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Stephen Hume: Trophy hunting justifications just don’t add up

Related NewsOct 15, 2015

A deluge of mail followed last week’s column about provincially sanctioned trophy hunting of grizzly bears by a few people with enough money to kill the big carnivores just for the fun of it. Because that’s all trophy hunting grizzlies represents. ... Read More

NHL player, Clayton Stoner, has been charged after killing a grizzly bear in B.C. in 2013.

‘He’s a role model for kids’: Protesters speak out after NHL player kills grizzly bear

Related NewsOct 9, 2015

WATCH: Animal rights activists turn up at a Vancouver court hearing for NHL player Clayton Stoner, as he's accused of illegally killing a grizzly bear. As Linda Aylesworth reports, the group wants new rules in place against trophy hunting. About 12 ... Read More

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Opposition to trophy hunting overwhelming, poll finds amid grizzly debate

Related NewsOct 2, 2015

Ninety-one per cent of British Columbians oppose trophy hunting, according to a new poll conducted by Insights West, and disdain for the practice runs equally high in rural areas of the province as it does in urban centres. The pollster found ... Read More

Clark defends grizzly bear hunt, says B.C.'s wildlife policies based on science

Related NewsSep 30, 2015

After recently fending off criticism of British Columbia’s controversial wolf cull, Premier Christy Clark is now defending the fall grizzly bear hunt, too. “We aren’t contemplating any changes at the moment to the way we approach that,” Ms. Clark ... Read More

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Grizzly hunters see the writing on the wall

Related NewsSep 25, 2015

Scott Ellis does not have a problem if a person wants to pay thousands of dollars for the opportunity to shoot a B.C. grizzly bear, chop off its head for mounting and leave its rotting corpse for animals to scavenge. “Does the bear care?” says Mr. ... Read More

NHL player Clayton Stoner, from Port McNeil BC, killed a grizzly bear, cut off his head, and posed for a photo. Image: AP

Ducks' Clayton Stoner Charged For Killing And Beheading Cheeky The Bear

Related NewsSep 17, 2015

NHL player Clayton Stoner, then with the Minnesota Wild, traveled to British Columbia in May of 2013, killed a grizzly bear, cut off his head, and posed for a photo. That September, we declared him an enemy of Deadspin . Today, Stoner’s facing five ... Read More

I challenge B.C.’s premier to watch this grizzly bear video

Related NewsSep 12, 2015

Gary Mason | There are images that hit the Internet that break our hearts. And there are those that make us furious. A new video making the rounds on social media is managing to do both – and the B.C. government should be alive to the backlash it is ... Read More

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B.C. First Nations to 'do whatever it takes' to stop grizzly bear trophy hunters

Related NewsSep 9, 2015

First Nations along B.C.'s north and central coasts are vowing to do whatever it takes to enforce a ban on trophy grizzly bear hunting in their traditional territories. The Coastal First Nations alliance first announced the ban in 2012, but say that ... Read More

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Without license: many B.C. First Nations still oppose LNG

Related NewsAug 11, 2015

Cease and desist order issued In neighbouring Gitxsan, mere “test drilling” sites for pipelines have had hereditary chiefs serve TransCanada contractors with a “cease and desist” order in March to remove themselves within 24 hours. “I want it to be ... Read More

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Liberal govt issues 4 new salmon farm tenures on eve of BC Day

Related NewsAug 4, 2015

It was an unwelcome surprise on the eve of BC Day for critics of open net pen salmon farms: the Liberal government’s quiet doling out of four new tenures to the big three Norwegian aquaculture giants – Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg Seafoods. ... Read More