Monthly Archives: May 2012

Monsanto big guns draw blanks, Richmond City council adopts ban on genetically modified crops

With hundreds of citizens there to show support, Richmond city council on Monday May 28, 2012, unanimously adopted a motion banning genetically modified crops. We reported on this story yesterday here. Local paper The Richmond Review provides good coverage of … Continue reading

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TransLink Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 30, 10-11am in Marpole, with live web video

TransLink Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 30, 10-11am Vancouver Transit Centre in MARPOLE 9149 Hudson (Marine Dr/Hudson) Public Question & Answer Period after Presentation AGM notice: http://www.translink.ca/en/About-Us/Events-Calendar/2012/May/Annual-General-Meeting.aspx Live web video: http://www.translink.ca/en/About-Us/Corporate-Overview/Annual-Reports.aspx MetroVanWatch notes that TransLink is considered an affected local … Continue reading

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Monsanto sending big guns into Richmond city council tonight to counter GMO ban

(Update – 28-May-2013. That night a year ago, Richmond city council rejected Monsanto’s advances. And just a few days ago Vancouver citizens held a major protest against Monsanto. Story here http://www.straight.com/blogra/385526/vancouver-residents-participate-global-monsanto-demonstration. Now, our original story from May 28, 2012, continues…) … Continue reading

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Heads up: Metro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore to address Vancouver City Council today on communication strategy. Watch on video

Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board, will report on a Task Force established in March 2012 to develop a communication strategy for responding to issues together that confront the Region. His presentation can be viewed live via the web, or … Continue reading

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2012 Global Indigenous Conference, UBC, May 5-6, oil pipeline issues and more. Miles Richardson keynote speaker.

The 2012 Global Indigenous Conference will be held at University of British Columbia (UBC) on May 5 and 6, 2012 in Sty-Wet-Tan, the Great Hall of the UBC First Nations Longhouse in Vancouver Canada. Download poster (gic2012posterfinal-1). Official website http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/gic/. In … Continue reading

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25 Jane’s Walks this weekend May 5-6 in Vancouver area to celebrate our neighbourhoods

From the official Jane’s Walk website: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” — Jane Jacobs, ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’ Jane’s Walk Vision Walkable … Continue reading

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