ONLINE PETITION TO SUPPORT FIELD OF DREAMS The effort to convince Canada Post to build on an alternative site and to create a sports field beside Gordon Bell High School continues! A petition has been established to show support the "field of dreams" project. Please pass this on to your contacts. (cut and paste into your browser if link doesn't work) TWO EVENTS FEATURING TONY CLARKE There are two events planned this week to hear Tony Clarke, Executive Director of the Polaris Institute and author of Tar Sands Showdown and Co-author of Blue Gold (with Maude Barlow) He will speak on two very different topics. For those of you concerned about the potential changes in governance to the City of Winnipeg's water and waste department the event on Friday may be of interest. Here are the details: TOPIC : Is Winnipeg's Water being Privatized? Presentation by Tony Clarke WHEN: Friday January 30th - 5:30 pm WHERE: Winnipeg Millennium Library - Carol Shields Room (on second floor - access from Skywalk) CONTACT: 942 0343 or (A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.) Tony has followed the issue of public water in Canada and has written extensively about the risks of privatization. Other speakers will deal with the local situation and what Winnipeg City Council did in November to raise concerns among community groups. This event is sponsored by the Canadian Organization for Development and Peace, Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Federation of Students, Manitoba Eco-Network, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Winnipeg Citizens' Coalition, Council of Canadians, Winnipeg Labour Council and CUPE 500. * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * ** ** * * ** Another event is planned on Thursday to hear Tony Clark discuss his new book. Here are the details of that: TOPIC: Tar Sands Showdown: Canada and the New Politics of Oil in an Age of Climate Change with Special Guest: Tony Clarke WHEN: Thursday, January 29th, 2009, 7:00 PM WHERE: McNally Robinson Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue CONTACT: Sean Petty, 204 979 9000 or or Lindsay Telfer 780 710 0136 or This event is sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Thank you for your interest in Civic Issues! Cheers! Jenny Jenny Gerbasi Councillor Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry