Oct 052018
 

Staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline You, in Saskatchewan.  Me in BC.  We’re staring down opposite ends of the same pipeline. BC – – West Coast: prevent death of coastal waters by oil spills and super size tanker traffic  – – means stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline Expansion  – – means stop […]

Aug 202018
 

Media Advisory – Press Conference – Tuesday August 21, 2018   A New Era: Abandoning Defunct Nuclear Reactors   The Government of Canada is spending billions on such projects and there are no national policies to stop this from happening.   Who: Chief April Adams-Phillips, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Gilles Provost, Ralliement contre la pollution […]

Jul 312018
 

COMMENTARY & UPDATES,  followed by the news article, “Cameco lays off . . . ” Recent postings,  tax-payers are on-the-hook for large portions of the $4 billion cost of cleaning up 30,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Saskatchewan (Report of the Provincial Auditor) who knows how many more abandoned o&g wells in Alberta and […]

Jun 042018
 
2018-06-04    Ha ha!   Election - The people of Ontario don't like the high cost of nuclear energy.  The Federal Govt, the 1%, and the spin doctors  think nuclear energy is great!

A major discontent among the people of Ontario in the Election (June 7) is the price of energy.   i.e  Nuclear Energy.    They call it a “hydro” problem! Excerpt from Global News: WATCH: How big is Ontario’s hydro problem? And can the Liberals, NDP or PCs fix it? The Progressive Conservatives have done their best to […]

Apr 282018
 

Chief Maureen Thomas said: Short clip, 2016, Chief Maureen Thomas (National Observer). Transcribed,  (29 second marker): At the end of the day, it comes right down to   water,  food.  For us, a number of our community members have fallen ill because the shellfish is so poisoned.  They continue to eat it. When you keep depleting […]

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 – – – – – – – – – […]

Apr 252018
 

My appreciation to Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee for his patience in the CBC interview of him, and for taking the nuclear waste issue to the United Nations. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/nuclear-waste-disposal-in-canada-is-an-accident-waiting-to-happen-says-indigenous-leader-1.4629258 Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is ‘an accident waiting to happen,’ says Indigenous leader ‘People are gambling with people’s lives,’ says grand council chief of the […]

Mar 232018
 

Catherine McKenna was interviewed on CBC Radio – – 2018-03-18   Environment minister Catherine McKenna on contradiction at heart of Canada’s energy policy, CBC Sunday Edition Three days earlier,  Justin Trudeau’s government sees nuclear energy as “an important part of Canada’s current clean energy basket”and is lobbying foreign nations to include it in climate change talks […]

Mar 222018
 

The Guardian is in the U.K.   This article uses the term “fly-tipping”,  not a term we use here.  I looked it up:  as I understand, it is “tipping”  (as in garbage being “tipped” from a truck at a dump) and “on the fly” meaning “in a hurry” or “on the run”.   In this context, it […]