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UPDATED INFO BC Ferry Coalition Busy With Upcoming Rallies

The BC Ferry Coalition has two rallies planned for March. The clock is ticking down to the Defend Our Marine Highways Rally in Victoria from 11:30 am. to 1:30 pm. on Tuesday, March 11 on the lawn of the provincial legislature.  The rally is jointly sponsored by the BC Ferry Coalition and the BC Coastal Marine Alliance.

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2014 BC Budget Long on LNG While Short on Environment

The British Columbia 2014 Budget shows a reliance on an as yet unrealized liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry while coming up short on plans to protect the BC environment. Like past government messaging on LNG, the budget promises an industry that will benefit British Columbians, but remains incredibly vague on the specifics of how this will be accomplished.

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Court Finds Federal Government Acted Unlawfully in Endangered Species Case

The Federal Court has declared that the Minister of Environment and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans acted unlawfully in delaying for several years the production of  recovery strategies for four at-risk species threatened by industrial development, including the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route.

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Alternative Federal Budget would lift 855,000 Canadians out of poverty

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) warns a so-called “do-nothing” federal budget is anything but, and is likely to worsen Canada’s slowing economy.

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Gasland Part II Screening on Monday February 17

With the current proposal to bring a liquid natural gas (LGN) facility to Howe Sound, The Green Film Series continues to bring timely films to the Sunshine Coast with the screening of Gasland Part II on Monday, February 17 at 7:30 pm at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. This film takes a broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level .

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More Old Growth Management Areas Proposed for Sunshine Coast, But Is It Enough?

The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has invited the public to comment on additional old growth management area proposals before February 18.The ministry is proposing to establish old growth management areas along Toba and Jervis inlets near Powell River and on parts of the Sechelt peninsula.

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Mayor Rowe Refuses George Hotel Economic Impact Report

At the Council meeting of February 4, 2014, Mayor Rowe relegated a pro bono George Hotel economic impact analysis by renowned management consultant Dr. Dorothy Riddle to the status of a "citizen submission".

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BC Ferry Coalition Delivers Letters to Clark; Coast Ferries Summary Report Released

The BC Ferry Coalition delivered 400 letters to Premier Christy Clark on January 4 while the next day, the B.C. Coastal Ferries Engagement Summary Report, was made public and the BC government announced that they will pursue the reduction in services beginning this spring along with reduction of senior's fares and a gaming pilot project in order to save $18.9 million

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FAN Survey, Deconstructing Dinner, Seed Potatoes, Hergesheimer Says Good-bye

Welcome to the 20th edition of GROWING COASTAL, the Food Action Network newsletter.

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