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Public Meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing

Please join us for a free public presentation about the process known as hydraulic fracturing and the risks that this industrial activity can pose to our health, environment, and economy. Information on produced waste waters and their disposal will also be discussed.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 5th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

WHERE: The Windsor Legion, Downstairs Lodge, 35 Fort Edward Lane (across from Sobeys & Fort Edward Mall)

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This event is being organized by members of NOFRAC (NS Fracking Resource and Action Coalition) and Sierra Club Canada-Atlantic Chapter.

CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Gretchen Fitzgerald at 902-444-3113 or atlanticcanadachapter@sierraclub.ca

Mink-farm regs: the scoop on poop

 

About five years ago, residents of Yarmouth and surrounding areas joined together and formed the Tricounty Watershed Protection Association to stop the pollution being caused by mink farms at the headwaters of the Meteghan, Sissaboo and Tusket rivers. The Department of Environment conducted water tests in 10 lakes and 75 kilometres of the Tusket River for three consecutive years. The final water test results concluded that the mink farms were the probable cause. The government cancelled further water tests and no action was taken, despite the protests from citizens and environmental groups.... Read more »

Urban River Valleys Mean More Growth for Ontario Greenbelt

Our friends with Friends of the Greenbelt are featured in this article in Alternatives Journal. Check it out -- if not for the Greenbelt content then for the super-cool aerial photo of the Humber River outflow to Lake O.

http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/community/blogs/current-events/urban-river-valleys-mean-more-growth-ontario-greenbelt

            

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