Issues

Greenpeace Confronts Wal-Mart in Nelson over Failure to Protect Seafood

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29 May 2009 (Nelson) — Greenpeace activists confronted management at the Wal-Mart on Lakeside Drive today as part of a campaign to stop Canada’s supermarkets from selling Redlist seafood, species that are the most threatened by over-harvesting. Activists canvassed the area outside the store with a large banner reading “Don’t Buy, Don’t Sell Redlist Fish,” handed out information leaflets to customers and set up a 10-foot tuna skeleton replica. Another banner was raised to target the store directly, reading “Wal-Mart: Save Seafood.

An Ounce: Pink Ribbon Barbie Sends Wrong Message

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Given her age – she is 50 this year – it shouldn’t surprise us that Barbie, Mattel’s iconic doll, has breast cancer. One in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, most between the ages of 50 and 69.  

Teck May Pay Big for Lead Spill, Ordered to Pay Native Band's Legal Costs

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Teck may be on the hook for millions of dollars for the large spill of lead and hydrofluoric acid from its Trail plant into the Columbia River in the spring of 2008. The spill, which occurred at approximately 5:30 PM on May 28th, 2008, was attributed to a heat exchanger in the lead refinery which failed, allowing electrolyte (a solution of hydrofluoric acid and lead) to spill into a storm water drainage and then into the Columbia River over a five hour period. During that time some 900 kilograms of lead and 360 litres of acid leaked into the Columbia.
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