Chapter highlights

February 10, 2015
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow with the NWT chapter in Yellowknife. The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories chapter continues to press for a moratorium on fracking with a second petition. My Yellowknife Now reports, "A group named Fracking Action North wants hydraulic fracturing in the NWT to be postponed until an environmental review is completed." "This isn’t the first...
February 9, 2015
The Council of Canadians Hamilton chapter supports the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women. In a letter to the editor published in the Hamilton Spectator, chapter activist Kathie Clark writes, "The Council of Canadians (canadians.org) is adding its voice to the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada. ...The families of...
February 9, 2015
Planning meeting for this year's Walk for Peace. The Council of Canadians Kamloops chapter is planning a 40th annual walk for peace in their city. Kamloops News reports, "Organizer Anita Strong says it will be a celebration of the work done by local peace, social, and environmental advocates. 'It is heartening to see so many local groups supporting this year’s walk', said Strong, chair of the...
February 6, 2015
Liz Zetlin with her granddaughter Emma. Photo by James Masters/ Owen Sound Sun Times. Blackburn News reports, "[Owen Sound Water Watch] committee spokesperson Liz Zetlin says they’re asking the city to declare water a human right, to ensure the city’s water and water treatment facilities remain in public hands and want bottled water phased out." The Owen Sound Sun Times adds, "There is...
February 4, 2015
Map of where the Raven coal mine would be located. Compliance Energy has just re-submitted an application for its proposed Raven coal mine on Vancouver Island. The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) now has 30 days (until about March 2) to evaluate if the application is complete. If the application is assessed as complete, then a 180 day review process will begin (through...

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