VICCS looks forward to working in partnership, and to finding solutions that will serve the Island and the coast for the betterment of us all. And we welcome your suggestions and ideas...
Islanders should 'Buy Island' whenever they have a choice. Buying Island-made, produced and marketed products will see hard-earned dollars stimulate business, and local economic spinoffs will boost the health and wellbeing of our coastal communities. A 'Buy Island' policy is a commitment to Islanders, and stimulates solutions for sustainability.
Announced in 2002 by federal and BC governments, planning for a southern Strait of Georgia National Marine Conservation Area has in fact been underway since 1995. VICCS supports an NMCA and additional Canadian marine protection meaures that contribute to economic diversity and sustainability for our Island and coastal communities.
...as of December 19th the Province of British Columbia, as well as 15 BC municipal governments had proclaimed December 11, 2014 ‘A Day For Our Common Future’. With British Columbia representing 13% of Canada's population, and local government support comprising some 30% of BC's residents, we see growing interest in annually proclaiming ‘A Day For Our Common Future’ ...and will be reaching out across the country in 2015 to invite support.