VANCOUVER ISLAND 2065 – Announcing a New Initiative to Foster Collaboration Focused on Economy and Ecology

“As our economy diversities, our communities grow, and our population expands, we must find ways of working together so that we will balance the inevitable demands of growth with the equally important issue of protecting our coveted and life-sustaining natural environment. We believe that Vancouver Island 2065 is an important step towards increasing awareness as well as inter-regional cooperation,” states George Hanson.

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ON OCTOBER 30th: "Mission Possible Update” at the 7th Annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit

“At the Summit, we will announce the launch of ‘Vancouver Island 2065’. Through collaboration, this project will engage local and regional governments with the private and academic sectors, to address long term sustainability issues on Vancouver Island, including such challenges as economic security, water sustainability, agriculture, food and energy security and, through local planning processes, adaptation to climate change,” foreshadows Eric Bonham.

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Workshop on Asset Management in British Columbia: What Do You Wonder?

“Learn about leading-edge Council stewardship of municipal assets! Our upcoming Strategic Directions workshop will inform and educate about international best practices that support asset management planning. It will also provide practical guidance for long-term financial planning and then communicating the message to those who pay, namely: our taxpayers,” states Wally Wells.

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“Get Your Mind Into the Gutter: A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia”

“The workshop program comprise four modules. The content cascades from high level to ground level. First, we set the big picture, with an emphasis on how changes to the BC Plumbing Code support Living Water Smart goals. Then we highlight incentives to utilize rainwater as a resource. After that, we delve into the practical details of implementing rainwater harvesting. We conclude with a town-hall segment on greatest challenges,” states Keesha Rosario.

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