News

Lights out Saturday for Earth Hour

The City of Duncan is challenging anyone who will listen to turn off this weekend.

Earth Hour arrives Saturday, the annual international event that asks citizens around the world to turn off the lights for an hour in order to send a message about climate change.

"Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for Canadians," Duncan corporate services co-ordinator Tricia Mayea said in a media release.

"Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show you want to be a part of the solution and sends a powerful message to others that together we can make a difference.

Lights out is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sign up online atĀ ttp://www.earthhour.org/join-the-hour

Earth Hour was created in Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Earth Hour 2013 saw Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square complex switched off for Earth Hour.

Other global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Tokyo Tower, Buckingham Palace and the CN Tower stood in darkness.

In Duncan, only non-essential lights will be switched off, leaving street, traffic and emergency lights on for a safe and secure environment.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Police give the straight goods on roundabouts
 
Election 2014: New councillor hopes turnover brings some course correction to Duncan
 
ELECTION 2014: New city council pushes teamwork
Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Victoria Symphony Orchestra team up for Victoria premiere
 
Victoria Royals unable to hold off Kelowna Rockets
 
After the vote: Newly elected councillors respond
Downtown Parksville merchants having some fun this holiday season
 
Red Nose offers Nanaimo drivers safe ride home
 
Speed bump

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.