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TAR-SANDS AND FRACKING: TWIN THREATS TO SASKATCHEWAN’S WATERS Part 2

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Public concerns about toxic tar-sand and volatile Bakken oil have escalated with recent railway accidents and pipeline leaks and fires. The horrendous death of fourty-seven people going about their daily lives in Lac-Megantic, Quebec has scorched the dangers of oil transportation onto the Canadian soul. Since then there have been other oil-by-rail accidents at Sexsmith and Gainford, Alberta; Plaster Rock, New Brunswick and Landis, Saskatchewan.

Legal action seeks transparency from Northern Village of Pinehouse regarding uranium contracts

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In 2012, the northern village of Pinehouse, SK signed a deal with two uranium companies worth $200-million

what was in the deal? The Provincial Privacy Commissioner says the village must turn over the information but Mayor Natomagan has refused to release documentation requested under the Act.

Briarpatch magazine, doing an investigative report on the agreement asked to see more public documents about the village's role in that deal....but the mayor refused. Global News story aired on January 28, 2014

Help see justice done - send donations to the Committee for Future Generations to help with this court case

Wild rice and high water - A northern harvest under threat

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Northern Saskatchewan produces the majority of Canada’s wild rice.

"Wild rice is particular about where, when, and how it grows. “We’re very susceptible to high water...If it comes up at a certain time of the year, it drowns the wild rice. In the past, heavy rains and high water would cause damage one year out of every five, on average. “It’s more like two years out of five now [that] we have problems with the higher water flooding, with the water coming up in our lakes.”

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