From the Alberni Valley Times – Feb 1, 2011
On what is being called a Townhall Tour for Common Sense Canadians,
Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis will visit Port Alberni to help educate
residents on issues faced by the province.
Mair and Gillis are
the founders of the popular new online journal, The Common Sense
Canadian – a voice for the public and environment.
rivers, oil tankers, democracy and the local Raven Coal mine and port
proposal are the subjects of the rousing tour Gillis and Mair are
making across B.C.
As a part of this tour of some 30 communities around the province,
Mair and Gillis are coming to the Alberni District Secondary School
auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.
They will be
joined by local host Stacey Gaiga of Coal Free Alberni and guest
speaker CoalWatch president John Snyder, with an update on the proposed
Rave Coal mine issue and actions citizens can take to help put a stop
The two-hour town hall event will feature Mair’s new short
documentary on the proposed Enbridge pipeline to B.C.’s North Coast,
“Oil in Eden,” and a key-note speech by Mair, plus the opportunity for
the audience to ask questions and discuss these issues with our
The tour is designed to inform and empower British Columbians, while growing The Common Sense Canadian.
more information, please contact Stacey Gaiga at 250-723-1243 or by
e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Facebook group, “Take
Back Our B.C.: Rafe Mair & Coal Port!”
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