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Today I have a newsletter from the Sierra Club BC to share with all to enjoy:

  NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION Call to Action on Pipelines and Tankers Resounds Across the ProvinceOn November 16, Sierra Club BC is helping to support Defend our Climate! Defend our Communities!, a national day of action on climate change and tar sands expansion. The day of action will show our provincial and federal governments that their citizens take climate change seriously. In B.C., we are asking the provincial government to turn away from building new fossil fuel infrastructure such as pipelines, coal mines and fracking facilities, and instead rapidly shift to a low-carbon economy through all sectors. Read more about the event and how to get involved.


TANKERS AND PIPELINES Join the National Day of Action in Victoria: No Tankers! No Pipelines!Victoria is hosting one of nine major flagship events, in solidarity with the Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities National Day of Action. Sierra Club BC and other organizations invite you to participate in a No Tankers, No Pipelines rally at Clover Point, at 1pm on Saturday, Nov. 16th. We will join Canadians from coast-to-coast in building a united wall of opposition to reckless fossil fuel expansion.


MINING Environmental Review Panel Release Scathing Report on Proposed Fish Lake Mine Sierra Club BC welcomes the newly-released CEAA review panel report on Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity mine. The panel found that the mine would have “significant adverse effects” on fish and fish habitat, water quality, Aboriginal use and the South Chilcotin grizzly bear population. Read more. But Fish Lake isn’t quite saved yet. Write to federal minister Leona Aglukkaq, who will have the final say on this project.


OCEANS Feds Humpback Strategy (Finally) ReleasedAfter a delay of nearly five years, Sierra Club BC welcomes the federal government’s legally-binding commitment to protect threatened humpback whales on Canada’s west coast. Read more about concerns about species-at-risk protection and what this strategy means in terms of tanker and pipeline proposals.


THANK YOU Sierra Club BC thanks the Patagonia Foundation for supporting our work against tankers on the B.C. coast.


Photo Credits (top to bottom, left to right): Jens Wieting; Sierra Club BC; Poster: Rikki MacCuish; Lee-Anne Stack; Rikki MacCuish.



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Sierra Club BC’s mission is to protect B.C.’s wilderness and wildlife, especially in light of global warming.

NOVEMBER 9, 2013 – ISSUE 149     | make a donation Sierra Life comes out every other Saturday morning


UPCOMING EVENTS | Nov. 9 2013Boots’n Suits Victoria. Urban farm Mason Street Farm is hosting a fun “farmraiser”. Odd Fellows Hall, 6:00 pm. |Nov. 12, 2013 Clayoquot Conversations: The Legacy and Future of Clayoquot Sound Victoria.  Join the Clayoquot Sound Conservation Alliance and guests for an engaging panel discussion with Elizabeth May, veteran environmentalists, and active First Nations leaders. Alix Goolden Hall, 7:30 pm. |Nov. 16, 2013Defend our Climate! Defend our Communities! In Your Community! Join  thousands of Canadians who will come together in their communities to build a united wall of opposition to pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change. Will you pledge to stand up in your community on November 16th? |Nov. 19, 2013 – Talk by Drs. Thierry Vrain and Shiv Chopra on GMOs – Vancouver. Drs. Thierry Vrain and Shiv Chopra, scientists, give a talk on GMOs at this by-donation event, co-sponsored by Common Ground. Canadian Memorial Church (Burrard & 16th), 7:00 pm. |Nov. 20, 2013 – Clayoquot Summer: 20 Years After –Victoria. Join Tofino sea kayaking naturalists Dan Lewis and Bonny Glambeck of Clayoquot Action for an unforgettable journey through the history of Clayoqout Summer 1993 from an insider’s perspective. Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street, 7:00 pm.  |Nov. 20, 2013 River VoicesPowell River. Join Sierra Club Malaspina for a presentation by Anna Johnston and filmmaker Jeremy Williams, on amendments to Canada’s environmental laws and Jeremy’s documentary “River Voices”. United Church Trinity Hall, 6932 Griffin St. 7:30 pm.


VIDEO Wondering Where Canadians Will Be Nov. 16? Right here. On November 16th, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are coming together to take a stand to stop dangerous pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change. Sign up to host or attend an event in your community. Join the Facebook event. And please share this video to help us spread the word!

Also, keep an eye on our YouTube channel for Sierra Club BC’s videos.


WILDBLOG |VIEW: BC fails in methane math – by Colin Campbell, The Tyee |No Off-Season for Outdoor Education   – By Sierra Club BC Education Team  |Youth Sustainability Convergence – by Chris Fretwell  |Speak up for water! B.C. government accepting feedback from the public on Water Sustainability Act Legislative Proposal until November 15th, 2013 by Susi Porter-Bopp |A Rubbermaid Bursting with Stories – by Kim McRory


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 November 16 sounds like a great idea…check out the possibility of attending the protest in an area near you!

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