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General News · 29th March 2009
Friends of Bute Inlet
Join with like-minded citizens as we Rally for BC Rivers at the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) meeting in Nanaimo, Saturday, April 4th.

We are gathering to focus public concern on the 700 BC river ecosystems threatened by private energy developments which will change the British Columbia wilderness landscape forever.

We are requesting cumulative environmental assessments and a province-wide public process for river-diversion energy projects. We support green power but not the process by which these projects have been forced upon the people of BC with little consideration to viable alternatives. Help promote precautionary principles and send a message to AVICC, at this important annual meeting of our municipal and regional government leaders.

Meet people who share your concerns - and help build coalition among our coastal communities!

Weve got bus transportation to our Rally for Rivers on Saturday, April 4th.

From Campbell River

Catch the noon ferry to Campbell River and join with other islanders who are going to 1) have fun, and 2) tell government how much we care for BCs wild rivers. We'll have speakers to deliver our message to local and provincial politicians meeting at the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities. Lets tell them we want to have a say in what happens to BC Rivers and BC energy!

Bus departs CR at 12:15 from the ferry terminal. The Rally for Rivers happens downtown at the Nanaimo Convention Centre starting at 2:30. Parade to after-rally gathering where we can share more info, ask questions, collaborate and strategize. Come home feeling satisfied and energized! Bus leaves Nanaimo in time to catch the 8:30 ferry.

This is too late for the Cortes ferry so Quadra Islanders will open their homes to Cortesians who need a place to stay overnight. This is a great way to connect with island neighbours. A sleeping bag may be necessary. Please call Carol at 285-2771 to make arrangements and to reserve bus transportation.

So pack some food, gear up for the weather and join your neighbors in a show of support for Bute Inlet - and all of BCs rivers!

Bus fare $16 return. Please call soon to reserve your seat! If we receive enough early commitments, well organize a second bus. Please call Carol 285-2771.