benefit 16 BC Food Banks This Holiday Season VICTORIA, BC – Thrifty Foods annual Food For Families food drive begins November 14 in all 29 stores with a goal to provide fresh food to 16 food banks throughout Vancouver Island, in the […]

ALL B.C. NEWS ALL MUSICIANS. Starting January 2013, hear coastal roots on tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. pacific time. Send your b.c. music to zoe. Email coastal roots radio at g mail dot com. listen to c h l y at 1 o 1 point 7 fm or online at c h l y dot c hay slash listen

VANCOUVER – The fourth annual British Columbia Aboriginal Business Awards were announced today by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation. The honourees will be celebrated at a gala ceremony on Nov. 26, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver. “The British Columbia Aboriginal Business Awards showcase the continuing positive […]

VICTORIA – Residents and interested parties will soon have an opportunity to take part in the B.C. coastal ferries consultation and engagement process. As part of the B.C. government’s commitment to open government, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is holding a series of public meetings to get input on coastal ferry services. The review […]

Bob Inglis: Prospects for a revenue-neutral tax swap in America   Date: November 15, 2012 – 7:15pm to 9:00pm Location SFU Segal Centre, Room 1200-1500 500 Granville St. Vancouver, BC See map: Google Maps Webcast: Bob Inglis, former Republican Congressman for South Carolina and current director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, will survey […]

VANCOUVER – Anti-violence organizations and government partners came together today to share information and provide input into the development of a three-year provincial domestic violence plan. More than 80 participants, including child and family-service providers, Aboriginal groups, counsellors, police and representatives from anti-violence programs attended today’s domestic violence forum. Participants highlighted innovative practices and consulted […]

VICTORIA – As the holiday season approaches, a time when people are typically feeling more generous, you may find that you’re getting more requests to donate to charities. And while there are many legitimate companies and charities calling you for fundraising purposes, it’s a good idea to take some precautions and be informed. Nov. 1-7, […]

VICTORIA – The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union members working in the public service have ratified a two-year agreement that provides for modest wage increases within existing budgets, Finance minister Michael de Jong announced today. The new agreement covers approximately 26,000 BCGEU members employed in the B.C. public service working in occupations that provide […]

SURREY – Groups working to keep youth out of gangs, young women out of human traffickers’ hands and violence out of family homes are among those invited to share up to $1 million – all of it proceeds forfeited as a result of unlawful activity. The latest round of grants from B.C.’s successful civil forfeiture […]

National Home Fire Safety Week – Woodstove and wood-burning fireplace safety The Canada Safety Council’s National Home Fire Safety Week is November 24 – 30. There is comfort in the crackling sound of a wood-burning fireplace or stove on a cold winter’s night. But warm and cozy can quickly turn dangerous, destructive and deadly if […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 5, 2012 Contact: Diana Hart 250-668-0991 (Nanaimo) 1-888-320-3343 BOB BOSSIN RETURNS TO LIVE THEATRE IN “DAVY THE PUNK” Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Bob Bossin returns to live theatre after too long away, as Western Edge Theatre presents “Song and Stories of Davy the Punk” for three performances only on Nov. […]

BOOK LAUNCH Author and activist Yves Engler presents his new book THE UGLY CANADIAN: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy and the need to build a foreign-policy-focused coalition to STOP HARPER’S CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY For more information: 7pm Friday November 9 (6pm refreshments and schmooze) Lush Valley Food Security Hub 1126F Piercy Ave, Courtenay map sponsored by […]

[Editor's Note: This is a Public Announcement as sent to CHLY. This Public Announcement is the opinion of the author(s). It does not necessarily represent the opinion of CHLY, the Radio Malaspina Society, or its members, volunteers, or supporters.

Warning: The linked-to video contains material that may be offensive to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.]

Historic Commencement of The International Common Law Court of Justice: The Case of Genocide in Canada

Public Announcement and Instructions to Citizen Jurors

Brussels: Monday, November 5, 2012 6:30 pm GMT

The first evidence in the opening case in the docket of our Court is now posted online for examination and a verdict by our Citizen Jurors and the world community. It is accessible through the youtube link posted in this email.

