This year’s Homelessness Marathon will broadcast live from the streets of Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver, Windsor and Thunder Bay on Tuesday, February 23rd, starting at sunset (6pm AST) and running all night long until sunrise (8am) on Wednesday, February 24th.
WHAT IS THE HOMELESSNESS MARATHON?
The eighth annual Homelessness Marathon will once again serve up 14 hours of people-powered radio, broadcasting this year from multiple cities
across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies
to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions.
The Homelessness Marathon is annually carried by 40 campus, community and native radio stations. Listeners are invited to call-in with their
questions or comments toll-free: 1-866-594-7729
Walter Regan on Sackville River Oil Spill (mp3, 14:03)
Early on November 8th several hundred litres of furnace oil made its way into the Little Sackville River, after a line was deliberately cut on a tank outside Buddy’s Billiards on Sackville Drive.
Sackville Rivers Association president Walter Regan says the spill is a blow to the river and the community. The oil could damage salmon populations on the river, killing eggs already laid or diverting spawning salmon from heading up the Little Sackville. Invertebrates and birds may also be affected.
Regan was also president of the SRA in 2002 when another major tragedy killed thousands of fish in the river. A broken water main forced thousands of litres of water through acidic rock infill, causing a drastic spike in the river’s PH level, causing the biggest fish kill the area has seen.
In this interview with CKDU News, Regan describes the potential effects of the spill, and the challenges facing urban rivers like the Little Sackville River.
Links of interest:
If you see a group of people running and hiding around downtown, don’t be alarmed: they’re probably just playing Manhunt. Manhunt is a version of hide-and-seek played by adults in cities across Canada. A Halifax chapter sprung up a few years ago, letting people explore the city in a dynamic way.
You can listen to Shannon Fay’s report here.