[Sust-mar] hot green shopping picks - bikes/food/shoes/train travel

Paul A Falvo pfalvo at chebucto.ns.ca
Mon Oct 24 08:21:50 EDT 2005

Some green shopping tidbits I've noticed ... including a limited time
offer from Via Rail for $99 Montreal-Halifax.

1. WINTER BICYCLES on sale at Jack Nauss cycle shop on Agricola. I'm
assuming that's a second hand bicycle specially built to withstand the
winter. In the NWT I use a one-speed hybrid with wide studded tires and
coaster brakes. DRIVE SAFELY, respect road conditions and be polite to SUV
drivers! (some of them are really out of shape ... :)

2. LOCAL & ORGANIC food now available downstairs from the Gradhouse - Food
for the Famished soups salads sandwiches. For info and catering
mailto:getfreshfoood at gmail.com

3. NO SWEAT sweatshop-free union made SHOES http://www.nosweatshop.com for
sale in Halifax at OUTSIDE THE LINES "Books for Critical Minds" at 6297
Quinpool Rd. While you're there, pick up the 2006 Peace Calendar from
Syracuse Cultural Workers.  Not cello-wrapped - yay!
mailto:oustsidethelines at ns.aliantzinc.ca

And finally, see below for how to get from Halifax to Montreal with far
less impact on the climate than driving or flying ... for less than $100.

If you find this sort of tip interesting -- send me your GREEN SHOPPING
tidbits and I will post them to sust-mar!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject: VIA Rail e-Letter: Travel to the East at reduced fares (fwd)

This fall and winter, your trips between Halifax or Gaspé and
southern Québec or Ontario could cost you a lot less. Created
specifically for long distance travel in Eastern Canada, VIA Rail's
new web-only offer will limit the cost of your Comfort class
(Economy) tickets at $119*.


Normally, a one-way adult ticket for travel between Montréal and
Halifax costs approximately $140* based on the Comfort class
Advantage fare. Thanks to our new web offer, the same ticket
purchased online between now and November 30, 2005, could cost you
no more than $99*! This maximum amount applies to travel in either
direction between most stations on the Ocean (train running between
Montréal and Halifax) and Chaleur routes (the Chaleur travels between
Montréal and Gaspé).

Of course, shorter trips will continue to be charged at the regular
fare without exceeding $99*, providing seats are still available
under this offer.


If you want to travel all the way to Ottawa, Toronto or Windsor, you
can still save. A one-way ticket, including connections between
Corridor stations and the Ocean** or Chaleur**, could cost you no
more than $119* (the Corridor includes VIA stations in southern
Québec and Ontario).

This offer applies to travel in both directions, which means
passengers from Toronto can indulge in a trip to the Maritimes
without paying more than $119*.


These special fares are available for all travel dates between
October 3, 2005 and February 28, 2006, with no blackout dates even
during the Christmas holidays! And because this is a time of year
when you want to travel with the kids, the children's 50% discount
will apply to the already reduced adult fares.


Nothing could be simpler. Purchase your tickets online, 5 days or
more before your departure, but no later than November 30, 2005.
During the transaction, select either the Super or Advantage fares
in Comfort class and proceed as usual.

But don't wait! There is a limited number of seats available at
these fares.

Learn more about this offer:

Purchase your tickets online and save now:

      Marc Deschênes
      Product Manager (Eastern Services)
      VIA Rail Canada

* Fares quoted are per direction and do not include applicable
sales taxes.

** For long haul travel to or from stations east of La Pocatière

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