Category Archives: environment

Lemon Creek gets an early Christmas present

A Provincial Court Judge has ruled that the BC Government and Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services Ltd. will face charges in relation to the spill that occurred July 26, 2013 when a fuel tanker rolled into Lemon Creek, releasing 33,000 litres … Continue reading

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Spring in the Mountains: Lemon Creek update

Now that spring has finally arrived here in the mountains, the bullshit just keeps right on flowing along with the glacial melt. As I reported in the April 23 Valley Voice issue (http://www.valleyvoice.ca/_pdf_2014/ValleyVoice140423web.pdf), MLA for Kootenay West Katrine Conroy did a fine … Continue reading

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Notes from the Endgame 2: Streamkeepers issues report

Reporting on lab tests is never sexy, but we can thank our lucky stars that here in the Slocan Valley, we have an independent body testing our watershed. In response to community outrage over the almost non-existent drinking water testing … Continue reading

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Notes from the Endgame: Former Quantum Murray worker speaks out

INTRODUCTION: A former Quantum Murray employee recently sent me this email expressing frustration with the environmental remediation of Lemon Creek. It’s a pertinent insight into what I’ve called The Politics of Self-Regulation, showing how—once again—people and the environment come last … Continue reading

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Lemon Creek Monitoring Plan: the Politics of Self-Regulation

The Ministry of Environment has released the long-term monitoring plan for the Lemon Creek jet fuel spill. The plan was prepared by SNC Lavalin, the firm hired by Executive Flight Centre (EFC) as its lead environmental consultant. However, the documents … Continue reading

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Not Giving Up Yet: An Interview with Jennifer Yeow

INTRODUCTION: Microbiologist Jennifer Yeow of Slocan Valley Streamkeepers was among those present for a talk by retired federal fisheries biologist Otto Langer September 29 at Passmore Hall. Passmore is on the southern reach of the Slocan River on its way … Continue reading

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Life After the Spill Pt.3: A Walk Along Lemon Creek

Sunday, September 29, 2013 Jon walks us through this scrub pine landscape padded by moss, the smell of jet fuel ever present. Sometimes elusive now, but Jon’s been sensitized. His nose picks up the slightest trace. This is someone who … Continue reading

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