May 172018
 
2017-11-13  Neonics linked to songbird deaths, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found that canola seed coated with imidacloprid, a type of neonicotinoid, can be toxic to songbirds. | File photo Scientists have conducted dozens of studies on neonicotinoid seed treatments and the potential impact on bee health. Now, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found […]

May 172018
 

by Robert Arnason Health Canada proposed last November to ban imidacloprid, an insecticide applied to fruit, vegetables, potatoes and many other crops across the country. Twelve months have passed since the announcement, but Canadian farmers who use the insecticide will have to wait another year to know if it’s banned or not. “Health Canada is […]

May 172018
 

This information is available and known.  Wikipedia has a write-up, with sources foot-noted.   From Wikipedia.   Imidacloprid.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid#Neonicotinoids_banned_by_the_European_Union  The last item is: Regulation Neonicotinoids banned by the European Union See also: Neonicotinoid § European Union In February 2018, the European Food Safety Authority published a new report indicating that neonicotinoids pose a serious danger to both […]

May 172018
 
2017-06-08   Health Canada holds off on neonicotinoid ban, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Environment Canada data from 2012-14 showed that imidacloprid concentrations were highest in creeks and streams in southern Ontario, particularly in areas with intensive vegetable, fruit and grape production. | Getty photo Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid for at least six months, says a horticultural […]

May 172018
 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/colony-collapse-disorder-pesticide/   Boston, MA – The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The authors, led by Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of […]

Apr 262018
 

Jim Harding’s new book (Jan 2018),  Moving Beyond: Neo-liberalism in Saskatchewan Jim writes: See our new website at  QVEA.CA Also I have a new short book out which looks back at our Saskatchewan political history from a “green” perspective. You can download at my webpage: crowsnestecology.wordpress.com – – – – – – – – – […]

Mar 202018
 

BP has been shut out of more off-shore drilling in the U.S., by American citizens along the Eastern Seaboard.  (What a surprise, after the Gulf Oil Disaster!)   So where does BP go next?   . .  Please help out these people in Nova Scotia by spreading the information.  There’s an action item (petition), too: a […]

Sep 172017
 

  Board to hold special meeting to approve DCC’s frontender agreement   by Michael Briones First there were five developers. Now there are only four developers who are set to enter into an agreement with the Regional District of Nanaimo that would require them to fund 85 per cent of the cost of the $10.7 […]

Sep 152017
 

Very good video and written documentation.   With thanks to Alexandra Morton; First Nations Chiefs, people; and thousands of supporters. Among other issues,  there is further excellent documentation of a Canadian phenomenon, the use of the RCMP to defend corporate interests AGAINST our laws. Corporate interests act with impunity.   The RCMP respond when the corporate interest […]

Aug 232017
 

If new sewage plants on Georgia Strait, also known as the Salish Sea (west coast of Canada, between mainland and Vancouver Island), designed for “marine disposal” of liquid effluent are of interest to you, I attended the RDN (Regional District of Nanaimo) Board Meeting last night. RE:   proposed Bowser Sewage Treatment Plant.  It’s been in […]