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The Season for Soils

Hey Gardeners!
It is soil season again so I am preparing to bring in pallets of the good stuff for you. Sadly you will notice a significant price increase on some products this year. For this I apologize but my suppliers have also raised my costs significantly. The prices listed below are all taxes and shipping in. First order to arrive March 3rd. Preorder only.

extra ferry run Monday of long weekend

Harry says that there will be an extra run Monday, leaving False Bay at 6:45.

Welsh student wanting to come stay, volunteer and do some informal research

Hello! 

My name is Tesni, I'm 21 and study Geography at the University of Cambridge (UK). I'm from rural, coastal Wales and have grown up around friends and family who live off-grid. I work at eco-friendly festivals in the UK, I love to make art, read, write, hike... and just be outdoors!!

I'm writing about the possibility of coming over to Lasqueti this summer to volunteer, explore, meet Lasquetians and do some informal research. As part of my third year university thesis, I'm carrying out research on off-grid, low impact and alternative lifestyles and communities. I've previously spent a bit of time volunteering and WOOFing in Europe and Central America. 

I'm really interested in what motivates people to live off-grid, and myself have always been really driven to explore ways of living alternative to the isolating, excessively consumerist Western model... so my interest in Lasqueti isn't an abstract desire to academically research a 'quirky' community, but rather just something very personal!

If anyone would consider hosting a very friendly and motivated young person for any amount of time July or August, I would absolutely love to come over, help out and learn more about your community. I don't have any predetermined expectations, and won't romanticise Lasqueti as 'utopia', rather I'd just love to talk to people about whatever feelings/ thoughts/ ideas you want to share.  

Please contact me on the email address below, even if just to chat about my ideas in more depth - 

tesnikitac [at] gmail [dot] com 

 

Thank you!! Tesni =) 

Time remaining: 31%
20/05/2018 (4 weeks)

Lipsynch Next Saturday

February 17, the Stars come out for Lipsynch 2018. Release your inner Diva or Guitar Hero, and come play! Beat the Winter Blahs with an evening of Entertainment from your favourite Bands and Singers from all Genres. Everyone welcome! $10 at the door, 12 and under Free. Doors at 6, show at 7, at the Community Hall.

Local Collection of Contact Info

In response to my earlier request for volunteers, a group of four have come together for the purpose of updating our neighborhood contact info. They are: Marilyn & Jan Darwin, Dianna Maycock, and Sylvia(Dublin). Expect to be contacted by one of these people in the coming weeks.

Lipsynch 2018

February 17, the Stars come out for Lipsynch 2018. Release your inner Diva or Guitar Hero, and come play! Beat the Winter Blahs with an evening of Entertainment from your favourite Bands and Singers from all Genres. Everyone welcome! $10 at the door, 12 and under Free. Doors at 6, show at 7, at the Community Hall.

Island Trust Budget survey

The Islands Trust budget is up for approval in March. To check it out, and let the Financial Planning Committee and Trust Council know what you think, go to:

http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/trust-council/budget/

and follow the link to the anonymous survey, by February 12. 

Tsunami Notification Zones for BC

to view the EMBC map identifying - Tsunami Notification Zones for BC -

Google     EMBC Tsunami Zones      or use the address below

 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/e...

 

Local Emergency Preparedness Plan

This is the beginning of regular postings to inform the public and hopefully develop some interest around the existing Lasqueti Emergency Preparedness Plan, how the plan works, and what the perceived real dangers are to us here.  Our local plan is home grown, developed in collaboration with the PRRD and is overdue for an update.  Contact Na or myself  @ 8680 if you are interested

How to register with the- PRRD Emergency Automatic Notification System

Lasquetians that want to receive an auto notification text and or robo voice message whenever a significant emergency is expected or occurring in our area please register for this service provided by the PRRD.