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Join us for World Environment Day 2017 – David Suzuki

On June 5, Canada is hosting World Environment Day and Blue Dot is planning a series of actions in the lead up to this international event! Across the country, we’ll continue using email and social media to let decision-makers know people in Canada want their right to a healthy environment recognized. You can help! Here’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201729 Views

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Okanagan Lake to surpass 1948 flood level – Kelowna Daily Courier

May 25, 2017 Okanagan Lake rose another three centimetres Thursday morning, up to 342.98 metres above sea level. The level of the lake was only two centimetres below the record high of 343 metres recorded during flooding in 1948, and officials expect the lake to rise beyond that level in the coming days as hot […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201719 Views

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Amnesty International: A Breach of Human Rights – The Human Rights Impact of the Mount Polley Mines Disaster, British Columbia

The Mount Polley tailings pond breach on August 4, 2014 is the worst environmental mining disaster in BC’s history. The disaster shook the public’s confidence in the province’s ability to protect their human rights and the environment from harms caused by the Mount Polley tailings dam failure. In Amnesty International’s view, the disaster raises serious […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201725 Views

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Government of Canada identifies large ocean area off the coast of British Columbia for protection

Ottawa, Ontario –The Government of Canada is moving forward on its plan to reach its domestic and international targets of protecting 5% of Canada’s marine and coastal areas by 2017 and 10% by 2020 to ensure a healthy environment and economy for current and future generations. Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201721 Views

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Winds, storm surge cause some flooding as Okanagan Lake creeps upward – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2017 VANCOUVER _ The Central Okanagan Regional District reports localized flooding in the wake of a powerful windstorm that swept across southern British Columbia on Tuesday. The district says in a news release that residences in low-lying areas near lakes throughout the region were affected as winds caused a storm surge […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201721 Views

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Flood-impacted BC residents can apply for Red Cross financial assistance

May 24, 2017 Thanks to generous donations from Canadians, the Red Cross is able to help households impacted by the flooding in British Columbia by providing direct financial support. The Red Cross will provide $600 to eligible, registered households whose primary residence was damaged by the flood. These funds will help individuals and families purchase […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201723 Views

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B C Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 9:57 (BC-Wildfire-Lumby) Several homes in the North Okanagan have been placed on evacuation alert as a wildfire burns northwest of Lumby. Flames broke out near Cooper’s Mountain last night fanned by high winds, and by 10 p.m. officials were warning nearby residents to be ready to leave on […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201719 Views

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B.C. party leaders urged to work together to secure clean growth future – Pembina Institute releases Vision for Clean Growth in B.C.

Pembina Institute releases Vision for Clean Growth in B.C. May 24, 2017 ANCOUVER / COAST SALISH TERRITORY — As British Columbians await the final outcome of the 2017 provincial election, the three major parties have a critical opportunity to work together to secure B.C.’s economic future in the rapidly evolving global marketplace. Today, the Pembina […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201718 Views

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High winds add to flooding fears as storm approaches southern Interior – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017 VANCOUVER _ High water levels could persist for several weeks in British Columbia’s flood-weary southern Interior, officials warn. Residents also braced for another battering, as Environment Canada issued special weather statements for parts of Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and most of the southern Interior, including the Okanagan, advising that strong […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201716 Views

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Message from Environmental Health Officer, Community Wellness and Wellness Services, FNHA

May 19, 2017 “Due to high water levels and flooding there is an increased amount of debris (logs etc.) in local Lakes. Some beaches have limited or no access. There may also be increased bacterial levels in the lake water. Large debris in recreational waters can present physical hazards to beach users and increase the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201720 Views

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