The long history of books as Christmas gifts

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSChristmasChristmas 2019Christmas gifts Previous articleFlorida ’Fight For $15’ measure passes Supreme Court musterNext articleFlorida gas prices fall four cents as millions travel for year-end holidays Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Christmas 2019By Leah Henrickson, Loughborough UniversityChristmas is coming, and gifting is at the forefront of many minds. The latest tech changes from year to year, as do the latest fashions. But the gift that never seems to go out of style? A book.The publishing world is at its busiest in the months leading up to Christmas. In Iceland, there is even a name for this: jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) or “Christmas book flood”. The term has also come to refer to the Icelandic custom of exchanging books on Christmas Eve. As a result, a substantial portion of annual hardcover sales are during this period and nearly 850 new titles were released in 2019’s Icelandic book flood alone.The UK’s annual Christmas book flood begins on Super Thursday: when publishers release a barrage of new titles just in time for the Christmas shopping rush. Some of the heavy hitters among the 426 hardcovers released on October 3 included Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth, Jojo Moye’s The Giver of Stars, and MP Jess Phillips’ Truth to Power.A long history of books as Christmas giftsPeople were giving books as gifts even before words were ever put to paper. In one of his books of epigrams, the ancient Roman poet Martial recommended the works of famous Roman writers like “Ovid’s Metamorphoses on parchment” (animal skin) and “Livy (the Roman historian) in a single volume” (appearing in a scroll, on papyrus, or on parchment) as presents for the December festival of Saturnalia. Martial’s recommendations also included book-related items like “a book-case” and “a wooden book-covering”.As Christmas grew more commercialized, the holiday became increasingly important for the book trade. In his Battle for Christmas, American history professor, Stephen Nissenbaum, argued that books were “on the cutting edge of a commercial Christmas, making up more than half of the earliest items advertised as Christmas gifts”, citing examples from the 18th century. By the Victorian era, periodicals were regularly featuring Christmas book reviews to promote book sales during the holidays.One such article from a 1914 issue of the New York Times begins with the declaration that “the war is not the greatest thing in the world. It cannot destroy Christmas … The publishers are ready to help”. This article touts various “gift books” suitable for Christmas exchanges: “Sumptuous books, books in the making of which illustrator and printer and binder have exercised their art at its best.”These 20th-century gift books follow from a tradition of sumptuous books given as holiday gifts. Medieval manuscripts, for example, were gifted for a range of religious, romantic, diplomatic, and festive reasons. A 2015 exhibition about medieval gift gifting at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, now archived online, further supports the understanding of manuscripts as gifts with personal and social value.Books in today’s worldWriting about medieval manuscripts, Geert Claassens noted that a book – whether a medieval manuscript or a modern mass-market paperback – always functions as both an object and a text. This observation is especially relevant in a world with e-books, which largely removes the “object” aspect of the book. However, a recent series of focus groups conducted by Laura Dietz at Anglia Ruskin University as part of a wider study about social perceptions of e-books has indicated that readers still prefer gifting and receiving print books over e-books. Maybe this is because it’s remarkably difficult to wrap an e-book and place it underneath the Christmas tree.In a recent article for the international READ-IT project (Reading Europe Advanced Data Investigation Tool), media professor, Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, describes reading as “a social imaginary” that contributes to both personal and collective development. That is, reading has perceived benefits for both individuals and communities. However, she wrote:The very motivation for non-prescribed reading has clearly shifted across time from an essentially knowledge-driven cognitive activity, to a broad information-driven cultural experience as well as a leisure activity.This shift has also led to an association being made between being well-read or reading a lot with well-being, as books are more regularly valued according to the level of psychological uplift and self-healing they provide.Books represent more than just knowledge; they’ve also taken on the role of highly personalized home decor. This is because books can say things about their owners. Likewise, the book you choose to give someone for Christmas can speak volumes about your relationship with that person. It’s not enough to just give someone a book and call it a day – it has to be the perfect choice.Keeping the tradition aliveBooks have a long history of being given as Christmas gifts, and there seems little chance of the trend going away. So why not take Martial’s recommendations and bestow upon your loved one “Ovid’s Metamorphoses on parchment”? Alternatively, and more realistically, consider a nice hardcover edition found through consulting members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association or the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association.For more modern options, YouTube is teeming with video reviews of the latest releases, as well as of “bookish” gifts to give in lieu of or alongside a book. There are also a variety of monthly book subscription boxes. By giving a book or book-related item in 2019, you’ll be contributing to a long and lovely tradition.Leah Henrickson, Doctoral Graduate, Loughborough University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Feds warn ‘violent opportunists’ infiltrating George Floyd protests, could be ’emboldened’ to attack police

