Members of the Thunder Bay Council of Canadians will be getting together Friday March 22nd to celebrate world water day by the Neebing River. Join us in the parking lot off Isabel Street across from the Intercity Shopping Centre at 6:00 PM to pose for a picture with the Neebing River as part of the national campaign “World Water Day Action: Take a Picture with an Unprotected [Waterway] in Your Community”.
Since the Omnibus Bill C-45, all tributaries to Lake Superior are no longer protected under the Navigable Waters Protection Act. This includes the Kaministiquia, Neebing, McIntyre and Current Rivers, McVicar Creek and Boulevard Lake in Thunder Bay. You can click here to access a Google map showing which lakes and rivers, which is to say very little.
We want to send a message to the Harper government that we will protect our waters even if the federal government will not. Join us by the Neebing River at 6:00 PM, or e-mail us your own picture taken by a waterway in your neighborhood at firstname.lastname@example.org. For pictures, hold a sign that says “We pledge to protect [name water body] because Harper’s budget bill leaves this lake unprotected under the Navigable Waters Protection Act” or a similar message.