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Federal Government Supports LNG with Tax Incentives

Sometimes it is best to just let the government speak for itself!

(Feb 19, 2015) Premier Christy Clark and Deputy Premier Rich Coleman today welcomed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s action to enhance the competitiveness of B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry through a new tax relief. “This is great news for the creation of LNG jobs in British Columbia, and great news for Canada,” said Premier Christy Clark. “We have been working with the federal government and industry for some time to achieve this outcome, and I am pleased they have delivered today.

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Help Us Create the One Straw Story

We have an action packed year planned for One Straw members and friends. Our events are being upgraded and we have alot of surprises in store. We would love to connect with everyone throughout the year!

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New Coast Wildlife Program to Restore Shoreline Habitats

The Coast Wildlife Project recently announced a new program which will give ten landowners an opportunity to improve their shoreline habitat. Native shoreline vegetation can help beautify property, improve habitat for diverse wildlife species, prevent erosion, improve water quality and maintain the health of aquatic ecosystems. 

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Spring Green Films Begin with "Return of the River" Feb 2 & 5

What are the possibilities when a community comes together to make change for the better? In the film Return of the River, First Nations, environmentalists, government, industry and community members work together to set a river free and bring hope for the future. Return of the River opens the spring season of the Green Film Series on Monday, February 2  at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse with a second showing on Thursday, February 5 in Sechelt at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, both showings at 7:30 pm. The Wood Duck Bus is scheduled to bring people from Madeira Park to the Sechelt screening.

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Spring Green Films Begin with "Return of the River" Feb 2 & 5

What are the possibilities when a community comes together to make change for the better? In the film Return of the River, First Nations, environmentalists, government, industry and community members work together to set a river free and bring hope for the future. Return of the River opens the spring season of the Green Film Series on Monday, February 2  at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse with a second showing on Thursday, February 5 in Sechelt at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, both showings at 7:30 pm. The Wood Duck Bus is scheduled to bring people from Madeira Park to the Sechelt screening.

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Senate Unanimously Passes Elizabeth May's Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act

Elizabeth May’s Private Member’s Bill, C-442, the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act, was passed unanimously at third reading by the Senate the morning of Friday, December 12. The bill now awaits Royal Assent by the Governor General for it to become law.

“I am so thankful to my colleagues in the Senate, especially the bill’s sponsor Senator Janis Johnson, for passing C-442,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. “This victory belongs to all Canadians coping with Lyme disease and their loved ones. This bill never would have been passed into law without their advocacy and willingness to tell their stories.”

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Holiday Markets and Community Gatherings & Workshops


Tis the Season

As the air gets crisper and the chill sets in, it feels like the perfect time to cozy in with family and friends and get ready to celebrate with some festive cheer.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Gibsons Public Library on November 19th for the screening of the Chocolate Farmer.  it was a great night filled with thoughful discussion and some yummy chocolate too!

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Just Eat It Confronts Food Waste in North America

Just Eat It, a food waste story, will be the closing film in the Fall Green Film Series. This new film by Jenny Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin will be shown on Monday, December 1 at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse and Thursday, December 4 in Sechelt at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. The Wood Duck Bus is scheduled to bring Pender Harbour residents to the screening in Sechelt. Rustemeyer will attend the Gibson's screening.

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Report from the Coal Hard Facts II Forum

More than 100 people gathered in the Sechelt First Nations Hall on Nov. 1st for the Coal Hard Facts II forum.  The afternoon was dedicated to the ongoing fight to prevent thermal coal from being shipped from Port Metro Vancouver to Texada Island for storage.  The coal would then be re-loaded onto 1000’ long bulk freighters which will travel past Gulf Island locations on its way to the Pacific and on to Asia.

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