Damien Talks Delta Foreign Trade Zone on SFU Radio (June 19, 2011) *NEW
Damien Gillis and CJSF's Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson discuss the master plan to industrialize Delta - home to vital salmon, orca and bird habitat, and the best farmland in the country. Damien connects the dots between a proposed foreign trade zone built around a vastly expanded Deltaport in Tsawwassen, and the roles of the Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty, the BC Rail Sale, and the South Fraser Perimeter Road in this bigger plan - which stretches back as far as the 1960s. (20 min)
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Transit vs. Gateway Battle Heats Up (Sept 29, 2007)
The battle heats up over the BC Liberals' $3 billion highway megaplan, the Gateway Program. In the same pivotal weekend, while citizens and experts unite at two unique rallies to urge a massive investment in public transit over Gateway, Premier Gordon Campbell flaunts his controversial plan at two high profile events. While Gateway critics say public transit is the key to solving regional congestion challenges and fighting climate change, Campbell tries to reconcile his recent green agenda with highway expansion to an increasingly skeptical media.
SFPR Threatens Historic Community of Delta (May 30, 2007)
Dig beneath the surface of the BC Ministry of Transportation's potentially devastating South Fraser Perimiter Road--a key component of the BC Gateway Project. Meet Hazel and Sig, two of Delta's pioneer residents--both of whom stand to lose their historic homes to the ministry's expropriation program for a highway which threatens both the local environment and community. Interviews with local resident and SFPR critic Don Hunt and Conservative MP John Cummins.
Asia-Pacific Gateway Threatens Environment (May 4, 2007)
Going Green? Prime Minister Stephen Harper and trade minister David Emerson promote their Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridors initiative; while scientists proclaim the serious threats these projects pose to our environment.
Stop Gateway Rally Draws Large Crowd (March 31, 2007)
A video visit to the "Stop Gateway Rally" in B.C.'s rural community of Delta. An impressive panel of scientists, advocates and politicians share their thoughts on the Ministry of Transportation's highway megaplan--the Gateway Project--and sustainable transportation alternatives.
Here's a short video that anyone living in a port community should see.
This 10 minute video addresses the air quality concerns in neighborhoods surrounding the Los Angeles and Long Beach Port Complex.
"People living near the L.A. Ports are subsidizing the price of tennis shoes with their lives" and "1,200 Southern Californians die every year from soot and smog" and "we're living in a diesel death zone" are just some of the comments heard in the presentation.