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    Mount Polley Mine: Concerns linger amid positive water quality tests

    Mount Polley Mine: Concerns linger amid positive water quality tests

    Positive water tests downstream from the breached Mount Polley tailings pond mean approval for a controlled release of debris into Hazeltine Creek, but a partial water use ban remains in effect.


    BC mine tailings pond breach forces emergency water ban

    BC mine’s tailings pond breach forces emergency water use ban

    A breached tailings pond connected Imperial Metals' Mount Polley Mine, near Likely, BC, has led to an emergency water ban from The Cariboo Regional District.



    First Nation slams coverup of mercury poisoning report

    First Nation slams coverup of mercury poisoning report

    A northern Ontario First Nation says an unreleased report shows the federal and provincial governments failed to properly address widespread mercury poisoning among its members.


    Fraser Surrey Docks-Metro has no right to regulate air quality

    Fraser Surrey Docks: Metro has no right to regulate air quality

    Should Metro Vancouver be able to protect citizens from the health impacts of coal and other goods shipped through our ports? Fraser Surrey Docks is arguing "no" in court.



    River Blue doc asks How dirty are your blue jeans

    RiverBlue doc asks: How dirty are your blue jeans?

    Forthcoming doc River Blue examines the pollution produced by the blue jean manufacturing and tannery sectors. Damien Gillis interview the film's creators on the issue and their crowdfunder.


    Nanaimo's council chambers were overflowing with incinerator opponents last night (Photo: Trish Kuziek/Facebook)

    Nanaimo council rejects incinerator: “We won’t be Vancouver’s garbage dump”

    "I do not want (us) to be known as the garbage dump for Metro Vancouver," Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan said Monday night as his council unanimously rejected a proposed incinerator at Duke Point.



    Duke Point incinerator proposal has citizens fuming

    With Duke Point incinerator, property values could go up in smoke

    Economist Erik Andersen explains how the proposed Duke Point incinerator in Nanaimo, BC - to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage - could cost local homeowners $1.5 Billion in lost property values.


    4 years after BP oil spill, health impacts linger

    4 years after BP oil spill, health impacts linger

    Many Gulf Coast residents who pitched in after the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig now suffer from lingering respiratory and health problems.



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    Alberta doctor to US Senate: Canada ‘lying’ about Tar Sands health impacts

    Alberta doctor John O'Connor issued a warning this week to US senators reviewing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that Canada is concealing the health impacts of the Tar Sands.


    Alberta families abandon homes over bitumen fumes

    Residents of Peace River, AB wrestle with authorities over bitumen fumes

    The pages of Karla and Alain Labrecques photo albums reek of bitumen. They're so soaked with toxic fumes that just looking at their photos makes them ill.