first_imgamphotora/iStockBy MIKE LEVINE and JOSH MARGOLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Federal authorities are increasingly worried that “violent opportunists” are infiltrating otherwise peaceful protests across the country and could be “emboldened” to attack law enforcement as they see police officers targeted elsewhere, according to new warnings from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.In fact, the FBI’s field office in Boston “received credible intelligence that rioters are looking for officers’ home addresses via public [records],” the FBI office said in an internal report issued Tuesday.Protests throughout the nation are calling for major police reforms and seeking justice for George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died while being arrested early last week by a Minneapolis police officer, who has since been charged with murder. Violence has erupted during many of the protests over the past week, with nearly 10,000 people arrested in recent days.DHS on Tuesday distributed a private “intelligence note” to the nation’s local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, warning “that some violent opportunists have become more emboldened following a series of attacks against law enforcement during the last 24 hours nationwide.”“This could lead to an increase in potentially lethal engagements with law enforcement officials as violent opportunists increasingly infiltrate ongoing protest activity,” declared the DHS report, noting that “several incidents” in recent days involved “violent opportunists” not only targeting police but “shooting into crowds of protestors.”In the document, DHS reported that on Tuesday, at least one “violent opportunist“ drove into a crowd of protesters in Asheville, North Carolina, firing “several shots into the crowd before speeding away.”“There were no reported injuries and we lack information suggesting that this was a preplanned or coordinated incident,” DHS added.In Davenport, Iowa, after a protester there was shot and killed Monday, a law enforcement vehicle on patrol was shot 13 times, injuring an officer in the vehicle, DHS said, citing media reports.In Las Vegas on Monday, a police officer was killed as officers tried to arrest several people who were allegedly “throwing bottles and rocks at officers.” A witness told local news media that “as one officer was struggling with a protestor, another person walked up and shot the officer in the back of the head,” DHS wrote in its intelligence note.Also in Las Vegas on Monday, police encountered a man who was carrying multiple firearms and “appeared to be wearing body armor” — when “the subject reached for a firearm,” an officer fatally shot him, according to DHS.Law enforcement reports issued in recent days depict police officers being targeted with bricks, fireworks, Molotov cocktails and gunfire in cities such as New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.On Tuesday, a retired St. Louis police captain who became a small-town police chief was found fatally shot outside a pawn shop that was looted.And in the midst of protests in Oakland, California, on Friday, a gunman opened fire on two officers from the Federal Protective Service, who were reportedly protecting a courthouse. One of the officers was killed; the other was critically wounded.“The perpetrators committed these senseless acts of violence while hiding behind those expressing their First Amendment right to lawfully protest,” the assistant director for infrastructure protection at DHS, Brian Harrell, said Monday during an online summit hosted by the Security Industry Association.“As Americans, we should all support peaceful demonstrations and exercising our constitutional rights. However, violence, destruction, and bloodshed in the streets is never the answer,” he added.In their reports, neither DHS nor the FBI field office offered details about the “violent opportunists” they are tracking.President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr, however, have publicly pointed to the radical left-wing antifa group as driving much of the violence over the past week. Earlier DHS documents, meanwhile, have warned that certain right-wing radicals are seeking to incite violence with postings online.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Woman drowns on Nolichucky River while on church rafting trip + Man found dead in Smokies is identified

