Environmental Law Alert Blog: Lawn care company explains why poor environmental enforcement creates an uneven playing field

Monday, April 11, 2016 Poor enforcement of environmental laws doesn’t just hurt our environment, and communities that depend on that environment. It also hurts law-abiding businesses – businesses that find themselves having to compete against counterparts who flout the law.  Poor enforcement of environmental laws doesn’t just hurt our environment, and communities that depend on ...

ROAR!: One potato two potato – Pesticides on PEI

We don’t go more than a few months these days, on Prince Edward Island without hearing about our high Cancer rates. And if Islanders are bothered by this, try being someone who has been fighting against big industry, educating people and raising the same questions/concerns over and over and over again for decades – How ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Lake Winnipeg is “Threatened Lake of the Year 2013″

Canada’s third largest freshwater lake in serious trouble by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 4, 2013: A report by a Germany-based international environmental foundation is reminding Canadians of the consequences of neglecting the responsibility to protect the environment.  On World Wetland Day, Feb. 2, the Global Nature Fund (GNF) declared Lake Winnipeg the “Threatened Lake of ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Two reports on pesticide risks

Thursday, May 31, 2012 When a politician says that his report is about the science, and not about the politics, it’s probably wise to take that claim with a grain of salt.  That’s made crystal clear by two studies released in the last month about the risks of pesticides – one written by politicians, and ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Pesticide-sprayed tenants bite landlord

Monday, January 4, 2010 A Residential Tenancy Branch decision, released on December 28th, 2009, has ordered a New Westminster landlord to pay $11,950 to the residents of two apartments for illegally spraying pesticides in their apartment building.  The decision, made possible through a grant from West Coast Environmental Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, emphasizes the ...