Posts tagged protest
Defending Our Coast: A message from the front lines.

Photo by ianmackenz | flickr.com

I am almost hesitant to confess such a thing, but prior to this week, I had never been directly involved with (or even observed) a major environmental movement, despite the fact that I study environmental management.  This past Monday, however, I boarded a ferry to Victoria, and stood on the lawn of BC Parliament during “Defend Our Coast”, the most recent movement to stop the construction of oil pipelines (read: Enbridge) and the international export of extracted bitumen from the British Columbia coast. 

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Does EVERYONE love Marineland?

Photo from niagaraatlarge.com.

We can thank either the Toronto Star, the courage and integrity of former employees, or journalism itself, but something is finally coming to light in Niagara Falls. The Star’s series of articles are proving powerful as 500 protestors set up a demonstration outside of well-known attraction Marineland on Sunday Oct 7th. Sunday marked the last day of Marineland’s operating season and 150 of the 500 protestors took the opportunity to storm inside the gates, chanting “shut it down.” The protestors gathered by a pool where visitors were watching a show, in response to recent reports from former employees stating the poor water quality and short-staffing were causing animals to get fatally sick.  

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