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Monthly Archives: October 2010

A remote post: was lucky to have a photo adventure in the most blue of all alpine lakes.

A hidden ridge revealed this gem of a lake, a mere dot on the topographic, there was no question that this would be the destination. No question.

Iron staining here promoted this colour unreal and un-photoshop’ed. We hiked up a series of joined undulating ridges scrambling up to around 7500 feet (2500m),
before returning.


Here is correspondence with Harper Gov’t concerning Fish lake …. Mining Effluent Regulations?

From : Greg Maurer Received : Jul 3 2010 9:17:26 AM >>>

Mr Harper,

You can not possibly support turning FISH LAKE in British Columbia’s
Chilcotin into a tailings pond.

That’s stupid. What do Canadians stand for….. not this.

This is a productive lake with 90000 trout, heli pilots I have talked
to say they can see schools of them massing, it’s not a toxic swamp in
the boreal forest of Ontario that no one cares about.

Where does the manipulation of nature for the almighty buck stop?

Do you ever get a chance to get out in nature like your predecessor
Trudeau? He canoed the Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada with
his sons.

Perhaps you should? Take something away like Robert Service wrote in
Call of the Wild ‘hear the text that nature renders’

Most Canadians would not support this

Greg Maurer
On 9-Jul-10, at 10:18 AM, Prime Minister/Premier ministre wrote:

On behalf of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your message regarding the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.

You may be assured that your comments have been carefully reviewed and are appreciated. As this issue falls under the jurisdiction of both the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, I have taken the liberty of forwarding copies of your correspondence to them. I am certain that the Ministers will give your views on this issue every consideration.

Thank you for writing the Prime Minister.

P. Monteith
Executive Correspondence Officer
for the Prime Minister’s Office
Agent de correspondance
de la haute direction
pour le Cabinet du Premier ministre

Mr Monteith and S Harper,

Its not about mining effluent regs

Its about setting a precedent that its OK to destroy lakes their water, fish and other intrinsic biota

for economic gain in this case mining (Prosperity Mine who’s prosperity certainly not yours or mine and its our lake)

its not OK to do that for any reason

Relay that to Stevo