Sunday, 28 October 2012

10 more reasons BC rejects pipeline + tankers

 

 Betty Stewart Port Clements, British Columbia We live in Port Clements... this is my hubby's "play-by-play" from last night's Earthquake as relayed to a friend of his the next morning... "House was shakin', things falling off the walls and displays, wife under the table, me trying to hold things up, trying to reassure the wife that everything would be ok. Shakin' getting stronger now, me not as convincing, trying to reassure wife bouncing around under the table, dog running around, cat left the building, lights flickering, power goes out, house is bouncing, swaying to a drummer I can't hear. Saying to myself "it has to start easing off soon..... I hope" looking around shaking getting stronger, me telling wife "calm down, calm down" thinking to my self OH S**T, HOW MUCH MORE CAN THE HOUSE TAKE, looking around, up at the ceiling, at the walls, at the floor that is dancing to the beat of the earth.... oh yeah... this was the first 60 seconds, power's back on, strangely brighter..." 

Crystal Robinson All I need to say is dagwiigaa, strong, be strong. Be strong for us Haidas. Dagwiigaa, strong, be strong. Haaw'a. And where will we go when we lose all our medicine and our food and our sustenance? Who will we be? It's genocide; it will be complete genocide.


"It wasn't like others before," said one Terrace resident. "Sometimes when a big truck rumbles by the house will shake but this was way more, the house was visibly moving as if you were in a boat."


Jenny Nelson Why would anyone choose to work with a pipeline company with such a lousy track record of.spills? That's not sensible. It's not sensible to create a protected place like Gwaii Haanas with one hand and threaten to destroy it with the other. It's not sensible for government to ignore the in-your-face climate instability that threatens us. And not only ignore but gut policies, research and scientific bodies that help us to make informed decisions.

Along with being a well-known lawyer representing 
the Haida Nation 
in the area of aboriginal-environmental law, 
Terri-Lynn’s life’s work 
and passion 
has been to preserve 
the Haida songs.... 
 Uploaded by  on Sep 28, 2011
"First Nations people acknowledge that we are part of a continuum. At any time we can tap into the knowledge of our ancestors. I hope this song helps others to connect to the strength and wisdom of the ancestors. It is sung in Haida." 

In English it means:
Those Born Before Us, Those Yet to be Born: We Respect You.
Those Born Before Us, Those Yet to be Born: Help Us.
Those Born Before Us, Those Yet to be Born: We Want to do the Respectful Thing.

See www.ravencallingproductions.ca for more information about this project.  / full bio here

Event Time

  1. 2012-10-28 05:02:49 UTC
  2. 2012-10-27 20:02:49 UTC-09:00 at epicenter
  3. 2012-10-27 22:02:49 UTC-07:00 system time

Location

52.409°N 132.165°W depth=10.3km (6.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 178km (111mi) S of Masset, Canada
  2. 245km (152mi) SSW of Prince Rupert, Canada
  3. 333km (207mi) SW of Terrace, Canada
  4. 551km (342mi) WNW of Campbell River, Canada
  5. 671km (417mi) SSE of Juneau, Alaska
NWS-WCATWC Tsunami Information Statement

SEUS71 PAAQ 281857
EQIWOC

TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1157 AM PDT SUN OCT 28 2012

...THIS IS AN INFORMATION STATEMENT...

EVALUATION
 AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED THAT IS NOT EXPECTED TO GENERATE
 A TSUNAMI. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY WCATWC MESSAGE ISSUED
 FOR THIS EVENT.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
 MAGNITUDE - 6.4
 TIME      - 1054 AKDT OCT 28 2012
             1154  PDT OCT 28 2012
             1854  UTC OCT 28 2012
 LOCATION  - 52.8 NORTH 132.5 WEST
              40 MILES/64 KM SW OF SANDSPIT BRITISH COLUMBIA
             390 MILES/628 KM S OF JUNEAU ALASKA
 DEPTH     - 12 MILES/19 KM

THE LOCATION AND MAGNITUDE ARE BASED ON PRELIMINARY INFORMATION.
FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES 
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV - OR THE APPROPRIATE 
REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK.

$$

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everything happens in Toronto:
my favourite tweet of the night:
 This girl jus said tsunami warning in Toronto...u fucken stupid? Do you see any large masses of water unless lake Ontario is gunna turn over 

Tofino is no doubt the westerly coastal place misheard 


a history + geography of earthquakes

Date Lat N Lon W Magnitude Location
1700/01/26 48.5 125 9.0 Cascadia subduction zone, British Columbia.
1949/08/22 53.62 133.27 8.1 Offshore Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.****
1970/06/24 51.77 130.76 7.4 South of Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
1933/11/20 73.00 70.75 7.3 Baffin Bay, Northwest Territories.
1946/06/23 49.76 125.34 7.3 Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
1929/11/18 44.50 56.30 7.2 Grand Banks south of Newfoundland.
1929/05/26 51.51 130.74 7.0 South of Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
1663/02/05 47.6 70.1 7.0 Charlevoix, Quebec.
1985/12/23 62.19 124.24 6.9 Nahanni region, Northwest Territories.
1918/12/06 49.62 125.92 6.9 Vancouver Island, British Columbia.


Map of BC First Nations declaring Indigenous Law bans on Enbridge and Kinder Morgan tankers and pipelines: View a map illustrating the combined traditional territories of First Nations who have banned tar sands pipelines and tankers using their traditional laws. [source]

Haida Gwaii was well-represented at the "Defend Our Coast" protest in Victoria. Michaela McGuire, the young woman behind the Anti-Enbridge photo campaign reported in the Observer this summer, attended the rally and said she saw at least eight people she knew from Haida Gwaii. Around five or six thousand people gathered on the steps of the legislature on October 22, she said. The protest against tar sand pipelines and tankers was one of 76 across BC according to the Defend Our Coast website.



 
Map + soon-to-be-revised**** top ten earthquakes in Canada: http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/histor/top10-eng.php 

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