Help Urge Europe’s Leader to Approve a Plan to End Carbon Pollution Completely

Can you imagine how big a deal it would be if an entire continent announced a plan to abandon the filthy fossil fuels that are choking our skies with carbon? It could really happen — and soon! But we urgently need a massive show of public support from the whole world for the plan,”                                                       – from a Call-Out to all of us from Avaaz, a global campaign network made of of citizens from around the world

A Call for support from the global ciitizens network,  Avaaz

Posted June 19th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Dear friends,

This is HUGE — Europe’s leaders are about to decide whether to END carbon pollution completely!

If they do it, it’ll be a giant leap towards a safer climate for all. But dirty energy blockers, like Poland, are already trying to derail the plan — and it’s up to us to defend it.

We urgently need a massive show of public support from the whole world for the plan — so let’s build one, and we’ll deliver it to all the key governments before EU leaders meet in days. Add your name now to join the call for 100% clean energy to meet the climate emergency! Continue reading

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Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion “Will Not Happen” – Greenpeace Canada

“For the Trudeau government to approve this pipeline after declaring a climate emergency makes about as much sense as pouring gasoline on a burning fire.”

A Brief Statement from Greenpeace Canada

Posted June 19th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

In response to the federal Cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Greenpeace Canada Climate & Energy campaigner Mike Hudema said:

“For the Trudeau government to approve this pipeline after declaring a climate emergency makes about as much sense as pouring gasoline on a burning fire.

“The climate crisis demands an all-hands-on-deck response to meet the demands of science and justice, not another multi-billion dollar subsidy to the oil industry to make the problem worse. Continue reading

Buffalo, New York area Congressman Joins Growing Call for Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Close to 60  Members of the United States Congress have joined the call for launching an impeachment inquiry into the allegations of obstruction detailed in the Mueller Report against President Donald Trump

A Statement from  Buffalo, New York Area Congressman Brian Higgins

Posted June 19th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Buffalo, New York area Congressman Brian Higgins

“Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. The multiple instances of obstruction laid out in the Mueller report necessitate that the House launch an impeachment inquiry.”

“It is our responsibility, as Representatives of the people, to seek out the facts. Beyond the verified instances of obstruction detailed by the Special Counsel, over the past several months, the President has stonewalled every Congressional request and forbid government employees from complying with congressional subpoenas.”

“These actions further seek to obstruct the transparent and lawful government Americans deserve, representing a deliberate irreverence for the Constitution that forces the House to exercise its impeachment responsibility as set forth in Article 1.” Continue reading

Niagara Falls Federal NDP Candidate Criticizes Liberal Pipeline Plan

Niagara Falls NDP candidate Brian Barker is running in the Niagara Falls riding in this October’s federal election.

“If you want to create good jobs in Niagara and across our country, you do it by investing in clean, renewable energy to create permanent, high-paying employment opportunities.,”       – Niagara Falls federal NDP candidate Brian Barker

A News Release from the Campaign to Elect Niagara Falls NDP candidate Brian Barker

Posted June 19th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls NDP candidate Brian Barker affirmed his opposition to the building of the Trans Mountain pipeline and criticized the Trudeau government for their “hypocrisy” following the federal government’s announcement of the Cabinet’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project. Continue reading

Canada’s Prime Minister Gives Green Light to Tar Sands Pipe Expansion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trans Mountain Expansion will fund Canada’s future clean economy, Trudeau government says

“We have a responsibility to ensure that the decisions we make today move us toward a cleaner, sustainable economy. Major resource projects can move forward, but only if we do so in a way that protects the environment and respects Indigenous rights.”                                                                                                           – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, June 18th, 2019 

A News Release from the Office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Posted June 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

(A Foreword from Niagara At Large – NAL will have much more news and commentary on the federal Liberal government’s decision to support this controversial tar pipe expansion and what it may mean for the future of Canada’s economy, environment and efforts to address the climate crisis in the days and weeks ahead, as we approach this fall’s federal election.

Stay tuned.)

Discussion and debate around this pipeline is bound to figure prominently in the outcome of this October’s federal election.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today (this June 18th, 2019) announced that the Government of Canada has approved the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) and that every dollar the federal government earns from this project will be invested in Canada’s clean energy transition.

The environment and the economy go hand-in-hand. When we create prosperity today, we can invest in the clean jobs, technologies, and infrastructure of the future — and help Canadians benefit from opportunities presented by a rapidly changing economy.

The key to creating prosperity is finding new markets for our businesses to sell their products and services. Nowhere is the need to diversify greater than for our energy sector, where 99 per cent of our conventional resources are sold to one market — and often at large discounts. Continue reading

Sustainable Communities is Focus of Friends of One Mile Creek Meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Join Us this Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre

An Invite to all from The Friends of One Mile Creek, a group of citizen volunteers working to  revitalize the water, wildlife and natural environment of the One Mile Creek watershed in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Posted June 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Veteran conservationist and environmental consultant Jocelyn Baker is featured speaker

At the June 19 meeting of Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC), special guest speaker Jocelyn Baker will talk about building sustainable communities, using the One Mile Creek watershed plan as an example.

This is our first FOMC public meeting in several years. We’ve invited speakers to talk about the success of past conservation activities in Niagara on the Lake (NOTL) as well as building sustainable communities and current stewardship opportunities.

We’re pleased to invite Old Town residents and others interested in natural conservation to the meeting in the Mori Nursery Room at the NOTL Community Centre at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19. (Speaker starts at 7 pm). Continue reading

Laura Secord Walk – 2019 in Support of War Child Canada

Walk  takes place on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 in Niagara, Ontario

“This is an appropriate way to honour Laura Secord’s legacy and bravery. This year, let’s follow in her footsteps to raise awareness and opportunities for women and children who are victims of war.”                                                                                                              – Valerie Pringle, FLS Honourary Chair / Ontario Chair, Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board

An Invite to You from Friends of Laura Secord

Posted June 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Each year in June, the Friends of Laura Secord host the Laura Secord Walk along the Laura Secord Legacy Trail from Queenston to Thorold (in Niagara, Ontario).

It’s an annual event that recreates her heroic 32 km journey to warn the British of an impending American invasion. Since its inception, thousands of people have walked all or part of the trail to commemorate her legacy. 

his year, we plan to make Laura’s walk even more meaningful. The Laura Secord Walk 2019 will support War Child Canada in their efforts to help thousands of women and children in war-affected areas, through the generational impacts of education, training, and justice. Continue reading