I am pleased with the announcement from Hon. Steve Thomson (Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations) today that the Province of British Columbia is partnering with First Nations and the Nature Conservancy to acquire Grace Islet on Salt Spring Island from the property owner. I will be delivering a letter to the Minister for thanking him for seeking (and achieving) the mandate to form this partnership. Thank you for signing my petition and adding your voice to the growing concerns raised by First Nations that building a home on top of a significant ancient burial site is not appropriate.I am sharing a copy of the media release that I sent out through the Green Party network today. I am deeply encouraged by the outpouring of support and the courage that everybody showed by standing up for a positive result to this issue. Today is a good day!read more
For years British Columbians and Canadians have demanded that our governments do something about marine waste. The fish cannery in Namu, BC is the latest of many slow-moving environmental disasters. The Chilcotin Princess, a large ship moored to the decaying former BC Packers facility is dangerously close to sinking and adding to the mess. As a former councillor for the seaside District of Central Saanich, I have thought extensively about this issue. I have met with Ministers, bureaucrats, and front line government workers at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. I have muddled through the complex web of multi-jurisdictional red tape, and I am encouraged with the work done to date because it offers solutions to successfully addressing derelict and abandoned vessels and marine facilities.read more
In the first week of 2015 I had the honour of being interviewed by John, Paul and Mic. We discussed a wide range of topics from B.C. politics, to representing small business and encouraging non-voters to get to the polls and of course the growth of the B.C. Greens! You can check out the interview here.read more
Do you like this page?