Screening: White Water, Black Gold

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As a forerunner to International Stop the Tar Sands Day (June 18), being marked in countries around the world as a Day of Action to stop the mining of the Alberta Tar Sands, we are proud to present the screening of White Water, Black Gold.

Location: Unitarian Church, 603 Wellington Crescent,Winnipeg

Sponsor: Council of Canadians – Winnipeg Chapter

White Water, Black Gold follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across Western Canada in search of the truth about the impact of the world’s thirstiest oil industry. This is a journey of jarring contrasts, from the pristine mountain ice fields that are the source of the industry’s water, to the Tar Sands tailing ponds, where thousands of migrating birds have unwittingly landed and died.

Both government and industry spokespeople deny any cause for concern, but in the course of his journey Lavallee, backed by university scientists, makes a number of discoveries that challenge that assessment and raise serious concerns for Canada and the United States. More.

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