Friday, June 20, 2008

once upon a lake, soon to be a "tailings impoundment area"

You know I love water, so you will understand that I am reeling in shock at this latest move by our insane Conservative government to turn pristine lakes in Canada into toxic dump sites for industry. Heaven help us...or citizens-- get active! How many more blows can the earth sustain? Have we not learned any lessons from the past? from dumping toxic materials into water? onto earth? into the very air we breath? ruining the water, earth and air that our very own yet-to-be-born grandchildren will inherit? Please read below.

photo of Kluela Lake, British Columbia by Terry Milewski/CBC

"CBC News has learned that 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland. more...

3 comments:

Tommy D said...

Hi Taina,

I caught your post about Canadian lakes being turned into dumps and I
thought I'd drop you a line. My name is Thom Duggan and I'm one of the many Canadians working to end this backward plan. So, I just wanted to say hi and thank you, for one.

One of the ways we're going to be trying to keep Canadians involved
and informed on this issue is though the blogging circles in Canada.

I'd like it if you'd agree to join our "blogcorps". It's mostly just a
special list that we'd keep of bloggers, like yourself, who would like updates and alerts about the issue from time to time (no
coverage-obligation, of course). Some bloggers have signaled that they want to get involved more deeply in the campaign, and that's great too.

If you'd like some background information even now on the issue, I can send you a few things. Or if you'd like to get in touch with someone from the campaign, either nationally or in your general area, we'll be able to do that stuff, too (we have a webpage coming soon that will
bring local citizens, bloggers, scientists, and activists
together...more on that later).

We've been blown away by the response online; thanks for being a part of that. Would you like to receive updates from us on this in the future?

Thom Duggan
Coalition to Stop Lake Dumping

thom.duggan [at] gmail

northshorewoman said...

Hi Thom,

yes, I would be interested in receiving up-to-date information. Looking forward to your website, too, as the internet is such a crucial place to get info. Thanks for doing this work; it is so important that each of us be armed with resources and do our share to keep our friends and neighbours informed. I will email you. I am sure some folks here in town will be interested in this, as there are a number of groups focusing on Lake Superior.

thx,
Taina

DRT said...

Great! Just send your email to the address I gave above. Cheers,
Thom