November 27, 2014

Oil RefineryRed Head is a neighbourhood on the eastern edge of Saint John, New Brunswick and is situated on the Bay of Fundy.

Council of Canadians energy and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue has written, "Energy East would see the pipeline end in a community called Red Head, recently rezoned as an industrial area, which would be home to a new 18 tank terminal storing over 1 million litres of oil. The spectre of a spill and volatile organic compounds making it into their air is a growing concern."

November 26, 2014

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has stated, "Neonicotinoid insecticide is used on corn seed in Canada. It is killing bees and must be banned!"

November 26, 2014

Keep NS frack free

The Council of Canadians is pleased that Bill 6 - which places a legal moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing - has passed in Nova Scotia. The bill passed on November 14 with the governing Liberals and opposition New Democrats voting in support of it. The Progressive Conservatives voted against the legislation.

The Chronicle-Herald reports, "The bill, which came following the release of the Wheeler report, extends a moratorium on 'high-volume hydraulic fracturing' in shale formations until the government can develop regulations and an onshore atlas of available natural gas resources."

November 25, 2014
Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa/ Vancouver Observer.
Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa/ Vancouver Observer.

Nanaimo-based Council of Canadians Board member Paul Manly has noted, "Members of the Mid Island chapter of the Council of Canadians are heading to ‪Burnaby Mountain for the day on Wednesday November 26. We leave on the 6:30 am ferry from Departure Bay. Solidarity!"

While there, the chapter will share this message of solidarity from the whole organization: