Extreme energy talk Tuesday

Tar sands, pipelines, fracking and the Site C dam are putting water sources, climate and public health at risk.

Tar sands, pipelines, fracking and the Site C dam are putting water sources, climate and public health at risk.

Tuesday, July 14 at the Old Church there will be a potluck, starting at 6 p.m., followed by a public talk on extreme energy. A.J. Klein, Vancouver-area community organizer and Council of Canadians organizing assistant, Emma Lui, water campaigner for the Council of Canadians are presenters.

There will also be a pre-potluck video: This Edge of Courage by Pravin Pillay. Bring a dish to share and your thoughts and questions.

The Glenwood Hall is looking for photos from long ago, either of the area around the hall or events held at the hall. They plan to choose four photos and have them enlarged, framed by barn board and placed in a hallway by the washrooms. You are asked to have a look through your photo albums; you have until August 21.

Photos can be submitted by email: corted2@gmail.com, or by mail to The Glenwood Hall committee, 17371 Telkwa High Road, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N7.

Sending in a photo means you are giving the committee permission to use it on the hall’s Facebook page as well as in the hall. Please identify yourself and give your permission. Tell the committee a bit about the photo: when it was taken, where and if there are people in the picture, who are they.

The chosen photos, once enlarged, can also have your name placed on the frame. They have a few already, lovely black and white photos of the area.

Something to think about: in the United States the police department in the city of Madison is going to implement a program of meditation. Richard Davidson, a University of Wisconsin professor, researched the benefits of meditation and “mindfulness exercises”, including periods of focusing on physical sensations and the feelings of others. Potential benefits could include better emotional control, improved health outcomes and hopefully, reductions in implicit biases that are unconscious beliefs or stereotypes that affect people’s behavior.

I have seen lots of articles lately on the value of meditation and have been leaning towards giving it a try. Can’t hurt.

Read an article that said to think about food waste before you go to the store, rather than figuring out what to do with it at home.  You do not save by buying in bulk if you throw away some of that food. You can be price savvy at the store but tend to overlook the food waste at home making it very unlikely that you gained any savings.

Better to buy less food more often, planning maybe three meals ahead to leave room for when you don’t feel like cooking or want something different. I have given this some thought and it makes sense to me: Project by Pravin Pillay Collaboration by Jen Castro.

Closing with:

“Security is a superstition — it does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.”


Helen Keller