This first posting addresses the evidence of…[more]

Six Regional Innovators Honoured With a MISTIC Innovation Award 2012 Announced as Final Year for MISTIC Innovation Awards Nanaimo, BC November 5, 2012 – The six winners for the 7th annual MISTIC (Mid-Island Science Technology & Innovation Council) Innovation Awards were announced on Friday November 2nd at the “Retro Tech” themed gala dinner at the Vancouver […]

Canadians believe modern veterans deserve more support Commissionaires Remembrance Day Survey sheds light on plight of modern vets Victoria, BC — November 5, 2012 — A Nanos national survey released today by Commissionaires, revealed a growing concern among Canadians with the plight of modern veterans, many of whom are struggling to make the transition from […]

Facility strike vote results to be released Saturday at 11 a.m. News release November 2, 2012 The multi-union Facilities Bargaining  Association will release the results of province-wide strike votes on Saturday, November 3 at 11 a.m. Hospital Employees’ Union secretary-business manager Bonnie Pearson is the chief spokesperson for the FBA. She will be available for […]

October 29, 2012 China-Canada investment treaty carries ‘serious risks’ expert warns. An expert on International Investment Law has added his voice to the chorus calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and provincial leaders to conduct a thorough ‘risk assessment’ before ‘locking in’ a proposed investment treaty with China. Gus Van Harken, an associate professor at […]

October 31, 2012 Vancouver Island University workers poised for job action NANAIMO—Vancouver Island University support workers have voted overwhelmingly for strike action.  The 300-member CUPE local gave its bargaining committee an 86% strike mandate this week. CUPE 1858 president Deborah Hopper says, “we listened to the voice of our members and the message received was […]

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution Time to put ocean health and wild salmon at the centre of decision-making October 29, 2012, Victoria – The report by Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen into the collapse of the Fraser River Sockeye run in 2009 should be interpreted as an alarm bell by the Federal and Provincial governments. […]

The Starlight Galaxy Film Festival is tomorrow! This event will take place on November 2nd, 2012 at Galaxy Cinemas in Nanaimo and is open to all high school students 18 or younger. If you are not familiar with the event, students stay up all night long watching movies with friends, pizza, popcorn and pop! Tickets […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Justice Cohen – DFO prohibit salmon farming unless certain by 2020 Sointula, British Columbia, October, 31, 2012 – Today Justice Bruce Cohen released the Final Report on his $26 million inquiry into the 17-year decline of the Fraser sockeye.  Cohen states DFO should be relieved of its duty to promote salmon farming, […]

Media Release October 31, 2012 Salmon Conservationists Commend Justice Cohen on his Final Report—But Will Government Listen? Today, the much-anticipated Final Report of the Cohen Inquiry was made public. The 1,100 page Report was released almost three years after Prime Minister Harper announced Justice Bruce Cohen’s mandate to investigate and provide recommendations for improving the […]

Nov. 8, 2012, from 7-10pm, the Mid Island Sustainability & Stewardship Initiative (MISSI) “MISSI-Sippi” Wine & Cheese evening brings together MISSI members and friends for a sociable evening in the country. Relax, enjoy some good company, and join in the lively conversation. Meet new and old Board, advisors, and committee members behind MISSI’s work and […]

Stay safe, stay social online October 31, 2012 Social media offers the ability to immediately connect with other people – and that has both good and bad implications. Offering spaces where people virtually gather, social media is evolving to establish rules about what is acceptable behaviour online. Safety needs to be part of that evolution. […]

For Immediate Release This Halloween, Canadians use social media campaign to speak out about scary cell phone service October 31, 2012 – knows that Canadians find their cell phone providers ghoulish; now the grassroots group is trying to determine which type of cell phone horror haunts our nation the most. Is it long-term contracts […]

THE CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY PRESENTS HARMONIES OF FAITH ….In the name of peace An evening of sacred music, chants, hymns, songs and spoken word to build understanding Directed by Greg Bush   Professor of Music at Vancouver Island University Thursday, December 20, 2012    7:00 – 9:00pm The Port Theatre, Nanaimo A Great Way […]

The crew is out under the full moon out in the Aussie bush just past the Palmer River Roadhouse. Only 2 weeks until we align again. This time with the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on November 14th out in the tablelands of Far North Queensland, Australia. People from all over the world are gathering on this […]

