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Blue Carbon, Climate & the Oceans Presented by Colin Campbell

Carbon stored in the natural sinks of coastal oceans is secure for millennia, and the conservation and restoration of the associated ecosystems could account for up to 10% of the emissions challenge.

Dr. Colin Campbell was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia where he trained in Zoology and Palaeontology, spending the late 60's and early 70's at the University of California Berkeley, acquiring his PhD.

Electronic Health (eHealth): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Major national, regional and local investment and effort is being dedicated to introducing information and communications technologies (ICT: computers and networks) into the Canadian health system. The goals of this effort are to make the health system more efficient and more effective in providing care. Several billion dollars have already been invested at the national and provincial levels, and many millions more at our health institutions.

Maynely Science

Maynely Science is a course started in September 2011 on Mayne Island. It explores scientific theories of the formation and nature of our universe and its components, starting with simple descriptions and gradually adding detail. It is intended for ages 12 and beyond. Maynely Science considers questions like:
· What is the stuff we’re made from and from where did it come?

· How can we estimate the age of the universe, a galaxy or a star?

· What are atoms made of, and what are the things that atoms are made of made of?

Experience the Gulf Islands. Meetings on Mayne.

On Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00 pm at the Ag Hall, there will be a public meeting to discuss the concept of an “Experience the Gulf Islands” project and inclusion to the Trans Canada Trail system. A series of meetings will be held leading up to the October 24th meeting.

This is an initiative that proposes to link the Southern Gulf Islands; Mayne, Galiano, Saturna and the Penders with a series of hiking/biking trails and marine facilities that look beyond a dependency on ferry and vehicle traffic.


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