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World Water Day

The theme for World Water Day  on March 22, 2012 is food security. The connection between water security and food security may be easy to overlook in our region of plentiful freshwater, but droughts in the prairies and grain belts around the world have already triggered food shortages and price spikes. To help understand the crisis, here is a list of 5 films, some of which are…

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E-Update for Feb 2012

1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event 2. Jumbo Wild Forever 3. Glacier-Howser Update 4. Markets Director Position 5. Markets Application Available 6. Seedy Saturday 7. EcoSociety's upcoming events 8. Other upcoming events 1. Enbridge Northern Gateway Event Public Meeting 7pm Thursday Feb 23 Nelson United Church Hall Silica @ Josephine Speakers:…

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Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Alberta across BC to the port city of Kitimat has generated a groundswell of opposition in BC. Several people from the Kootenays will join more than 4,000 other "intervenors" in giving testimony to a review panel convened by the National Energy Board. The proposed pipeline could have terrible consequences for BC's fish and…

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Cohousing comes to the Kootenays

Public Presentation: FRI, OCT 28, 7PM, SelfDesign High (2nd floor Nelson Legion), $10 'GETTING IT BUILT' Workshop: Sat-Sun, OCT 29-30, 9am-5pm, Chamber of Commerce, $350 ($450/couple) Renowned cohousing architects/authors Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant are coming to Nelson for two events aimed at educating the community about cohousing and building momentum for a rural Nelson area project.…

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