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Northern Gateway Pipeline Given Okay by Review Panel

The National Energy Board has announced that the Joint Review Panel has recommended to the federal government that it approve the Northern Gateway Project. The Panel felt that the project was in the best interest of the public. There are over 200 required conditions to be met in order for the project to proceed.

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New BC Ferry Coalition Calls for Action

Coast wide organizations including local governments, seniors organizations, businesses and labour are joining together to form the BC Ferry Coalition to protest the recent announcements by the provincial government of ferry service cuts and fare increases.

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Kinder Morgan Files Pipeline Application Despite Widespread Community Opposition

 The Wilderness Committee is reiterating its concerns over Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline, after an announcement today that the company has filed its formal application with the National Energy Board (NEB).    

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Car Co-op Comes to Coast

The newly formed Coast Car Co-op is on a roll to get 50 start-up members by the end of December. The Co-op is working with Community Futures and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union to gain financing to put the first three cars on the road in February 2014. 

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Coast Residents to Join ALR Rally in Vancouver - POSTPONED


Tomorrow's rally has been postponed until January.  The following message from Harold Steves was posted on the Facebook site of the Farmland Defence League of BC:

Due to recent unforseen events the Rally planned for 12 noon this Friday at the Vancouver Art Gallery has been postponed until January. Stay posted we need to organize a major coalition of groups. We are in for the battle of the century.

With the full support of Donna Passmore, the Rally organizer, a number of people from the Sunshine Coast were going to the Rally with quite a few Site C signs and one banner to the demonstration. Joe Foy was scheduled to speak and Sarah Cox was writing a piece for their paper. This is all last minute, but at least we now know why we had not heard back from the planners. Donna, the key organizer, had been in a serious car accident.

So the Rally is called off for now. Please let your contacts know the situation and to be ready for the Rally in the New Year. Meanwhile let's hope that Donna gets well soon

Sunshine Coast residents are organizing a convoy to attend the Agricultural Land Reserve Rally in Vancouver on Friday, December 13 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The convoy will meet at the 10:20 am ferry and travel to the rally which begins at noon until 2pm.

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South Scores 11th-Hour Win on Climate Loss and Damage

The U.N. climate talks in Warsaw ended in dramatic fashion Saturday evening in what looked like a schoolyard fight with a mob of dark-suited supporters packed around the weary combatants, Todd Stern of the United States and Sai Navoti of Fiji representing G77 nations.

It took two weeks and 36 straight hours of negotiations to get to this point.

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Farm Gate Winter Transition, AAP Open House

Farm Gate Market
(Winter Transition)
 Just a reminder that the Farm Gate Market has moved indoors for the remainder of the fall and winter in its third annual collaboration with Rashmi's amazing CURRY IN THE CREEK!  

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Report from Coal Hard Facts Forum Urges Coasters to Speak Up

The Coal Hard Facts: Coal Shipment Impacts on the Sunshine Coast on Nov. 23rd held at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall in Sechelt was a resounding success.  Over 150 people packed the SIB Hall, including Chief Garry Feschuk, District 46 School Trustee, Lori Dixon and SCRD Councilor Donna Shugar, for an informative and lively two and one-half hour meeting.

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Do the Math on Climate Change

Do the Math, the next film in the Green Film Series, is a rousing documentary that covers the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. Connecting the dots between extreme weather, climate change and fossil fuel energy, the film calls for fossil fuel divestment. The film will be shown on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm at the Gibson's Heritage Playhouse and on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm at the Iris Griffith Centre.

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