Mark your calendars: the 7th annual Environmental Film Festival takes place from April 20-24 at Maple Tops Activity Centre in the Waterfront District.
View more than a dozen documentaries and films by local and international filmmakers. See the program here: flyer-final-draft
For complete details including the festival information, a downloadable poster and schedule, click here.
Each year, industrial forestry corporations in Canada spray hundreds of thousands of hectares of publicly-owned forests with glyphosate-based herbicide. In 2015, the World Health Organization deemed this chemical as “probably carcinogenic [cancer-causing] to humans.”
How are multinational corporations like Monsanto influencing research, lobbying governments, and suing those who disagree with them? What can we do about it? Join the discussion at the Council of Canadians Thunder Bay’s second Community Think Tank series.
Where: Superior High School, 333 High St. North
When: Tuesday, April 19 6:30-9:30
Join this online webinar to learn what you can do to help protect community water sources in the Great Lakes basin from increasing threats and pressure to put water up for sale and privatize it.
The Blue Communities Project empowers people to lobby their local government to adopt a water commons framework by recognizing water as a human right, promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and wastewater services, and banning the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events.
WHAT: An online discussion about how you can turn your Great Lakes basin town into a Blue Community.
WHERE: Your computer – you will need a good internet connection. We will be using Adobe Connect for the webinar.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00 PM EST (TBC)
- Robyn Hamlyn, youth water activist whose goal is to make every community in Canada a Blue Community
- Janis Horgos, Council of Canadians Thunder Bay Chapter
Other water activists and community residents will share their experiences with the Blue Communities Project. The discussion will be facilitated by Emma Lui, national water campaigner for the Council of Canadians.
Since 2011, 21 communities around the world have joined the growing movement to protect water as a commons by becoming Blue Communities. There are 18 Blue Communities across Canada, including many around the Great Lakes, and three international Blue Communities in Switzerland and Brazil.
Visit the Council of Canadians’ website to learn more about the Blue Communities Project.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and call-in information will be provided closer to the time.
Truth Test Our H20
How can we empower ourselves and our community to take democratic action in the face of unfriendly corporations? Join us for a community discussion of the first of three community think tank sessions: Truth Test our H20:
WHEN: Tuesday, February 9 from 6:30 – 8:45
WHERE: Waverley Resource Library – Auditorium
TOPIC: Water: “Considering Viewpoints from Two Corporations on Their Impacts on Water and the Community”
HOW: Focus: First Tool – IRL – (in real life) that we can use to deal with unfriendly corporations
WHAT: Desired Intention: the results of discussions will be added into a ‘Report of Recommendations,’ that our local chapter will deliver.
FORMAT: 2, 5 minute overview presentations & ‘Docs and Discussion’ in two segments
OUTCOME: to empower people of TBay to join together in democratic action and work together using effective tools to neutralize unfriendly corporations thereby making our voices not only heard but make a difference as well.
GOAL: to become a leader in which other chapters/groups can model our actions
INVITE OTHERS: If you are coming out please invite 2-3 others from your own personal circle to join you. If you are unable to, please invite 2-3 people who you think might have an affinity with the CoC.
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Tonight! Join us for the Thunder Bay Council of Canadians’ Annual General Meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at the Waverley Library Auditorium.
Come and review our last year’s activities, and participate in planning for 2016. Discuss what our local priorities should be, what campaigns to participate in, lobbying focus, new topics of interest, and other topics. Everyone is welcome!
During the federal election campaign, the Liberal party promised to revise the review process for energy projects such as Energy East, to make sure that there was always an adequate environmental review as part of the process, among other things. They have just announced that they are allowing the review of two projects to proceed under the old system: Trans-Mountain and Energy East.
The Thunder Bay Council of Canadians is participating in a protest against this, called the People’s Injunction. This protest has been organized across the country by 350.org.
Meet us at: 1:00 PM Friday January 15th 705 Red River Road (MP Patty Hajdu’s office) to let the Liberal government know that leaving the National Energy Board’s review process unchallenged and unchanged is not acceptable. We hope to see you there!