Our Wonderful James Bay Community Market

I have been deeply struck by just how nourishing our James Bay Market community is, and how spending my Saturdays here as a vendor has felt like a weekly visit with family, and just how much I’m going to miss this weekly joy over the winter months.

Trees, Force Mains and Bicycle Paths

Many of us are worried about the fate of the horse chestnut tree (#56) at the intersection of Dallas and Government Streets near Harrison Pond. The installation of a bicycle path that will move people from one destination to another and a forcemain pipe that will move waste water from James Bay to Clover Point, will result in the removal of certain trees, but the City, the CRD and the arborists they have contracted—Talbot Mackenzie & Associates—have taken the time to identify 104 trees along the forcemain/bicycle path so that the best decisions can be made with a smallest impact to the environment.

The Calls to Action created by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg comments on what is needed in order for us to share our history and create a clear and honest heritage, thereby contributing to understanding and respect for each other.

This whole movement to move the statues started way down South. From what I saw reported, a long-simmering discontent with thousands (literally) of monuments to the Confederacy scattered across the southern U.S. states hit a boiling point after the shooting of black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015. It was discovered the shooter had a fixation on Confederate rebels and their role in upholding white supremacy.