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Potential Changes to Fisheries Act Adversely Impacting Fish and Fish Habitats

Here are some links to media stories on potential changes to the Fisheries Act. These changes would have serious adverse impacts on fisheries habitats and the longterm sustainability of ecosystems along with long term sustainable livelihoods tied to fishing in Saskatchewan including tourism. Please share these links with others. 

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1150501--noted-scientists-warn-stephen-harper-against-fisheries-act-changes

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120321/budget-signals-environmental-rule-change-120321/

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-03-22/article-2936510/Wave-of...

 

Petition to Save the Film Industry Tax

Here is the online petition in an effort to save the Film Industry Tax
Credit http://www.petitionhosting.com/petitions/www.savethesfetc.com .
Takes 1 min to fill in.

Please consider adding your name.

Traveling World Community Film Festival: Mar. 29-Apr. 1, Regina

 

Hey There friends,

Please find attached the program for an upcoming film festival! It is called the Traveling World Community Film Festival. It starts this Thursday and goes until Sunday. The venues are the U of R, Campion College, Sheldon Williams Collegiate, Lakeview United Church and the Cathedral Neighborhood Centre. Most of the films have their trailers on youtube! Here is a list of the films and when they are playing as well. Please invite your networks!Best,Karen McIverThursday March 29 2012:

Teacher Prep Centre Room 228 Education Building" 

7:00 p.m. -Play Again: ( 80 min.) ( 2 awards)

8:45 p.m. -Consuming kids: Commercialisation of childhood ( 67 min.)

Friday March 30 2012 :

1) Campion College Auditorium: 

2:30 p.m.: Economics of Happiness ( 72 min.) Best in show (Cinema Verde)

4:15 p.m.: White Water, Black Gold ( 64 min.)

2)Sheldon- Williams Collegiate:

- During the day in the Commons Area:

- Carbon Connection : ( 41 min.)

- Rainforest: (52 min.)

After School : Auditorium ( Sheldon-Williams Collegiate)

5:00p.m. -Freedom Riders: (115 min)

7:30 p.m.: -These were the Reasons : ( 27 min.) 

8:30 p.m.: -Happy: (75 min.) (3 awards)

Saturday March 31 2012

Cathedral Neighborhood Centre: 

Big room: 2:00 p.m.: Point Holmes Sensitive Natural Area: 12 min.

2:30 p.m. – A World without Water : 76 min.

4:30 p.m. –Tambogrande: Mangoes, Murder, Mining: 85 min. 

6:45 p.m. - Granito: 103 min Awards.

9:00 p.m.- Spoil (45 min.)- Awards

Small room: 2:00 p.m. -City of Borders : 66 min.

3:45 p.m. –Occupation has no future: 84 min.

5:45 p.m. –Raw Opium 84 min.

7:45 p.m. - California Dreaming 51 min.

Sunday April 1st: 
1) Campion College Auditorium: 
1:00 p.m.: Urban Roots: ( 93 min.)

3:15p.m.: Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: (32 min.)

4:15 p.m. Just do it ( 90 min.)

2) Lakeview United Church:

1:00 p.m. : Clean Bin Project ( 75 min.) (1 award)

2:45 p.m.: Permaculture ( 45 min) 

4:15 p.m.: Kinshasa ( 95 min.) ( numerous awards)

Transforming Saskatchewan's Electrical Future Talk: Regina, Saturday April 14th, 7pm

Dear Friends,

Dr. Mark Bigland-Pritchard, author of the CCPA Saskatchewan and Green Energy Project series "Transforming Saskatchewan's Electrical Future," will speak at the Mackenzie Art Gallery Theatre in Regina on Saturday April 14th at 7pm. Dr. Bigland-Pritchard is an experienced energy and green-building consultant with degrees in engineering and a PhD in Physics. He is currently the lead researcher for Green Energy Project Saskatchewan.

He will give an overview of the options available to green our energy grid, outlining the challenges and opportunities facing any transition away from our present fossil-fuel dependent system to a fully renewable-based generation mix.

Admission is Free!

Sponsored by Clean Green Regina, Regina EcoLiving Inc and Regina Public Interest Group

Please pass along.....

Dr. Bigland-Pritchard's series for CCPA Saskatchewan can be found here:

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/transforming-saskatchewans-electrical-future-part-1

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/transforming-saskatchewan’s-electrical-future-part-2

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/transforming-saskatchewan’s-electrical-future-part-3

Simon Enoch, PhD
Director
CCPA Saskatchewan

Impact of Elimination of Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit

The elimination of the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit will have a serious adverse impact on the film industry in the province which, in turn, will negatively impact the ability for Saskatchewan based productions that tell our own stories to the province and the world, including those about sustainability and other regional issues. In addition, the film industry provides a relatively low impact form of economic development that is human capital intensive. The Saskatchewan Office of CCPA has put together a comparison with other sectors of the Saskatchewan economy and the subsidies they receive that is worth reviewing:

http://www.behindthenumbers.ca/2012/03/23/brad-walls-wonderful-world-of-laissez-faire/

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