Tag Archives: Slocan Valley tanker disaster

Archaeologists excavate aboriginal pit house sites in Slocan Valley

A steady stream of people responded to an invitation to the open house for the Sinixt archaeological pit house site near Lemon Creek on Sunday, July 12, hosted by Drs. Nathan Goodale and Alissa Nauman. Students from the archaeology program at … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter 2014

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … 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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Christmas Letter: 2013–Its Royal Thirteenness

I want to offer this Christmas Letter/essay to all my blog readers as a kind of gift for persisting with me throughout the year. Thank you for your support of my work. And what a year it was…. What a … 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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