News in brief
Ottawa City Council has asked the Ontario government to put a moratorium on further uranium prospecting and mining in Ontario. Robert Lovelace was sentenced to six months in jail and a $25,000 fine for obstructing the mining company at Sharbot Lake.
Louise and Percy Schmeiser have been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for their opposition to Monsanto’s claims of Genetically Modified Seeds on their farm.
Two former members of Science for Peace passed away last year.
Harold Koehler received his B. Sc. (Eng) in 1948 at the University of Toronto. As a mechanical engineer he worked for A V Roe, Orenda Engines and Hawker Siddeley on the Avro Arrow. He quit the military industry and became research engineer at Ontario Hydro. He died at age 83.
John Buttrick left his teaching position at the University of Minnesota to protest the war in Viet Nam and came to York University. He was a well-known economist. He died at age 88 in a car accident.
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Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m. at Port Hope High School: Jim Harding will address the topic “Uranium: Anything but Clean and Green.” He is the aurthor of Canada’s Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System.
Saturday, May 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bloor Street United Church: An Afternoon with Rosalie Bertell on “War and Weapons.”