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Northern Gateway pipeline approval overturned

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The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's controversial Northern Gateway project after finding Ottawa failed to properly consult the First Nations affected by the pipeline. "We find that Canada offered only a brief, hurried and inadequate opportunity … to exchange and discuss information and to dialogue," the ruling says. "It would have taken Canada little time and little organizational effort to engage in meaningful dialogue on these and other subjects of prime importance to Aboriginal Peoples. But this did not happen."Read More

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Main creditor for Banks Island Gold contemplates reopening Yellow Giant mine

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The main creditor of bankrupt Banks Island Gold is contemplating reopening the remote Yellow Giant mine, which was shut down last year by the province over environmental and permit violations, according to the B.C. ministry of mines. The ministry ... Read More

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Martyn Brown: The grisly business of trophy hunting in Super, Natural British Columbia

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"Harvest." Such a beautiful, bucolic word. Imagery abounds. Golden fields of swaying wheat. Lush green vineyards of plump, perfect grapes. Acres of apples, all red and delicious. Harvest: so suggestive of humans in harmony with the Earth. So ... Read More

Justin Trudeau won't be pinned down on B.C. oil tanker ban timing

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“We’re working every day on getting both the environment and the economy protected right across the country,” Trudeau said in a recent interview when asked when he will fulfill that high-profile pledge. “We’ll continue to work on that file.” There ... Read More

Government launches review of environmental and regulatory processes to restore public trust

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June 20, 2016, Ottawa – The belief that a clean environment and a strong economy can go hand in hand is central to the health and well-being of Canadians as we work to get resources to market and develop infrastructure projects responsibly in the ... Read More

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B.C. auditor general to look into grizzly hunt

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B.C.'s auditor general will look into the province's controversial grizzly bear hunt to see if the government is managing the animals properly. The David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre asked for an ... Read More

Heiltsuk Filming Protocols

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Any project interested in filming this area for a public audience must first obtain authorization from the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department's (HIRMD) Research Department by completing the following steps: Complete a HIRMD film ... Read More

B.C. grizzly bear hunt to include Great Bear Rainforest

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B.C.’s spring grizzly bear hunt has opened for another year, with the government authorizing a limited number of bears to be killed in parts of the province – including the Great Bear Rainforest. That authorization exists despite an announcement in ... Read More

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Contrary to Clark’s belief, opposition to LNG project is about science

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When Premier Christy Clark dismissed opponents of resource developments in B.C. as the “forces of no,” she singled out for specific criticism those aligned against the proposed LNG facility at Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert. The Pacific Northwest ... Read More

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Wolf culls ensnared in ethical debate

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For more than two decades, Gilbert Proulx has spent countless hours in an enclosed wooded compound, monitoring foxes as they hunted rabbits and squirrels, then setting what he thought were the perfect killing snares on the foxes’ favoured pathways. ... Read More