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Troubled Water: Do you know what’s going on with your water supply?

“Water is Blue Gold, it’s the oil of the twenty-first century.” – Maude Barlow Living through the rainy months on the west coast, a statement like Barlow’s can give... 



Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack LIVE Event

Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack Live event September 21st. Local filmmaker Paul Manly is set to release his documentary film about the Nanaimo River watershed ‘Voices... 



Community Bicycle Co-op

The United Nations has recognized 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives, and Nanaimo is well on its way to representing itself proudly in this regard. Opening in March, a... 



Social Justice: Poverty in Nanaimo

“If the poor weren’t so conveniently invisible, maybe we’d come to our moral senses and devise a national strategy for eliminating poverty.” Toronto Star, 2007. Imagine yourself... 



Changing the World, One Town at a Time

Find your place on the planet, dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~Gary Snyder Municipal governments take care of the details. They build skate parks, protect or develop... 



Nanaimo CarShare Cooperative

From the Carshare website: The Nanaimo CarShare Cooperative is a non-profit community cooperative carsharing organization incorporated in November 2010 to serve the Nanaimo region of... 



Good Bye Nanaimo… A New Beginning!

Like many young people, I thought the grass was greener elsewhere. I lived in Alberta, Vancouver, the interior of BC and then finally the island called me back! I returned to Nanaimo... 



Gleaning Program Invites Public Participation

Local food security initiative is looking to reduce food waste  With global food and hunger issues looming large, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the scope of the problem and not... 



Sequence of Silence and Sound:

“Gold and shadow is the music of Dane Letourneau and friends…it is also an arbutus in the blazing glory of the afternoon, the contrast of pavement and path…. Sun melting... 



Green Building

Benefits of Green Building and Compact Community Development Green buildings and compact communities reduce the impacts of our built environment on the natural world. Green buildings... 



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