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First Nation’s History Seen Through A Village Workshop

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMI recently took part in a “Village Workshop” at the Klahoose New Relationship Building on Cortes Island, in BC. This is a novel introduction to the First Nations perception of their history in that it involves role playing.
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Keever Gave Most Alaskan Cruise Lines High Marks

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMPrincess Cruises have been voted “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” for the seventh year in a row, by the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. The cruise line also won awards for “Best Itinerary Design” and “Best Travel Agent Educational Program.” These are all industry awards. Every year Marcie Keever of Friends of the Earth (FoE) grades the industry’s environmental records in  her Cruise Line Report The “B ” she gave the Princess  Line was good, but not exceptional.  Keever gave most Alaskan Cruise Lines high marks.
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Grizzly study sheds further light on bear numbers

press release from the BC Department of Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

VICTORIA – A study of grizzly bear populations released today provides further insight into populations in British Columbia, while confirming that provincial wildlife biologists continue to refine estimates with the best available science to ensure harvest levels are sustainable.
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Earth Hour is being observed from 8:30 to 9:30 pm; this Saturday March 23

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Millions of people will be turning their lights off at 8:30 pm on Saturday. They will be observing Earth Hour, a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in which households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.The first Earth Hour was held in Sydney, Australia, during 2007. The event has since spread to every continent on the earth.  More than 800 cities will be taking part the WWF Earth Hour City Challenge this year and, for the first time, a Global capital has been chosen. Continue reading Earth Hour is being observed from 8:30 to 9:30 pm; this Saturday March 23