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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

Canadian First Nations, U.S. tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines

Related NewsSep 20, 2016

First Nations communities from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment. The ... Read More

UPDATE: 2+2+2=6 Steps Toward Protection of the Great Bear Sea

BlogSep 19, 2016Diana Chan

Over the last three months, there have been several developments that could help to advance marine protection in the Great Bear Sea. While there is much work to be done, there are clear opportunities that can be seized to move us closer to a ... Read More

Great Bear Rainforest to Receive Special Designation

Related NewsSep 12, 2016

As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, Premier Christy Clark confirmed today. The Great Bear ... Read More

An intern perspective

BlogSep 9, 2016Pacific Wild

Pacific Wild was pleased to welcome Kiara Lawson and Jordan Wilson as our SEAS ( Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards ) Great Bear LIVE interns this summer. Jordan is now continuing on with Pacific Wild as a Great Bear LIVE technician. The ... Read More

Enbridge set to take over most of B.C.'s gas pipelines

Related NewsSep 6, 2016

Enbridge, the company behind the controversial Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline project, is set to take over 55 per cent of B.C.'s gas pipelines as well as major gas processing plants. As part of a merger with Houston-based Spectra announced ... Read More

Ottawa's new 'Pacific strategy' will combine conservation, economic growth, minister says

Related NewsSep 3, 2016

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will formalize its long-promised moratorium on crude oil tankers off the northern B.C. coast this fall as part of a broader “coastal strategy” to protect the environment while using West Coast ports to fire up the ... Read More

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