Please join Grassy Narrows First Nation community members in Toronto to demand justice for their people and protection for the water, air, and forests that give life to us all. Forty years ago, Grassy's people were poisoned by mercury from a paper mill that contaminated their river upstream. Grassy is still dealing with the ongoing health impacts of this avoidable disaster and needs you to stand together with them to demand justice.
WHAT: Public talk, March and Rally
WHERE: Public talk at Steel Workers Hall, 25 Cecil St. (South of College, East of Spadina); March and Rally at Grange Park (Beverly St. South of Dundas, behind the AGO)
WHEN: Public talk on Tues. April 6 at 6:30 p.m.; March and Rally on Wed. April 7th at noon
MORE INFO: http://freegrassy.org/2010/03/01/river-run-creative-march-and-rally/
CONTACT: David at firstname.lastname@example.org... Read more »
OTTAWA — Whether the beach you swim at is safe depends on where you live.
The oilsands may have given Alberta a poor environmental image but when it comes to treating sewage in big cities Alberta apparently blows away poor performers like British Columbia and Quebec.
“The government is taking a really good first step here,” said Celeste Cote, national water campaigner for Sierra Club Canada. “There’s no excuse for dumping raw sewage into the environment.”
A newly formed group, the Sandy Pond Alliance, announced Monday, March 22 it plans to launch a legal challenge to what it terms a loophole in the Fisheries Act that allows Vale Inco to use Sandy Pond as a toxic waste dumpsite.
The Sandy Pond Alliance includes members of the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Mining Watch Canada, The Council of Canadians, Sierra Club of Canada and a number of residents of this province who are concerned about the destruction of the pond.
Vale Inco has received federal and provincial approval to destroy Sandy Pond by dumping toxic mining waste in it from their nickel processing plant, which they plan to build in the community. ... Read more »
ActionH2O seeks to harness a grassroots collective effort to develop new conservation and efficiency-based approaches to water management that are adopted by local governments. This bottom-up effort has HUGE potential to change how water is managed across the whole country! The goal of ActionH2O is to work with 20 cities and towns across Canada over the next 1½ years to identify locally relevant solutions and opportunities for action on water conservation.
The Action H2O website can be found here.