April 26, 2015

Bayfield Walk for Water EventThe Village of Bayfield is a blue community!

The small community, which is located within the town of Bluewater, Ontario, is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Huron about 220 kilometres west of Toronto.

April 25, 2015
PEI chapter
Today's information table.

The Council of Canadians PEI chapter set up an information display at the Charlottetown Farmer's Market today.

They posted on a Facebook event page, "Learn about Council of Canadians PEI chapter campaigns. Pick up Council of Canadians materials. Sign up as a supporter. Pins & stickers to brighten up Spring." Some of the Council of Canadians publications they had at their information display today can also be found here.

As a result of their efforts, 15 people signed up to be part of their chapter.

April 25, 2015
Delta-Richmond chapter
Chapter activists protested at the meeting of the NEB chair and Vancouver area mayors yesterday. Photo by Bob Ages.

The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond and Vancouver-Burnaby chapters protested against the chairperson of the National Energy Board yesterday.

April 25, 2015

Roberta CoryThe Council of Canadians London chapter will participate in the 'How to Stop a Dump' conference in Ingersoll next weekend.

The May 1-2 conference will include an opening plenary session, a break-out session with "Roberta Cory of London Council of Canadians on arts and activism", an endnote speech by Linda McQuaig and much more.

The Ingersoll Times reports, "Environment Minister Glen Murray has been invited to attend this weekend's conference, How to Stop a Dump, to announce the cancellation of the Southwest Landfill Proposal, but even if he doesn't arrive, there will still be a lot of education and information available for participants."

April 25, 2015
Maude Barlow in Washington
In a speech outside the White House, Barlow calls on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, November 2011.

Earlier this week, TransCanada formally requested approval from the US State Department to build the Upland pipeline, a 300,000 barrels per day, 460 kilometre long Williston, North Dakota to Moosomin, Saskatchewan cross-border pipeline which would connect 70,000 barrels a day of fracked-crude from North Dakota to the Energy East pipeline.