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B.C. government’s lack of progress on oil spill response highlighted by tug accident

Related NewsOct 16, 2016

In 2012 the B.C. government set out five conditions that must be met before the province supports two proposed pipelines that would greatly increase tanker traffic on the West Coast. No.2 on that list is the establishment of a “world-leading marine ... Read More

Clam beds at risk after sinking tug spills fuel near Bella Bella, says local First Nation

Related NewsOct 13, 2016

First Nations on B.C.'s Central Coast are worried about environmental damage after a tug boat that left Alaska with nearly 200,000 litres of diesel fuel ran aground early Thursday morning near Bella Bella. The Nathan E. Stewart and the empty fuel ... Read More

Heiltsuk call for tanker ban to include fuel barges amid ongoing leak in Great Bear Sea

Related NewsOct 13, 2016

A 10,000 tonne US-owned fuel barge, the Nathan E. Stewart, ran aground in Seaforth Channel on BC’s central coast early this morning and the tug that was towing it is now leaking fuel into the highly sensitive marine environment of the Great Bear Sea ... Read More

Economic benefits of LNG project outweighed 'significant adverse' effects, cabinet decided

Related NewsOct 7, 2016

The federal cabinet knew there would be "significant adverse environmental effects" from the Pacific NorthWest LNG pipeline but approved it anyway, believing economic benefits of the project justified the decision, according to Privy Council ... Read More

Romania bans trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats

Related NewsOct 5, 2016

Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat. The move on Tuesday reverses a ... Read More

Another cod-like collapse possible under DFO watch, says federal audit

Related NewsOct 5, 2016

A new federal audit report warns another fish species collapse could happen again under the watch of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans. "From my perspective, we are still at risk of having another stock potentially go into collapse, ... Read More

New signs at Bella Coola Airport declare trophy hunting closed in Great Bear

Related NewsOct 4, 2016

B.C.’s fall grizzly hunt opened September 1 in the Great Bear Rainforest and there has been plenty of strong pushback from local First Nations and conservation activists. Much of that work has been spearheaded by the Coastal First Nations and the ... Read More

The 40-Year-Old Federal Salmon Study That Should Have Killed Pacific Northwest LNG

Related NewsSep 29, 2016

The report is dated July 17, 1973, and stamped by the Department of the Environment. Scientists had undertaken a study of fish in the Skeena estuary due to proposals to build a super port in the Prince Rupert area. The federal government wanted to ... Read More

The View from Out Here

BlogSep 21, 2016Guest Blogger

It’s early, still a few hours to go until enough light descends on the estuary for filming. But S/V Habitat is bustling as the crew prepares the gear for the coming day. The smell of coffee brightens tired eyes, and with the new day comes new hope ... Read More

Feds won't appeal Northern Gateway court ruling, but still open to pipeline: Enbridge exec

Related NewsSep 20, 2016

John Carruthers made the comment after both his company and Ottawa confirmed that neither would appeal a Federal Court of Appeal ruling in June that quashed permits approved in 2014 by the former Conservative government. It is expected that Natural ... Read More