first_imgThe Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources has stocked approximately 2,400 endangered freshwater mussels into the Green River, according to E&E News. Half of the mussels were placed into the river within Mammoth Cave National Park and the other half were placed farther upriver. The initiative seeks to restore the rayed bean mussel, which disappeared from Kentucky more than 40 years ago. A park spokesperson said that nothing is yet known about the cause of death. The bear that scavenged on Madura’s remains was euthanized by law enforcement rangers. Madura’s death is at least the ninth fatality in the park this year.  Man found dead in Smokies is identified A woman on a church rafting trip drowned on the Nolichucky River in Mitchell County, N.C. when her boat capsized. The woman was rafting with a group from Odom’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Bakersville, N.C. Officials have identified the woman as 64-year-old Louvella Yelton Arrowood of Bakersville. Her obituary says she served as a nurse for many years. Photo: Nolichucky River, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee. Courtesy of Getty Images by epantha A man who was found dead at a backcountry campsite in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 11 has been identified as Patrick Madura, 43, of Elgin, Illinois. Madura’s remains were found near campsite 82 in the Hazel Creek backcountry area, the National Park Service said. A bear was found nearby scavenging on his remains.center_img Kentucky’s Green River stocked with 2,400 endangered mussels Witnesses say Arrowood was wearing a life vest and a helmet when she went underwater. She remained submerged for 5 to 8 minutes before being pulled out. CPR was performed at the scene but was unsuccessful. “The area where the victim went in is called the ‘Quarter-mile Rapids’ because for a quarter mile stretch there is nothing but rapids,” Officer William Boone said. “The river was high at the time of the raft flipping over.”  Woman drowns on Nolichucky River while on church rafting trip “The reintroduction of the federally endangered rayed bean into Mammoth Cave National Park is an important step in reestablishing this species in its historic Kentucky range,” said Mammoth Cave Science and Resource Management Chief Tim Pinion. last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final scenarios: Pakistan stay alive, tense times for England

first_imgPakistan has won three consecutive games in 2019 World Cup.England face a must-win situation against India and New Zealand.India and New Zealand will qualify for semi-final if England lose on Sunday. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 saw two contrasting games on Saturday. Pakistan secured a sensational three-wicket win against Afghanistan and kept their hopes of reaching the semi-final alive. On the other hand, New Zealand’s hopes of reaching the semi-final was delayed after suffering a heavy loss to Australia in Lord’s. With the wins for Pakistan and Australia, the race for the play-offs has intensified. Australia are now assured of a top two finish while for Pakistan, their fate will now boil down to the final league game and they will be hoping for some other results going their way. Here is what the remaining teams need to do in order to seal the spot in the semis. India P – 6, W – 5, L – 0, N/R – 1, Points – 11 Position in table: 2nd Games remaining: vs England (June 30), vs Bangladesh (July 2), vs Sri Lanka (July 6) What they must do: A win in one of their three games will secure them a place in the semi-final. If they win all three, they are assured of a top spot. If they win only two out of three, they have to hope Australia lose to South Africa in order to seal the first position.New Zealand P – 8, W – 5, L – 2, N/R – 1, Points – 11 Position in table: 3rdGame remaining: vs England (July 3) What they must do:A loss in two consecutive games has put their semi-final hopes in a bit of jeopardy. The big loss to Australia has also impacted their net run-rate. Their last game against England could become a virtual shoot-out if England wins against India and Pakistan beat Bangladesh by a massive margin. However, if India beat England and Sri Lanka win only one game, then they will be assured of a semi-final spot.Pakistan P – 8, W – 4, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 9 Position in table: 4th Game remaining: vs Bangladesh (July 5)What they must do:Their thrilling win against Afghanistan has kept them in the hunt for a spot in the semi-final. However, their net run-rate still remains the worst among the teams in contention. Pakistan will be hoping that England lose one game and that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh lose against India in order to have a clear path. The clash against Bangladesh will be a virtual shoot-out. If they lose to Bangladesh, then they will be eliminated as their net run-rate is poor.England P – 7, W – 4, L – 3, N/R – 0, Points – 8 Position in table: 5th Games remaining: vs India (June 30), vs New Zealand (July 3)What they must do:For England, the situation is incredibly dire. If they lose to India, their game against New Zealand is a must-win. They will have to hope that Bangladesh lose to India but beat Pakistan. If they lose both games, they will be eliminated from the tournament. They will also be hoping that Sri Lanka wins only one game.Bangladesh P – 7, W – 3, L – 3, N/R – 1, Points – 7 Position in table: 6th Games remaining: vs India (July 2), vs Pakistan (July 5)What they must do:With Pakistan’s win, their situation has also become a must-win. If they lose to India, they will have to beat Pakistan. In order to reach the semi-final, not only must they beat Pakistan, they must hope England lose one game and that Sri Lanka also wins only one game. If Bangladesh win both games and England win only one, then they can qualify for the semi-finals on net run-rate. Sri Lanka Position in table: 7th Games remaining: vs West Indies (July 1), vs India (July 6) What they must do: Sri Lanka must win both games and ensure England lose both. If Pakistan lose to Bangladesh, then Sri Lanka will qualify. A loss in any game will see them getting eliminated.last_img read more

