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National Geographic puts spotlight on B.C.’s enigmatic sea wolves

In The NewsSep 24, 2015

WATCH: British Columbia's unusual sea wolves have caught the attention of National Geographic, while local conservation groups hope to protect the animal. Linda Aylesworth reports. National Geographic is throwing the spotlight on B.C.’s largely ... Read More

#SaveBCwolves advocates Miley Cyrus and Pamela Anderson are backed by independent science AND government science

Miley Cyrus visits B.C. to discuss wolf cull

In The NewsSep 21, 2015

WATCH: Premier Christy Clark is not taking Miley Cyrus' fight to end the wolf cull seriously, but as Linda Aylesworth reports, many experts are on the pop star's side, saying wolves are being scapegoated in the bid to save endangered caribou. ... Read More

Great Bear Rainforest live cams capture wolves, seals and salmon at play

In The NewsSep 17, 2015

Now you can catch sea wolves playing, seals scratching themselves or salmon jumping from a stream through three live stream cameras set up in the Great Bear Rainforest. The Great Bear LIVE program has installed what it describes as non-invasive ... Read More

The campaign to stop BC’s wolf cull is getting some high-profile support from singer Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus enters fray to fight B.C. wolf cull program

In The NewsSep 9, 2015

The campaign to stop B.C.’s wolf cull got some high profile support from controversial pop star Miley Cyrus. Cyrus, who is known for garnering equal amounts of hype and backlash, took to Instagram yesterday urging her 28 million followers to sign a ... Read More

Humpback whale found dead on BC northcoast. A lack of fishing regulations that protect whales might be to blame. Max Bakken/Pacific Wild

Fourth humpback whale found dead along B.C. coast in a week

In The NewsAug 12, 2015

A humpback whale that washed up dead on the shore of British Columbia’s northern coast last week was the fourth to die in a week in the province’s coastal waters. The 10-metre-long female whale was found floating on its back near Klemtu, B.C., with ... Read More

This image shows how close the tailings pond breach location is to the salmon system and its links to surrounding waterways. Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild

Banks Island Gold faces another order to stop discharging sediment-laden water

In The NewsAug 10, 2015

The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines has ordered Banks Island Gold to stop sediment-laden water discharges that continue from its underground mine operation in northwest B.C. The order came after a visit last Wednesday to the Yellow Giant mine, ... Read More

Grizzly Bear - Great Bear Rainforest BC - Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild

BC’s Trophy Hunt Questioned

In The NewsAug 4, 2015

Pacific Wild Executive Director Ian McAllister on asking Air Canada to stop the transportation of grizzly bear parts from British Columbia.Read More

Banks Island Gold’s Yellow Giant mine operation on Banks Island, 120 kilometres south of Prince Rupert. Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild

Gold company has been ignoring province’s mine shutdown order

In The NewsJul 31, 2015

B.C.’s chief mines inspector on Thursday warned Banks Island Gold to stop operating their Yellow Giant mine in northwestern B.C. as ordered. The small mine operator has been ignoring a July 15 order from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines to shut ... Read More

A drone photo of Banks Island Gold’s Yellow Giant mine site with Banks Creek in the background. Salmon are currently migrating through the creek. Photo courtesy of Ian McAllister

Victoria shuts down Yellow Giant gold mine in northwestern B.C. over pollution spills

In The NewsJul 27, 2015

The province has shut down the small Yellow Giant underground gold mine on Banks Island in northwest B.C. for spilling pollution on land and into creeks, lakes, and a wetland. The B.C. environment ministry said the discharge reached the ocean ... Read More

 Close-up of the tailings pond breach location. Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild

Mine shut down after pollution spill at Yellow Giant gold mine

In The NewsJul 27, 2015

Mon, Jul 27: Environmentalists sounding the alarm about tailings pond spill at Yellow Giant gold mine on Banks Island on BC’s north coast. Keith Baldrey has more on the impact of the spill with phone-in interview with Pacific Wild Executive Director ... Read More