Gwen Barlee

Remembering Gwen Barlee

Activist, ally, mentor, leader, friend The Wilderness Committee is deeply saddened by the passing of Gwen Barlee on June 21, 2017. As one of Canada’s … Read more

StarWise March 2017

STARWISE by Mac McLaughlin Let’s fantasize for a few minutes and see where we get to. How about this? Three hundred thousand years have gone … Read more

StarWise – February 2017

STARWISE by Mac McLaughlin  We are living in very interesting times and it is highly likely things are going to get a whole lot more … Read more

When pain is invisble

photo of Gwen Randall-Young

UNIVERSE WITHIN
by Gwen Randall-Young

I have worked with many clients who suffer from chronic physical pain, as well as those who have post traumatic stress. For these people, physical or emotional pain can be constant, and from the outside they may look perfectly normal.

A person wearing a cast or recovering from surgery is treated with compassion and patience. Their pain is obvious. Those with invisible pain often do not get the same compassion. Those who have not suffered from invisible pain cannot know what that is like.

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STAR WISE – October 2016

STARWISE by Mac McLaughlin Everyone’s holding his or her collective breath as we approach the fateful November US election date. November 8 tells the tale. … Read more

The nations of the Dzawada’enuxw

The power of one – saying no to salmon farms

The nations of the Dzawada’enuxw have been uniting and travelling down the coast of Vancouver Island locking arms with other nations in their quest to remove salmon farms from their traditional waters, sometimes called the Broughton Archipelago.

They have said “No” for almost 30 years to the salmon farms using their territories. But somehow, Canada, BC and the Norwegian/Japanese salmon farmers decided to ignore them. So today, one third of the BC salmon farming industry has made themselves at home in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory.

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