Transition Cafe offers ideas, inside and out

A drop-in based group meets to talk about sustainability and self-reliance

An electric car got people out of their seats and into the parking lot at last month’s Transition Town Café. Larry and Gail Danby’s non-hybrid electric car, parked outside the Reading Room Café, generated lots of discussion, but there was still plenty of time to hear about plans for a community forest, ideas about bike lanes and street widths, and even to learn to knit.

The public is invited to attend the next Transition Town Café, Sunday, April 1. Drop in to the Reading Room Café, next to Western Foods, anytime between 2–4 p.m.

What better time than April Fool’s Day to discuss how money in our society is a kind of Fool’s Gold.

Come explore ideas and find out how you can get involved in organizing a symposium at the 2012 Sooke Slow Food Cycle (Sept. 23) on rethinking money for local resilience. Other conversations around local, sustainable, ethical ways to build a more self-reliant community are always welcome. And the knitters will be there, ready to share their love of knitting with beginners.

Just Posted

Province announces more improvements for Highway 14

$85-million project made possible through federal funding support

Wild Wise Sooke founder leaves post

Lush Cosmetics offers much-needed funding for the group

UVic partners with harm reduction groups to run a drug checking pilot project

The three-year pilot will allow people to test their drugs for fatal ingredients like fentanyl

Public asked to give feedback on proposed protection measures for southern resident orcas

Measures focus on key threats related to contaminants, lack of prey, noise or physical disturbance

UPDATED: Police say Happy Valley shooting and crash is ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Music Monday to unite students across Sooke in song

Over 200 students will carol around town on May 6

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Duncan-Nanaimo’s Funkanometry bow out of ‘World of Dance’ with ‘After Hours’ routine

Judges praised them as entertainers, and urged them to work a bit more on their dancing

Most Read