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Beached orca kept alive for 6 hours in rescue near Hartley Bay

Related NewsJul 23, 2015

A dedicated team of people are receiving praise this morning after working for more than six hours to keep a beached orca alive. The orca was first spotted on Wednesday in the Squally Channel near the village of Hartley Bay. The female orca had ... Read More

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Shutdown order issued for Banks Island Gold after tailings, effluent found in the environment

Related NewsJul 23, 2015

The Ministry of Environment has issued a shutdown order for Banks Island Gold after effluent and tailings were allowed to enter the environment over the course of several months. The Ministry notes there was an unauthorized discharge of effluent ... Read More

A Canada goose, completely covered in oil, squawks while swimming in the Kalamazoo River after the oil spill. Kalamazoo Gazette / Jonathon Gruenke

Enbridge Expects $40 Million Fine, EPA's Stiffest Ever for a Pipeline Spill

Related NewsJul 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency may penalize Enbridge Inc. with the stiffest fine ever imposed under the Clean Water Act for an oil pipeline disaster, based on an InsideClimate News review of EPA enforcement data covering the past 15 years. ... Read More

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip at a 2014 Vancouver media briefing about several new Enbridge lawsuits filed by B.C. First Nations. File photo by Mychaylo Prystupa

Enbridge court argument claiming Aboriginal support called 'delusional'

Related NewsJul 20, 2015

First Nations leaders across the province are reacting with anger and disbelief today after learning Enbridge has claimed in court that most impacted Aboriginal groups support its Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers proposal. In documents ... Read More

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Premiers set to fast-track oil pipelines while cutting regulatory red tape

Related NewsJul 13, 2015

Canada’s premiers are poised to sign an agreement to fast-track new oil sands pipelines while watering down commitments to fight climate change. The Canadian Energy Strategy will be finalized and unveiled at a premiers’ conference in St. John’s ... Read More

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B.C. conservation officers criticized for ‘cavalier’ killing of predators

Related NewsJul 13, 2015

VANCOUVER -- Conservation officers kill almost 60 cougars for every one relocated in B.C., Ministry of Environment statistics reveal. Officers destroyed 352 cougars during the last four years — about one every four days — compared with just six ... Read More

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Gitga'at First Nation launches legal challenge to Pacific Northwest LNG

Related NewsJul 7, 2015

The Gitga'at First Nation has launched a legal challenge against Pacific Northwest LNG. The First Nation is seeking a judicial review of the B.C. government's handling of consultation for the liquefied natural gas project on Lelu Island, near Prince ... Read More

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Heat wave adds to salmon's migratory obstacles

Related NewsJul 5, 2015

The Early Stuarts, first of this season’s sockeye, are now ghosting in from the North Pacific, homing on the freshwater plume of the Fraser River. It spills in a vast, silty lens across the Salish Sea, one of the last mysterious signals guiding them ... Read More

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Heiltsuk and Haida nations finalize peace treaty

Related NewsJun 30, 2015

The Heiltsuk and Haida nations will finalize a historic peace treaty at a potlatch in Bella Bella today. Both nations have worked closely together over the last number of years opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline and, most recently, to oppose ... Read More

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Coastal grizzly hunt territories eyed for purchase by First Nations, enviros

Related NewsJun 26, 2015

Two massive guide outfitting bear-hunt territories —one in the north and one in the south —appear to have willing sellers for the first time in years, leading to the tantalizing possibility for conservationists who envision buying the areas up to ... Read More