Chapter News Releases

Mon, 2013-04-29 10:08
Restore Our Water International (ROWI) applauds the International Joint Commission (IJC’s) Advice to Governments to investigate installation of flow reduction structures in the St. Clair River to respond to the ongoing low water crisis across the middle and upper Great Lakes.  On April 15th, the IJC advised the U.S. and...
Wed, 2013-04-24 14:04
Water, Health & Environment
Sierra Club Canada congratulates Premier Kathleen Wynne for stepping up to save the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).  The ELA is an essential part of Canada's environmental protection infrastructure and necessary for understanding how our environment is impacted by human activity."We thought the ELA was an endangered species...
Mon, 2013-04-15 13:15
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Restore Our Water International (ROWI) and Sierra Club Canada criticize the International Joint Commission (IJC) Draft Great Lakes Regional Adaptive Management Plan as being insufficient for solving the current low water crisis on Lakes Michigan and Huron. The IJC recently finished conducting webinars on their proposed plan and has...
Thu, 2013-04-04 15:40
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(OTTAWA) A study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences found environmental assessments triggered by the Fisheries Act prior to the 2012 omnibus bill were NOT taking too long to conclude. In fact, most were completed in less time than the new Act requires, proving the government misled Parliament and...
Sat, 2013-03-23 17:07
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By Ian MacLeod OTTAWA — Activists are mobilizing on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to block a proposed plan to secretly transport truckloads of intensely radioactive liquid waste through Eastern Ontario to South Carolina.“Security is important, but we need to have a good discussion about whether or not this is a good...
Thu, 2013-03-21 19:05
Right to Water, Water, Water Quality, Water Conservation, Industrial Water Consumption, Great Lakes, National Water Strategy, Health & Environment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 22, 2013The International Year of Water Cooperation:Restore Our Water International aims to make a global issue localWorld Water Day is held annually on March 22rd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. 2013 has...
Fri, 2013-03-01 19:11
Atmosphere & Energy
OTTAWA -- Sierra Club Canada is very encouraged the U.S. State Department’s conclusion that the United States does not require the Keystone XL Pipeline to meet its energy demands.“This clears the way for President Obama to reject the Keystone pipeline. If Keystone isn't needed, why would President Obama approve it,"...
Tue, 2013-02-05 13:15
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OTTAWA - Sierra Club Canada congratulates outgoing Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan on an honest, hard hitting report on the lack of environmental stewardship by the federal government. Unfortunately it confirms the worst fears of Canadians: that the federal government is not providing environmental stewardship. "I want to...
Mon, 2013-02-04 13:54
Great Lakes, National Water Strategy
Great Lakes organizations alarmed with the International Joint Commission’s “Adaptive Management” advice instead of dealing with a significant cause of the record-setting low water levels on Lakes Michigan/Huron/Georgian Bay TORONTO, ON – February 4, 2013 - As water levels in Lakes Michigan, Huron and Georgian Bay...
Thu, 2013-01-31 22:38
General - No issue selected, Government
The follow statement originated from the January 31, 2013 meeting of the Board of Directors of Sierra Club Canada: "Sierra Club Canada is an independent body that sets its own priorities and policies. Sierra Club Canada recognizes that the climate is rapidly approaching a tipping point that demands immediate and significant...

            

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