April 21, 2015
Colony Farm
Kinder Morgan wants to do a 'site inspection' of Colony Farm regional park for the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline.

A second round of protests against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline may be coming soon.

April 20, 2015
Maude and Merkel, World Future Council
Photo: World Future Council image.

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow debated German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today.

April 20, 2015

Today, people gathered outside of the Federal Court of Appeals in Toronto in support of the hamlet of Clyde River, Nunavut who are asking the court to prevent seismic testing from happening in their traditional hunting areas off the coast of Baffin Island.  The 900-person hamlet is up against the National Energy Board and several multinational corporations who are looking for oil and gas deposits under the seabed. Communities in the area are concerned about how testing would affect the seals, narwhal, and fish that are staples of their traditional diet.

Seismic testing uses air guns to blast the water every 15 seconds 24 hours a day and can severely impact the hearing and migration patterns of marine mammals and even cause death.  

April 20, 2015

Kamloops chapter

The Council of Canadians Kamloops chapter is planning a 40th annual walk for peace in their city.

Kamloops News reports, "Organizer Anita Strong says it will be a celebration of the work done by local peace, social, and environmental advocates. 'It is heartening to see so many local groups supporting this year’s walk', said Strong, chair of the local chapter of the Council of Canadians. 'Many are drawn to the event to oppose the Canadian government which stubbornly continues to wage war, degrade environmental protections, and promote inequality.'"