Green Party leader Elizabeth May flew in from Ottawa on Saturday, May 6. She was the feature speaker at the North Island – Powell River Electoral District Association (EDA) AGM at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River. Around 60 people from Campbell River, Comox, Powell River, Port McNeil, Quadra Island and Cortes Island were in attendance.
This is an edited transcript of her speech, and a couple of excerpts from the subsequent remarks made by local Green Party candidate Jessica Wegg.
Continue reading Elizabeth May comes to Campbell River: Why Greens matter
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The BC Green Party has tabled legislation to uniformly protect bear dens, which double as winter nurseries, across the province.
Adam Olsen, Green MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, said the party’s private member’s bill is timely with bears bulking up before their winter hibernation — a critical period for pregnant sows, which give birth to their cubs in the safety of their dens.
Continue reading BC Greens push for provincewide protection for bear den ‘nurseries’
By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The BC Green Party says urgent action is needed to address the province’s “collapsing” health-care system.
And its two MLAs are planning a series of meetings across the province this summer to hear from health-care workers and patients on solutions.
Continue reading BC Greens Launch Hearings on Health-Care ‘Crisis’
CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Green party MLA Adam Olsen has been listening to calls for a better ambulance service since he was first elected 2017. The need became even more apparent after 808 people died during the last five days of June. 75% of them are believed to have perished because of the heat wave that stuck the province. A large number were allegedly waiting for ambulances that arrived too late.
Continue reading The need for a better ambulance service