Jan 25, 2022: Foreign power hurts Canadian climate action. Fortis BC shmoozes students



Alberta academic and author Gordon Laxer has written a detailed study on big foreign-controlled influence in Canadian energy and climate policy. Hint: it’s not a plot from ‘subversive’ foreign environmentalists. Fortis BC has produced a comprehensive curriculum on energy use in BC and is providing it free to teachers across the province. Fortis of course supplies gas energy to millions of BC homes and businesses, it says “natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel.” BC doctors with Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, CAPE, say its wrong to be promoting this. Dr. Lori Adamson explains their concerns.

Some coming environmental events

Thursday January 27th at 7:00 pm

Online update on Wet’suwet’en struggle

West Kootenay People who Support Indigenous Nations host an online event update on events in Wet’suwet’en territory. Featuring: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Dtsa H’yal of the Sun House of the Likhts’amisyu Clan, also known as Adam Gagnon.  He is the senior enforcement officer monitoring pipeline construction on Wet’suwet’en territory.  Another speaker is Sabina Dennis, a Nadot’en, Tl’azt’en , and Dakelh woman, dedicates her time to upholding traditional values that are passed down from elders


Sunday, January 30th Noon

Annual Polar Bear Swim

Lakeside Park Nelson

Sponsor a plunger and support Kootenay Coop Radio and Friends of Kootenay Lake. Support your local radio and power stewardship efforts on Kootenay Lake! 12:00 pm

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Thursday, February 3rd 7 pm

“Posing as Canadian” webinar: conversation with Gordon Laxer

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HYhAVaBiTOuHOla7uQtkYg

Winter GoByBike Week February 7-13, 2022!

Log all your kilometers biked February 7 – 13, 2022 to be entered into a prize draw for great prizes.

Check out some of our WINTER RESOURCES  FREE webinars with tips and tricks for safe and fun winter cycling – see below.

Saturday, March 12 

National Day of Action for a Just Transition

A national Day of Action for a Just Transition, and we need as many communities as possible to take part. Will you sign up to host an event in your community


Special video recommenation

Curb Your Carbon on CBC Gem

From The Nature of Things on CBC:  If you missed the January 14 broadcast of this somewhat offbeat take on solutions as narrated by Ryan Reynolds, it continues to be available for on-demand streaming on CBC Gem; no account needed.


One thought on “Jan 25, 2022: Foreign power hurts Canadian climate action. Fortis BC shmoozes students

  1. Even our mainstream print news-media formally support Canada’s fossil fuel industry. … Canada’s mainstream print news-media conglomerate Postmedia — which, except for The Toronto Star, owns Canada’s major print publications — is on record allying itself with not only the planet’s second most polluting forms of carbon-based “energy”, but also THE MOST polluting/dirtiest of crudes — bitumen. [“Mair on Media’s ‘Unholiest of Alliances’ With Energy Industry”, Nov.14 2017, TheTyee.ca]

    During a presentation it was stated, among other things, that: “Postmedia and CAPP [Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers] will bring energy to the forefront of our national conversation. Together, we will engage executives, the business community and the Canadian public to underscore the ways in which the energy sector powers Canada.”

    A few years ago, Postmedia also had acquired a lobbying firm with close ties to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in order to participate in his government’s $30 million PR “war room” in promoting the interests of the fossil fuel industry in Canada. Furthermore, in late May, Postmedia refused to run paid ads by Leadnow, a social and environmental justice organization, that expose the Royal Bank of Canada as the largest financer of fossil fuel extraction in Canada. …

    The promotion of massive fossil fuel extraction, even Canada’s own, should not be a partisan position for any newspaper giant to take, especially considering fossil fuel’s immense role in manmade global warming thus climate change.

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