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Heiltsuk proposes plan to take strong leadership role in central coast oil spill prevention and response

Media ReleasesNov 15, 2017

Bella Bella, B.C. (November 15, 2017) – The Heiltsuk Nation today published a report outlining plans to take to strengthen oil spill prevention and clean-up on the central coast by establishing an Indigenous Marine Response Centre (IMRC). “When the ... Read More

West Coast applauds government’s progress on marine conservation

Media ReleasesOct 30, 2017

October 28, 2017 - VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law are pleased to see the progress the federal government has made in marine conservation over the past two years, which was highlighted today during ... Read More

Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations

Media ReleasesOct 24, 2017

NEWS RELEASE --- October 24, 2017 Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management . B.C. is ... Read More

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Heiltsuk Nation turning to courts in wake of spill and botched response

Media ReleasesOct 11, 2017

Bella Bella, BC (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) – This week marks the one-year anniversary of the oil spill in Bella Bella. With the community’s recovery efforts undermined by government and Kirby Corporation’s refusal to take responsibility for the ... Read More

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Canada and the Coastal First Nations take a step forward in the management of fisheries resources

Media ReleasesOct 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 Vancouver, BC Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada The Government of Canada and the Coastal First Nations are committed to working together to advance a more collaborative and efficient approach to the ... Read More

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Grizzly bear 'meat' hunt is a 'trophy' hunt in disguise

Media ReleasesOct 6, 2017

New Denver, BC - Thirty-eight environmental and animal welfare organizations, along with wildlife-based businesses and prominent activists, have signed an Open Letter to the BC Government opposing the continuation of grizzly bear hunting for meat. “ ... Read More

Fallen filmmaker and activist Twyla Roscovich inspires a filmmaking scholarship

Media ReleasesOct 6, 2017

The late environmental filmmaker and activist Twyla Roscovich is the inspiration for a donor advised fund and scholarship to send young filmmakers to the school where it all started for her, Gulf Island Film and Television School (GIFTS) located on ... Read More

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Canada reinforces its leadership on marine conservation targets during the Our Oceans Conference

Media ReleasesOct 5, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario – Resilient and healthy ecosystems help support sustainable industries, local economies and coastal communities across Canada and around the world. That is why the discussion at this year’s Our Ocean Conference was focused on how to ... Read More

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Government to consult on grizzly bear ban

Media ReleasesOct 3, 2017

British Columbians are being given the opportunity to provide input on new proposed grizzly bear regulations. On Aug. 14, 2017, the B.C. government announced that effective Nov. 30, 2017 it will end trophy hunting of grizzly bears and stop all ... Read More

Death of bear 148 highlights conservation challenges & opportunity for grizzlies

Media ReleasesSep 28, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017 - The death of grizzly bear 148 near McBride, British Columbia on Sunday, Sept. 24, highlights the numerous challenges facing grizzly bears in both B.C. and Alberta, say representatives of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation ... Read More

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