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“If we can go out and clean up – helping another set of communities like the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais and Gitga’at – we can certainly start cleaning up our community. That’s what I’d really like to see coming out of this,” said Jonas Fineman.
He was one of nine eco-tour captains who had just returned from a beach clean up along BC’s central coast.
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By Sarah Suleman, Victoria’s campus and community radio, CFUV 101.9 FM, Local Journalism Initiative.
On Sept. 21, after spending the past year in consultation, the Inter-Cultural Association’s (ICA) Indigenous Journey Project officially released their territorial acknowledgement, the first step in what Director of Impact and Innovation Meghan Mergaert says is a “five-year action plan” achieved “through a number of trainings and conversations at all levels of our organization.”
Continue reading Indigenous Journey Project back on track
By Francois Macone, Radio Victoria, CILS 107.9 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A major victory in the fight for the preservation of the environment. The island municipalities of Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet will see their drive to ban the use of single-use plastic bags officially legitimized by the province, through amendments to the Community Charter, Colombia announced on Saturday. British.
Continue reading Four Vancouver Island municipalities move against single-use plastics
By Bayleigh Marelj, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
On the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27, Charity Williams woke up to an email from the City of Victoria. It told her that she needed to alter the mural she had organized by noon that day, or they would do it for her. The mural, which is in Victoria’s Bastion Square, was installed by 17 Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) artists on Aug. 14. It was funded by a grant from the City Of Victoria. It reads “More Justice More Peace.”
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The University of Victoria completed a climate resilience survey of 106 elected officials and staff from 38 municipalities and 10 regional districts on Vancouver Island. Saanich, Nanaimo, Victoria, and Campbell River were all represented. Vancouver Island communities are concerned about climate change impacts on weather patterns.
Continue reading Vancouver Island communities concerned about climate change impacts