Galen Armstrong's Posts
Sadly, the citizens of Kamloops have no direct control over whether or not a mine is ripped open in their backyards. Thanks to BC's long-outdated but still legally functioning Mineral Tenure Act, the scales are tipped in favour of mining companies like the ones proposing Ajax (Poland's KGHM and Vancouver's Abacus Mining and Exploration Corp.), leaving citizens to simply bear the cost.
Grizzly bears from across British Columbia gathered outside the Legislature building today in downtown Victoria to protest the relentless cuts to their habitat, food sources, and mating areas, particularly in the Southeastern portion of the province, where some of their last undeveloped lands remain.
My grandpa, a jovial man, used to say that the sun always shines – if only for a brief moment - on Saturdays. I plan to tell my (hypothetical) grand-kids something similar: that the sun always shines on Earth Day. Last week, in Victoria, the sun was shining bright enough to light up the next century of Earth Days.
“It was incredible – you should have come!” That’s what I told my roommates when I returned to our home in Victoria on Sunday, after an inspiring Saturday at the No Tankers rally in Comox. I went there to join concerned citizens from across western BC – which included a busload from Victoria, and outstanding representation from our Sierra local groups on Quadra Island, in Powell River and Comox.