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'Cruel' bear spear-hunting should be banned: wildlife advocates

In The NewsAug 17, 2016

Wildlife advocates are calling on the B.C. government to outlaw spear-hunting after graphic video of a hunter killing a bear led to a decision to ban the practice in Alberta. Only migratory game birds or bison are off-limits to spear hunters in B.C ... Read More

National Energy Board suspends review of Northern Gateway sunset clause extension request

Related NewsJul 8, 2016

The National Energy Board (NEB) is suspending its review of a request from Northern Gateway Pipelines and the Aboriginal Equity Partners to extend the sunset clauses for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. The NEB will also suspend its review of ... Read More

British Columbia source of ‘vast majority’ of bear trophies

Related NewsJul 6, 2016

More than 300 shipments of grizzly bear products – including skins, skulls and rugs – have moved from Canada to the United States through U.S. ports over the past three years. Those transactions are among nearly 17,000 imports of North American bear ... Read More

Northern Gateway pipeline approval overturned

Related NewsJun 30, 2016

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

A drone photo shows Banks Island Gold’s Yellow Giant mine site, with Banks Creek in the background on July 26, 2015. Image: Ian McAllister/PacificWild

Main creditor for Banks Island Gold contemplates reopening Yellow Giant mine

Related NewsJun 28, 2016

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

Two coastal grizzly bears

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

Related NewsJun 24, 2016

"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

ACTION ALERT: My submission to the NEB

BlogJun 23, 2016Diana Chan

As we mentioned earlier this month, Enbridge's permits for the Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project are expiring at the end of the year, and they are asking the National Energy Board (NEB) for a three year extension . We need to do ... Read More

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

Related NewsJun 21, 2016

“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

Related NewsJun 20, 2016

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

UPDATE: Your letters made the difference between life and death for grizzlies in the Peace Region

BlogJun 14, 2016Michaela Montaner

This winter, thousands of us worked together to tell the B.C. government not to triple the grizzly bear trophy hunt or to dramatically increase the wolf trophy hunt. We mobilized against 6 proposals. Today we're thrilled to tell you that we have ... Read More

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