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February 22, 2012

Save Canada’s Lighthouses

Filed under: Island Neighbours — Jocko @ 1:51 pm

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A note from Pat Carney:

I would appreciate it if  those of you who are interesting in saving our B.C. lighthouses would sign the petition below to send to the federal government.  Heritage Canada Foundation, Canada’s largest  heritage NGO has worked with me for 12 years to save our marine heritage, Please note no money pledges are involved!  Our East Point Fog Alarm Building [on Saturna Island] has been petitioned!  Take care, Pat Carney

From:

Heritage Canada Foundation /
La fondation Héritage Canada

Communiqué

Canada’s lighthouses are at risk!

Sign the petition to help save Canada’s historic lighthouses
Ottawa, ON, February 7, 2012 —  The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is urging Canadians to sign the petition to help save Canada’s historic lighthouses.

The Government of Canada owns hundreds of iconic lighthouses.  Earlier this year, it declared more than 500 of them—including many of the most historic ones—as “surplus.” That means many of these important local landmarks and historic icons are at risk. Already neglected, starved for essential maintenance and care, and often located on remote, weather-ravaged sites, Canada’s historic maritime symbols face an uncertain future.

Local groups want to help. But, they are under pressure to find the money and the means to save these iconic structures. HCF is launching a campaign to get the word out, including an information website, and an online petition encouraging the Federal Government to invest in the efforts of local groups and communities to save their lighthouses.

You can help: Sign the petition to help protect Canada’s historic lighthouses. Then, share the petition on Facebook and Twitter.

http://www.savecanadaslighthouses.ca/

Thank you for taking action to save Canada’s lighthouses.

For further information contact:
Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications, cquinn@heritagecanada.org
Telephone: 613-237-1066 ext. 229; Cell: 613-797-7206
www.heritagecanada.org

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February 17, 2012

Proposed Policy Statement Review

Filed under: Governance and Legal — Jocko @ 2:18 pm

 

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From the Islands Trust:

At its March 6 – 8, 2012 meeting, Trust Council will consider whether to review its Policy Statement and whether to accept an offer of up to $250,000 from Canada’s Gas Tax Fund to facilitate undertaking this review.

The purpose of the Policy Statement is to express a vision for the future of the Trust Area and to translate that vision into policies of Trust Council.

We welcome your comments and your interest in the proposed review. Please Email policyreview@islandstrust.bc.ca by noon on March 5th if you want Trust Council to consider your views.

For more information visit our website:  http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/tc/polstreview.cfm

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