October 30, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE and take China investor deal fight to Canadian Parliament. People-powered campaign delivers 60,000-strong petition to NDP, Liberal & Green MPs at press conference in parliament. OTTAWA – This morning at Parliament in Ottawa, civic advocacy group and corporate watchdog presented a 60,000 Canadian strong […]

Winter safety tips from FortisBC Simple steps to keep your home warm and safe this winter SURREY, BC, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ – With the arrival of colder temperatures, FortisBC would like to remind customers to take steps to get their homes ready for a comfortable and safe heating season. “Although there was a great […]

[Editor's Note: Update October 29: The complete text of the proposed Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) is available at: The following was originally posted October 26:] Demand more transparency and more democracy on the Canada-China trade deal You might be surprised to learn that on Oct 31, the federal government plans […]

The speakers and artists of TEDxVictoria 2012 VICTORIA, BC— After an exhaustive and thorough review process, TEDxVictoria is excited to announce the full list of speakers, artists, and performers set to transform the Victoria Conference Centre and share ideas as part of Victoria’s premier independently-organized TED event: TEDxVictoria 2012: Momentum. Host Dave Morris Dave Morris […]

NEF154: Crates & The Profound Sound return for their second Neferiu EP release since 2010′s Livin’ Poor EP. This pair packs just as much punch and chemistry as they did back then. With Crates on the beats, he smiths up premium old-school sample-laden loop-based grooves for both he and Profound Sound to rhyme on. And […]

NEF153: Spawned from a complete disregard for your neighbours, this instrumental beat-tape paints the sky red then drops nukes on your face. When Second Architect constructs, international government powers take heed; these are beats to accompany War Games. Handle with extreme caution. (Second Architect is the brainchild / collaboration project of Stilz + Mantrakid). Artist: […]

Media advisory October 26, 2012 Council of Canadians to ‘make waves’ with Nanaimo rally WHAT: The Council of Canadians will hold a march and rally with waves of participants, symbolizing the interconnected issues the weekend conference will be focussing on, including the climate crisis, austerity, and stopping the Harper agenda. At the rally, the Council of […]

China deal and budget sacrifice democracy to short-term goals Why, when so many people oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, would government and industry resort to such extreme measures to push it through? The problems with the plan to run pipelines from the Alberta tar sands across northern B.C. to load unrefined, diluted bitumen […]

For Immediate Release CRTC pushes Big Telecom to be more transparent, to set the stage for more choice for Canadians Pro-Internet community lauds CRTC decision to open up Big Telecom’s costing process October 26, 2012 – The CRTC announced today that Big Telecom will have to make more of its costing process public. Much of […]

Media Advisory October 24, 2012 Council of Canadians plants tree in honour of Nanaimo conference Nanaimo, BC—Leading up to the start of its annual conference, Making Waves: Sinking the Harper Agenda, the Council of Canadians will plant a maple tree in Piper Park to thank the people of the Blue Community of Nanaimo for their warm […]

For Immediate Release Today: OpenMedia hosts leading Internet freedom advocates, experts, and innovators for Reddit Q&A Conversations takes place on the heels of Canada joining controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement October 24, 2012 – Today, groups from the Coalition and leaders in the Internet freedom community are hosting a live “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on […]

For immediate release – Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Today: Province-Wide Day of Action To Show Unbroken Wall Of Opposition To Pipelines and Tankers In BC More than 60 events confirmed from Prince George to Osoyoos SMITHERS, BC (October 24, 2012) – Communities across BC are taking part in a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of […]

Media Release October 23, 2012 New report makes the case for stopping tar sands pipelines The Council of Canadians is launching a new report today titled No Pipelines! No Tankers!, coinciding with a multi-city speaking tour of the same name to challenge key tar sands pipelines. The report is available for download on the Council of Canadians website. The speaking […]

For immediate release Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2012 Malaspina Choir and Chor Leoni In Performance at Remembrance Concert Nov. 10th Nanaimo’s Malaspina Choir will be joining forces with the award-winning Vancouver men’s choir, Chor Leoni, in a special concert 4 pm, Saturday, Nov. 10th. The concert, We Remember…/Intonations of Immortality, will commemorate Remembrance Day, and also includes the Aspengrove Concert […]

