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Water Gives us Life! Protect our Water! Remember Mt Polley!


When: Join Water Actions Across Canada: Friday August 4th!

In Halifax:
Friday, August 4th at 4:00 pm, come to Black Rock Beach, Point Pleasant Park. We will reflect on the sacred importance of water for life; stand in solidarity with peoples across Canada whose water is at risk due to industrial contamination; take photos of our action and send them to Amnesty Canada who will compile them into a banner for the National Mine Ministers meeting in NB in mid August.

In Tatamagouche:
Thursday, August 3th at 6:30pm, United for Mining Justice and Tatamagouche Centre invite you to participate in a water ceremony for Quesnel Lake and our own watersheds. Bring a jar of water from your local stream, river, lake or well and, if you like, share a story of what it means to you. Meet at Tatamagouche Centre - 259 Route Loop 6.
Parking available and everyone welcome.

If neither of these is possible for you: please reflect on the importance of water, take a photo of you with water and whoever can join you, send your photo to waterdefenders@amnesty.ca

Join us to:

  • Raise awareness of the need for justice and clean water for life
  • Celebrate and protect our own watershed and source of clean water
  • Remember peoples across Canada whose water is at risk due to industrial contamination:
    • Pictou Landing First Nation and those dealing with the Boat Harbour clean up after 50 years of industrial pollution;
    •  Mi´kmaq and non-Indigenous communities near the Shubenacadie River where Alton Gas proposes to create massive underground natural gas storage caverns and allow many thousands of tons of salt to be dumped into the river;
    • Communities in New Brunswick where an open-pit tungsten and molybdenum mine is proposed to be built at the headwaters of the Nashwaak River on Wolastoq (Maliseet) territory about 100 km north of Fredericton;
    • Secwepemc and Nuxalk First Nations whose waters, community and territory continue to be impacted by the Aug. 4, 2014, collapse of a 40-meter high tailings dam at Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine in BC that flooded Polley Lake, Hazeltine Creek, and Quesnel Lake, headwaters / spawning grounds of the Fraser River watershed, with 26 billion litres of mine waste and where the Mount Polley Mine continues to permanently discharge more wastewater into Quesnel Lake.