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Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

  Stephen Hume: Province’s secrecy puts people’s health at risk STEPHEN HUME More from Stephen Hume Published on: May 20, 2016 | Last Updated: May 20, 2016 3:25 PM   Finally, the Mayor of Vancouver, BC, Gregor Robertson is earning … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Collaborate to Conserve: The Rise of Business-Municipality Water Initiatives

As the creation of the Water Program by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows, managements and investors increasingly recognize the importance of the water-energy nexus and water-related risks. Businesses across Canada are collaborating with municipalities on innovative water conservation projects. With free water audit and financial incentives for capital retrofits, municipalities are helping companies like Toyota . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Collaborate to Conserve: The Rise of Business-Municipality Water Initiatives

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Essence #nlpoli

The Telegram has been running a series this week on the number of communities in the province where people can’t drink the water supplied by their local municipality.

Regular readers will know the issue as it first came up here in 2009, in 2011, and in 2013. 

A couple of years ago, CBC was . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Essence #nlpoli

LeDaro: Frucking fracking commercial and danger to environment

The following commercial – and similar commercials – are shown every day, singing the songs of fracking and how it is supposedly safe. The reality is quite different. Fracking causes serious health and environmental problems, including drinking water pollution and disposal of fracking waste-water (the latter is a common theme in the news in Nova . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Frucking fracking commercial and danger to environment

LeDaro: Frucking Fracking for shale gas is becoming a serious problem

Premier David Alward of New Brunswick does not get it. It is not only natives who are opposed to fracking in New Brunswick, but the general public as well. Also demonstrations to support New Brunswickers are being held around the country. But Alward is stuck on frucking fracking. I believe natives and other anti-frackers are right . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Frucking Fracking for shale gas is becoming a serious problem

Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Calls On Minister Mary Polak To Protect Shawnigan From Contaminated Soils

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Yes, it is still the ‘Dog days of Summer’ and Cowichan MLA Bill Routley is up on his feet again.

This time he is questioning Minister of Environment Mary Polak about the unconscionable notion of allowing the BC Liberal government issued ‘Draft Permit’ to be converted into a full fledged . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Calls On Minister Mary Polak To Protect Shawnigan From Contaminated Soils

Cowichan Conversations: Political Games Being Played Over Application To Dump Contaminated Soil In Shawnigan

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

Many worried and stressed Shawnigan residents have been wondering why Shawnigan Director Bruce Fraser and the BC Liberal friendly CVRD Board have been dragging their feet over the SIA application to dump 5 million tons of contaminated soil in the Shawnigan Watershed.

Although facing unthinkable harm to the . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Political Games Being Played Over Application To Dump Contaminated Soil In Shawnigan

350 or bust: Water: A Wake Up Call

If you drink water, Last Call At the Oasis is a movie you should see, according to film critic Christopher Campbell. The movie …presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Illuminating the vital role water plays in our lives, exposing the defects . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Water: A Wake Up Call

350 or bust: Chasing Water: Examining The Human Toll On A River

Chasing Water, follows photojournalist Peter McBride and writer John Waterman (great name, I know!) as they set out to document the flow of the Colorado River from source to sea. A Colorado native, McBride hails from a ranching family that depends on the Colorado for irrigation, and this is the story of his backyard. His . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Chasing Water: Examining The Human Toll On A River