It’s been billed as a conference, but Ken Lyotier, the co-leader of the Vancouver-based Binners Project, prefers to describe this Monday night’s gathering of local binners; as a relaxed get-together; where ideas will be tossed about, long-term goals will discussed, and several boxes of pizza will be eaten. The event, which is being hosted by the University of B.C. at its Learning Exchange at 612 Main St., is part of ongoing efforts to build a community of sorts, Loytier explained, where binners, can work co-operatively to establish codes of conduct, problem solve and even advocate for changes to local waste management policies.
For the more than 100,000 students on U.S. youth, public school and college teams who have no stable place to live, sports provide a way to survive - and even thrive
Under Section 28 of B.C.’s Mental Health Act, a police officer can immediately take a person to a physician if the officer believes that person has a mental illness and could be a safety risk to that person or others. In Vancouver, these apprehensions have grown year after year to 2,872 in 2013 and police expect this year’s total to top 3,000. As of this week, there have been more than 2,400 Section 28 apprehensions in Vancouver this year.
What better way to start your day than with Megaphone? Join us on Tuesday, October 21st for our inaugural breakfast fundraiser at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden.
We’ll be handing out our ‘Vendor of the Year’ award and will have a keynote speech from Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman.
Get your ticket here.