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Sylvie Paillard,, April 9, 2010

‘Friends of Bute Inlet’ hold slideshow presentation at the Brackendale Art Gallery, April 9,2010, 8 pm

For many B.C. residents, the Bute Inlet’s majestic mountainscapes, pristine lakes and magnificent wilderness hold the secrets to nature itself. For others, it’s a tremendous source of energy and profit where Independent Power Projects (IPP) can thrive.

Share your stories of Bute Inlet

Has Bute Inlet given you stories to tell? Do you know someone who would like to share memories about living or working in the inlet, or about an adventure up Bute? Please help us locate and document the history of this magnificent powerful place.

See Our Bute for more information.

Saving Bute Inlet from GE, Victoria - Mar 30, Vancouver - Apr 6

Rivers at Risk: Saving Bute Inlet from General Electric

Tuesday, March 30, 7 - 9 pm
UVic, Social Sciences and Math Building, Room A120

Tuesday, April 6, 7 - 9 pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street

Speakers include Michael M'Gonigle of the Polis Institute (Victoria only), Greenpeace founder Rex Weyler (Vancouver only), George Heyman of Sierra Club BC, Gwen Barlee and Joe Foy of the Wilderness Committee, Aaron Hill of Watershed Watch, with a slide show by Friends of Bute Inlet.

Voices of Bute Inlet - Powell River, Mar 8

Location: VIU - room 148, Selkirk Avenue, Powell River
Time: 7:00PM Monday, March 8th
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Celebrating Our Bute, Nov 14

Saturday November 14, 7:30 pm
Quadra Community Centre

Join us to appreciate the wild beauty of Bute Inlet! Learn about the place and its history, and find out what’s going on there now.

Celebrating Bute Inlet, Nov 14

Saturday, November 14th, 7:30 pmQuadra Island Community Centre

Join Sierra Quadra and Friends of Bute Inlet (FOBI) in an evening dedicated to the stunning but threatened Bute Inlet.

During the summer many islanders had the opportunity to see first hand the dramatic beauty of this inlet and envision the impact of a mega hydro project.

The evening will open with a presentation by Philip Stone showing his recent aerial photos of Bute and Toba Inlet.

Bute Inlet Photo Contest, Oct 31

Sierra Quadra and Friends of Bute Inlet (FOBI) are pleased to launch a photo contest to honour Bute Inlet. Photographers are invited to submit pictures that best depict the splendour and beauty, the life and significance of this Inlet.

The photo contest runs until midnight on October 31, 2009.

Stuart Island meeting Saturday, Sept 12

Information meeting on Stuart Island with presentations and discussion about Bute Inlet and Plutonic's proposed Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project.

When: Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am

Where: Community Hall, Big Bay, Stuart Island

For more information contact Anita Brochocka at or 250-285-2656.

Sign on to the Citizens Appeal for BC Rivers

Join the Citizens Appeal to protect rivers and BC's wild places.

Sign on now    Read more about the Appeal

Paddler's Flotilla, Vancouver, April 25

Paddlers Flotilla for Free Flowing BC Rivers

Saturday, April 25th, 3:00 pm

Vancouver Harbour

Citizens Appeal for BC Rivers - the Blurb

Cut to the chase? Click here to sign on NOW!

British Columbia rivers are under siege.

10,000 Voices for BC Rivers - March 26

On Thursday March 26, join thousands of British Columbians in standing up for BC's rivers. On that day, thousands of people from around the province will be contacting their MLA and the Premier calling for a moratorium on river privatization.

Act now:

Quadra Town Hall Meeting - March 1

Sunday, March 1st, 11 am - 4 pm, Quadra Community Centre

WHAT DO YOU SAY? The BC Environmental Assessment Office will give a short presentation on the Bute Inlet river diversion project. This will be followed by a public forum for comment and questions.

Come to the Town Hall Meeting and make your voice heard

Plutonic on CBC Almanac, 12:30pm, Thursday, Feb 12, 800-825-5950

"Run-of-the River. We'll hear Plutonic Power's plans for what it calls green power on the South Coast. Call with your questions after the 12:30 news update."

Call 604-669-3733 (Vancouver area) or 1-800-825-5950 (toll free)

Write Your Letter by February 18

Private Power Threatens Bute Inlet Wilderness – Write your letter by February 18

Public Meetings in Vancouver - Feb 10, Victoria - Feb 11

Dates and Locations:

  • Vancouver Feb. 10th at UBC Robson Square room C300, 7:00 - 9:30pm
  • Victoria Feb 11th UVic Elliot Building room 168, 7:00 - 9:30pm

3 public information meetings hosted by EAO and Plutonic

The BC Environmental Assessment Office and Plutonic Power Corp. are holding three public information meetings in communities directly affected by Plutonic's Bute Inlet Hydroelectric Project.

  • Powell River, Tuesday, January 27, 4:00-8:00pm
    Powell River Town Centre
    4660 Joyce Avenue, Powell River
  • Sechelt, Wednesday, January 28, 4:00-8:00pm
    Sechelt Indian Band Hall
    5432 Xenichen Avenue, Sechelt
  • Campbell River, Monday, February 2, 4:00-8:00pm
    Quinsam Centre
    2005 Eagle Drive, Campbell River

If you want to know more about the project, or are at all concerned about its impacts, join the growing number of people who share your concerns at one of these meetings.

More info here: link

Tapped Out

Todd Butler on Canada's water sellout. Click to play

We walked w. Alex!