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May 1, 2015

The Truro Daily News reports, "Treated frack water from Atlantic Industrial Services in Debert will not be flowing in the municipal sewer system."

Committee chairperson Tom Taggart announced last night, “The Sewer Use Appeals Committee has unanimously decided to overturn the December 2014 decision of the director of Public Works to allow the discharge of treated hydraulic fracturing waste water into the sewer systems of Colchester County."

The news article adds, "Taggart later told the Truro Daily News that approximately 30 public appeals to the earlier decision had been received by the county."

May 1, 2015

Maude Barlow

It was a full house last night in Vancouver for the first of ten election-focused town hall meetings across the country. The panel featured Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, Canadian Union of Public Employees national president Paul Moist, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and instructor/ activist Itrath Syed. The moderator for the evening was Council of Canadians campaigner Brigette DePape and it began with a territorial welcome by Cecilia Point of the Musqueam Nation.

In terms of statements and comments from last night, Council of Canadians democracy campaigner Dylan Penner and others tweeted:

Maude Barlow

April 30, 2015

Ken KavanaghSt. John's-based Council of Canadians Board member Ken Kavanagh is speaking out against the Harper government's cutting of the blue pages in our telephone directories.

April 30, 2015
Shoal Lake
In April, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow walked across the semi-frozen diversion channel to reach Shoal Lake 40.

The Council of Canadians is calling on the Harper government to undertake all repairs required to bring the ferry that serves Shoal Lake 40 back into full service and to join with the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba to fully fund the construction of a secure all-weather access road to the community.

April 30, 2015

The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter is organizing against fracking tonight.

VOCM reports, "The St. John's chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting a submission writing party for the the NL Fracking Review. Paula Graham is with the Council of Canadians. She says the submission writing party will include crayons, paints, and theatre as possible ways of getting the message across."

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