bus to kelowna for enbridge pipeline hearing

Join us on the bus to Enbridge Hearing in Kelowna January 28

Keith Wiley has written up a handy summary of the Kelowna events (see Kelowna Enbridge report.pdf below). Nearly 40 people from the Kootenays got on the EcoSociety bus and traveled all day to bear witness at the protest and Enbridge pipeline hearings in Kelowna, January 28th.

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Chasing Ice Film

Film: Chasing Ice coming to Nelson January 23

The EcoSociety, the Nelson Star, and FLIKS (Film Lovers in the Kootenays) are bringing in the great new eco-adventure film CHASING ICE to the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, on Wednesday, January 23rd. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of a first trip to Iceland, photographer James…

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Huge Victory: no fracking in Sacred Headwaters

Government announces ban on gas fracking in the Sacred Headwaters The government of British Columbia announced today that Shell is withdrawing its plans to drill for gas in the Sacred Headwaters and that gas drilling is banned in the area. A four-year moratorium on gas exploration was due to expire this month, and the government has decided to permanently extend it. First Nations, author Wade…

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Vancouver Coal Protest

Vancouver coal controversy

Opposition to Vancouver becoming the largest coal shipping port in North America Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is quoted by the Globe and Mail as saying more consultation is necessary before the Port of Metro Vancouver can approve two new coal port expansions. The expansion would make Vancouver the largest coal exporting port in North America. Much of the coal, thermal coal would come from the…

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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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