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Monsanto’s Roundup: The Smoking Gun Revealed

Poison in Our Air, Water and Soil Monsanto’s RoundUp may be coming to a village near you. At a presentation to the Village of Slocan council meeting of September 14, the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) offered its services … Continue reading

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Scientists petition UN for better radiation exposure standards

Cindy Sage, co-author of Bioinitiatives Report. Do you use a cell phone? Wifi? An iPad? Do you have a ‘smart’ meter on your home? A baby monitor or DECT (cordless) phone? You should be aware these are all serious health … Continue reading

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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 still saturated with jet fuel

Despite the deafening silence that has fallen over the Slocan River and Lemon Creek since the Quantum Murray remediation teams left, residents continue to find ample evidence of jet fuel. Lemon Creek resident Jon Burden, profiled in an earlier blog … Continue reading

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