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NEWS: Moose Jaw chapter partners with Idle No More, Health Coalition for World Water Day

Members of the Moose Jaw chapters of Idle No More and the Council of Canadians participate in a march from City Hall to the Moose Jaw Museum Monday evening. Photo by Justin Crann/ Moose Jaw Times Herald

Members of the Moose Jaw chapters of Idle No More and the Council of Canadians participate in a march from City Hall to the Moose Jaw Museum Monday evening. Photo by Justin Crann/ Moose Jaw Times Herald

The Moose Jaw Times Herald reports, “Three community organizations (the Council of Canadians, Idle No More, the Moose Jaw Health Coalition) pooled their resources and personnel to bring Canadian documentary film White Water, Black Gold to the Moose Jaw Museum’s theatre Monday.”

“‘The idea was to have some kind of event to focus people’s attention on World Water Week and World Water Day, which is coming up on Friday’, said Charles Neumann, a spokesperson for the Moose Jaw chapter of the Council of Canadians. ‘A film screening often provides information and an opportunity to get people together.’ Neumann said, the film focuses on the tarsands’ aggressive use of fresh water in the production of dirty oil. ‘It’s about the devastation of the water’, said Isabelle Hanson, a spokesperson for the Moose Jaw Idle No More chapter, which co-sponsored the screening and led a small march from City Hall to the Museum prior to the event.”

“This is the first of two screenings planned for World Water Week. The second, of the film Bottled Life, will be held at the Zion United Church social hall this Friday — World Water Day — at 12 pm.”

This year, more than 35 Council of Canadians chapters are taking part in an estimated 44 World Water Day activities.

For more, please read:
Screenings, march spotlight World Water Week
Take action for water on World Water Day