It’s time to plan as if we’re living on an Island.

It’s both a critical and exciting time for Vancouver Island and the Pacific coast. Practical steps and a well-balanced approach will ensure that growth, conservation and development work hand in hand. So too will appreciation for the beauty and diversity we share here on the Island.

After five years of working with communities on initiatives important to mid-island sustainability and stewardship we are taking on larger regional and coastal goals, and adopting a new name – the Vancouver Island and Coast Conservation Society.

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…

First VI Legislative Assembly Governs from Bachelor's Mess, Fort Victoria, 1856

July 22 – Democracy – Vancouver Island Style

July 22nd is the 160th Anniversary of VI’s precedent-setting election in 1856, the first Parliament in the west, pre-Confederation! And this year is the 150th Anniversary of VI’s Flag. (press release below) …Heritage matters to Islanders! Laurie Gourlay President, VICCS Vancouver Island & Coast Conservation Society, Box 333, Cedar, B.C., V9X 1W1 250.722.3444, (viccs@shaw.ca) www.viccs.vcn.bc.ca …

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western red cedar

Federal Leaders Support Conservation Plans for Canada – Press Release

Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2015 Federal Leaders Support Conservation Plans for Canada CEDAR – With the intention of raising interest in the environment, and support for sustainability, the Vancouver Island & Coast Conservation Society (VICCS) sent weekly questions to the five Federal Party Leaders in the final weeks of Parliament. The …

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