Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Most major Canadian cities have organic waste pick up, including: Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Hamilton and Toronto. Calgary will start in 2017. If Winnipeg does not move soon on this issue, we will be one of the few large cities in the country not doing our part. Story here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Monday, 22 February 2016
Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $980,000 in research to help drive innovation and profitability in the canola industry. Story here.
RELATED: Field of Nightmares: Ottawa promotes the use of Roundup by Canadian Farmers, Letting Corporate Seduction Trump Scientific Evidence.
Sunday, 21 February 2016
UN News Service
Earth. We Are One.
The Story of Stuff Project, a campaign group, has just announced the pursuit of legal action towards Nestlé. The lawsuit is over the extraction of groundwater in California as Nestlé has been doing, illegally, for its arrowhead brand. This is considered to be a key contributor to the drought crisis within the state. More here.
'Without shareholders expecting profits, public systems are less likely to cut corners on service,' says Food & Water Watch. Details here.
This animation shows the sheet rapidly receding, losing almost half its mass. https://twitter.com/ECCC_CIS/status/1290740808170307584?s=2...
The dollar cost to Manitobans of a deadly hog disease is being revealed. Yet key details regarding its magnitude remain secret. A Planet in Peril (PinP) exclusive.by Larry Powell Manitoba taxpayers have paid out well over 800 thousand dollars to help hog producers battle “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
Some Canadian hog producers are euthanizing their own pigs because Covid-19 has rendered them almost worthless. Is it happening in Manitoba, too?by Larry Powell According to the farm newspaper, the Western Producer, some Canadian producers are killing their own hog stocks an...