On Wednesday morning, Shit Harper Did (SHD) and friends put up a 24-foot banner reading "I SPY A WASTE OF MONEY" with two 3-feet eyeballs at the new spy agency on Ogilvie Road in Ottawa. The purpose of the action, part of SHD's new Creep campaign, was to bring attention to the costly building and Canada's spying on environmental and other advocacy groups.
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October 19th was the second annual Global Frackdown, an international day of action with communities around the world calling for ban on fracking. Over 250 events were and are still being organized in 30 countries including Argentina, Canada, France, India, Romania, South Africa, the U.K. and the U.S.
Some ways of protecting the Great Lakes include helping to stop Line 67 that would carry bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to Lake Superior, urging Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to stop a pipeline project that would bring fracked gas from the Marcellus shale to Toronto, calling for a moratorium on fracking in Ontario and the Great Lakes and making Great Lakes communities Blue Communities.
As Regina residents head to the polls to decide whether to privatize Regina's wastewater system, here are some examples of failed or flawed P3s.
Not only is Canadian company Encana planning to frack 500 new deep shale wells but they are also breaking records with the amount of water they are using.
I arrived back home on Friday night from the Great Lakes Need Great Friends event in Port Elgin, a quaint town surrounded by cottage homes on the breathtaking shores of Lake Huron.
Bill C-69 – the Trudeau government’s proposed changes to Canada’s water, environment and energy laws – passed at Third Reading last week.
I am pleased to share with you this lovely poem by Leonard Desroches about understanding our relationship with water.
There’s no question we had it bad with the former Harper government. It slashed protections for 99 per cent of lakes and rivers that previously existed in the Navigable Waters Protection Act and removed safeguards under other water legislation.
As we write this, more than 200,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluents is flowing uncontrollably down the North Saskatchewan River. It has already forced three cities to close their drinking water intakes and is impacting First Nations in Treaty 6 territory. Prince Albert plans to restrict water use for up to two months and has been forced to draw water from the South Saskatchewan river 30 kilometres away — a river that is already over-extracted.