Protecting Biodiversity

Baird Donates $550 million of Canadian Taxpayers' Money to Michigan

OTTAWA--Today the Federal Minister of Transportation, John Baird, confirmed the federal government intends to bailout the Detroit River International Crossing by offering to contribute an additional US$550 million to the State of Michigan. The planned Windsor-Detroit bridge will be built through part of last remaining natural Prairie Ecosystems in Canada.
 
Sierra Club Ontario has filed for Judicial Review of the federal Environmental Assessment of the DRIC Project.

“Minister Baird is ignoring the need for a proper environmental assessment of this project,” said John Bennett, Executive Director, Sierra Club Canada.  “This project is now before the courts. It is inappropriate for the minister to be making announcements before the court rules,” said Mr. Bennett.
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Cycles of Change: A Letter from Liam

Dear Concerned Citizen,

My name is Liam Wacey, and I would like to take just a minute of your time to talk about what I believe to be the most serious issue facing our planet today, and how I intend to bring awareness to it and to the Sierra Club through my cross Canada bike trip.
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Liam Wacey's Biography

What follows is a short biography of my life, and my reasons for caring about the environment.

Firstly, I have spent almost my entire life in Vernon, B.C., mostly at home with my family.  We have always lived in the rural area of town, called the B.X., and it is here that my passion for the outdoors was first birthed.  Although I am not very good at putting adequate words to the memories I have (which might account for my general resistance to journaling) if given the chance I would talk all day about summer evenings at the pond or winters spent tobogganing at the orchard behind my house.  Hiking in the foothills and snowboarding in the mountains above them have all been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; truly I had everything right outside my door that a boy could ask for.  These experiences have helped shape my independence and spirit of adventure immensely.
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Cycles of Change

Liam Wacey

Send a Letter to the Editor

The Letters to the Editor page is the most read page in the newspaper. Submitting a letter is an effective and important way to voice your support for grizzly bear recovery in Alberta.

Keep these points in mind when writing your letter:
•    Letters should be short (300 words max) and focus on one main message.
•    Try to link your letter to the date and title of specific news story – ideally within two days of its publication
•    Be straightforward, factual and to the point.
•    Include your name and contact information
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