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Kootenay paddlers join national We>tar sands day of action on Saturday, July 4th

Photos and Video: A flotilla of over 50 paddlers in 30 boats took to Kootenay Lake on Saturday July 4 to join in a national day of action for jobs, justice and climate action, sponsored by 350.org. “It was a great way to keep cool, have fun, and speak out for a clean energy future for Canada,” said Montana Burgess of the West Kootenay EcoSociety. “People here and across Canada will keep taking…

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Nelson, BC: WE>Tar Sands

Join the cross-Canada We>Tar Sands action-July 4-Lakeside Park, Nelson

Bring your boat and join the self-powered "kayaktivism" on Saturday, July 4 at noon at Lakeside Park boat launch in Nelson, BC. This event is in solidarity with the national We>Tar Sands movement. Everyone is invited to join us on the water at Lakeside Park at Noon to rally together to say the West Kootenays and Canada needs a clean energy future, and we need it now!  Everyone who…

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Americans protest tars sands Feb. 17

The biggest protest of the year in the U.S. is about the tar sands and pipelines. On Wednesday, Feb. 13 nearly 50 prominent Americans were arrested in front of the White House, again, to protest tar sands development and the proposed Keystone bitumen pipeline.  Their civil disobedience comes just days ahead of the largest climate action rally ever in the US, also targeting the tar sands. The…

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Great Nelson crowd turns out for Defend Our Coast rally

Nearly 300 came out to protest bitumen pipelines, tankers and the tar sands in Nelson, BC as part of a province-wide protest on Wednesday, October 24th.  The Defend Our Coast event followed up the huge event in Victoria on the Monday, that week. Watch Youtube clips of the speakers, Keith Wiley, Michael Jessen, Candace Batycki, Tom Nixon and David Reid, here: http://youtu.be/KSQ24bI99u4

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Clean up effort on the Kalamazoo spill

New hearings show Enbridge spill plans still leaky

BC Environment Minister Terry Lake is reported by the Vancouver Sun as saying Enbridge is making lots of promises on dealing with leaks and environmental risks, but isn’t providing much solid evidence or details. In a news release, Lake said Enbridge hasn’t determined how it can access parts of the pipeline in case of a spill and will not have a plan until within six months of operations. …

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World Water Day

The theme for World Water Day  on March 22, 2012 is food security. The connection between water security and food security may be easy to overlook in our region of plentiful freshwater, but droughts in the prairies and grain belts around the world have already triggered food shortages and price spikes. To help understand the crisis, here is a list of 5 films, some of which are…

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