The ECOreport reposts news from British Columbia’s ongoing struggle for democracy, Vancouver paddle & carnival protesting Site C Dam
Press Release from the Wilderness Committee
Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory – Today, hundreds of people attended the Vancouver, Coast Salish solidarity paddle and carnival to stop the Site C Dam, which was co-hosted by FightC, Force of Nature, Climate Convergence, and Wilderness Committee.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for British Columbians to act, tell the GreeNDP to stop Site C!
Press release from the Wilderness Committee
By Joe Foy
This has been one of the most nail-biting BC elections I can remember. Not to mention the longest.
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The ECOreport looks at how the Solidarity Protests Against Site C Reach Montreal today & Ottawa Tomorrow
By Roy L Hales
A dozen creative actions were held in British Columbia Saturday. Most were in Vancouver, where 70 volunteers helped organize events like a “Yoga-thon,” “Guerrilla” Chalk mural and “Drums for the Peace” ceremony. There also events in Victoria, Kelowna and Fort St John. Today, in time for the opening of the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations’ court case, the solidarity protests against Site C reach Montreal.
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The ECOreport posts news from the Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan en route to Montreal
By Roy L Hales
The Canadian and British Columbian governments may wish to ignore perceived treaty violations of the Site C Dam project, but this determined group of people will not let them. Their bus left Ken and Arlene Boon’s farm, in the Peace River Valley, Monday. They want to be present when a Federal judge hears the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations argue that this BC Hydro project infringes on their constitutionally protected rights to hunt, fish and trap the lands that will be submerged. The Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan will arrive in Montreal Sunday.
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The ECOreport reviews the evidences as British Columbia enters the post peak agricultural world at the onset of climate change: Site C will submerge prime agricultural lands
By Roy L Hales
British Columbia grows less than half of the fresh produce it needs. Much of what we consume comes from California. The ongoing drought conditions, and a weak loony, have sent vegetable prices spiralling 11.7% this year. Fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables are becoming an occasional luxury for some middle-low income B.C. families. Though this will only worsen worse as global temperatures continue to rise, the government of BC is far more preoccupied with the get-rich promise of mega-energy projects. Once it is completed, Site C will submerge prime agricultural lands.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed responding to attacks on the Site C Dam Project, BC Hydro criticizes Royal Society of Canada
Originally Published on BC Hydro
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro provided a response today to a statement by the Royal Society of Canada about Site C.
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The ECOreport publishes an invitation to attend the best Paddle For The Peace ever
By Andrea Morison
Our campaign to protect the Peace River Valley from the unnecessary and destructive Site C dam grows bigger and stronger daily! As part of our work to continue to build awareness about the issues of concern associated with this project, we invite you to join us at our 11th Annual Paddle for the Peace on July 9, 2016 near Fort St. John, BC.
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The ECOreport reposts an overview of recent events, a web index of available materials and some suggestions how you can participate: SITE C CAMPAIGN UPDATE – May 14, 2016
OP-ED in the Vancouver SUN:
Site C is an environmental and economic disaster by Chief Lynette Tsakoza, of the Prophet River First Nation, and Chief Roland Wilson, of the West Moberly First Nation
“While this government runs roughshod over our treaty rights, it has also shown a disdain for independent oversight, the integrity of the environmental assessment process and the citizens of British Columbia.”
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The ECOreport looks at Prime Minister Trudeau’s choice: the Canadian government decides whether to issue new Site C permits
By Roy L Hales
The battle to save the Peace River Valley is not over. First Nations and local farmers are continuing the fight in court. Though Premier Clark’s government intends to destroy the existing ecosystem to “the point of no return,” in the weeks to come the Canadian government decides whether to issue new Site C permits.
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The ECOrepoert Publishes Site C Campaign Update #5
Upcoming Event: Please Promote!
April 6, Royal BC Museum, noon
Biologists and other experts from BC take on a bio blitz to document the flora and fauna of the Peace River region. Presented by Sarah Cox and RBCM Natural History Curatorial and Collections Staff.
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