Tag Archives: Ottawa

#CanClimateAction Town Halls Come to Ottawa West-Nepean

The next iteration of the Canada Climate Action consultations will be held in Ottawa West-Nepean on Saturday, 4 June. There, MP Anita Vandenbeld will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts on climate change and how we as a country can best ameliorate the effects thereof. It will be held at Saint-Paul High School at […]

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TransCanada’s Incomplete Application to the National Energy Board Provides More Evidence For What We Already Knew

TransCanada did not include a feasibility study and has no plan for how the Energy East Pipeline will cross the Ottawa River. It’s now mid-May and, just days after the National Energy Board received the 38,885-page application from TransCanada, there’s yet another problem with this proposed pipeline. We’ve known about the other problems for a […]

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The New Kinder Morgan Pipeline Has Been Approved but the Fight Is Not Over

The National Energy Board approved a new Kinder Morgan pipeline which would run through Alberta and British Columbia and this, unfortunately, comes as no surprise. The NEB has proved time and time again that it is out of touch with the people of Canada. In this particular case, the pipeline has been approved despite opposition […]

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From Calgary to Ottawa: How I Got Involved And Why I Oppose Energy East

I moved to Ottawa from Calgary four years ago an 18-year-old Conservative. I was indifferent at best to the environment and the economy was far more important to me than anything else. Growing up in Calgary, however, the word ‘economy’ as I knew it was blurred, distorted, and flat-out misused. The economy as understood in […]

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Submit ideas to green Canada’s capital!

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is preparing a plan that could transform Ottawa, and we need your help to steer them in the right direction. As Canada prepares for our 150th anniversary in 2017, Ottawa is gaining a lot of attention. The NCC has announced that they are preparing a 50-year plan for Canada’s capital region […]

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Report back: Rideau-Rockcliffe Stop the Pipeline Info Session

by Chantal Kipfer On September 11, 2014, Ecology Ottawa held the Rideau-Rockcliffe Stop the Pipeline Info Session at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre, one of many initiatives to mobilize citizens of the Ottawa region against the Energy East pipeline. Ben Powless, Ecology Ottawa staff member spearheading the group’s Tar Free 613 campaign, and Alex Guest, […]

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Why the City of Ottawa Can – and Should – Take Action on the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

At Ecology Ottawa, we’ve already heard from numerous residents in the City of Ottawa who are concerned about the proposed Energy East pipeline that would bring at least 1.1 million barrels-per-day (over 130 million litres) through the boundaries of the city, even passing under the Rideau River. Thousands of people have signed our petition urging […]

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No Trivial Matter: Imagining A Pipeline Spill in Ottawa

By Mike Fletcher, February 28, 2014 When Ecology Ottawa volunteers went door to door with thousands of flyers this past summer and fall, they came with a simple question: “Are you prepared for an oil spill in Ottawa?” You might think the question and the accompanying graphic were alarmist. But not if you lived in […]

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Community Initiatives Guidebook

With the generous support of the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (Ontario Ministry of the Environment), the Crabtree Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ecology Ottawa has created the Community Initiatives Guidebook. The guide has been divided into 4 sections: What is the Ecology Ottawa Community Network? General Roles and Process: Ecology Ottawa, Community Organizers, […]

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New Video: Nobel Prize Winner Visits the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams spent a few days visiting Ottawa in October of 2013, during which time she made a special effort to reach out to local residents who would be impacted by the proposed Energy East pipeline that TransCanada wants to build through the city to ship tar sands crude from Alberta […]

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