Mar 21st, 2013
AWARE Simcoe - March 21 2013 The Site 41 battle is one of those featured featured in this documentary about Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians. Water On The Table explores Canada's relationship to its most precious and increasingly threatened natural resource: freshwater. ...
Feb 23rd, 2013
By Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press Feb. 20, 2013 OTTAWA -- When the Harper government included a radical overhaul of the Navigable Waters Protection Act in the last omnibus bill, outsiders scratched their heads and wondered out loud where that idea had come from.Documents obtained through the ...
Feb 23rd, 2013
By Carl Cosack February 22 2013 First: Display your Food and Water First signs in spring.The FOOD AND WATER FIRST campaign is in full swing and needs your help. We are close to being ready to ask every organization and business that earns its living from agricultural production to print the same FOO...
Jan 15th, 2013
Some First Nations and conservationists believe the new Navigation Protection Act will further undermine the health of Canada's waterwaysBy Erin Flegg Vancouver Observer January 1 2013As the Idle No More movement gathers steam, some First Nations say changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act are...
Dec 13th, 2012
Environment 360 September 11 2012Photographer Peter McBride travelled along the Colorado River from its source high in the Rocky Mountains to its historic mouth at the Sea of Cortez. ...
Dec 10th, 2012
By MARK HUME The Globe and Mail Nov. 30 2012When a small native band in British Columbia launched an online petition to oppose increased water use by the gas industry, it was hoping for 500 signatures.A month later, the Fort Nelson First Nation has nearly 24,000 signatories on the petition and letter...
Nov 27th, 2012
Musician Sarah Harmer among those concerned about omnibus budget legislationCBC News Nov 27, 2012Musicians, including environmental activist Sarah Harmer, are joining those raising concerns about the Harper government's second omnibus budget legislation.C-45 includes changes to the Navigable Waters P...
Nov 15th, 2012
By Brent Patterson, Councul of Canadians November 14th, 2012This evening, the Edmonton Journal reports, “In 2011, the chairman of Nestle said that his company was actively dealing with the government of Alberta to think about setting up a water exchange, where water could be bought and sold like a co...
Oct 31st, 2012
Almost one third contained in Ontario cottage country ridings held by Tories Clement and DevolinBy GLEN MCGREGOR, Ottawa Citizen October 29, 2012OTTAWA — The vast majority of lakes that retain federal protection under the government’s proposed changes to waterway rules lap up against ridings held by ...
Oct 30th, 2012
By Agence France-Presse October 21, 2012Massive extraction of groundwater helped unleash an earthquake in southeastern Spain last year that killed nine people, injured at least 100 and left thousands homeless, geologists said on Sunday....