With a provincial election just around the corner and municipal elections to follow shortly thereafter for many BC communities, this is a good time for us as citizens to think about how we can be more engaged in the decisions and policies that affect our communities. When it comes to the democratic process, voting is [...]
Janet Newbury’s Blog Posts
Janet Newbury lives in Powell River, where she is involved in a number of community-based projects and is the president of the Powell River Diversity Initiative Society. She is also an instructor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, where she recently completed a PhD. She writes extensively for both academic and popular publications.
April 2nd, 2013 · Janet Newbury · Comments Off · Environment, resources & sustainability
July 4th, 2012 · Janet Newbury · 1 Comment · First Nations & Aboriginal
Sliammon (Tla’Amin) Nation, located on the northern segment of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is making history. But not in the way that may have been expected. After over ten years of negotiations, the vote for a final treaty agreement was to take place on June 16th, 2012. The intention, according to both the Sliammon Treaty [...]