The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter supports the call for a national inquiry on murdered and missing Indigenous women.
The Council of Canadians Winnipeg chapter is asking the three candidates who are seeking to lead the Manitoba New Democratic Party (NDP) and in turn the Government of Manitoba to oppose the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision.
The Council of Canadians Delta chapter supports the 0.5 per cent Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax.
TransAqua, the new name for the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, is considering a public-private partnership (P3) for its sewage treatment system in the communities of Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe.
The Times & Transcript reports, "The federal government has mandated that the waste waters that it, and facilities like it, discharge must meet new standards by 2020. TransAqua has conducted a pilot project that treats water to almost drinking water quality and have decided to implement that piloted system into their treatment facility for the region, which is located in Riverview. But the improvements won't come cheap. Just to meet the new standards will cost at least $75 million. Should they go the public-private partnership route, they will also likely upgrade some other infrastructure at the same time, a more comprehensive project with a total cost of $110 million."
The Council of Canadians Kamloops chapter is planning a 40th annual walk for peace in their city.
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 growing support behind a campaign to have Owen Sound classified as a Blue Community. Six hundred people have signed a petition that asks city council to approve the designation, which includes three principles aimed at protecting drinking water and ensuring it is available to everyone."
The South Shore chapter of the Council of Canadians hosted a public forum on Friday (January 30) featuring Graham Steele.
The Council of Canadians Mid Island chapter held a successful public forum in Nanaimo on Wednesday (January 28) in opposition to liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals and pipelines. The meeting featured Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker Damien Gilles and Dr. Eion Finn, a resident of Howe Sound where the Woodfibre LNG terminal is proposed.
Ottawa: Join us today at 12 pm outside the Delta Hotel to tell the premiers that export pipelines and the further expansion of the tar sands they would bring are not compatible with the imperative to address climate change.
CBC reports, "An N.W.T. group opposed to hydraulic fracturing is rallying support for a moratorium in the territory until all of the controversial practice's potential impacts are reviewed. Fracking Action North, a coalition of residents affiliated with the N.W.T. Chapter of the Council of Canadians, Ecology North, and Alternatives North, is asking for people to sign a petition supporting a moratorium and comprehensive review under the territory's Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act."