Category Archives: Events

Environmental Film Festival starts today

The Environmental Film Festival kicks off this evening. Running for 8 years, this year’s 4-day event features twelve screenings of documentaries and films related to the environment and social well-being.


All Films are shown at the Bora Laskin Theatre located on the Lakehead University campus. Festival admission is free as always however donations are very much appreciated and are put to current and future film festival costs.

Click here to visit the Environmental Film Festival website.



The Future for Renewable Energy in Thunder Bay

What’s the future for renewable energy in Thunder Bay? Join the discussion at our fourth and final Think Tank session on March 4.


Local Chapter AGM

All are welcome!


Rally for public inquiry into WSIB this Monday


12 noon- Monday, Dec. 12th

Where: MPP Michael Gravelle’s Office, 179 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay

Come and join us!

Please call the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers’ Support Group at 622-8897 for more information

Upcoming public meeting


For more information call the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group: 622-8897

People Power Community Think Tank: Who owns your food?

Did you know only 10 multinational corporations own most of the food products we buy? These giant companies have taken over many aspects of our food chain, from the farms where our food is grown to fast food restaurants and supermarkets.

How are these corporations lobbying governments, influencing research, and impacting our health, our local economies and our environment? What can we do about it?

Join the Thunder Bay Chapter of the Council of Canadians, and guests Dr. Charles Levkoe (Canadian Research Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, Lakehead University), and Wilma Mol (Slate River Dairy) in our third Community Think Tank series.

Where: Hammarskjold High School cafeteria, 80 Clarkson Street South

When: Tuesday, October 4th. 7 – 9 pm

Refreshments and snack will be provided



Local chapter organizes edible plant walking tour fundraiser

The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter organized an edible-plant walking tour this summer. In July, The Chronicle-Journal reported, “Will Stolz, an environmental science master’s student at Lakehead University, hosted two-hour walking tours around Boulevard Lake on Saturday [July 23] to identify the many edible plants that grow readily in the area.”

Among the edible plants identified were golden rod, dandelion, clover, berries, wild raspberries, strawberries and pine needles.

The article highlights, “The tours served as a fundraiser for the Council of Canadians, Thunder Bay branch. The council advocates for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care and democracy. Tom Cook, who took part in the afternoon tour, was thrilled to discover wild hazelnuts growing in the green space behind the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital. …Stolz says to watch for a think-tank discussion on the corporate ownership of food that will be hosted by the Council of Canadians this September.”

Click here for more information and story. 

Green Rights tour coming to Thunder Bay

On October 24 the Green Rights tour will be coming to Thunder Bay. For the last four years executive producer and host Silver Donald Cameron and his colleagues at have been working on a big multi-media project on environmental rights called GreenRights (

About the project: The right to breathe. The right to clean water. The right to wholesome food. Air, water, food – these are the sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180 nations, in fact – citizens are legally entitled to these essential elements of life.
But not in Canada or the United States. And that’s what the Green Rights multi-media project is all about: the human right to a healthy environment, and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. The citizenship of North Americans is hobbled because we don’t have these green rights. Canadians and Americans literally don’t know what they’re missing. So we’re telling the dramatic stories of how citizens use those rights in other countries – and are fighting for them here. Green rights are among humanity’s most powerful tools for protecting and repairing the natural world.

In October, Cameron will be promoting the film and book with his wife, Marjorie Simmons – and her new book – with a trans-continental tour by motorhome. The tour will stop at universities across and be financed by film screenings and guest lectures coupled with book sales.

In Thunder Bay, the tour will include an event or two on campus, potentially a book reading, followed by a screening in the evening.

Click here for more information on the Green Rights project.