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Groundhog Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog Day and we're watching for the groundhog to emerge from it's burrow. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees it's shadow we're in for six more weeks of winter, if it doesn't, then spring will come early.

Here at the BC Green Party, we’ve been busy working hard all winter and now that Groundhog Day has rolled around it’s time to take a peek out and see what the future might bring.  

Interim Leader Adam Olsen to meet North Shore Municipal and Community Leaders

Media Statement January 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interim Leader Adam Olsen to meet North Shore Municipal and Community Leaders

North Vancouver, BC – On February 4, 2014 Green Party of BC Interim Leader Adam Olsen will be visiting three municipal offices on the North Shore and joining a community reception.

Statement by Interim Leader Adam Olsen to mark Chinese New Year

Adam Olsen
Interim Leader, BC Green Party

On behalf of the BC Green Party, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to those celebrating Chinese New Year here in British Columbia and around the world.

Game-changer? Ministry’s response commits to protect only most productive farmland

On January 20, 2014, British Columbia Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm responded to my November 14, 2013 open letter to Premier Christy Clark regarding the core review and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). 

The Minister’s response is troubling. In the second paragraph it states that, 
“Participation in the Core Review will not undermine the core mandate of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) which is to protect the province’s most productive farmland.”

Derelict vessels continue to pollute BC coastline

Derelict Boat - Credit Flickr: GenistaFor decades mayors, councillors, trustees and regional directors have passed resolutions at the UBCM asking for senior governments to take care of the derelict & abandoned vessels, illegal mooring buoys and human waste dumping that pollute their local shorelines.

Unfortunately, senior governments have ignored this marine pollution and left cleanup to the local government and regional districts to coordinate, manage and in many cases, finance.

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