‘Boot camp’ gets skaters ready for figure skating season

first_imgFigure skaters from throughout the zone got a head start on the season after attending the West Kootenay Development camp held recently in Nelson.More than 50 young skaters descended on the NDCC Arena for “boot camp” on ice — designed to enhance and develop the abilities of young figure skaters in the West Kootenays.“The camp was open to all skaters from the West Kootenays that are interested in attending a grass roots seminar,” explains Sarah Gower a coach with the Nelson Figure Skating Club. “It’s one component of Skate Canada’s overall development strategy to foster young skaters from the region who eventually may go on to compete at provincial or national levels.”Event organizer Tina Borhi was pleased with the turnout.“We got lots of positive feedback from skaters and parents,” she said. “We had a number of high calibre skaters from out of town attend so the quality of skating was quite high and valuable for the younger skaters to see.”Gower, along with fellow coaches Rachel Stewart and Yoshie Measures teamed up with out of town coaches Sabrina Hinson and Mandy Paulsen to put the skaters through their paces.“We taught the skaters both new elements and elements they are familiar with but done in difficult positions, or difficult entries in the case of a jump,” says Gower, noting this approach wins skaters more points under the new system of judging.“Having five coaches on the ice at once meant that skaters were able to receive lots of input and varied approaches.”Marg Larose from Vernon led the off ice dance sessions while Sabrina Hinson ran the off ice flexibility sessions.last_img read more


first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDFianna Fáil spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue TD is calling for direct talks between the Education Minister and the teachers unions in a bid to avert 2 one day strikes at thousands of schools across the country.Donegal’s secondary schools face closure on Tuesday December 2 and again on a date in January.The Donegal TD is urging the unions to withdraw the threat of strike action if the talks are facilitated. Deputy McConalogue commented, “The Minister has missed an opportunity to avoid these strikes by refusing to engage with unions ahead of their decision today. Teachers have been understandably frustrated by the negotiation process, and especially by the approach taken by former Minister Ruairi Quinn. His stubborn and confrontational attitude led to a souring of relations between the two sides, and while I believe the revisions made by Minister O’Sullivan to her predecessor’s proposals are workable, she has failed to grasp the extent of the deterioration of relations between the Department and teachers.“Following the rejection of the latest reform deal earlier this week, the heads of the two main teachers unions wrote to the Minister asking her to intervene directly, but their request was ignored. Her failure to show leadership on this issue and to engage with the unions before a decision on industrial action was taken has undoubtedly impacted on the progress that had been made over the past three months.“The Minister’s decision to row back on the independent assessment issue is a considerable improvement on what had been on the table before, and the inclusion of a State exam, worth 60% of the overall grade is a much more positive proposal than what had been offered before. This compromise deal was the closest the two sides had come to an agreement in more than three years, but the Minister’s failure to engage with unions this week could put any future arrangement in jeopardy.“Minister O’Sullivan must build on the progress that has been made and act to prevent these strikes. These actions will cause widespread disruption across the school system, and will affect tens of thousands of secondary students, including those preparing for State exams. A solid basis for further negotiations has been created and I am urging the Minister to reconsider her decision and re-engage with the unions so that this current impasse can be resolved without the need industrial action”.  McCONALOGUE CALLS FOR TALKS AS DONEGAL TEACHERS VOTE TO STRIKE was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguedonegalstriketeacherslast_img read more

