[From the Archives: Nov 1, 2019]
As you can see in the image at the top of this page, downtown Campbell River may be flooded sometime in the decades to come. At the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Trade Show, Chloe Swabe explained how the city is planning for sea level rise.
Continue reading 2019: Campbell River Is Planning For Sea Level Rise
350.org, the Council of Canadians, students from Carihi Secondary school and other members of the community will be holding a ‘Just Transition Day of Action’ in front of MP Rachel Blaney’s office in Campbell River, on March 12th.
Similar demonstrations are taking place in 44 cities, towns and villages across Canada, from Victoria to Halifax.
Continue reading March 12th: A Just Transition Day of Action
How our local government works – Last in a series of 5 articles from the Feb 9 SRD Board Meetings
At their February 9th meeting, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board voted against setting aside $50,000 to support community climate action planning initiatives.
The motion was brought forward by Cortes Island Regional Director Noba Anderson, who suggested the project fit into their strategic objectives for 2022. (See page 43 of linked budget document)
Continue reading SRD Board votes against funding local community climate action planning
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
As a trio of new storms approaches, BC Hydro is warning Vancouver Island residents to prepare for outages and avoid river systems with hydroelectric facilities because water is being released from dams to make room for the heavy rainfall.
Continue reading Vancouver Island watersheds set to rise with new surge of storms
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Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island and Dr. David Suzuki will host a Funeral for the Future in Victoria this Saturday. It starts at 12:30 PM in Centennial Square, after which participants will march to Bellevue street opposite the Provincial Legislature.
Continue reading This Saturday in Victoria: A Funeral for the Future