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Cree Response Highlights Problems with Jobs Program and Environmental Assessment Report

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

The Grand Council of the Crees, Eeyou Istchee, cites concerns over permit process for EM 1-A Rupert River Diversion Project. The environmental assessment report was submitted in early December to little public comment or fanfare, and quickly approved by Quebec and Federal governments. The CBC reports that federal Labour Minister, Jean-Pierre Blackburn, advised Harper to [...]

Harper Approves Rupert River Diversion in Northern Quebec

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Harper feels time is right for hydro development diverting Rupert River in northern Quebec. The federal government approves development deal that will bring 843 megawatts a day to Quebec’s power grid (or 2.8% of Quebec’s current energy requirements). “This project is too important for first nations [sic], the province of Quebec and for Canada,” said [...]

Cree Opposition to Rupert River Diversion Project in Northern Quebec

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Three James Bay Cree communities most affected by the Eastmain 1A-Rupert Diversion have voted to oppose the project. The diversion of the historic and free-flowing Rupert River, one of the largest rivers in Quebec, will impact 165 lakes, five rivers, and flood over 1,000 square kilometers of old growth boreal forest in the James Bay [...]

Paddle Sport Speaker Series, London, Ontario

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Nova Craft Paddle Shop in London, Ontario, is hosting a guest speaker series from Dec 12, 2006 to April 29, 2007. A tentative list of speakers is listed below. Please contact The London Paddle Shop or web page for updates. Tues, December 12th – Rolf Kraiker: Outdoor Photography Fri, January 12th – James Raffan: Blisters, [...]

Waterwalker Film Festival 2007

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Deadline is approaching for festival submissions to the Waterwalker Film Festival. The Waterwalker film festival is hosted by Paddle Canada, and is a tribute to the late Bill Mason and his contributions to conservation, canoeing, painting, writing, and filmmaking. Categories include: adventure, action, environment, safety, amateur, and music. The deadline for submissions is January 5, [...]