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Join our Earth Day Family Celebration on Saturday April 24, 2010 from 10am to 5pm

The Community is invited to explore the Eco Echo property, meet neighbors, share a potluck lunch, learn more about the possibilities of this great place! Activities include: 10-12 Collaborate with Environmental artist Marc Walter on decorating his outdoor artwork "Le Cri" (to be installed on-site today!) 12-2 Community Potluck (with music by Ian Tamblyn, Ellen Francis, Alise Marlane, The Pelts and other performers to be announced) Enjoy interactive artist displays coordinated by Nathalie Coutou. 2-5 Acoustical Drumming in the Quarry Amphitheatre (experience this unique site and hear how it will sound as a permanent outdoor venue) For information, please email Christopher Minnes at: cminnes@ecoecho.ca

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Environmental Education Center "powers the region"

Situated amidst rolling hayfields south of Wakefield Quebec at the entrance to the Municipality of La Peche, the Outaouais Environmental Campus has been reinvesting in our community since March 2008.  We attract visitors and provide viable employment, offering vital services while preserving our natural heritage.  ... Read more »

Save Kipawa Lake

Photo Credit: Mike Bonnin

Join the online petition seeking to protect the Kipawa Lake region from a proposed rare earth mine project by Matamec Explorations.

http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-natural-resources-quebec-protect-kipawa-lake Kipawa and surrounding watersheds are currently a vast wilderness area relatively untouched by humans and industry. The lake is important for local Algonquin First Nations members who rely on hunting and fishing and also an important tourist destination (tourist dollars help stimulate the local economy). Kipawa Lake is the headwaters for Lac Temiscaming and the Ottawa River, changes in water quality upstream will affect lakes downstream. 
Please visit the links below for more information:

Rail safety in B.C. questioned following Quebec tragedy

Following a massive, deadly fire sparked by the derailment of a train in Quebec, questions are being asked about the safety of hazardous goods rail networks in British Columbia.

Early Saturday morning, a parked train carrying crude oil rolled away and crashed, sparking multiple explosions and a major fire in the community of Lac-Mégantic. Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and around 50 remain missing as of Monday.

The incident has shone the spotlight on the contentious political debate over oil transportation and Canada's rapidly expanding oil-by-rail industry.... Read more »

   

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