LAWYER OPENS FORUM SERIES

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, August 30, 2017, page 2 The planned expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline is rife with controversy. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argues the economic benefits of the project are crucial for Canada, opponents believe the environmental costs far outweigh any benefits the …

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VANCOUVER MAYOR GREGOR ROBERTSON JOINS FORUM THURSDAY

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, August 9, 2017, page 4

Far more Canadians live in cities rather than rural areas today. Major centres continue to grow rapidly, leading society forward and encountering many challenges.

Vancouver, for example, is one of the “greenest” cities in the world and on track to …

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ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT EXPLORED AT NEXT FORUM EVENT

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 24, 2017, page 4

Environmentalists who oppose bitumen pipelines to the B.C. coast are often portrayed as job-killing idealists.

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says, “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and leave them there.”

But can we …

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THE IMPACT OF FISHING & GLOBAL WARMING ON MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

A presentation by Dr. Daniel Pauly, World-renowned Fisheries Scientist Drafted for the Salt Spring Forum

Dr. Daniel Pauly is Canada’s most cited scientist whose expertise concerns the condition and future of the world’s fish and oceans. On Friday, May 5th at 7:30 PM at Beaver Point Hall, he joined the Salt Spring Forum for …

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CHOMSKY JOINS FORUM

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 19, 2017, page 4

What is democracy?

According to Noam Chomsky, democracy is when the people determine the actions of a government. Democracy, in theory, puts power into the hands of the general population.

This simple definition raises many questions: What role can …

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CBC RADIO'S TERRY O’REILLY AT FORUM

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 5, 2017, page 4

The art of persuasion surrounds us — on television or online platforms like YouTube and Facebook, on billboards and public transit, in newspapers, magazines, logos, and — let’s not forget — the public relations departments in nearly every large institution …

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MASSEY LECTURER WELSH VISITS

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 22, 2017, page 5 “History is back, with a vengeance.”

Jennifer Welsh, who joins the Salt Spring Forum in conversation at ArtSpring on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., delivered this arresting message in her 2016 CBC Massey Lecture titled The Return of History: …

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TRANSGENDER TOPICS ON TAP

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 8, 2017, page 5

All-gender and gender-neutral signs are appearing on local single-stall bathrooms, including at ArtSpring, Salt Spring Coffee and in some of our public schools.

This is a very important change, since it represents increased acceptance, inclusion and safety for those who …

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VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR KENT RATHWELL IMPRESSES CROWD

By Jim Standen Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, February 15, 2017, page 16

On Sunday evening, Feb. 5 at ArtSpring, approximately 100 folks braved the historically harsh elements to spend a few hours with Kent Rathwell at a Salt Spring Forum event.

It began with a welcoming Tesla Model X on display on the …

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FORUM HOSTS GREEN BUSINESS LEADER

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, February 1, 2017, page 4

Are you an entrepreneur? An environmentalist? A concerned citizen? Either way, you’ll want to attend the Salt Spring Forum’s next event.

Kent Rathwell is a highly successful businessperson who is changing the Canadian business model.

On Sunday, Feb. 5 at …

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