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Jack - A Manifesto for Social Democracy

A letter from Jack Layton to all Canadians.... described by Stephen Lewis, in his eulogy at the Celebration of Jack Layton's life, as a "manifesto for social democracy".....

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Study shows inaction on poverty in BC costs us $4 billion a year

A new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates the healthcare, justice and productivity costs of poverty in BC. Just doing the math, the conclusion is that a smart poverty reduction plan can cut that cost in half. WATCH THE VIDEO.

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O'Neill Receives SCCA Environmental Award

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, whose mandate is to protect bio-diversity in the greater Sunshine Coast region, established the prestigious John Hind-Smith award in 2006 to honour a worthy local citizen who has exemplified the spirit of John Hind-Smith by their dedication and commitment to the environment and preserving wildlife. This year’s John Hind-Smith Environmental Achievement Award goes to Rick O’Neill.

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Time for Residents Input on SCRD Waste Plan

Calling a series of surveys and open houses on the Sunshine Coast Regional District's Waste Plan, "Talking Trash", the district invited residents to give their input and evaluation of the plan.The district is conducting a survey, holding three open houses and meeting with community groups during the month of June.

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Coast Wildlife Celebrates World Turtle Day

The Coast Wildlife project is asking everyone to  help to celebrate World Turtle Day, May 23, by telling your friends and family about turtles and volunteering to monitor turtles on the coast. These wonderful creatures have been around on Earth for more than 200 million years, yet many species are now threatened or endangered. Approximately half of the 328 turtle species worldwide are considered threatened, a higher proportion than most other vertebrate groups.

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We're Asking the Federal Candidates

Sustainable Coast Magazine has presented the following questionaire to all of the SC candidates in the upcoming May 8 election. We will post the responses as they become available. 

What do you consider the critical first priorities to address if you are elected?

What steps would you take to insure clean and safe water on the Sunshine Coast?

Is burning waste to make energy a good idea?

What will you do to protect the rivers during IPP development?

What needs to be done to ensure food security and sustainability here on the coast?

Gospel Rock Plan Disappoints and Angers Residents

Around 400 people came to the Gospel Rock Draft Neighbourhood Plan meeting held on April 6 at Elphinstone Secondary School. After an hour and a half presentation by Gibson consultant Michael Rosen, they left disappointed and some say, insulted.

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ELF Blocks Community Forest Cutblock Walk-through

Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) conducted a 1 hour Info-Blockade on Sunday, April 3rd on the East Wilson Creek Forest Service Road.

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Alexandra Morton Begins Election Education Campaign

Alexandra Morton has launched a “Vote Salmon” campaign. It is designed to help voters make a more informed decision on Election Day.

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