Mar 062018
 

NOTE:   Thousands are expected in Vancouver on Saturday, March 10th,  in protest over the Kindermorgan proposed new pipeline.  I will be there.   Please help circulate the details: Protect the Inlet:   https://protecttheinlet.ca/   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  – – –  – – To: Sandra […]

Feb 212018
 

Thanks to Janet M: Easy petition to sign electronically! Petition to the Government of Canada Whereas: The federal government “owns” over 2 million cubic meters of radioactive waste, none of which is securely contained in long-term management facilities; A consortium of five multinational corporations has been contracted to operate all federal nuclear sites where this […]

Jan 182018
 
2018-01-18   'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage  near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say  CBC News

  Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ontario, could be up and running in 2020 Julie Ireton http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/chalk-river-nuclear-waste-indigenous-1.4492937  (There’s a 41 second video clip at the URL) Indigenous groups don’t want permanent nuclear waste site near river Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is “insanity” and want […]

Dec 042017
 

Information and Action Request follows:   MY SUBMISSION TO:   Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)     cnsc.interventions.ccsn@canada.ca FROM:  Sandra Finley   RE:   re-licensing of Chalk River Laboratories   AECL, a crown corporation, owns the nuclear operations at Chalk River. CNL (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories) is a corporate, private sector, international conglomerate, set up to run the affairs of […]

Nov 252017
 
2017-11-24  Earthquake Risk Keeps Heat on Vulnerable Nuclear Reactors,   truthdig,  by Harvey Wasserman

  Canadians defeated nuclear reactors in Alberta, then in Saskatchewan, in this new century.  Economic arguments easily won the day – citizens were horrified when they understood how much they would be paying for a kilowatt of electricity.  And you pay forever (radioactive waste is still unresolved after more than half a century). Some people […]

Nov 042017
 

EU on brink of historic decision on pervasive glyphosate weedkiller  (Monsanto, roundup),  The Guardian. Oct 24, very good article.  Update, Oct 25, the EU temporarily dodged the bullet (again). AVAAZ and other organizations have successfully campaigned, mobilizing millions of people to stop the poisoning.  We have been active on this file through the years. There […]

Oct 292017
 

Data shows companies made much higher payments to developing countries in 2016 than to Canadian, provincial governments Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian. The low […]

Jul 302017
 

From Dr. Gordon Edwards,   Dear Friends and Colleagues:   The site of the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories and the nearby Canadian military base, Camp Petawawa, are situated on the traditional territory of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan. The management of Chalk River Laboratories is now in the hands of a consortium of profit-oriented multinational corporations […]