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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AVI LEWIS NEXT SALT SPRING FORUM GUEST

By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 30, 2016

In 2014, Naomi Klein spoke with the Salt Spring Forum about her international bestselling book, This Changes Everything. Now, the Forum is thrilled to host Avi Lewis, whose recently released documentary of the same name was inspired by his wife’s book.

To read …

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FILMMAKER JUDY JACKSON ON HER TIME WORKING WITH ADRIENNE CLARKSON

Judy Jackson (filmmaker and former Salt Spring Forum board member) on her time working with Adrienne Clarkson on CBC’s The Fifth Estate:

“Back in the day (1980), when Adrienne was a host of The Fifth Estate and I was a director, we went to Guatemala together. It was very dangerous. We were documenting the incredible …

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CANDIDATES WOO SALT SPRING CROWD

By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 7, 2015

Candidates vying for votes in the Oct. 19 federal election faced off at Gulf Islands Secondary School Monday afternoon to discuss issues of importance to youth, seniors and all in between before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 people.

Education, healthcare, Bill C-51, …

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CANADIAN ACTIVIST SEES SIGNS OF HOPE

By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 21, 2014

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There are few bigger names in Canadian activism than Maude Barlow; and it doesn’t take very long to understand why that’s the case.

Within a few minutes of an interview earlier this week, she touched on a global …

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MAUDE BARLOW AT SALT SPRING FORUM

By Cat Paquette Published in the Island Tides; Volume 26, Number 9; May 15-28, 2014

Some of us take clean water for granted. We turn on the tap and drink. If we cannot do that, we filter our water or buy bottled water. If we have the means, we quench our thirst and move on …

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