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Nanaimo community forum: Tankers, toxics and climate change

April 23, 2014
7:00 PM
Beban Park Social Centre (Lounge)
2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

You're invited to a community forum to learn more about two burning issues facing Nanaimo. Kinder Morgan's pipeline and tanker expansion and Metro Vancouver's proposed garbage incinerator at Duke Point are both toxic projects that put our local economy, environment and health at risk, and push us ever further towards catastrophic climate change.

With speakers from Georgia Strait Alliance, Sierra Club BC, the Wilderness Committee, Islands Trust, and slam poetry champion Johnny Macrae.

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Lecture with Erich Hoyt: "Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific-From A1 Stubbs to Iceberg, the White Russian Bull"

Erich HoytMay 20, 2014, 7-9 pm,
Vancouver Public Library Square Conference Centre, 
350 W. Georgia Street, 
Alice MacKay Room

Free and open to the public (seating limited)

The Georgia Strait Alliance, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, presents world-renowned whale researcher and author Erich Hoyt, who will speak about orca whales and the marine environment on which they depend for their survival. Hoyt's seminal work, Orca: The Whale Called Killer, originally published in 1981, was based on early research in British Columbia, and is still considered the definitive work on these magnificent creatures.

His lecture includes seldom-seen video footage of a rare white Siberian orca. Hoyt's Vancouver presentation is part of a West Coast speaking tour sponsored by The Whale Trail ( Hoyt's books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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