drinking water advisories
Today the Grassy Narrows First Nation declared a state of emergency over unsafe drinking water conditions in the community. The community has started delivering bottled water door to door to ensure that their families, many of which have already been impacted by mercury poisoning, have safe drinking water.
Ultra-marathoner Caribou Legs is now in Revelstoke, B.C. On his Facebook page, Caribou Legs posted a video of a train shipment of coal that he saw just after Sicamous – 72 kilometres from Revelstoke - on the bridge overpass.
(Photo by Bradley Caribou Legs Firth, Three Valley Lake, Revelstoke, B.C.)
The Council of Canadians has highlighted that British Columbia has roughly ten active coal mines and many more in development.
CBC has reported, “The Coal Association of Canada says 90 per cent of Canada's coal deposits are located in western provinces, and about 80 per cent of Canada’s coal exports are shipped through B.C.”