How far can bottled water travel in Canada?

Bottled water — and its sourcing and plastic packaging — has become a controversial product. Now, there’s another reason you might want to avoid it.

Visit this story at the Huffington Post.

Walk together for a better world

On Saturday, April 29th, local groups including the Council of Canadians – Thunder Bay are organizing a walk from Hillcrest Park to Waverley Park (starting at 2 pm) to re-affirm and celebrate our humanity.


Wear a costume, sing a song, carry a banner, support an art project, or just come as you are!

People wishing to walk with the Council of Canadians can meet at the big yellow banner at 1:30 p.m.

Will you join us?

This will be a family-friendly event, and all welcome. The walk will take place rain or shine, and St. Paul’s United Church has graciously offered us space to connect should the weather not cooperate.

If you are part of a group that would like to participate or interested in helping out with organization, please contact Julee Boan (Ontario Nature) at juleeb@ontarionature.org. Hosted by Ontario Nature and Environment North.

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.

 

 

April 29: Walking Together for a Better World

Are you concerned about the state of the world and the future of our planet and our community? Are you looking to connect with people to focus on the common values we share: concern for fellow human beings, and love for the natural world? On Saturday, April 29th, local groups are organizing a walk from Hillcrest Park to Waverley Park (starting at 2 pm) to re-affirm and celebrate our humanity.


Wear a costume, sing a song, carry a banner, support an art project, or just come as you are!

Will you join us?

This will be a family-friendly event, and all welcome. The walk will take place rain or shine, and St. Paul’s United Church has graciously offered us space to connect should the weather not cooperate.

If you are part of a group that would like to participate or interested in helping out with organization, please contact Julee Boan (Ontario Nature) at juleeb@ontarionature.org. Hosted by Ontario Nature and Environment North.

 

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.

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Local Chapter AGM

All are welcome!

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In support of proportional representation? Sign this petition!

Those in support of electoral reform and proportional representation have the opportunity to sign this petition to the federal government: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-616

Chapter comments on Canadian Environmental Assessment Act review

From the Council of Canadians’ national website:

The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter has submitted written comments to the federal panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Chapter activist Ruth Cook writes, “Social justice and environmental justice go hand-in-hand, and the TBay Council of Canadians believes strongly that these are two ideals worth striving for, and that should be reflected in the Act under discussion. Implicit in this statement is the recognition of our concomitant responsibility to make every effort to ensure that our social, political and legal processes, systems and institutions are directed and operated in such a way as to allow justice to be served. Recent political developments in various countries around the world underscore this as imperative.”

Cook then highlights the chapter’s support for five actions that have also been endorsed by 1500 scientists.  Click here to read more. 

The full comment submitted by our chapter can be viewed here: comments-to-the-special-review-panel-on-the-environmental-assessment-act

The review panel will report by January 31, 2017.