Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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UPDATE #2: Tanker spill disaster in Slocan Valley

Lightning Strikes Twice It’s incredible that lightning should strike twice for some people, but it does. The woman I talked to today in Lemon Creek moved here because she’d already experienced an oil spill near her Alberta home. I met … Continue reading

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Grace Notes on Jazzfest weekend

I was remarking the other day that this year we seem to be stumbling from one crisis into the next. Floods, fires, and of all bloody desecrations, a jet fuel spill in our Slocan River watershed. The worst environmental disaster … Continue reading

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