Preview: Chelsea aim to pick up where they left off against Leicester

first_imgChelsea lost at Leicester last season, Jose Mourinho’s final game in chargeChelsea could have done without the international break – they shrugged off a couple of poor results by winning 2-0 at Hull. Today they aim to pick up from where they left off as they host defending champions Leicester.Kick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 15 October 2016Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands)Five key battles: Including John Terry v Jamie VardyVital statistic: Chelsea are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches against Leicester in all competitions.Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Willian (compassionate leave), Kurt Zouma (knee), Marco van Ginkel (knee).LEICESTER CITYRuled out: Nampalys Mendy (ankle), Matty James (ankle).Fitness test: Danny Drinkwater (groin). Possible starting line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Cahill, Luiz, Terry; Azpilicueta, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Moses, Costa, Hazard.Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Amartey, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Chelsea: W L L D W (7 points) • Home: L W W D D (8 points)Leicester: D L W L W (7 points) • Away: L L L D D (2 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Chelsea – 6: Costa; 2: Hazard, Willian; 1: Batshuayi, Moses.Leicester – 2: Slimani, Vardy; 1: Gray, Mahrez, Morgan.LAST FIVE MEETINGS20 Sep 2016: Leicester 2 Chelsea 415 May 2016: Chelsea 1 Leicester 114 Dec 2015: Leicester 2 Chelsea 129 Apr 2015: Leicester 1 Chelsea 323 Aug 2014: Chelsea 2 Leicester 0Chelsea 3 wins, Leicester 1 win, 1 drawClick here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:The stats that show how Kante’s game has changed at ChelseaTerry passed fit for Leicester gameChelsea v Leicester: five key battles Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Brazil World Cup Special: 344 km traffic jams, dengue, incomplete stadia

