On the eco frontlines

• More than 2,000 pedal pushers take.

• More than 2,000 pedal pushers take part in the Bells On Bloor annual ride for bike lanes on the east-west thoroughfare, which will have to wait another year.


• The Sierra Youth Coalition puts a bottle of polluted water from the Athabasca tar sands up for sale on eBay. Last bid: $60 (Cdn).

Earth Hour? Whole parts of Toronto fail to flick off during the annual energy-saving orgy.

• The province announces that the cost of building two new reactors at Darlington is prohibitive – for now. Here comes a federal bailout?

• Rainforest Action network scales the 50-foot flagpole at RBC at Bay and Front to highlight the bank’s financing of Big Oil’s tar sands operation.

• After a 111-day blockade, activists fighting Dump Site 41 plans in Tiny Township win a one-year stop to construction.

• The mad bomber blowing holes in EnCana pipelines near Dawson Creek, BC, strikes for the sixth time in the last nine months.

• Mega-miner Barrick Gold’s tarnished eco rep takes another hit when Norway’s government pension fund sells its $200 million stake in the T.O.-based company that dumps waste directly into local rivers at the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea.

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