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The Mount Polley disaster One year later PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 03 August 2015 09:51


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Hazelton Creek

One year after the Mt. Polley disaster, Hazeltine Creek now resembles a dry canyon. Photo by Kim Goforth.
















• Mining in BC could cost BC taxpayers more than a mine produces in its entire lifetime; that’s the bottom line. The Mount Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Metals, is a prime example.

Most BC mines are like nuclear power plants in that mine wastes and toxic heavy metals must be managed for over a thousand years. As long as it rains and snows, heavy metals must be filtered out of the mine wastewater, even when the mine is closed. No toxic wastewater is allowed to leave the mine site and enter into the environment. This is the theoretical mandate – to prevent pollution – of the Ministry of Environment, which failed miserably in preventing the Mount Polley Mine collapse.

Last year on August 4, the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam burst, s

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:04
Military Strategy? Who Needs It? The Madness of Funding the Pentagon to “Cover the Globe” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 28 March 2015 05:05

By William D. Hartung


President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on almost every conceivable issue, do agree on one thing: the Pentagon needs more money. Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion more than the caps that exist under current law allow.  McCain wants to see Obama his $35 billion and raise him $17 billion more. Last week, the House and Senate Budget Committees attempted to meet Obama’s demands by pressing to pour tens of billions of additional dollars into the uncapped supplemental war budget.


What will this new avalanche of cash be used for? A major ground war in Iraq? Bombing the Assad regime in Syria? A permanent troop presence in Afghanistan?  More likely, the bulk of the funds will be wielded simply to take pressure off the Pentagon’s base budget so it can continue to pay for staggeringly expensive projects like the F-35 combat aircraft and a new generation of ballistic missile submarines.  Whether the enthusiastic budgeteers in the end succeed in this particular maneuver to create a massive Pentagon slush fund, the effort represents a troubling development for anyone who thinks that Pentagon spending is already out of han

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 March 2015 13:21
Video: Justice Cohen Gets Tough on Fish Farms - Inquiry Report PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:41

by Damien Gillis Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:53 


Justice Bruce Cohen focused much of his attention on salmon farms at the brief press conference he gave on the release of the final report from the Inquiry he's led into disappearing sockeye over the past two years.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:48
Ninety Years After 'The War to End All Wars' - Teach-In PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 November 2008 20:43
Ninety Years After
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Vancouver Funds World Peace Forum 2006 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 April 2005 07:51
Vancouver Funds World Peace Forum 2006

World Peace Forum:
Vancouver City Council unanimously embraced the World Peace Forum 2006 at Thursday's Council meeting following thoughtful and impassioned presentations by the organizers of the Forum and numerous supporters. The City approved funding the Forum in three stages of $50,000 each, beginning April 1, 2005.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 April 2005 07:51
Vancouver Peace Forum at Risk - Contact City Council PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 March 2005 03:12
Vancouver Peace Forum at Risk - Contact City Council

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We need your help immediately.  The World Peace Forum 2006 is at risk! Email, fax and/or call Mayor Larry Campbell to tell him you expect that he and the full Vancouver City Council will support the World Peace Forum 2006 at the City Council Meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 9:30 am.  Plan to be there on March 31st to show your support for the World Peace Forum 2006 - Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver.  The entire Vancouver City Council voted in principle to support the World Peace Forum 2006 in 2004, now it at risk of being derailed by the city bureaucracy.  The B.C. Federation of Labour and the Vancouver and District Labour Council both support the Forum.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2005 03:12

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