Community News South St. Boniface Residents Association – News and Events

February 29, 2016

We thank Gordon Sinclair

Filed under: Industrial — Admin @ 8:42 pm

We thank Gordon Sinclair for having the patience to learn our story about the potential shredder pollution in our area. Very often in this process more questions are raised while many of the previous questions are still pending answers.

With concerns raised continually since Fall of 2015, how is it that no Air testing has yet been performed? Concerns here were raised specifically about Hexavalent Chromium due to the research done by the Department of Health in Houston after air quality testing was performed surrounding their local shredders. Because of complaints by residents in Houston, Hexavalent Chromium was discovered to be a new form of air pollution linked specifically to the metal recycling industry. If that name does not ring a bell, just think Erin Brockovich.

Many people write off the concerns stating that the business has been there for 60 years. However, the Metal Shredder itself only went into operation in August of 2015. It was submitted for approval in 2008 and the opposition to it was dismissed. We now see many of the complaints being raised that had previously only been concerns.

We continue to ask how it is allowed to operate when it is still out of compliance with such a large portion of its’ environmental license. If the government does not do its’ utmost to uphold the Environment Act, then an environmental license isn’t worth the paper it is written on.

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Voices of the people

Filed under: Industrial — Admin @ 8:39 pm
Voices of the people just not getting through
If you like stories about the power of the people and their persistence in the face of political indifference at the highest level, you’ve come to the right place.Last fall, the St. Boniface constituency point man for embattled Premier Greg Selinger…

Unanticipated potential cancer risk

Filed under: Industrial — Admin @ 8:38 pm

Unanticipated potential cancer risk near metal recycling facilities…/257048659_Unanticipated_pote…

Unanticipated potential cancer risk near metal recycling facilities
Metal recycling is an important growing industry. Prior to this study, area sources consisting of metal recycling facilities fell in a category of limited regulatory scrutiny because of assumed…

St. B townhall meeting

Filed under: MB Energy Justice Coalition — Admin @ 8:37 pm

On Feb. 25, 2016, the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition held a townhall meeting at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre to discuss the proposed Energy East Pipeline. You can watch the video here:

Wpg water not the only danger

Filed under: MB Energy Justice Coalition — Admin @ 8:35 pm

Wpg water not the only danger. Please read and share.
Gamble with the environment? Why?…/energy-east-pipeline-coalition-city-of-…

Group calls on city to review risks Energy East poses to Winnipeg water supply
The Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition and the Winnipeg chapter of Council for Canadians are meeting with City of Winnipeg representatives today to highlight…

Winnipeg water is at risk

Filed under: MB Energy Justice Coalition — Admin @ 8:34 pm

Winnipeg water is at risk.

Please visit the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition website for more information. This organization reveals some serious safety concerns for this province’s environment and those who live in it.…

Town hall highlights concerns over Energy East pipeline
Concerns over the Energy East pipeline were highlighted Thursday night at a town hall meeting in St. Boniface.

February 18, 2016

Candidates April 19th Election

Filed under: Community News — Admin @ 9:37 pm

With the April 19th Election fast approaching, we wanted to ensure that everyone knows who our local candidates currently are and how to contact them, giving every resident a chance to reach out to the candidates and to bring up any issues of concern they have for our area.

Who are the Candidates in St. Boniface?

NDP – Greg Selinger
Phone: 1-204-987-4857

PC – Mamadou Ka
Phone: 1-204-899-4448

Liberal – to date a candidate has not been announced, we will continue to check their site for an update.

Green Party of MB – to date a candidate has not been announced, we will continue to check their site for an update.

February 6, 2016

Association updates

Filed under: Residents Association — Admin @ 9:28 pm

During our door to door campaigns within the community, it became apparent that our association name was difficult for residents to remember and cumbersome to say. We are thus delighted to announce that our association name has changed from Seine River Bonivital Residents Association to South St Boniface Residents Association.

We would like to thank our former Inaugural President, Secretary and Directors for their efforts in this community organization. We wish them well in all future endeavours.

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