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April 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Resilience

The reality is that a bold new energy and climate change policy would inevitably result in dislocations in certain industries and upset long-established ways of life in many regions; in addition, it would lead to higher prices for basic commodities such as gas, home heating oil, and food.

In societies where there are strong social safety nets -- universal healthcare, universal preschool, strong support for new parents, significant investments in public transportation, and sustained…

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Added by David Allan on April 27, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Vancouver Tool Library fundraiser this Saturday April 30

We've found a space to set up our tool library, at 3448 Commercial Street, and we're holding an open house to celebrate and raise some money to help support our launch. We invite you all to come down to the VTL this Saturday, April 30th, from 10am-2pm for...

  • $2 pancakes 'til noon, live music all day 
  • Membership signups: purchase your lifetime membership share ($20 cash or cheque) and pay your annual maintenance fee ($30 cash or…
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Added by Caitlin Dorward on April 26, 2011 at 11:53am — 2 Comments

An Earth Day call to action against freeway expansion





An Earth Day call to action against freeway expansion in Lower Mainland





April 18, 2011



By Eric Doherty and PJ Lilley



Premier Christy Clark and her new minister of transportation, Blair Lekstrom, have a surprise for people across much of the Lower Mainland—big cuts to transit service scheduled for Earth Week. TransLink, which is… Continue

Added by Eric Doherty on April 18, 2011 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

May 7, 2011: Come out & support the Mount Pleasant Food Justice Project!

Bannock and Stew Fundraising Dinner: Eat for Food Justice!  



When:  Saturday May 7th, 6-9pm 

Where: 672 East Broadway  - The Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice 




Have a delicious dinner and support the work of the Mount Pleasant Food Justice Project!  With starvation level welfare rates and minimum wage, many people in our community can't afford healthy food.  The Mount Pleasant Food…

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Added by Sue Brown on April 17, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Welcome the Mason Bees



April 11, 2011

It looks like…

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Added by Cylia on April 12, 2011 at 10:42pm — 3 Comments

Glass Skyscrapers coming to Main Street?

Everyone is invited to attend an Open House held at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St) on Tues April 12, 2011 from 4pm-9pm on a proposal to change height restrictions in Mt Pleasant that would allow skyscrapers to come to Main & Broadway.

 

For a list of links to various media coverage (and info on where you can give your feedback) please visit…

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Added by Tammy on April 6, 2011 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

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