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Recreational marijuana stores in Washington will not be permitted near parks, libraries, schools, arcades, and child care facilities. Treating marijuana stores more like sex offenders than alcohol stores excludes most of Bellingham. Although Bellingham’s City Council is supportive, I predict more pocket parks in socially conservative towns. If you’ve ever wanted to start a day care or arcade, now’s the time to seek funding from those opposed to nearby recreational marijuana stores.
Bill 8 - Mass Virtual Privatization of BC’s forests
This week in the B.C. Legislature, the government is tabling Bill 8. The bill’s Section 24 would hand over our remaining public forests (Timber Supply Areas) to private forestry corporations in perpetuity. Once handed over (converted into Tree Farm Licenses), tenure over this land is considered an asset of these corporations. They can then sue British Columbia for compensation if anything threatens their profits. This privatization, being planned without consultation or fanfare, is a radical move and one that threatens the opportunity of the province to responsibly manage our forest lands. Furthermore, we have no control over who owns these corporations. For more info, click here. See also valuable work by Independent MLA Bob Simpson on his site here.
Many biologists and foresters do not feel this is a wise move. it compromises our ability to make science-based decisions about BC forests.
If you are concerned, please make your feelings known IMMEDIATELY by emailing and if possible tweeting:
Email and tweet the BC Liberal party this:
“I value BC’s forests and demand that you remove Section 24 of Bill 8.” Just that one sentence is enough!
Minister Steve Thomson: email@example.com
Minister Mike de Jong: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister Pat Bell: email@example.com
Premier Christy Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org
In one line:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtags: #stopbill8 #bcpoli