Environment articles

Cold Lake being emptied by oil company to contain bitumen leaks

Cold Lake being emptied by oil company to contain bitumen leaks

by Steve da Silva – Produced for TwoRowTimes.com & BASICS Community News Service Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is now taking drastic measure of emptying out two-thirds of Cold Lake in Alberta to contain the spilling of bitumen at no less than four sites at its Cold Lake project for over a month now. More than 1.5 million

Train derailment in Sask. used by Premier to call for more oil pipelines

by Steve da Silva – Produced for TwoRowTimes.com & BASICS Community News Service Last Wednesday, September 25, a Canadian National Rail train with 17 cars carrying hazardous materials, including flammable petroleum, ethanol, and other chemicals, derailed near Landis, Saskatchewan, on Treaty 6 Territory. No people were injured, and the leaked oil was reportedly minimal and contained, unlike

Mi’kmaq warriors arrested in ongoing against fracking in New Brunswick

Mi’kmaq warriors arrested in ongoing against fracking in New Brunswick by Steve da Silva, Produced originally for Two Row Times  To listen to a full interview with Mi’kmaq Warrior Jim Pictou conducted by BASICS correspondent Steve da Silva, click here. In the latest turn of events in the movement against ‘fracking’ in New Brunswick, members

Beating of 24-year-old Innu man by Quebec police caught on camera – Onkwehon:we Week in Review (Aug 5-11)

Onkwehon:we (Original Peoples) – Week in Review (August 5-11, 2013) ‘Onkwehonwe’ is a word used by Haudenosaunee peoples (also known as the Six Nations Confederacy) that means ‘original peoples’ and refers to all Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America). by Steve da Silva – Reproduced from the Two Row Times Flood Evacuees of Siksika

Event: Building Grassroots Community Power in Mishkeegogamang and Savant Lake

Report-back, Discussion and Fundraising Event  Saturday March 30th  5-7:30pm Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St., Toronto (google map) Hosted by ILPS Commission in support of Indigenous People’s Struggles Join us for a discussion with delegates from the ILPS Commission on Indigenous People’s Struggles and a report back on the Commission’s recent trip to Savant Lake, Ojibwe

Introducing the Two Row Wampum

An agreement for peace, friendship and respect. by Tom Keefer The Two Row Wampum is one of the oldest treaty relationships between the Onkwehonweh (original people) of Turtle Island (what Indigenous nations called North America before European colonization) and European immigrants. This treaty was made in 1613 between the Dutch and the Haudenosaunee as Dutch

Turn Pipe-Lines Into Pipe Dreams: Fight Line 9

by Jesse M. Zimmerman Successive Conservative governments led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper have moved to make Canada an “energy superpower.” As a result, Alberta’s tar sands have become central to Canada’s economy. The tar sands are a massive patch of submerged oil, totaling 140,800 square kilometers. Extracting petroleum from the tar sands requires a