Canada, like so many other countries in the world continues to deal with many different environmental resource issues. Throughout our history, one of the issues affecting our country has been the treatment of our First Nations people. For the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on the safe water crisis facing Canada’s First Nations communities. The Oxford Dictionary (2016) defines a crisis as a time of great difficulty or danger. The research included will help clarify the reality of the Canada’s First Nations safe water crisis. Despite some improvements over the past few decades, many of our First Nation citizens still lack access to safe and clean water. Our reserves have water that is contaminated, difficult to access or toxic because of outdated and faulty treatment systems. (Klasing, 2016) This safe water crisis is in need of immediate attention. It is Canada’s responsibility to provide the right to clean and safe water for all of its citizens.
Two places I would like to live when I grow up would be either in Toronto, the capital of Ontario, located in southeastern Canada, or Niagara Falls, the most southern point in Ontario, a major tourist city in Canada. Why? Perhaps my primary reason is that Niagara Falls is my
Love Canal When one thinks about an environmental disaster, the image of a large explosion in a highly industrial area comes to mind. Such is not the case in the Love Canal emergency. Unlike most environmental disasters, the events of Niagara Falls's Love Canal weren't characterized by a known and uncontrollable moment of impact. It developed over a period of several decades, since the effects of leaching chemicals is uncertain and slow in development and the visual effects are very limited. This disaster could have been identified earlier or later for as far as the rest of the world was concerned there was no emergency until the authorities made it public. The importance of Love Canal is that acknowledging the danger that existed
The Ipperwash crisis of 1995 was not the sole conflict over that particular piece of land, and is only the tip of the iceberg for aboriginal history. In fact, this has been an issue since 1760, when the British decided to conquer Canada. Prior to this, Ipperwash was populated by Native people know then to the British as the Kettle and Stony Point people, who had lived there long before any documentation. When the British first established themselves, Ipperwash was a designated area for aboriginal people and was left untouched by the British. However, in 1812, the British decided they wanted to colonize Upper Canada and approached the Native Indians, asking them to cede the land they possessed. This negotiation continued for nine years (1818-1827). Details
Firstly, the Ogdensburg Agreement was created in 1940. This agreement created a Canadian American permanent joint Board on Defence which improved defence of both the countries. Following that agreement was the Lend-Lease Act in 1941. This allowed Britain to buy military supplies from the U.S when it was still neutral and to postpone payments. At the same time the Hyde Park Agreement was created in 1941. Britain was not buying war materials from Canada due to the Lend-Lease Act so this agreement ensured that U.S bought materials from Canada and so did Britain. This clearly shows that the U.S is not willing to put Canada into an economic downfall. Procedures were taken so that Canada was also benefiting and gaining just like America was. Naturally a country would care about its gain and profit but due to the close bond developed by Canada and America they also prioritize each
The Dam On The River Dilyodh Brar The Grand Coulee Dam(G.C.D) changed Kettle Falls forever. Kettle Falls was a peaceful river where Native Americans fished every year. It is said that around 3,000 fish were fished every year. Then in 1933, everything changed when the Grand Coulee Dam started construction and finished on June 1, 1942, that is almost a decade. I feel like it is good that we built the Grand Coulee Dam. The Dam has great effects that have benefitted Washington. Two of them are the jobs people got in the Great Depression and Irrigation we got.
Water and Lakes: Ontario's many lakes, rivers, and streams played a central role in the province's history and development. For Aboriginal peoples and the early European settlers, the lakes and rivers were a means of transportation and a source of food. Waterways determined the patterns of settlement as well as the patterns of industrialization. More than 80% of Ontarians get their drinking water from the lakes. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin supports nearly more than 75% of Canada’s manufacturing, and a third of the country's employment in agriculture and food processing.
The Peace River currently has two other Site dams, and the Site C will work in correlation to them. The Site C will filter the already parsley clean water, creating clean water for more than 100 years. The dam generates 1,100 megawatts of capacity, producing 5,100 hours per year. This is enough to power 450,000 homes a year in British Columbia. This has been the most cost efficient recourse BC Hydro has ever proposed. Not only will this Dam create energy and save money, but it will also provide thousands of
Cree Community of Chisasibi honours Robert Kanatewat and renames the airport to his name This past August, tributes from Eeyou Istchee came upon Robert Kanatewat from Chisasibi. Lifetime achievement honours were delivered in a special ceremony in Chisasibi with special guests attending from various parts of Quebec and in
In the 1970's engineers built a series of four dams on the lower part of the Snake River. These were slack-water lakes (waters that were still) “allowed barges to navigate more than 465 miles from the Pacific to the inland port of Lewiston, Idaho.” Built on the opposite side on the river Clarkston, Washington benefited as well. The site reveals that “the hydroelectric projects connect the entire region through a network of interties and relay stations into a power grid system. In 1964, Canada agreed to a treaty creating the NW-SW Intertie with California which “made the network inter-regional and international.”
Being the only site in Ontario and Canada’s 14th site. Only canal from the 19th century canal-building era that’s still operational and has most of its original structures. The person responsible for envisioning this is Lieutenant Colonel John By after the war of 1812 to make a stretch of water where war ships could carry supplies safely away from the open waters of the St. Lawrence
A provincial election in British Columbia has never before left so much uncertainty. With such a close vote margin separating the BC Liberals from the BC NDP party, the BC Green party with their 3 seats were seemingly able to shift in power in their favour. While negotiations between parties occurred last week, it seemed that of the main points on contentions separating the BC Liberals from gaining the support of the Green party was the Site C project. Site C raises a lot of important questions about the balance between BC’s economy and BC environmental conservative nature. For those of you who remain unaware, the Site C project is a large-scale earth filled hydroelectric dam proposed on the Peace River in north-eastern BC and will be
James H. Cox in his article ""All This Water Imagery Must Mean Something": Thomas King's Revisions of Narratives of Domination and Conquest in "Green Grass, Running Water"" states that the dam in Green Grass, Running Water is the ""Grand Baleen,"… the name originates with "the Great Whale project in northern
Love Canal was once a chemical waste dumping ground located in Niagara Falls, NY., only miles from where I grew up. Originally, the idea of The Love Canal was to serve as a canal that would connect the two levels of the Niagara River ultimately resulting in an easier and less expensive way to generate power. Unfortunately, only about a mile of the canal was dug before money ran out to proceed with the project. Therefore, this mile long hole in the ground was used by local residents as a swimming pool in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter until a local chemical company purchased the canal to use as a waste site to dump their excess chemicals into. Overtime, more than 21,000 tons of chemicals were tossed into the canal and simply
This method is implemented in RETINA Simulation 1 for consistency purposes. This is a simple but efficient method and is designed to avoid the shortcomings of other methods (For example returning negative kro). It is assumed that the oil saturation is a constant value and is equal to its average in a CV. It is also assumed that the water and gas phases are completely separated in each grid block, except that the water saturation in the gas zone is equal to the connate water saturation (Swco). The kro is calculated using the following equation: