Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Newcomer and First Nation teens plant roots in the Rouge

    Newcomer and First Nation teens plant roots in the Rouge

    April 27, 2012

    What do you get when you pair newcomer teens from eleven countries with youth from a remote BC First Nation, put them in a field, and add a bit of... More »

  • Photo: Budget act unravels environmental laws

    Budget act unravels environmental laws

    April 26, 2012

    The casualties of Bill C-38 include the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Fisheries Act, Species at Risk Act, National Roundtable on Energy and the Environment Act, and Kyoto Implementation Act. More »

  • Photo: It's time to come clean about ingredients in household cleaning products

    It's time to come clean about ingredients in household cleaning products

    April 25, 2012

    Canadians have the right to know about toxic chemicals in household cleaners. And yet, no Canadian law requires manufacturers to disclose the full list of ingredients in those products or... More »

  • Photo: Quebecers hear the call and rise up for the environment

    Quebecers hear the call and rise up for the environment

    April 23, 2012

    Among the participants were 40 Innu women from Sept-Iles who had walked 800km to protest the Plan Nord, Quebec's plan to open up the North and the province's last virgin ecosystems to major industrial development and mining. More »

  • Photo: Let's make 2012 a Jumbo year for the grizzly

    Let's make 2012 a Jumbo year for the grizzly

    April 20, 2012

    On Tuesday, March 20, as grizzly bears contemplated rousing from their long winter slumber, the British Columbia government ignored warnings from biologists and approved a controversial ski resort in the Purcell Mountains. More »

  • Photo: Message from Peter Robinson, CEO

    Message from Peter Robinson, CEO

    April 20, 2012

    Dear friends, Tomorrow is Earth Day. In light of current events, you may be feeling that it is a dark time for the environment. A week ago you received... More »

  • Photo: For the love of food

    For the love of food

    April 19, 2012

    As a chef I use fresh, simple ingredients and make sure that what I cook is accessible to the public. Pretentious food no longer holds a place at my table. Nature provides us with raw ingredients that are perfect. Why taint them and create for the sake of manipulation through technology? More »

  • Photo: Shredding of environmental review process will cost Canadians

    Shredding of environmental review process will cost Canadians

    April 17, 2012

    Environmental reviews protect people as well as natural systems. The government's plan to gut the review system puts the health and safety of Canadians — and our environment — at risk. More »

  • Photo: An open letter from Dr. David Suzuki

    An open letter from Dr. David Suzuki

    April 13, 2012

    While not always happily received by governments or industrial interests, our work is strictly non-partisan, as required by the laws governing charities, and has made the Foundation one of the most trusted environmental voices in Canada. More »

  • Photo: Canada: an inconvenient mess

    Canada: an inconvenient mess

    April 6, 2012

    When information on matters of national importance is hidden or reduced, and when people who care about those issues are silenced, government becomes less accountable. More »