Media advisory: Jim Manly’s ordeal nearly over; the ordeal in Gaza continues 23 October 2012 Jim will hold a press conference on arrival When: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 9:30AM EDT Where: Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1 Jim Manly, Former Canadian MP (1980-88) and retired United Church Minister, is expected in Toronto Wednesday morning after being […]

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution Green Party of BC asks the Government and Opposition to intervene on the China-Canada Investment Treaty October 23, 2012, Victoria – The Harper Conservative Government is about to sign the China-Canada Investment Treaty with China. This trade agreement has profound risks to Canadian sovereignty, security and democracy. It binds the […]

Province-Wide Day of Action To Show Unbroken Wall Of Opposition To Pipelines and Tankers In BC More than 60 events planned from Prince George to Osoyoos SMITHERS, BC (October 23, 2012) – Communities across BC are planning a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of action to show growing opposition to tar sands, pipelines and tankers and […]

Media Advisory October 23, 2012 Speaking tour set to challenge controversial BC pipelines plans starts today The Council of Canadians is launching the No Pipelines, No Tankers speaking tour today to challenge three pivotal proposed pipelines – Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, and the Pacific Trails Pipeline – which will move fossil fuels through BC’s […]

For Immediate Release October 22, 2012 THE BC LIONS SOCIETY and SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC. Present TIMMY’S CHRISTMAS TELETHON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2012 Vancouver, BC – Helping a family with a child in need is as easy as turning on the TV and watching the 25th annual Timmy’s Christmas Telethon.  The live telethon which raises funds […]

For Immediate Release 22 October, 2012 (Victoria, B.C.) — Over 1,000 people from across Canada and all walks of life have gathered in front of the B.C. legislature today to participate in a mass sit-in to defend Canada’s west coast from the proposed Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines and tar sands tankers and to push […]

Dear Members of the Media For Immediate release Jim Manly must be released immediately! My parents want to raise awareness. My mother, Eva Manly has said she would like the media to focus on the PALESTINIANS of GAZA that this story is not about my dad. My parents concern is with all Palestinians and with […]

For Immediate Release Canadians applaud CRTC for taking a stand against Bell’s takeover CRTC denies Bell’s bid to take over Astral; finds deal to be counter to public interest October 18, 2012 – Today the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) listened to Canadians and denied Bell’s proposed Bell’s takeover over of Astral. The Commission […]

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE BC Liberal Government Fails to Acknowledge or Respond to Requests for Action from Gulf Islands Trust Council regarding Concerns of British Columbians about the BC Hydro Smart Meter Program Following presentations to Islands Trust Council by the Citizens for Safe Technology, Gulf Islanders for Safe Technology, and Bowen Islanders for Safe Technology […]

18 October 2012 (Victoria) – More than 1,000 people have signed up to participate in a mass sit-in on the front lawn of the B.C. legislature on October 22 to defend Canada’s west coast from the proposed Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines and tar sands tankers. Participants will also use this action to tell B.C. […]

[Press Release AMENDED and UPDATED Oct. 23, 2012] October 23, 2012 *UPDATED* Deadly season for Canadian hunters Heartbreaking headlines from across the country are highlighting a rash of injuries and premature deaths because of unintended incidents involving firearms this fall hunting season. One death in Ontario, one in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan and one in […]

October 17, 2012 For Immediate Release Firearm Safety Starts at Home The majority of Canadian firearm owners have long guns, which they use for hunting, sport and wildlife control. About three-quarters have a rifle, and two-thirds a shotgun, according to the RCMP. Almost always, they keep these firearms at home when not in use. “Most […]

Pumpkins for Charity Fundraiser Kicks Off in Support of 14 Local Hospital Foundations VICTORIA, BC – From October 17 until October 31, one dollar ($1) from the sale of every BC pumpkin sold at all 28 Thrifty Foods locations will be donated to fourteen Hospital Foundations throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and on Saltspring […]

For Immediate Release 17 October 2012 (Edmonton) – Critics of Shell’s proposed tar sands mine in Alberta are crying foul after the oil giant cited the new environmental assessment rules included in the federal budget to block them from presenting evidence to an environmental review panel. In an October 4th letter to the chair of […]

