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General News · 13th September 2011
Christine
2,700 ACRES
OF CORTES FOREST
ARE AT RISK OF
INDUSTRIAL LOGGING
BY ISLAND TIMBERLANDS
BEFORE 2011 IS THROUGH

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Calling all Cortesians & Visitors !
… grannies & gramps,
the idly curious,
the philosophically inclined,
the young & not-so-young,
the timid & the bold…

You are invited to plan, prepare for and participate in a peaceful community action workshop THIS SATURDAY.

Please join us Saturday, September 17 from 11am - 5pm at Linnaea/Lakehouse.


Planning workshop facilitated by Kel Kelly (community organizer, facilitator, environmental activist with Friends of Clayoquot and Friends of Strathcona Park) joined by Norleen Lillico (teacher, activist with Friends of Clayoquot).

Suggested donation - $20 - $25
Lisa Jo lunch for sale.

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“Action is the mother of hope.”!!


The local, immediate goal is to prevent industrial-scale logging by Island Timberlands on Cortes Island, while securing options for purchase of those same lands for the local community - preservation of sensitive ecosystems and/or sustainable forestry. The broader goal is to affect change of private managed forest legislation in BC which offers inadequate environmental protection.

Island Stance is committed to peaceful community action from a diverse, island-wide base of support & involvement, and to transparent, ongoing communication with the Cortes community.

YOU are invited to participate in Island Stance, a community initiative to encourage civic responsibility prior to anticipated industrial-scale logging by Island Timberlands on their private managed forest lands on Cortes Island.

Examples of actions Island Stance WILL participate in:
1. community education - public meetings, placards, banners, public brochures & articles, tables at markets, community events
2. direct participation - symbolic action, humour, creative arts & expression, road sit-ins, writing campaigns, blockades on public land, filming, respectful communication

Examples of actions Island Stance WILL NOT participate in:
1. property damage -no damage to equipment, vehicles, roads or lands (ie. no tree spiking)
2. personal harm - no personal offense, no bodily harm

For the forests and watersheds of Cortes Island.