Sechelt First Nation Chief Concerned Over Texada Coal Permit & Will Stand up For their Rights

The Chief of the Sechelt First Nation, Calvin Craigan, says his government is concerned about the potential coal facility on Texada Island and will be watching the court challenged filed by VTACC. It is also reported that Sechelt and other coastal First Nations say senior governments have ignored their duty to consult them.    …

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United Fishermen & Allied Workers’ Union – Unifor Warn Coal Proposal Could Have Disastrous Impacts on Salmon Fishing Industry

Press Release, June 2, 2014 Letters obtained by Communities and Coal, sent from the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union – Unifor, and the TBuck Suzuki Environmental Foundation to the BC Minister of Health Terry Lake, and CEO and President of Port Metro Vancouver, Robin Silvester, outline concerns over the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal to…

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MLA Vicki Huntington Challenges Minister on Health Impacts a Second Time

Vicki rises for the second time in Question Period to challenge the Minister of Environment into taking action on the public health concerns raised by Metro Vancouver municipalities and two Chief Medical Health officers. She suggests supporting Delta’s inter-agency review committee and asking for a federal environmental assessment under CEAA 2012. Click Below to View:…

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BCTF President Asks Health Minister Terry Lake to Step in and Order Health Impact Assessment

The president of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, Jim Ike, sent a letter on behalf of the union to Health Minister Terry Lake, asking for a comprehensive Health Impact Assessment for the entire coal corridor which would meet internationally accepted standards. His letter, dated, February 26, 2014, points out to the minister that this proposal…

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Independent Interagency Review Committee Unanimously Calls for Outstanding Health Issues to be Addressed

At the December 16, 2013 Regular Delta Council Meeting, Council passed a motion to not support the Fraser Surrey Docks Coal proposal until such time that Port Metro Vancouver could implement the recommendations of the Independent Interagency Review Committee, which would include but not be limited to, an independent comprehensive assessment of the health and…

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Preserve Your Social License: NDP Come Forward Urging Port Metro To Do the Right Thing

Press Release:  March 27, 2014 In light of the recent study out of Washington State University suggesting that the Fraser Surrey Docks proposal will create health risks to residents, additional MLAs have come forward, urging Port Metro Vancouver to agree with the requests of Chief Medical Health Officers Dr. Paul Van Buynder and Dr. Patricia Daly, and…

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Liberal Party Members Respond, Calling for Transparent Health Review for Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Proposal

Press Release:  March 17, 2014 Liberal MLAs Respond, Calling for Transparent Health Review for Fraser Surrey Docks Coal Proposal With over 30,000 signatures collected on various petitions concerned with the Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) proposal to ship US thermal coal through BC communities, three liberal MLAs respond to the demands of their constituents. MLAs Gordon…

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British Columbia Teachers’ Federation – February 7, 2014

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation representing 41,000 teachers are looking to our Provincial Government to step in as they passed the following motion: “That the Federation call on the provincial government to undertake a comprehensive health impact assessment, and hold public hearings on the shipment of US thermal coals through BC communities”. Thank you to…

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