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How one group of residents is helping Syrian families come to Canada

Refugee Aid Canada Members (L to R): Back Row: Sameena Khan, Susan Monaghan, Olivia Nixon and Heidi Brault. Middle Row: Amin Amlani, and Nilofar Amlani. Front Row: Marc Blanchard, Charles Gregoire, and Hassan Futainah. Absent: Nazmu Mamdani, Samira Ayad Yedri
Refugee Aid Canada Members (L to R):
Refugee Aid Canada Members (left to right). Back row: Sameena Khan, Susan Monaghan, Olivia Nixon and Heidi Brault.  Middle row: Amin Amlani, and Nilofar Amlani. Front row: Marc Blanchard, Charles Gregoire, and Hassan Futainah. Absent: Nazmu Mamdani, Samira Ayad Yedri.

 

“If not me, who? I need to do something,” said Olivia Nixon when she became aware of the plight of the Syrian refugees.

She wasn’t the only one compelled to act. Continue reading


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CBC documentary “The Greenvaders” to feature Carp landfill opponent

UPDATE: The documentary is available online.  Nixon’s interview starts around a third of the way in.

CBC television will air a documentary on Saturday, September 5 that features a local community activist who’s been involved in opposing the Carp Road landfill expansion.

The documentary is called The Greenvaders. “They disturb, they act and they invade. Starting in their own backyard, our green heroes take on today’s challenges for tomorrow’s generation. This one-hour documentary follows community leaders as they address some pressing environmental challenges.”

It features interviews with Olivia Nixon from the Don’t Let Ottawa Go to Waste group that’s been fighting Waste Management’s proposed Carp Road landfill expansion, and Lucie Régimbald from Dumpthisdump2 (DTD2), the group that’s fighting a proposed landfill in the east end.

The Greenvaders airs on Saturday at 7pm on CBC television.


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