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FIRST NATIONS READY TO SET UP BLOCKADES IF SITE C DAM APPROVED PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:48

First Nations ready to set up blockades if Site C dam approved

By Matt Preprost / Dawson Creek Daily News 

January 8, 2014 09:01 AM

First Nations in northeastern B.C. repeated a familiar story to the Site C Joint Review Panel on Tuesday, saying they are being backed into a corner, and warning that they are ready to set up blockades if the hydroelectric dam is approved.

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HERRING KEY FOOD FOR LAND-BASED SPECIES: STUDY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:08

By Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist 

http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/herring-key-food-for-land-based-species-study-1.785630

January 10, 2014 09:09 PM

Evidence of a herring spawn can be seen as a milky wave or boil of eggs at Quatsino Bay on Vancouver Island.  Photograph by: Raincoast Conservation Foundation *** Local Caption *** Evidence of a herring spawn can be seen as a milky wave or boil of eggs at Quatsino Bay on Vancouver Island.

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ISLAND FIRST NATION GRASPS POTENTIAL OF ALTERNATIVE POWER PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 22:23

BY Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist 

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/island-first-nation-grasps-potential-of-alternative-power-1.779062

January 5, 2014 07:38 AM

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 22:27
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Enbridge Pipeline; the Panel ignored the precautionary principle, and the government has misconstrued the principle PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:41

By Joan Russow Global compliance Research Project

 

 

Given the potential threats to the environment and to the land of first nations, under no condition should the Enbridge pipeline Proceed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 06:27
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FISH FARMS POSE BIOSECURITY RISK, SAYS NEW STUDY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:22

Press Release  on Report from University of Victoria

 

http://communications.uvic.ca/releases/tip.php?date=19122013#1534Dowload Release in PDF Format

Fish farms pose biosecurity risk, says new study

 

December 19, 2013


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Live fish pathogens are being transmitted from farmed salmon processing facilities into the marine waters of Canada’s Pacific coast, a new study has confirmed.

Researchers at the University of Victoria say their peer-reviewed study titled “Fish processing facilities: new challenge to marine biosecurity in Canada,” published recently in the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, shows that fish farms pose a marine biosecurity risk for Canada and that better guidelines and monitoring of fish farms by the Canadian government are needed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:28
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MECHANIZED/INDUSTRIALIZED SEAWEED HARVESTING MUST BE BANNED PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:04
 

By Joan Russow PhD Gobal Compliance Research Project

December 4, 3013

 
 - A crane from the Biley crew lifts a bag loaded with seaweed. - Photo by Pamela Suzanne Smyth
Photo by Pamela Suzanne Smyth
 
BC is Ignoring the Precautionaary principle
 
Canada signed (June, 1992) and ratified (December, 1992) the legally binding Convention on Biological Diversity and that the BC Government, at the cabinet level, endorsed the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992 (document obtained through Freedom of Information)

BC is thus legally bound to comply with the Convention on Biological Diversity, which contains the following commitment to the precautionary principle;

Where there is a threat of significant reduction or loss of biological diversity, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to avoid or minimize such a threat

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:32
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Mercury, PCBs to be recycled near Fraser River in Chilliwack: First Nations and environmental groups say the public should have been consulted PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:20

By PAUL J. HENDERSON, CHILLIWACK TIMES December 4, 2013 5:00 PM

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Mercury+

PCBs+recycled+near+Fraser+River+Chilliwack/9248137/story.html

The "X" marks the spot of the Cannor Road property near the Fraser River rezoned Tuesday by Chilliwack city council for a hazardous waste recycling facility to deal with PCB-laden transformer oil and mercury lamps.

Photograph by: Google map , ...

A hazardous waste recycling plant on the shores of the Fraser River opposed by environmentalists, wildlife groups and First Nations was unanimously approved by Chilliwack city council Tuesday evening.

Ontario-based Aevitas Inc. asked council to rezone a property on the Cattermole Lands from heavy industrial to special industrial to allow for the plant that, each month, will recycle 5,000 litres of transformer oil containing PCBs and 500,000 lamps containing mercury.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 12:18
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Mercury, PCBs to be recycled near Fraser River in ChilliwackFirst Nations and environmental groups say the public should have been consulted PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:17

By PAUL J. HENDERSON, CHILLIWACK TIMES December 4, 2013 5:00 PM

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Mercury+PCBs+recycled+near+Fraser+River+Chilliwack/9248137/story.html
 
Mercury, PCBs to be recycled near Fraser River in Chilliwack
 

The "X" marks the spot of the Cannor Road property near the Fraser River rezoned Tuesday by Chilliwack city council for a hazardous waste recycling facility to deal with PCB-laden transformer oil and mercury lamps.

Photograph by: Google map , ...

A hazardous waste recycling plant on the shores of the Fraser River opposed by environmentalists, wildlife groups and First Nations was unanimously approved by Chilliwack city council Tuesday evening.

Ontario-based Aevitas Inc. asked council to rezone a property on the Cattermole Lands from heavy industrial to special industrial to allow for the plant that, each month, will recycle 5,000 litres of transformer oil containing PCBs and 500,000 lamps containing mercury.

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Seaweed Harvesting Public Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:57
Photo by Pamela Suzanne Smyth
 
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE ~ Wednesday, November 27, 2013
 
A portion of our One Island Community has been facing down significant damage to their shared shoreline and beach habitat within the Baynes Sound area of Deep Bay, Bowser and Qualicum Bay areas as the Ministry of Agriculture, under the BC Liberal government, has handed out seaweed harvesting licenses under the guise of industry sustainability.  In other words, a greenwash facade.  Seaweed harvesting is not a sustainable industry, it is mindless and outright destruction of the Web of Life for minimal financial profit.
 
 Photo , below shows the machine that is being used on the beach and the destruction left in its wake.  Our province has had an ongoing ban on any vehicles being driven on all beaches, yet the Ministry of Agriculture now permits vehicles used in seaweed harvesting as permissible?  Beaches are not farmer's fields. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 November 2013 16:30
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VICTORIA CROWD JOINS ANTI-PIPELINE CHORUS ACROSS CANADA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 17 November 2013 07:06
  • By Cindy E. Harnett / Times Colonist 

  • http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/victoria-crowd-joins-anti-pipeline-chorus-across-canada-1.699495November 16, 2013 08:04 P

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2013 09:32
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