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14
Jan

Enews 2014!

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It's the start of a new year and here's the enews to prove it!

January 2014 enews

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03
Dec

Artist Birdhouses Auction!

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4 local artists have reinterpreted the birdhouse structure especially to benefit LTABC. Solid construction with a removable drawer, each birdhouse is approximately 10" high and 6.25" wide (except Madame is about 20" high).

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26
Nov

Green Christmas III Thank you!!

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LTABC’s Green Christmas III was a great success!! We raised funds to continue our work in providing educational resources for BC land trusts. A special thanks to The Bay, The Compass Group, Rob Lovett Photography and Scott Melville of Melville Auctioneers. We are also grateful to our sponsors: The Pinch Group, Raymond James, Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance and Horne Coupar.

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05
Nov

LTABC Awards 2013

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At our recent Covenant Management Workshop, 4 awards were given out to land trusts and/or individuals for their outstanding contributions. Please read the press release here.

Pictured from left are Lia Chalifour - Galiano Conservancy (accepting for Ken Millard), Anne Kerr - NALT, Liz Webster - SILT, Paul Leighton - SILT, Carol Hall and Adam Taylor (2nd row) who are Co-Chairs of the LTABC Board.

 

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04
Nov

Throne Speech - October 16, 2013

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Here is the environmental section from the recent Throne Speech given by His Excellency, the Rt. Honourable David Johnson, Governor General of Canada.

  • Protect Canada’s rich natural heritage by unveiling a new National Conservation Plan to further increase protected areas, focusing on stronger marine and coastal conservation;
  • Complete, by 2015, its work to protect wilderness lands in Nááts’ihch’oh, Bathurst Island and the MealyMountains;
  • Work with communities, non-profit organizations, and businesses to create and protect more green space in our urban and suburban areas;
  • Take further action to improve air quality nationwide; and
  • Build on its record as the first government to achieve an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by working with provinces to reduce emissions from the oil and gas sectors while ensuring Canadian companies remain competitive
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24
Oct

Expression of Interest for Conservation Assistance Fund

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$5,000 in funding is available from Environment Canada, to assist with costs associated with Ecological Gift donations. The funding is being provided for land transfer costs, land appraisals, appraisal updates, timber appraisals, drafting of conservation covenants, writing of baseline reports, or legal surveys. The costs must be related to an Ecological Gift. The work must not have yet started, but be completed by March 31, 2014. Provision of the Conservation Assistance Fund funding does not imply Environment Canada will agree with the results of a valuation, or will certify the donation as an ecological gift. Contracts may be put out for public bids. The deadline is November 8.

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17
Oct

LTABC in the News

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LTABC has been making news this month so we've created a Media page on our website. Visit Resources/Media for the latest articles, press releases and interviews.

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16
Oct

Vote for Galiano Conservancy Association

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Galiano Conservancy Association has entered to win $1000 in BC Hydro's Community Champions contest. They want to establish The Galiano Learning Centre to connect urban and undeserved youth with nature.

Watch their video entry and vote every day until November 15th!

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09
Oct

LTABC Press Release - On Solid Ground

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The Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia LTABC has issued a statement after consulting widely with Board members, staff, and members concerning the news about The Land Conservancy of BC, TLC. The release is linked for your information - this would be excellent information to share in your newsletters or emails to your members, donors and volunteers. Our data shows that you, our members, are on solid ground and the issues presented to TLC are unique.

October 9, 2013 Press Release

 

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03
Sep

September enews

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LTABC's September enews is now available online. This issue features popular stories: our Covenant Management Workshop, CRA Super Credits and facebook favourites.

Read it here.

 

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16
Jul

Announcing LTABC's Fall Workshop

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This year LTABC is pleased to announce a Covenant Management Workshop in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

It will take place October 24 and 25 in Victoria as an intensive 2-day learning opportunity. This will replace the 2013 Seminar Series (which will return in 2014).

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03
Jul

LTABC announces major funding awards!!

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The Land Trust Alliance of BC has received two major grants to produce a BC Conservation Toolkit.

 The Vancouver Foundation has provided $30,000 while the Real Estate Foundation of BC has awarded $60,000. This combined with Province of BC Gaming funds and donations will make the project possible.

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02
May

Vulnerable Species at Risk Comments

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LTABC Board members Ben van Drimmelen and Adam Taylor recently responded to the BC governments call for comments on the 5 year draft plan. Read what they wrote here.

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25
Apr

It's Plant Sale Time!

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Temperatures are rising, the ground is warming up. It's time to buy some new plants to add colour, texture and seasonal interest to your garden.

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04
Apr

April enews

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The latest enews is now online. Visit here to read the current issue or go to Resources/Publications to read current and back issues.

The most popular link in the enews so far this month? PST - what's taxable and what's not in BC since the switch from HST earlier this week.

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20
Mar

Environmental Work Opportunities

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A number of positions have crossed my desk this week - both paid and volunteer so I thought I would gather them all here.

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20
Mar

Keeping it Wild Where it Counts

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Another entry in the Globe and Mail's series: At The Top. This week, John Lounds, President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada is profiled. An informative read and a lot of content that is applicable to land trusts throughout Canada.

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06
Mar

March enews

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The latest enews is now online. Visit here to read the current issue or go to Resources/Publications.

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06
Feb

Buying Seeds

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This is the time of year when every gardener pours over the latest edition of the seed catalogue in order to plan their summer gardens.  Saturday February 16th is the annual Seedy Saturday in Victoria. This is a community event with commerce, education and networking opportunities. You can buy seeds directly from the growers. Google for other Seedy Saturdays in your area.

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06
Feb

February enews

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The latest enews is now available. Visit here to read the full report or go to Resources/Publications.

The most popular hits are "Greening Our Shores" on Galiano Island and a really interesting mapping of owl sightings in North America.

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