Right to Water
It has been a busy few weeks here in Ottawa and across the country. People everywhere are talking about devastating changes to environmental law and regulation (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Fisheries Act) undemocratically crammed into the federal budget.... Read more »
Our Water Is Not For Sale, in cooperation with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, has produced a new brochure, featuring a postcard to the Environement Minister, to build awareness and support action on Alberta's critical water issues and the threat of water markets.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help distribute the brochures -- to people at events in your community, to community groups, faith groups, co-workers, family, neighbours, classmates, etc.
This Thanksgiving weekend marks the official launch of Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter’s petition to ban hydraulic fracturing operations in Nova Scotia. The petition was launched at a public event outside the CORE All Energy Conference, coinciding with a “Town Hall” session led by Energy Ministers from PEI, NS, and NB.
The Petition Supporting a Legislated Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas in Nova Scotia will run from October 7th to November 30th and will seek signatures from supporters of fresh, accessible water for present and future generations of Nova Scotians.
We're asking for your help in collecting signitures and ensuring that this petition campaign is successful. Below you'll find a copy of the petition that we ask that you circulate amongst your community.... Read more »
ORWELL – Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada chapter is asking for a ban on fracking for natural gas, an end to fish kills and degradation of rivers through nitrates and sediment run off, and an investment in sewage treatment for Charlottetown as three key commitments needed from candidates in the P.E.I. provincial election. Sierra Club Atlantic members gathered on P.E.I. last weekend to celebrate their 10th anniversary and to talk about key issues in the region. One of the key areas discussed was the need to protect Prince Edward Island's precious water ways and fresh water resources.... Read more »
Edith Perry gives plenty of thought to water.
She has had no issues to date with her own well in Millview. She can pour a fresh, clean glass of water from her tap any time.
Still, Perry need not look beyond a stream that runs through her property to conjure up concern. She fears the possibility of chemical runoff from neighbouring farms, though she is quick to laud farmers in her area for commitment to crop rotation and in stringently following buffer regulations.
Taking a broader look at water, however, gives Perry cause to sound an alarm or at the very least to take part in delivering a collective wake-up call.
She belongs to a group of concerned citizens called Our Water Matters Coalition that is determined to provide awareness about water issues on Prince Edward Island during the current provincial election.
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