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Scientists say climate change leads to more extreme weather

Hurricane Sandy the latest example of an extreme weather eventClimate scientists have long been predicting an increase in extreme weather events linked to human-caused climate change.  The devastation of Hurricane Sandy is just the latest example of extreme weather, and while scientists are reluctant to link any single event to changes in climate they have been tracking these events as…

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Great Nelson crowd turns out for Defend Our Coast rally

Nearly 300 came out to protest bitumen pipelines, tankers and the tar sands in Nelson, BC as part of a province-wide protest on Wednesday, October 24th.  The Defend Our Coast event followed up the huge event in Victoria on the Monday, that week. Watch Youtube clips of the speakers, Keith Wiley, Michael Jessen, Candace Batycki, Tom Nixon and David Reid, here:

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Clean up effort on the Kalamazoo spill

New hearings show Enbridge spill plans still leaky

BC Environment Minister Terry Lake is reported by the Vancouver Sun as saying Enbridge is making lots of promises on dealing with leaks and environmental risks, but isn’t providing much solid evidence or details. In a news release, Lake said Enbridge hasn’t determined how it can access parts of the pipeline in case of a spill and will not have a plan until within six months of operations. …

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Enbridge movie coming to Kootenays

The Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC team is bringing in film-maker to screen his documentary On the Line following the proposed path of the Enbridge Pipeline. Frank Wolf will be on hand to describe his journey across BC! Monday May 7, Castlegar Library Hall Tues May 8, Nelson United Church Showtime is 7pm Admission by donation http://www.onthelinemovie.com/

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Win! Glacier-Howser dead indefinitely

Premier Christy Clark announced in February that the definition of self-sufficiency under the Energy Act would be changed to require self-sufficiency in average water years instead of critical low water years. The self-sufficiency policy was the driving force behind the high-priced energy contracts that BC Hydro offered to Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Under the old policy, BC…

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Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Alberta across BC to the port city of Kitimat has generated a groundswell of opposition in BC. Several people from the Kootenays will join more than 4,000 other "intervenors" in giving testimony to a review panel convened by the National Energy Board. The proposed pipeline could have terrible consequences for BC's fish and…

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