Ride On! Critical Mass takes to the streets

The Critical Mass bike ride was a rousing success, with three dozen bikers and many more supporters converging on the Ministry of Environment on Friday, March 7. We presented our demands at the Minister's office, and CHEK News gave a live report from the rally while we chanted, sang and marched.

Bear Mountain Madness Fund Drive is on now!

Hundreds of people have pledged to support the campaign for environmental justice in Langford. They are helping by lobbying the government of BC, contributing to our legal defense fund, and getting involved on the ground. Here's how:

Contribute to the legal defense fund, care of our lawyer Irene Faulkner. We have already raised over $2000 to defend the campers and potential lawsuits. Cheques can be made to "Irene Faulkner in trust" with a note directing the funds to the Bear Mountain legal fund, file #10138.

A second campaign fund for the next round of action is now open as well. Cheques for the campaign fund can be made out to VIC FAN (Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network) Please send contributions to:

Bear Mtn Campaign
c/o Irene Faulkner, Barrister
1124 Fort St.Victoria, BC
V8V 3K8

Let us know you contributed, and we'll send a letter of thanks and recognition!

"Never doubt that a small, committed group of people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

For more info and to get involved, contact Zoe Blunt
250-885-8219 (Victoria) zoeblunt@gmail.com

More photos, analysis, maps, and videos:
Inside Langford blog
Spencer's Pond and Langford Lake Cave
Langford Protest (new site)
First Nations and Development

Thank you! Pass it on!


Anonymous said...

"Never doubt that a small, committed group of people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

Actually, large, committed groups of people have also changed the world. Committed groups of people, both small and large, can also change the world for the worse.

Anonymous said...

I was told by a certain female Bylaw enforcement officer that the trees which were harvested for the interchange were "going to the natives" and that "they're going to use them to mill for money and make totem poles and stuff". I'm looking for an answer to the following question: Exactly who profited from the harvested trees?