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The Heiltsuk Nation says it applauds the federal government for introducing the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

Media ReleasesMay 13, 2017

MAY 12, 2017 - Transportation Minister Marc Garneau has introduced the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in the House of Commons. For years, the Heiltsuk Nation has been leading the fight to ban tankers and says it applauds the federal government for ... Read More

Coalition presents united front, calling on the Government of British Columbia to end the trophy hunting of grizzly bears across the province.

Media ReleasesMay 5, 2017

VICTORIA (May 5, 2017) - A coalition of non-profits, unions, filmmakers, and businesses present a united front in an open letter to the future Premier of B.C., calling on the Government of British Columbia to end the trophy hunting of grizzly bears ... Read More

Grizzly bear advocates deliver more than 75,000 names to Victoria calling for a ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia

Media ReleasesApr 27, 2017

VICTORIA, B.C. (27 April 2017) – Animal advocates delivered more than 75,000 names from across the globe calling on the government of British Columbia to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. The groups delivered the names to the Ministry of ... Read More

BREAKING: BC Liberals promise to eliminate grizzly trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest

Media ReleasesApr 11, 2017

BREAKING NEWS Today the B.C. Liberal government promised to eliminate grizzly bear trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. While we applaud this election promise as a great step forward, we must point out that Coastal First Nations (an ... Read More

Investigation Report exposes failures in Canada’s emergency response measures and a failure to disclose information

Media ReleasesApr 6, 2017

Vancouver, BC (Thursday, April 6, 2017) – A Heiltsuk Nation investigation released today into the first 48 hours of the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill exposes failures in Canada’s emergency response measures and repeated refusals by the Transportation ... Read More

B.C. government urged to ban trophy hunting of grizzly bears

Media ReleasesMar 28, 2017

VICTORIA (March 28, 2017) – Humane Society International/Canada, Pacific Wild, and middle school students from Glenlyon Norfolk school are calling on the B.C. government to implement a complete ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British ... Read More

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DARK DAYS AHEAD FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA'S GRIZZLY BEARS

Media ReleasesMar 7, 2017

VANCOUVER – March 7, 2017 – A report issued today by the Board of Inquiry appointed by the recently formed Grizzly Bear Foundation states that the long term survival of grizzly bears in British Columbia is threatened from a loss of habitat and food ... Read More

"It is well known that over 90 percent of BC residents are adamantly opposed to the grizzly bear trophy hunt and want to see it banned."

Wildlife slaughter proponents unite

Media ReleasesFeb 28, 2017

MONTREAL (March 1, 2017) – Wildlife protection groups are expressing concern about an effort among Members of Parliament to trade for votes on two commercially driven wildlife kills that are a stain on Canada’s international reputation. During a ... Read More

Governments of Canada and of British Columbia conclude study on protection of southern mountain caribou

Media ReleasesFeb 24, 2017

News Release From Environment and Climate Change Canada February 24, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Conserving wildlife is integral to Canada’s natural environment, and it supports our health and economy. The ... Read More

Joint sign-on letter to BC’s local governments

Media ReleasesFeb 23, 2017

On 25 January 2017, more than 50 BC community groups - from across the province and representing faith, human rights, environmental and other perspectives - sent this letter to 190 municipalities and regional districts across the province. The ... Read More

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