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Canada’s lakes slowly being converted into mining waste dumps – Digital Journal

By RAVEN / September 28, 2009 /

Canada has an abundance of water which has long been a source of food and income, as well as many providing many different recreational pursuits. Lately, Canada has been putting some of its lakes to a new use – containment ponds for mining wastes.  Home to the largest inland lakes in the world Canada’s fresh…

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News Analysis Brings Dire Forecast of 6.3-Degree Temperature Change – Washington Post

By RAVEN / September 25, 2009 /

Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world’s leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program. …

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Prosperity panel meetings coming up – Williams Lake Tribune

By RAVEN / September 18, 2009 /

The Secretariat for the federal panel reviewing the proposed Prosperity Mine project will be holding information sessions on the review process in communities in the project area starting the week of Sept. 21. • The first will be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Yunesit’in Community Youth Centre at Stone reserve.…

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British environmentalists link with natives to fight tar sands – National Post

By RAVEN / September 14, 2009 /

An op-ed piece by Kevin Libin – who did not attend the pow-wow back in July but is now commenting after last week’s protests in the UK by other eNGOs.  please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Fight looms over Fish Lake – Georgia Straight

By RAVEN / August 27, 2009 /

Mining firm promises a new lake, but Tsilhqot’in leader says that’s the Creator’s job.  “Sport fishers can get slapped by the law for netting a single fish over the limit, yet a large Vancouver-based mining company is proposing to destroy a lake and the tens of thousands of trout that inhabit it.”  Please take the…

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Public comment period on new Prosperity information begins – WL Tribune

By RAVEN / August 21, 2009 /

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced the beginning of the 30-day public comment period Wednesday. “This 30-day comment period gives Aboriginal groups, governments and the public an opportunity to submit their views in writing to the panel on the adequacy of the additional information as measured against the EIS Guidelines and on the technical merit…

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Tar sands: tearing the flesh from the Earth – The Ecologist

By RAVEN / August 21, 2009 /

As the price of oil increases again, Canada’s tar sands once more look like a giant cash cow to the industry. Now, the only thing standing between the 400 ton bulldozers and rampant environmental destruction may be a small group of First Nations people…. please click here for more information (PDF file)

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State Dept. Signs Off on Controversial Tar Sands Pipeline – Solve Climate

By RAVEN / August 21, 2009 /

The U.S. State Department approved a controversial pipeline project today that, once built, will carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, into the northern United States.  Environmental groups and Native Americans who have been fighting the Alberta Clipper pipeline plan are already preparing a legal challenge.  In Canada, meanwhile, the Beaver Lake Cree Nation is…

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Press Release: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Expresses Anger Over Bear Killings at Conklin

By RAVEN / August 17, 2009 /

Lac La Biche, Alberta — Beaver Lake Cree Nation is saddened and dismayed by news that Alberta wildlife officers have shot and killed 12 bears in a landfill near Conklin, Alberta last week. Beaver Lake Cree Nation, a small Cree band from northeastern Alberta, has filed a court case to halt the wholesale devastation of…

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National Council of Canadians members visit Fish Lake – Williams Lake Tribune

By RAVEN / July 29, 2009 /

Members of the Council of Canadians visited Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) recently where they talked about the impact of the proposed Taseko Mines Ltd. Prosperity Project.  please click here for more information (PDF file)

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