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“The time has come that Vancouverites, British Columbians & Canadians as well as all people from other countries who are friends with Canada to step up to the plate and boycott Nestlé.
Nestlé steals water from many different countries and if they do pay for it like they do here in Canada, they pay the smallest and most ridiculous fee that you could ever imagine.
Since groundwater remains unregulated in B.C., Nestle does not require a permit for the water they withdraw.
“No permit, no reporting, no tracking, no nothing,” said David Slade, co-owner of Drillwell Enterprises, a Vancouver Island well-drilling company. “So you could drill a well on your property, and drill it right next to your neighbour’s well, and you could pump that well at 100 gallons a minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and waste all the water, pour it on the ground if you wanted to … As far as depleting the resource, or abusing the resource, there is no regulation. So it is the Wild, Wild West.”
If you walk into store and buy a 1.5 litre bottle of Nestlé Pure Life water, it will set you back $1.79.
That’s $1.79 more than Nestle paid to the government last year for withdrawing more than 265 million litres of fresh water from the well. They are raping Canada and selling it right back to us at insane and unheard of profits.
Nestle Waters Canada pays the province just $2.25 for every million litres of water.
The total estimated price of all the water Nestle will bottle in B.C. over an entire year is – wait for it – $562 a year!
That’s an improvement, if you can believe it, because until recently they got it all for free.
It must be nice to have an endless supply of potable water, where you can take as much as you like, sell it for an enormous profit, and pay a pittance for its use.
I am disgusted with this to the point that it has left me with no choice other than to boycott Nestlé and help spread this boycott before Canada is left with nothing.” 

-Adam Johnson

VANCOUVERITES: Are you coming to the Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo this Saturday and Sunday? If so, come see me at artist alley booth number A20 to say hi! I’ll also have art for sale, including prints, buttons, and these four original art pieces! These will be selling for $100 each (frames included, credit cards are accepted), large prints will be $10, individual buttons are $1 each, and packs of 9 buttons will be $5. It’s quite a bit cheaper than buying from my online store, so if you’re in the area, come take a look!

The Unprecedented

Meet the stylish artist creating inspiring prints and outfits

Fashion and art go hand in hand, an no one shows this better than the elegantly creative artist and style blogger Randa Salloum. When she’s not sharing her daily looks on her style blog The Unprecedented, this globetrotting Vancouverite creates beautiful works of art for her own shop, I See Noise Prints. Her love for fashion and art are not mutually exclusive, as made evident by her prints inspired by Chanel and Christian Louboutin, so it’s no wonder her thousands of friends and followers always have something fun and visually stimulating to look forward to from her posts.

Meet Randa and get inspired by her art and sense of style.

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Hey hey Vancouverites and others! I’m going to be doing a workshop at Emily Carr on April 11th! 

Come listen to me talk about Color and Light, Character design, and how I got into the industry! Tickets will be $40 at the door- you will also soon be able to get them in advance at daisho.ca! :)