Chapter News Releases

Fri, 2012-10-12 15:31
Government, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada
OTTAWA – Documents released yesterday indicate that back in May the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) was alerted to a shipment containing radioactive kitchenware (contaminated with Cobalt 60) and it wasn’t until October 5th CNSC ordered Hanin Shipping [1] to remove their radioactive shipment from a dock in Montreal...
Wed, 2012-09-12 04:59
Thank You Ottawa! Shopping Bag Giveaway OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada will distribute reusable shopping bags free of charge in the ByWard Market on Saturday, September 15th and Landsdowne Farmers' Market on Sunday, September 30th. "We are showing a little appreciation to Ottawa’s local shoppers with a small gift,"...
Wed, 2012-09-05 17:08
Renewable Energy, Government
OTTAWA – Today’s announcement by federal environment minister Peter Kent will further relax already grossly-inadequate regulations for coal-fired power plant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite growing evidence of climate change, particularly this summer’s record Arctic Ocean ice-loss, the government of Canada...
Thu, 2012-08-16 00:46
Clean Up Chalk River!, Ecosystems, International Program, Nuclear Phaseout, Nuclear Subsidies, Oceans, Renewable Energy, Trade and Environment, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA – As a direct result of Bill C-38, Sierra Club Canada and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) are withdrawing their applications for judicial review of permits issued by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to allow Bruce Power to export 1,600 tonnes of radioactive waste (containing plutonium and other...
Wed, 2012-08-15 15:37
Climate Change, Climate Summits, Ecosystems, Government, Atmosphere & Energy
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Sierra Club Canada, Suite #412, 1 Nicholas St., Ottawa Ongoing weather events in the Arctic over the last few weeks and the resulting ice loss may have significant implications to the rate of climate change. Using satellite images, and the latest data being reported from...
Thu, 2012-08-09 00:51
Ecosystems, General - No issue selected, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Government, Endangered Species, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA – A species of dragonfly may be the next victim of the federal government’s gutting of environmental protection laws, says Sierra Club Canada. The Laura’s Clubtail Dragonfly (Stylurus laurae) along with the Coast Manroot (Marah oreganus), and Four-leaved Milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia) had their applications to...
Thu, 2012-07-05 12:18
Ottawa - The Canadian government was among a group of developed countries at a UN conference last week opposing language intended to protect human health and the environment from mercury pollution. At the United Nations treaty negotiation session (INC4) held in Punta Del Este, Uruguay last week, Canada and its partners refused to include...
Thu, 2012-06-28 16:12
Protecting Biodiversity
The following information is from a June 12, 2012 press release issued by the Lloyd Gallery. Images of the artists work appear below: Two British Columbian artists are picking up their brushes to paint in protest against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. Glenn Clark, a 53-year-old Penticton landscape artist, conceived...
Tue, 2012-06-19 10:49
(Ottawa) - Today, our elected Members of Parliament passed Bill C-38, ignoring thousands of Canadians who spoke up for nature and democracy. The budget, which represents sweeping changes to environmental protection laws, eases the way for industrial developments that could put the future of our land, water and climate at risk. It also...
Thu, 2012-05-31 11:38
Energy Onslaught, International Program, Trade and Environment, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
OTTAWA - Canadian courts should order Chevron to hand over its Canadian assets to compensate Ecuadorian villagers for the toxic legacy they are forced to live with as a result of the cost cutting polluting practices of the company. This court action comes just the Canadian government is attempting to gut environmental laws. “We...


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