by Stan Hirst During the run-up to the 2015 Canadian federal elections a total of 164,704 respondents reacted to the simple online question “What issue is most important to you in this election?“. The largest proportion of respondents (36%) said “economy”. The next largest proportion (11%) said “environment”. The remaining issues cited were “health” (11%),… Continue reading Canada’s environmental performance: cause for concern?
by Patricia Plackett On 26 October 2017 a salon organized by the Suzuki Elders examined the growing concern surrounding plastic in our oceans. The durability of plastic means that it never disappears, although it can break down into smaller and smaller micro-sized and nano-sized pieces. Of the plastic discarded on land, a surprisingly large amount… Continue reading Rethinking PLASTIC: Making change happen
by Jill Schroder Thursday June 8, 2017 was World Oceans Day. It seemed a perfect time to remember and appreciate my deep, early, nourishing, ongoing and rich love and experiences of the ocean. One of my most precious memories is when, as a very young kid, my dad took me “out past the breakers” – the… Continue reading How I Do Love Oceans!
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau; You will recall that at your book launch in Park Royal you graciously autographed below my comment ‘Watching You!’ An autumn of sheer delight over your victory, boosted by a blossoming ’SunnyWays’ atmosphere across the land culminated in Canada’s strong and confident performance at COP21 where you and your team were… Continue reading Watching you Prime Minister
A retired Master Mariner explains the folly of using fossil-fuel carriers in B.C. coastal waters by Roger Sweeny I was born in Vancouver and grew up on the coast, much of that time spent in and around Howe Sound. I have been involved with the sea since I was 15. My teen summers were spent… Continue reading No Ship is Sailor-Proof