City looks towards hosting a forum on the Missing and Indigenous Woman and Girls Report

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With recent talks regarding the Moose Hide Campaign, an invite to the lieutenant governor’s event on missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls, and the report of 231 recommendations, Mayor Lori Ackerman brought forward new business at Council.Mayor Lori Ackerman wanted to know how the City could host a community to community forum in Fort St. John for missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls and about the 231 recommendations with the town’s First Nations neighbours. The Mayor said, “For a conversation in the community about the 231 recommendations and what can be done as a community to address some of the recommendations.”The Mayor said it’s important to her that something would be done with the neighbouring first nations as well as addressing available funding through UBCM. The Mayor asked Council if they would want to move ahead planning an event if there were available funds in the current City budget or if they should wait to source other funding.- Advertisement -The City Manager suggested City Staff put together a report to better understand what the event would look like as the Mayor said, “We need to gauge the willingness of the First Nation Communities to participate, then we would be doing it ourselves.”The City Manager followed up that there was still value in doing a study session on the final report of the 231 recommendations and how it impacts communities and local governments and what recommendations can be moved forward on. The Mayor shared the biggest cost would be bringing someone in that could explain the recommendations.The council carried a motion to prepare a report on a forum.Advertisement To view more on missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls; CLICK HERElast_img read more


first_imgLENNON: DELIGHTED WITH VICTORY AT ABERDEENFROM NEIL DOHERTY: CELTIC avoided another potential banana skin in their bid to stay in control of the SPL by beating Aberdeen 2-0 at Pittodrie.Yet another young player from the increasingly extensive Celtic scouting system – Tunisian Lassad Nouioui – opened the scoring when he stroked into an empty net in the 73rd minute, having only come on for Kris Commons four minutes earlier.Charlie Mulgrew added a second against his former club three minutes later. It was a good day for a Rangers-less SPL as almost 19,000 fans turned up for the early kick-off.But a cracker on the field it wasn’t as the home side tried to contain Celtic.With Hibs losing the Hoops are back on top of the SPL as manager Neil Lennon hopes his Bhoys can be Lisbon Lions again with the Champions League trip to Benfica midweek.Celtic manager Neil Lennon has described his side’s upcoming Champions League trip to Benfica as the hardest match of the group. “This game will be the toughest of our group, they will be very motivated to beat us,” said Lennon, who rates next week’s game as tougher than the match against Barcelona.“We’re going to come up against a very motivated team at home, who are very impressive at home and who are going very well domestically.“If we can get through midweek with a draw or a win that would be marvellous.”Celtic are second behind Barcelona in Group G on seven points but are three points ahead of the Portugese side who took a point in their first encounter at Parkhead.“No-one would have expected us to beat Barcelona, it was a fantastic night, but it’s gone, it’s history,” said Neil. “I said to the guys, I’ll take you out in 20 years for a pint and we’ll talk about it, but it’s gone now and we want to qualify and that’s our whole focus.“I want to qualify now, it would mean so much to the club.“In the last 16 you just never know where it will take you.”Lennon was happy with the result today – following lost points in that last three domestic matches. “I put a powerful team out today because I felt we had to be physical,” he said.“I thought we had control of the game today for long periods, without quality at the end of it, but we got there.“It’s a huge three points for us. We looked a good team and it sets us up nicely for Tuesday.”And he was delighted with Tunisian Lassad Nouioui who has been riddled with injuries since joining the Hoops in the summer.“We really like the look of him,” said Neil.“He’s been unfortunate that he missed the pre-season and he’s just been picking up wee niggly injuries.“We’re trying to drip-feed him into the squad and that will have done his confidence the world of good.”THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHT AS CELTIC BEAT DONS 2-0 was last modified: November 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHT AS CELTIC BEAT DONS 2-0last_img read more

Stars Celebrate End Of Cosmetics Testing On Animals In Europe

first_imgCruelty Free International, the global non-profit organization dedicated to ending cosmetics testing on animals worldwide, has been joined by celebrities Chrissie Hynde, Twiggy, Jenny Seagrove, Kimberly Wyatt and Joanna Lumley, to celebrate the end of cosmetics testing on animals in Europe.“Cruelty-free beauty is here in the EU at last!” said Joanna Lumley. “I have been calling for this day with Cruelty Free International (BUAV) since 1991. Well done Cruelty Free International for your tireless work in the EU to end the terrible practice of testing cosmetics on animals.”The final phase of the 7th amendment of the EU Cosmetics Directive, which is set to come into force on 11th March 2013, will mean that new cosmetic products and ingredients on sale in the EU will not be tested on animals anywhere in the world. The ban will affect all cosmetics including all toiletries and beauty products, from soap to toothpaste. This historic achievement is the culmination of over 20 years of campaigning spearheaded by the BUAV, founder of Cruelty Free International.“I am proud to have supported Cruelty Free International (BUAV) throughout this significant campaign to end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the EU,” said Twiggy.
“I have always supported the work of Cruelty Free International (BUAV) to end cosmetics testing on animals and I am delighted to be a part of this historic event,” added Jenny Seagrove. “Congratulations to Cruelty Free International for securing this victory for animals!”Over the years, the campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals has received overwhelming support from a host of high profile celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais, Morrissey, Sienna Miller, Joss Stone, Jude Law, Dannii Minogue, The Levellers, Annie Lennox, Toyah Wilcox, Alexei Sayle, Gillian Taylforth, Andrew Sachs and Sadie Frost.“I joined with Cruelty Free International (BUAV) to speak out against animal cosmetics testing in 1996,” said Chrissie Hynde. “I am thrilled to hear this great news for animals and congratulate Cruelty Free International for their hard work and determination to make this happen, and the EU for doing the right thing by the animals and putting the humanity into beauty.”
In 2012, the BUAV established Cruelty Free International, the first global organization dedicated to ending cosmetics animal testing worldwide. Shockingly over 80% of the world still allows animal testing for cosmetics. Cruelty Free International works with governments, regulators, companies and partner organisations and has placed the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the very first time as part of a global strategy to tackle product testing on animals. Cruelty Free International will apply its determination and vision on a global stage to repeat its success in Europe across the world.“WE DID IT!!!” said Kimberly Wyatt. “It took 20 years but as of March 11, 2013 testing cosmetic products on animals will be banned in the EU! We’ve done all we could here at Beautiful Movements Cosmetics to help fight for that change and now that it is happening we feel elated! Time to celebrate our furry friends’ victory!”last_img read more