For Immediate Release Canadians invited to tell their cell phone horror stories, as CRTC considers new protections Public interest group asks citizens to show the human side of a broken cell phone market October 17, 2012 – In response to the CRTC’s recent call for citizen comments about national standards to protect cell phone users, […]

In two weeks, Prime Minister Harper could pass the most secretive and sweeping trade deal of a generation. This deal would pave the way for a massive natural resource buyout and allow foreign corporations to sue the Canadian government in secret tribunals, restricting Canadians from making democratic decisions about our economy, environment and energy.1 Most […]

For Immediate Release 16 October 2012 (Vancouver) – Well known entertainers from Canada and the United States, including Mark Ruffalo, Daryl Hannah, Michael Moore, Ellen Page, Pamela Anderson, Peter Keleghan and Tantoo Cardinal have added their names to the growing number of supporters of the Defend Our Coast mass sit-in on October 22nd in Victoria, […]

BC Liberal Party October 16, 2012 IDA CHONG THE LATEST BC LIBERAL TO BE NOMINATED AHEAD OF 2012 CONVENTION Oak Bay – The BC Liberal Party has announced that Ida Chong, MLA and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, will be acclaimed the Party’s candidate in Oak Bay-Gordon Head at a meeting in Oak Bay […]

Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) has posted on their website open letters to the Victoria School Board (SD61) regarding WiFi safety and EMF radiation in schools. The post, with additional links, is available at:,2,2696

BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE For immediate release October 15, 2012 BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE For immediate release October 15, 2012 BUDGET CONSULTATIONS COMING TO PARKSVILLE PARKSVILLE – As part of Premier Clark’s commitment to open government, a public hearing about next year’s budget will be held in Parksville on October 17. […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 11, 2012 Contact: Diana Hart 250-668-0991 WESTERN EDGE PRESENTS HILARIOUS AND CONTROVERSIAL PLAY, VERSION 2.0 The most talked about play in recent years comes to Nanaimo later this month as Western Edge Theatre presents “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.” Hilarious and eye-opening, Mike Daisey’s passionate script takes […]

- Open Letter to Mr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank Of Canada, as he prepares to come to Nanaimo …to present to the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, October 16th. Mr. Mark Carney Governor, Bank of Canada 234 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0G9 October 11, 2012 Dear Mr Carney, On behalf of MISSI […]

Media Advisory October 11, 2012 Speaking tour set to challenge controversial BC pipelines plans In two weeks, the Council of Canadians will launch the No Pipelines, No Tankers speaking tour to challenge three pivotal proposed pipelines – Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, and the Pacific Trails Pipeline – which will move fossil fuels […]

For Immediate Release CRTC announces plans to protect Canadian cell phone users pleased with announcement of public consultation for national rules for wireless October 11, 2012 – Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced* today they will hold a public hearing to develop measures to protect cell phone users. Grassroots group […]

For immediate release – Thursday, October 11, 2012 Province-Wide Day of Action To Show Unbroken Wall Of Opposition To Pipelines and Tankers In BC 35 events planned in communities from Campbell River to Prince George SMITHERS, BC – Communities across BC are planning a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of action to show growing opposition […]

For Immediate Release Canada officially joins secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); OpenMedia demands government come clean on proposed Internet restrictions October 9, 2012 – Canada became an official signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement today, as citizens express concerns about the deal’s negative implications for Internet openness and affordability. Over 100,000 peopple and several ogaizations […]

Media Release For immediate release: October 9, 2012 Aline Homzy – Jazz Violinist Quartet does a “Jazz Residency” in Nanaimo NANAIMO, BC – Direct from Toronto, Aline Homzy will be playing with some of Nanaimo’s best jazz musicians for 5 consecutive evenings at the THE VAULT: 499 Wallace – corner of Albert in downtown Nanaimo from Tue. […]

NEWS RELEASE – from the Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs (FACC) New ferry fare hikes: Beyond the tipping point 02 OCTOBER 2012 – Representatives of coastal ferry users say new ferry fare hikes announced Monday raise questions about the effectiveness of government response to the ferry affordability gap. The Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs (FACC) are concerned […]

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