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Dr Linda Thyer Speaks To Vancouver City Council

GTEC Board member Speaks to City Hall

This is the text of GTEC Board member, Dr. Linda Thyer’s talk to Vancouver City Council about the Vancouver Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). Good evening Mr. Mayor and Councillors, ...
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GTEC Board Chair Arden Henley speaks to Vancouver City Council

GTEC Board Chair Speaks to Vancouver City Hall

Over the past several months GTEC, represented by Executive Assistant, Liana Uemoto, participated in a community consultation process about the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP). The plan ...
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Masks graphic for Ross Thrasher blog Nov 1, 2020

Spooky Numbers – Covid19

by Ross Thrasher OMG, global pandemic cases have topped 500,000 in three of the past four days. This is unprecedented territory. For the month of October the worldwide totals are ...
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Electric Vehicles: A Good Investment in a Bright Future

The $2-billion deal to kick-start electric vehicle production at Ford Canada plants is long overdue.  Save for a brief run of electric RAV4s at Toyota Canada’s plant, it will be ...
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BC Election 2020 – BC EV Associations recommend policy

Vancouver, BC October 6, 2020 – for immediate release Electric vehicle associations representing 42,000 EV owners across the province have submitted a list of ten recommended policies for parties to include in ...
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The Next 100 Days – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher The Institute for Health Metrics & Education at the University of Washington has just revised its COVID-19 mortality projections to December 1st ( For each country over ...
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The beast that will not die

The Beast that Will Not Die – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher On July 22 the Institute for Health Metrics & Education has once again updated its country-by-country COVID-19 mortality projections ( Unfortunately two of the current hot spots, ...
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America in Distress – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher Like a cluster of wildfires, COVID-19 is raging across the sunbowl states of Florida, Texas and Arizona. Many other states have also experienced rising rates of infection ...
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Covid-19 on Canada Day 2020

By Ross Thrasher Happy Canada Day! The "true north strong and free" has not quite slain the COVID scourge yet. Outbreaks among migrant workers in the Windsor, Ontario area and ...
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Disproportionate COVID-19 Impacts

By Ross Thrasher It's ironic that the affluent countries of Western Europe and North America have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic so far. Generally speaking these nations are ...
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