I attended a systems thinking seminar on Saturday by Russel Horwitz. It was very interesting but like all courses based on the true nature of the predicament that we are facing, somewhat daunting, depressing and aggravating. http://www.leadership-vancouver.ca/Sys-Think.asp
It occurs to me that we are in a communal grieving process.
Shock stage: Initial paralysis at hearing the bad news.
The Tyee is fundraising to create four Investigative and Reporting Fellowships, grants we give to journalists to finance in-depth analysis of important issues in BC. Previous Tyee Fellowships have broken major stories, empowered citizens, and won national awards. They've uncovered dangerously inadequate dams on the Fraser River, argued for cheap public transit, explored the possibilities for improving our schools, brilliantly advocated for toxic-free job sites, and have chronicled the local urban farming revolution. Once we've raised the money - we have $3,500 to go and eight days left to find it - journalists can apply by proposing their ideas, which will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Anyone who donates to the Fellowship can suggest ideas and be entered to win one of three fantastic prizes. Visit http://thetyee.ca/About/Donate/ to help fund fiesty, fresh, investigative journalism in BC!
Do you want to help preserve our wild salmon from extinction? Go to www.adopt-a-fry.org, and click to sign a letter to Fisheries Minister asking that the laws of Canada be applied to fish farms. Extinction is where our salmon are headed if we don't change our present course:
Our rivers and the very future of public power for the benefit of the people and for the people are at risk in this election. The Run of River private power projects (PPP) are a hoax, and a power grab. We must oust the current government on May 12 if we care about these issues.