first_imgOfficials say that everyday, the city buses transports 5 million commuters, 4 million for the metro system and 2 million uses the commuter trains. Pic credit: 2014 World Cup in Brazil.comThe Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) isn’t impressed. Neither are the fans. And going by the reports coming in, Brazil is in no way in shape or form to host the World Cup which begins later on Thursday. FIFA’s two top officials have described preparations as the worst ever and dealing with Brazilian authorities as “hell.”Coupled with massive protests, worker deaths, incomplete projects and major transportation issues, things came to a head on Wednesday when the country came to a standstill thanks to a 214-mile – yes, 214-mile (that’s 344 kilometres) – traffic jam.The massive pile-up occurred in Sao Paulo – the city which will host several World Cup events. Earlier, a similar traffic jam had set the record at 192-miles in November 2013. Protests still going on in Brazil. World Cup 2014 (@FIFAWorldCupTM) June 11, 2014With the railway workers strike which is likely to resume later today, just ahead of the first game, things are expected to get worse. The strike is likely to result in people driving their cars to their destinations along with the added World Cup traffic that is likely to add to the chaos. The traffic jams aren’t the only thing that have left much to be desired from Brazil. Out of the 12 planned stadiums, one is without a roof, five are yet to be finished, leaving only six stadiums to host the football matches.advertisementManaus, a city located in the heart of Brazil and on Amazon river, is where England will play its first game. The city has declared a state of emergency due to flooding and is also in the middle of a fatal dengue fever outbreak.In a report that doesn’t hold back its punches, NBC Sports News wrote, “Brazil will welcome the players and fans to unfinished airports, drive them past uncompleted transport systems, through streets that have been clogged with rioters protesting the cost of the tournament and into stadiums that have cost lives to build and haven’t all been finished.” 214-mile traffic jam! @billneelynbc reports on chaotic preparations for Brazil’s World Cup News (@NBCNews) June 11, 2014NBC News further wrote, “Organizers have shelved much of the infrastructure they promised, from roads to a high-speed train between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Just five of the 35 planned urban-mobility rail schemes are complete. Fans will use buses and taxis to get to city centers and games, not the promised metro lines. “In Natal, where the U.S. team will play its first game on Monday, half the infrastructure projects planned for the cup weren’t even started.”Brazil’s president opened a new terminal at Sao Paulo airport to great fanfare this month, but it will handle only a fraction of the airlines originally scheduled to land there. The new airport terminal promised in Fortaleza has been delayed until 2017.”With allegations of scams and charges of money meant for projects being siphoned off, this has already become the most expensive soccer tournament ever.Speaking about it, Soccer legend Romario said the World Cup was “the biggest heist in the history of Brazil”.For a country that thinks of itself as “o pais do futebol”, the football country, Brazil had seven years to finish everything it promised after it was chosen in 2007 to host the world’s biggest spectacle ever. Let’s hope the games make for a better display than Brazil’s preparedness.last_img read more

ESPN’s Updated Post-Spring College Football Top 25

first_imgESPN College Football National Championship in Tampa Bay logo.ESPN Top 25ESPN has updated its preseason top 25 for the 2016 college football season now that spring football is behind us. There is no new team at No. 1. Alabama has held onto the top spot. There are some changes to the top 25, though, which was last released post-National Signing Day. Among them: Clemson has moved up from No. 5 to No. 2; Florida has dropped out; Miami has moved in. Post-spring-updated Way Too Early Top 25:— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) May 10, 2016Here’s the full top 25:  Nick Saban DabAlabama at No. 1.AlabamaClemsonMichiganFlorida StateOklahomaLSUBaylorStanfordNotre DameOhio StateTennesseeUSCGeorgiaOle MissOklahoma StateMichigan StateWashingtonHoustonUNCOregonTexas A&MUCLAIowaMiamiLouisvilleAlabama has also been ranked No. 1 in the top 25 from the Sporting News and FOX Sports.  Oklahoma is No. 1 in Sports Illustrated’s, though, and Florida State is No. 1 in ESPN’s FPI. [ESPN]last_img read more

Another Caribou Recovery Discussion Postponed

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The scheduled Caribou Recovery Discussion hosted by the Resource Municipalities Coalition for January 11th, 2019 has been postponed.This discussion was an opportunity for the Provincial Government and First Nation leaders to come together and to speak to Caribou Protection. A roundtable discussion would follow this conversation and would be based on the plan discussed to find a balance between protecting Central Caribou herds and economic development. Following the roundtable discussion would be a panel discussion with Government, First Nations and other Stakeholders regarding the findings of the roundtable discussion to be able to provide recommendations for a Private Members Bill for our MLA’s and MP to address.The West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations are willing to have an open discussion with Stakeholders as soon as all sides are willing. At this time, without a draft agreement in place, the Federal Government and Provincial Government prefer to not discuss this issue. With this in mind, the Coalition felt it best to postpone the Caribou Recovery Discussion.The Resource Municipalities Coalition is working to develop Private Members Bills that focus on a process with respect to future dialogue concerning issues that impact our region and continuing to work with Government, First Nations and industries to promote the interests of our communities.To learn more about the Resource Municipalities Coalition CLICK HERElast_img read more