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Safe and Warm in the Winter

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 3, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (1)

For many people, it’s easy to make good choices and take extra steps to stay safe and warm in the winter. For instance:

Wear good wool clothing for all your outdoor winter activities. Wool will retain most of its insulating value even when wet, it will also breath better than other fabrics, allowing for activity without becoming saturated with swe...

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Public Transit Action Alert

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on December 6, 2017 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (1)

After Manitoba’s provincial government decided to end their funding guarantee for public transit, the City of Winnipeg was faced with a huge budget shortfall for public transit service.

The City’s budget will be voted on at the...

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NEB Energy East hearing process survey

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on July 24, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The National Energy Board is asking for public feedback on their Energy East hearing process. Anyone can submit answers to the survey questions after completing a simple and quick registration.

Here is the survey website

This is a great opportunity to once again tell the NEB how dangerous the pipeline will be. Here in Winnipeg, we are still deeply concerned abo...

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Drill for Heat not Oil

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (2)

The fossil fuel industry has left behind thousands of abandoned wells in Alberta. The wells have the potential to produce enormous amounts of geothermal energy that is clean, green, and sustainable. Using abandoned oil wells to reach some of Canada’s abundant geothermal energy means producers wouldn’t have to pay for expensive drilling: the wells are already there. They’re a nearly perfect transition tool, a made-to-order piece of the reject, reduce, reuse, recyc...

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Pipeline Problems: The Husky Oil Spill Investigation

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on November 29, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)


Dennis LeNeveu, a retired biophysicist who is deeply concerned about tar sands and pipeline expansion, is an active member of the Council of Canadians Winnipeg Chapter. This is the f...
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Environmental Assessment Review Panel in Winnipeg

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on November 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has established an Expert Panel to review federal environmental assessment processes under the current Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). The Environmental Assessment review panel is traveling to centres across Canada to listen to members of the public present their concerns and information.

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Energy East Community Meeting at SNAC

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on October 21, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Council of Canadians Winnipeg Chapter helped to organize an October 20 community meeting for St Norbert residents concerned about the TransCanada's Energy East (EE) pipeline.

The LaSalle River runs through St Norbert

The session was offered as a way for St Norbert ...

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Fighting Big Oil through the environmental review process

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on September 17, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The review panel for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) announced the dates for public consultations which start Monday, September 19 (same day that Maude Barlow’s new book, Boiling Point, comes out!) and run through December.


There will be

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Op Ed: The Time is Now to Act on Greenhouse Gases

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on June 16, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Climate change is changing our world in catastrophic ways. Clean energy becomes more accessible and more affordable every day, even without the enormous subsidies poured into fossil fuels. We must transition away from fossil fuels to clean, sustainable energy, and we have the opportunity to make that transition right now. 


One priority is to ensure the big decisions we are making today sta...

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Winnipeg: Energy East: Our Risk - Their Reward

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on March 20, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Wednesday March 16 over 150 people gathered at a town hall sponsored by the Council of Canadians and the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition to hear about the Energy East pipeline and what it means for Winnipeg.

Chickadee Richard welcomed everyone ...

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