Monthly Archives: August 2013

Editorial: The Power of Connection

The Power of Poetry to Heal the Spirit “…my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.” —Pablo Neruda “When power corrupts, … Continue reading

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UPDATE #8: Residents not convinced by test data

A late evening interview with biologist Jennifer Yeow of Passmore Labs comes clean about water testing, long-term monitoring, and fuel levels in the Slocan Valley watershed. Yeow is a microbiologist with a degree in biology who has worked as a … Continue reading

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UPDATE #7: Clean-up crews near completion in Slocan Valley

Who decides when the watershed is clean?  Slocan Valley residents will soon be left to wonder if the environmental clean-up of the July 26 jet fuel spill is truly done. A confidential informant tells me that crews are preparing to … Continue reading

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UPDATE #6: Interior Health on lifting water ban

It appears that bureaucracy and reality seldom meet. On one hand, you have Slocan Valley residents reporting daily to the Resiliency Centre in Winlaw that they’re seeing fuel in their water. On the other, you have Interior Health lifting the … Continue reading

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UPDATE #5: Residents affected by fuel spill brainstorm solutions

When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the saying goes. Slocan Valley residents affected by the jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek gathered at the Vallican Whole the evening of August 12 to brainstorm ways of responding … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: Fuel spill disaster spawns class action suit

The Shit Hits the Fan: Class Action Suit Word has been received from lawyer David Aaron that he has been engaged by Slocan Valley resident Robert Kirk to press a class action suit for damages created by the jet fuel … Continue reading

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UPDATE #3: Jet fuel spill disaster in the Slocan Valley

Dinner with the Damned  It’s not easy to sit and eat dinner with someone whose life has been destroyed. After a visit to the Winlaw Resiliency Centre and an interview with Volunteer Coordinator John Wittmayer, Anne and I ended up … Continue reading

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