A fast-growing online petition on Change.org is calling on the Norwegian Nobel Committee to reject Prime Minister’s Stephen Harper’s pending nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his unequivocal support of Israel.
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If Canada wants to be taken seriously, the national crisis of 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women must be addressed, argues Winnipeg columnist Don Marks.
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An independent panel commissioned by the government of Nova Scotia to examine the impact of hydraulic fracturing has concluded that Nova Scotia is not read for fracking.
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A new survey by the Conservative Party of Canada labels federal opposition leaders Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair “biggest threat.”
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Award-winning investigative journalism site ProPublica showcases effective tools for protecting online privacy through blocking tracking software.
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Farmed Atlantic salmon (Photo: World Wildlife Federation)
A new study published in ICES Journal of Marine Science estimates that that up to 1.5 million farmed Atlantic salmon escape from Norwegian netpens into the wild every year – far more than acknowledged by the industry.
The study was led by Ove T. Skilbrei of the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway, assisted by researchers at the University of Bergen and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria.
The risk is that escaped farmed salmon mate with wild fish, impacting survival rates.
After tagging and simulating some 90,000 escapes in various near-shore and marine (Read more…)
In an August 26 video, several hereditary chiefs and members of the Luutkudziiwus clan from the Gitxsan First Nation territory in northwest BC declared that they are constructing a camp “to stop LNG from developing their pipe through our land.”
The camp lies in the path on the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) pipeline, which would feed a planned LNG plant north of Prince Rupert, being developed by Malaysian energy giant Petronas and its Canadian subsidiary Progress Energy. TransCanada Pipelines was selected last year to build the approximately 900-km pipeline, which would carry gas from northeast BC to a plant on Lelu Island, in the (Read more…)
The CMA CGM Attila’s damaged hull, after striking the dock at Vancouver’s Centerm port (cell phone image)
The container ship that struck the dock at a Vancouver port early yesterday morning is undergoing repairs to its damaged hull. The vessel, “CMA CGM Attila”, will likely remain moored at Vancouver’s Centerm container facility until at least Sunday while the work is carried out, according to sources at the port.
The website MarineTraffic.com reports that the ship arrived at 4:52 AM local time Wednesday, at which time it collided with the dock.
According to the Canadian Press, the Transportation Safety Board dispatched two officers to (Read more…)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police stand in the way of a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
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CMA GCM Attila, moored at Vancouver’s Centerm after striking dock (Photo: Damien Gillis)
A large container ship, the “CMA CGM Attila”, struck the dock at Vancouver’s Centerm container port early this morning.
The website MarineTraffic.com reports that the ship arrived at 4:52 AM local time.
According to the Canadian Press, the Transportation Safety Board has dispatched two officers to investigate the incident, noting that at this point, “the extent of any damage is unknown.”
Centerm container terminal, operated by DP World, is located off Vancouver’s Crab Park, adjacent to the Vancouver Harbour Heliport and Seabus terminal.
The 321 metre-long vessel was constructed in 2011 (Read more…)
Port Metro Vancouver is taking a big step backwards with Fraser River coal terminal approval, critics say
By Chris Rose – republished with permission from Desmog.ca
Canada’s largest port has given the green light to a proposed controversial facility on the Fraser River that would unload U.S. coal destined for energy-hungry Asia.
Despite facing significant environmental and health concerns, Port Metro Vancouver said in its decision, released last Thursday, that the proposed coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks poses no unacceptable risks.
The $15 million project could handle at least four million metric tonnes of coal per year (Read more…)
The Senate has asked Harper-appointed Conservative Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu to apologize for violating the “Conflict of Interest Code for Senators” by banging staffer, giving her contracts.
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With short film, Gazonto, Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson reimagines Toronto as Gaza being bombed by Israel during the ongoing Gaza conflict.
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A report just released by Canada’s Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent reveals that half of Canada’s wounded soldiers are not receiving the benefits the government of Canada is obliged to pay them.
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An electric smart car in Amsterdam – from the popular car sharing service, Car2go (Wikimedia Commons)
There are those who suggest that a migration to a green economy is too expensive, that we must convert to natural gas as a transition fuel, that the subsidies for clean technologies are driving up the cost of energy, that we need to sell more fossil fuels to finance the transition to clean technologies. What all these views have in common is “denial”. Indeed, these arguments may be referred to as today’s version of the case for The Flat Earth Society.
Clean energy (Read more…)
The death of teenage Tina Fontaine has re-ignited calls for national public inquiry into the case of nearly 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
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The Harper Conservatives may already have convinced themselves that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau lacks “the judgement to lead” to lead Canada.
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