ARTSPRING CROWD WELCOMES 'CHIEF OF CHIEFS' TO ISLAND

By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 30, 2016, page 3

It isn’t often that guests on the ArtSpring stage receive a standing ovation before uttering a single word, but such is the moral weight of the message shared by Stewart and Joan Phillip.

From the landmark 1974 fisheries dispute at Frank’s …

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RECONCILIATION NEXT FORUM NIGHT TOPIC

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 23, 2016, page 4

From speaking out against the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion, to signing a pan-continental treaty alliance against the Alberta oil sands, to declining to attend a royal ceremony with Prince William earlier this fall – Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has …

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UBC STUDENTS TACKLE MUSK

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 16, 2016, page 5

Elon Musk intends to colonize Mars. The founder of Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX builds great machines, but it’s not clear that he’s worked through all the philosophical, political and legal implications of inter-planetary travel.

Sixteen students from the University …

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ACTIVIST ACADEMIC TO SHAKE UP FORUM

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 9, 2016, page 23

You already know Dr. Amir Attaran because of his frequent commentary in national and international media on hot-button topics such as high generic drug costs, the slow development of the Ebola vaccine, the legalization of marijuana and assisted dying, and …

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DUCEPPE VISITS SALT SPRING FORUM

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 26, 2016, page 5

With Britain’s recent vote to leave the European Union, can we be sure that something similar will not happen in Quebec? Where do the majority of Quebecers currently stand on separation? What would an independent Quebec look like? What would …

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FORUM HOSTS U.S. ANTI-PIPELINE ACTIVIST

By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 19, 2016, page 17

What is a person to do when a major fossil fuel company sets its sights on building long-term fossil fuel infrastructure nearby?

Don Steinke, a retired high school teacher from Washington State who has become a highly effective leader in the …

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FORUM HOSTS CLIMATE CRUSADER

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 12, 2016, page 23

When people think about the Arctic and climate change, they often think of melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice and desperate polar bears. Inuit living across the North, who are watching their way of life literally melt away, are too often …

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POWERFUL NEW VOICE VISITS SALT SPRING FORUM

By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, September 21, 2016

Last March, Jian Ghomeshi — the former host of the popular CBC radio show Q — was acquitted of four charges of sexual assault and one charge of choking to overcome resistance.

The trial judge, William Horkins, said the verdict did not …

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HUMAN RIGHTS HEROINE SPEAKS AT FORUM

By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 18th 2016

Maher Arar was abducted at New York’s JFK Airport in 2002 while trav- elling home to Ottawa after a vacation in Tunisia. The CIA took the Syrian- born Canadian citizen to Syria, where he was imprisoned without charge and tortured.

These events …

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WORLD-LEADING BEE EXPERT ON ISLAND

By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 6th 2016

Do you remember the last time you were stung by a bee? Do you love the taste of honey on toast? Are you concerned about the shrinking number of bees in the world?

Bees are creatures of great mystery, wonder and importance. And …

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