Archive for October, 2010

Oct 10 – Dig In for Climate Justice

Join the 350.org 10/10/10 Global Work Party to stop global warming. In the Lower Mainland join the party and work to bag sand from the proposed South Fraser Freeway to raise the dykes protecting nearby communities.


WHEN: Meet at 2:00 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Scott Road Skytrain Station (east side at taxi stand) then march to 129th St. and 115b Ave in North Surrey – near Bridgeview Elementary School (map: http://bit.ly/bQzSHl)
Featuring The Carnival Band, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, special guest speakers, refreshments and more!
For more info see http://www.dig4justice.org/

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Ancient History could be paved – Province Oct 1, 2010

Brian Lewis visited North Delta on Tuesday and met with residents and UBC Archaeology Professor RG Matson.  His story was published today:

http://www.theprovince.com/travel/Ancient+history+could+paved/3607215/story.html

There’s a vacant piece of property on the Fraser River’s southern bank, slightly upstream from the Alex Fraser Bridge, that looks remarkably ordinary.

However, this changes abruptly once R.G. Matson, a professor emeritus in archeology from the University of B.C., explains what’s beneath your feet.

What you are actually standing on is abundant evidence of human history that stretches back before the days of Stonehenge in the U. K or the pyramids in Egypt.

This is the Glenrose Cannery archeological site in North Delta, where since 1969 scientists have dug deep into its earth and discovered artifacts and other remains that confirm that ancient First Nations peoples were using this location as a temporary summer food-gathering place as long as 9,000 years ago.

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