Green New Deal coming to Old Church

A movement for economic equality and climate change action grows

As of today, I have 17,169 steps to go to reach Moyie. Going a bit slow due to the heat, love it, but I end up going slower with more stops.

The “Green New Deal” from Wikipedia: “the term is used to describe any stimulus package that aims to address both financial crises and environmental issues such as climate change. The term references the New Deal, the social and economic stimulus package undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression.”

The term used now is for a proposed economic stimulus package that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. In Canada, various organizations operating under the banner “Green New Deal Canada” are cooperating to facilitate “town hall” meetings across the country. Curious? In Smithers, a “town hall” is happening Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. at the Old Church.

LAST WEEK: Library is the beating heart of the community

Eighth Annual Summer Solstice Paddle, Potluck & Music by the Lake, Sunday June 23. Potluck Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., Round Lake Hall, please bring two generous dishes of main course or salad and buns or dessert. Beverages, plates and cutlery will be provided by RLCA. More information: 250-846-5296 or Paddle/boat any time during the day or evening. Bring your musical instruments and song. Come: make, sing, listen to music on the shores of beautiful Round Lake.

From Today We Will: “not feel overwhelmed. Sustainable living and “zero waste is a goal, it doesn’t have to happen overnight. It’s not about perfection; it’s about making better choices, and every day counts.” How: Pick sustainability tips that work the best for us, start with those, then add more. Find ethical brands and slowly introduce them into our lives.

MORE VIEW FROM THE PORCH: Plogging: Good for your heart and your community

Community Exhibition: call for photos and art. August 13 – September 7, a planned exhibit “Community Exhibition” in the Smithers Art Gallery and Bulkley Valley Museum’s 100 Years Fall Fair Exhibit. Jewelry, sculpture, quilting, paintings, woodwork, photographs. Let your imagination run wild: turn machinery into sculptures, turn memories into art. Everyone from beginner artists to experts are invited to take part by submitting a piece of art for the show. Information on how to submit your project, visit the Smithers Art Gallery website: Deadline to submit is August 5. Also there is an ongoing call for Fall Fair photographs, deadline for photo submissions is June 21. “The Fair is on; all hell can’t stop it and it is up to us all to set the limit!” L.B. Warner (1919)

CICK Smithers’ community radio station will celebrate their 10 year Anniversary with a party: CICK Royale with Cheese. 10 years of local programming, alternative music, fun activities, events and community involvement. This Celebration will take place Friday June 14, 8:30 p.m. to Saturday June 15, 1 a.m. Enjoy DJs and live music, membership drive, RetroArcade games and local beer, plus prizes! This event is for 19+.

Closing with: commemorate – to call to remembrance. To mark by some ceremony or observation. Observe. To serve as a memorial of.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Ramona Wilson Memorial Walk: Twenty-five years, but still no closure

“What we’re standing for today is that nobody is going to sweep this under the rug, nobody.”

Muheim class repeats 2017 award for interaction with seniors

Liliana Pesce’s Grade 4-5 class honoured by BC Retired Teachers Association

Bulkley Valley U14 boys soccer squad wins zones

The Rapids will now proceed to provincial championship in Prince George July 4-5

Donaldson announces seal coating for portions of Hwy 16, Kispiox

Two sections of road in the Bulkley Valley have had their fate sealed.

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

Matt Devlin, the Raptors’ play-by-play announcer since 2008, was praised for preventing panic from spreading

Mini-horse power lifts spirits at Langley care home

Gunner turned a visit with grandpa a major event for everyone at the residence

Women sue former Vancouver cop over alleged sexual abuse during pimp case

Two women claim James Fisher caused psychological trauma during the Reza Moazami investigation

First ever Indigenous person to join the RCMP to be honoured in B.C.

Hawk Kelly said becoming a Mountie was his dream job as a kid

Sexting teens at risk of harms including depression, substance use: study

Use of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were also found to be associated with sexting

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

International Trade Minister Jim Carr described the decision as ‘very significant’

Mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of B.C. inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused B.C. cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Most Read