Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Fish for Chipewayn - Yippee!

Fort Chipewyan, just downstream from the fabled Athabasca Tar Sands, seems to be raking in a lot of "firsts." For one there's the incidence of cancer among the local natives. But wait, there's more!

Now there's Petrofish, a new type of Goldeye - with two mouths.
A Parks Canada official from the Woods Buffalo National Park had a look at the mutant before handing it back to the Mikesew Cree nation. A report has been sent to Alberta's Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP), a cooperative that includes the Harper Department of Fisheries and Petrobucks, the Tony Clement Department of Dirty Needles, the Alberta environment department and silly walks, oilsands corporations and a few natives thrown in for good measure (those who haven't already contracted cancer).
Local natives are treating the mutant fish with alarm but, then again, they would, wouldn't they?


kenchapman said...

I was there and saw it. It is no Bigfoot folly. It is for "real."

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny....when these items come to light about our own country, no one wants to make much comment. Truly sad that greedy business just doesn't give a darn about the environment, animals nor people. When people can't breath anymore where the **** do greedy people think they will breath? A. Morris

The Mound of Sound said...

We all realize that there's nothing funny about this. Corporations, however, remain slaved to the capitalist imperative of shareholder value uber alles. It places them in a direct, powerful and sometimes dangerous conflict with the society in which they thrive. It's our own fault for allowing
18th century corporate philosophy to continue unchecked for two centuries plus.