in community media
by Roger Stonebanks, citizen reporter The Vancouver development company planning a major housing
by Michele Murphy The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office (CCPA-BC), is
Central Saanich takes the pledge to become a living wage employer and client.
Saanich Governance Report is in – complete with recommendations by Roger Stonebanks, citizen
The Union of BC Municipalities Met in September Over 144 Motions by Michele
by Roger Stonebanks, citizen reporter The Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs has
by Roger Stonebanks, citizen reporter The revised plans for “Cordova Bay Village” to
The post Cordova Bay looks at Revised Plans for their Village appeared first on Saanich Voice Online.
What do the ten by-election candidates have to say on governance? Saanich Voice
by Roger Stonebanks, citizen reporter A community information meeting will be held on
The Final Winds of Change show with Gary Charbonneau (rebroadcast from AnimalVoices.org) and Holistic Hayley
September 1st was Japan Dolphins Day, and also the start of the annual Taiji dolphin hunt/slaughter. Local Vancouver based filmmaker and animal advocate Gary Charbonneau (Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered) shares some of the details about the dolphin hunt, what’s going on at the aquarium, and how we can get involved to encourage the Vancouver Parks Board to change it into a rescue, rather than an entertainment, facility.
Hayley Zedel became a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer in 2013 and has been working with clients one-on-one ever since. She became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2015 and now specializes in plantbased nutrition. Hayley can help address skin conditions, poor energy, digestive issues, detoxification and inflammation in the body. She is passionate about helping others achieve optimal health and happiness, by finding what works for them.
Little libraries to help celebrate Canada 150 For the past few years the
In November, 2014 Saanich Voice Online (SVO) asked all mayoral and councillor candidates
The September 23rd Saanich by-election to fill the council seat left by late
Ramana has been teaching meditation since 1970, and has combined his years as a Transpersonal Psychologist with ancient Indian and Buddhist teachings, culminating in a stable and deep shift in consciousness he calls “Radical Awakening.” He is the author of the Amazon #1 Best-selling book “Radical Awakening: Finding the Calm in the Storm of Overwhelm.” His primary residence is in Southern India, next to the holy mountain AruNAchala Are-oo’-NA’ -chala (which is considered by some to be “the heart of the world). With the encouragement of his Indian master Papaji, he has shared his work, Radical Awakening and the Opening to the Heart internationally for the last 21 years.
The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga was founded in 1981 by Dharma Sara Satsang Society, and is a working yoga community inspired by teacher and master yogi, Baba Hari Dass. The centre’s cozy turn-of-the-century farmhouse and studio buildings sit amid 70 acres of meadows, forest, and organic gardens. The Centre is devoted to the attainment of peace through practice and offers training programs including yoga retreats, yoga teacher training, and more. Representing the Centre, Sharada Filkow speaks about its history and its current offerings.
And, Gorilla Radio’s Chris Cook with a What in the World update.
by Roger Stonebanks, citizen reporter The long-awaited Capital Integrated Services and Governance Initiative
James Aspey, from Sydney Australia, spoke at Vegtoria (in Victoria BC) in 2017. I recorded it. From his website:
My story goes like this… At 17 I was diagnosed with leukaemia and told I had 6 weeks to live. I beat the cancer after 3 years of chemotherapy and during that time I began partying and abusing drugs. Lots of drugs. I became a passionate personal trainer so I could help others with their health. After 7 years while working on a cruise ship, partying way too much and developing an eating disorder, I met a wise Indian man who told me eating animals is bad karma.
I went vegetarian for a 7 day experiment and felt surprisingly great. I researched into the health benefits and realised I’d been missing out! Cutting animal products from your diet is incredibly healthy and reduces our chances of developing so many illnesses and diseases. The food also happens to be delicious!
Upon more research I discovered the shocking and violent truth of what is being done to animals for food, clothing, entertainment and medical testing. It led me to the question, “If we don’t need to kill and eat animals to be healthy, what are we doing this for?” The best justifications I could find were incredibly weak and still to this day I haven’t heard a good excuse.
I decided the only way to live in alignment with my values of respecting others was to become vegan. My first major form of activism was a 1 year long vow of silence which I used to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. I travelled around Australia and cycled 5000km from Darwin to Sydney to show vegans can be fit and strong. I broke my vow of silence on Australia’s most popular morning TV show. The interview went viral and was seen millions of times by people all around the world. I appeared in the news in numerous different countries and since then have given over 100 free talks on my journey and the many things I have learned.