First Clip: Ellen Page’s New Documentary About Environmental Racism

Watch the First Clip From Ellen Page's New Documentary About Environmental Racism

In There’s Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and producers Ellen Page and Ian Daniel introduce viewers to several women who are taking a stand against environmental racism in Page’s home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. In a first clip from the movie, above, we meet one such woman, Michelle Francis-Denny.

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St. Lawrence River braces for largest dam-water release ever

photo: Ward's Island resident Alison Gzowski on at Ward's Island Beach where sand used to span out beyond beyond the lifeguard stand.

Ward’s Island resident Alison Gzowski on at Ward’s Island Beach where sand used to span out beyond beyond the lifeguard stand. The Toronto island has been plagued with flooding in areas as heavy rains have cause Lake Ontario levels to rise. The city has closed access to much of the island including Centre Island. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail/Globe and Mail Update)

As part of an emergency measure to begin

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Ojibwe Grandmother has walked 17,000 km to raise consciousness about water

Ojibwe Grandmother has walked 17,000 km to raise consciousness about water

"She takes care of the Lifeblood of Mother Earth – water." A First Nations elder who has "walked the equivalent of half the earth’s circumference" to build awareness about pollution, laws, fracking, and the selling of the water, is being honoured today in Toronto. Josephine Mandamin received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park.

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick … [more…]