All posts by Rod Burns

Rod Burns has lived and travelled across Canada, from Yukon, Newfoundland to coastal B.C. In the past 35 years, work in British Columbia has included being a high school teacher, co-owner operator of C to C Tours, Victoria and 22 years co-owner of Bold Point Farmstay, Quadra Island. Major accomplishments include: a) bicycling solo across Canada, b) being the photographer – curator of Roadside Heart, a documentation of murals across Canada, c) Education Supervisor / Chief Interpreter at Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland

Alkaline Batteries test and recharge

Twice a year, for valid safety reasons, many households change the 9Volt alkaline batteries in their fire alarms. What do they do with the now used batteries be they A3,A2, C, D or 9V? On average, 40% that is 4 in 10 alkaline batteries which are thrown in the garbage are at 75% – 100% power remaining.

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Get Fish Farms out of the Discovery Islands

Editors note: The following article contains a number of disturbing statements for which no supporting evidence, or links, have been provided, as well as some equally disturbing statements confirmed by a quick google search.

September 30, 2020 is the last day, in this round, to contact the Federal Government to act on their promise to Get Fish Farms out of the Discovery Islands waters. The 12 million dollar, year long Cohen Commission recommended their removal 8 years ago.

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Quadra residents join protest to protect Province’s Old Growth Forests

Around the province of B.C , September 18, dozens to hundreds of people, of all ages, gathered together to Protest the current government’s ongoing support for logging the remaining 3% of the province’s Old Growth / Natural Forests.

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Courtenay Old Growth Logging Protest

On August 20th, approximately 60 people came together at MLA – Ronna-Ray Leonard‘s, MLA office in Courtenay B.C., placards and speeches at the ready. Local vehicle traffic, regularly tooted their horns in support of the rally participants. The RCMP were also in attendance, however discreetly.

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