Category Archives: Gulf of St. Lawrence/Northumberland Strait

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Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke lends his voice to the fight to save North Atlantic right whales | The Star

A short documentary narrated by the four-time Academy Award nominee called The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale was unveiled Tuesday in Halifax. Environmentalists are using the documentary to pressure politicians to ban seismic blasting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the whales spend the summer.

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Join Ethan Hawke- Help Save Right Whales & Save The Gulf of Saint Lawrence

We need your help. Please sign Sierra Club Canada’s letter and share this message to get our leaders to finally hear the deafening blasts that whales endure every single minute of every day when seismic blasting is happening.

Sierra Club Canada

A national and grassroots non-profit organization committed to protecting our environment, communities, and future

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Eliza Knockwood, Ethan Hawke, Gretchen Fitzgerald & Mary Gorman
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Media Advisory

May 11th, 2019

For immediate release: May 9th, 2019

Ethan Hawke Lending His Voice to Film, New Campaign to Protect Whales and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Halifax, NS – Starchild Production’s new film The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale featuring Ethan Hawke and Dr. Linda Weilgart will premiere on May 14th in Halifax, NS. The film will kick off a new campaign to protect endangered whales in Canadian waters from the impacts of seismic blasting.

WHO: Save Our Seas and Shores, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Starchild Productions, Sierra Club US, Clean Ocean Action Committee

WHAT: The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale Film Screening & Campaign Launch.

WHERE: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Windsor Foundation Theatre (Granville St. Entrance), Halifax NS

WHEN: 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON, Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Please note Ethan Hawke will not be attending this event.

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For more information, please contact:

Mary Gorman, Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, mjgorman@ns.sympatico.ca 902-759-5963

Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, gretchenf@sierraclub.ca 902-444-7096

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Ottawa withholding Northern Pulp assessment recommendation until after federal election | The Chronicle Herald

The public will not be allowed to know whether a federal environmental assessment was recommended for Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant before it is a moot point. According to the legislation governing it, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency had 45 days from Northern Pulp’s Jan.

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The Gulf of St. Lawrence is Losing Oxygen Faster Than Almost Any Other Marine Environment

The Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada is rapidly losing oxygen, declining by as much as 55 percent in some spots since the 1930s – compared to a 2 percent drop globally. Now, new research has found that the region’s dramatic oxygen decline is due largely to climate change and shifts in the major ocean currents that feed the gulf.

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Feds banning oil and gas activities in marine protected areas – iPolitics

The Trudeau government is banning oil and gas work, mining, dumping and bottom trawling – an industrial fishing technique that indiscriminately scrapes the bottom of the ocean surface – in designated marine protected areas. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the new protection standards on Thursday, while also naming a 12,000 square kilometre stretch …

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Boat Harbour- Federal Environmental Assessment

April 15th, 2019

This is a Federal Environmental Assessment for Boat Harbour, however we are still waiting for one on the new proposed pipe into the Northumberland Strait.

Boat Harbour cleanup to be subjected to environmental review

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced yesterday it was launching an environmental assessment of the proposed cleanup of the Boat Harbour lagoons where tens of million of litres of daily effluent from the kraft pulp mill at Abercrombie Point have been stored, aerated, and released into the Northumberland Strait for 50 years.

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