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Free Park-ing

If you’ve found yourself in Paris, Rome or New York City, you’ve probably gravitated to The Eiffel Tower, The Coliseum, Times Square. And then there’s good old Canada. The great white north. The vast expanse. Even with our world class museums and incredible urban multiculturalism, to an outsider, our signature features still include moose, mountains and Mounties.  Our iconic symbol is less of a landmark, and more just ... land.  

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Meet six of Canada's Fossil Free Faith leaders.

What you might not know about the fight for climate justice is how it’s inherently rooted in both the social and environmental movements. Vancouver’s Fossil Free Faith team are a group of leaders paving a new path that bridges religion and faith to seek common understandings as we move towards a new energy future. This collective brings people of different faith backgrounds and lived experiences together to celebrate diversity and contribute new perspectives to Canada’s climate justice movement. Here are some of their stories.

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Do we want a high-speed connection to the Sunshine Coast?

This September, the B.C. provincial government proposed to do a study that would look into the feasibility of connecting Metro Vancouver, Bowen Island, Gambier Island and Keats Island to the Sunshine Coast. The government is looking at existing examples of such connections in Norway, which use a combination of bridges and underwater tunnels to link fjords (a deep, narrow and elongated sea or lakedrain) that have a similar geography to our own coast. According to the Bowen Island Undercurrent, this is an idea that’s been “bandied about for years."

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Nahanni Nagha

In grade 11, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a participant for a 10-day canoe trip down the Nahanni River with some of my classmates. We were trained up in white water canoeing, survival, and trip planning. An elder from the region, Gerry, joined us for some cultural teachings beforehand. He came down the river with us, pointing out traditional sites, sharing ceremonies, and constantly scaring us witless with stories of Nagha (the bushman). It was an unforgettable journey.

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