From the Times Colonist: Ottawa sinks pollution checks. Nine marine scientists and staff in North Saanich Friday will lose their jobs as the federal government cuts almost all the employees who monitor ocean pollution across Canada. [continue] Sigh.
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Driving up ferry hill from Descanso Bay, this is what the air was like. That’s not low-lying cloud, it’s smoke. It’s not from somebody’s fire, it’s from one smoking vehicle ahead of me. And this after I’d hung back to get (somewhat) cleaner air!
Do you want to see more cruise ships in waters around Gabriola? Apparently there is to be a cruise ship terminal built in Nanaimo Harbour; the Gabriola Sounder reported on that last week. (Link to Sounder article removed, as it’s no longer available on their website.) With this project in mind, Michelle wrote to point [...]
Gabriola, is smoke drifting through your air? In our part of the island lots of people are burning up yard waste (and heaven knows what else) in back yard fires. After days of smoke, I began to wonder about the health effects. Is this bad for us? It’s seriously bad for us, it turns out. [...]
You live on Gabriola, so you know about the Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, just a mile or so from our island. And you’ve probably been reminded of Harmac’s presence when the wind blows from Harmac to Gabriola, and you get That Pulp Mill Smell. Not so pleasant. What I want to know is this: [...]
Are you concerned about pollution in the ocean and along the seashore? Does it bother you that it doesn’t seem to bother other people? Do you enjoy guerrilla campaigns and a bit of subversion now and again? Yes? Then go see the catch of the day at the Anti-Advertising Agency‘s site.
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