It’s been hard to picture the total impact of two side by side massive developments on Spring Garden and Robie, since the two initiatives have been winding their way through the approval process independently. Now, thanks to the hard work of architectural student Hadrian Laing, there is a model that encompasses the entire neighbourhood, its current buildings and the two proposed developments.
With the recent injunction, the forcible removal of the grandmothers from the river site, altogether the total disregard for Treaty rights, and yesterday the mean-spirited destruction of the straw-bale house, it may look as if the water protectors are fighting a losing battle. However, looks are deceiving, and Alton Gas has its own share of problems.
Please join us on Monday, April 15 @ 12:00pm noon on the highway at Exit 11 in Stewiake for a highway slowdown where we will be passing out information pamphlets regarding Alton Gas Project.
Media release: In recently released documents accessed through Access to Information and Freedom of Information legislation, Water Protectors have learned that Alton Gas’ current plan to release high concentration brine into the Sipekne’katik/ Shubenacadie River would be out of compliance with Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC’s) general prohibition on the release of deleterious substances into waterways where fish frequent. Also attached the documents the news release refers to. Stay tuned for more on this.
Today, the RCMP moved to enforce an injunction on behalf of Alton Gas (a subsidiary of Alberta-based AltaGas) against Mi’kmaq water protectors at the Shubenacadie River. They arrested Mi’kmaq grandmothers, and have blocked others from accessing the site.
Join us at the legislature to make a public show of solidarity against this clear violation of the treaties of Peace and Friendship.
News release by the tireless Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala Solidarity Network: “The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm caused by Canadian companies operating abroad.”
Here is something I wrote in my Halifax Media Co-op days, about an interactive map exploring the deep connection between the Mi’kmaq people and the landscape of Mi’kma’ki, the place the Mi’kmaq never ceded and have called home since time began.
A dozen climate justice activists gathered in front of the Halifax Convention Centre to greet Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) shareholders for their 2019 Annual general meeting for common shareholders.
Please help raise a proper Legal Fund to Stop Alton Gas from destroying the Shubenacadie River! Mi’kmaq water protectors have the strongest rights to a clean river, but legal campaigns are expensive. Please help protect the water for all living beings and future generations.
Come on down to Mailtland next Sunday, to eat some delicious spaghetti and take part in a silent auction in support of the legal battles of the Sipekne’katik River Water Protectors.