August 26, 2016

The Council of Canadians Kent County chapter is part of the 'Happy Campers' encampment at Kedgwick River, New Brunswick seeking to stop the spraying of the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate.

The CBC reports, "A small group of environmental activists has set up an encampment in a clearcut near Kedgwick River to try to prevent it from being sprayed with glyphosate. The 10 people from EcoVie say they intend to disrupt any spraying on the Crown land, which is licenced to Acadian Forest."

The news article adds, "[Spokesperson Jean] MacDonald said the group plans to stay in the encampment as long as there is glyphosate spraying in Madawaska County." She says, "We do have protective gear in place, [but] we're hoping that industry will not actually come and spray us."

August 26, 2016

“When I saw the welcoming ceremony in front of the Water Treatment facility, and knowing the history of gas and oil extraction, and the fracking that goes behind it … it is not a friendly enterprise. ...I just went and grabbed onto that monster." - Corrine Tooshkenig
Photo by Sydenham Current.

The Council of Canadians Windsor chapter is supporting members of the Walpole Island First Nation and allies who are opposing a Union Gas fracked-gas pipeline that would run under the Snye River.

August 26, 2016

We hope these five lessons will help make your intervention at the Energy East NEB hearings effective and empowering!

  Chapter activist Dr. Paula Tippet speaks to the NEB panel and Energy East representatives about air quality and health concerns.

Chapter activist Dr. Paula Tippet speaks to the NEB panel and Energy East representatives in Saint John about air quality and health concerns.

1) Tell your story.

August 26, 2016

Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton. (Township of Centre Wellington)

The CBC is reporting more details about the purchase of the Middlebrook well by bottled water giant Nestle.  They interviewed Mayor Kerry Linton of the Township of Centre Wellington about the township’s attempt to purchase the well themselves to secure their municipal water needs in the near future

The article reports: “Nestlé had a conditional offer on the property and was waiting for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to give them permission to perform an official pump test – something the company has been waiting on for months. But the offer by Centre Wellington forced their hand – the company had just 20 days to decide if they would waive the conditions and go ahead with the sale.