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Winnipeg: Energy East: Our Risk Their Reward Tour

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on April 12, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Council of Canadians - Winnipeg Chapter were among the hundreds gathered at the recent Energy East: Our Risk Their Reward Prairie Speaking Tour on April 11 at the Fort Garry Hotel. Opening with an Energy East 101 for audience members who were new to the issue, panelists presented on several unique areas of oppos...

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Recipe for a Happy World Water Day

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on March 19, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Mitigation, Adaptation and Water Thinking


About Carrie Saxifrage’s new book The Big Swim, Maude Barlow wrote, “Trying to understand what we are doing to the planet based solely upon facts and statistics fails to engage the heart, where all true commitment forms. Carrie Saxifrage knows that real change comes from the head and the heart working together and gently pulls us along on her...

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The Winnipeg Water Crisis? Not What You Expected

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on March 12, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I find myself thinking a lot about water these days. From boil advisories and chlorinated water to Idle No More’s “Water Wednesdays” and the UN’s “Right to Water.” How many people in our country go without clean drinking water or plumbing everyday? Approximately one-sixth of First Nations reserves wate...

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The Big Swim: a book to start climate conversations

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on March 9, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Author and Vancouver Observer reporter Carrie Saxifrage will share stories from her new book, The Big Swim, in Winnipeg on April 4 at 7 pm at McNally Robinson Bookstore.




A lot of people feel a growing unease, one that arises from the disconnection between our daily lives and the irrefutable evidenc...

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The Path of Glory

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 28, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

SUPPORT REFUGEE STATUS FOR JOSHUA KEY


Make Canada safe for people in danger of persecution for opposing unjust wars and war crimes.




Like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, Joshua Key could spend the rest of...

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Support Canadian Sanctuary for War resister Joshua Key

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 19, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

AN URGENT APPEAL


It was in 2004 that Joshua Key and his then American born wife and family arrived in Toronto after Joshua refused to return to combat duty in Iraq. In doing so Joshua joined a growing number of U.S war resisters who had come to Canada seeking refugee status because of their belief that the U.S. war in Iraq was unjust.


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Top 50 Stephen Harper Protest Songs

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on January 4, 2015 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (14)


Famous for butchering Beatles tunes and destroying Canada, Stephen Harper has also inspired many others to make music. From Prorogations to Omnibus bills, this Prime Minister’s list of wrongdoings have been a vast pit of inspiration for creative Canadians. As Harper’s popularity drops, his critics are ramping up the revolt leading to the next federal election.



TOP TWENTY

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Take Action Manitoba! Stop Energy East

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on November 30, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


From our friends at NO ENERGY EAST MB


What you can do right now to help stop the Energy East pipeline.

 

TransCanada has submitted their application for Energy East to the https://www.neb-one.gc.ca/index-eng.html" target="_blank">National Energy...

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Hazards of Transportation of Manitoba Crude Oil

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on October 9, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (4)

Hazards of Transportation of Manitoba Crude Oil

by

D.M. LeNeveu


MANITOBA OIL IS FROM FRACKING


Almost all of the oil produced now in Manitoba is from horizontal wells using hydraulic fracturing (1,2).



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Energy East Pipeline Spill, Explosion and Toxic Smoke plume

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on October 7, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Energy East Pipeline Spill, Explosion and Toxic Smoke Plume

By

D.M. LeNeveu


On July 6, 2013 the fireball from a spill of 5.7 million litres of Bakken crude oil from a train derailment destroyed the town centre, in Megantic Quebec killing 47 people (1,2). Could the same th...

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