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Heiltsuk Will Fight to Protect Central Coast Herring

In The NewsMar 31, 2015

The battle over herring is ramping up, and all eyes are on the central coast as Heiltsuk children, elders, men and women stand together as warriors defending what is theirs. In an assertion of their right to manage their herring resources, the ... Read More

First Nation vows to interfere in B.C.

In The NewsMar 23, 2015

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – A First Nation in British Columbia is vowing to disrupt a contentious herring fishery if commercial boats return to the Central Coast and drop their nets. The Heiltsuk Tribal Council threatened last week it would not allow the ... Read More

Namu B.C. Action

In The NewsMar 12, 2015

UPDATE - March 12, 2015 Excellent news: The Coast Guard is stepping in to remove contaminants from the sinking cargo ship Chilcotin Princess while the Provincial Government has begun assessing contaminants on Crown land and will develop a ... Read More

Opinion: Ecologists oppose B.C. wolf kill

In The NewsFeb 19, 2015

As two of Canada’s senior wolf biologists, we are disturbed the B.C. government is implementing massive wolf control plan with the low probability of recovering a few small, isolated, range-edge herds of mountain caribou. As university-based ... Read More

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B.C. Mines Minister faces scrutiny over ties to guide-outfitting operation

In The NewsFeb 19, 2015

When Bill Bennett entered politics, he portrayed himself as “the voice of the hunter” in the B.C. Legislature. But after 14 years, Mr. Bennett – now the province’s powerful Mines Minister – finds himself in conflict with hunters, and facing scrutiny ... Read More

B.C. wolf cull will likely last 5 years, deputy minister says

In The NewsFeb 11, 2015

The point man for British Columbia's effort to save endangered mountain caribou says a controversial wolf cull will likely be necessary for the next five years. Assistant deputy minister Tom Ethier told CBC News the 180 wolves being shot from ... Read More

BC War on Wolves

In The NewsJan 16, 2015

Ian McAllister joined CBC in Vancouver to speak out against the B.C. government's plan to shoot up to 184 wolves. The goal is said to be the protection of the caribou population. Ian McAllister, conservation director of Pacific Wild, says this is ... Read More

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First Nations launch court challenge against B.C. over Northern Gateway

In The NewsJan 13, 2015

Coastal First Nations are taking the B.C. government to court in an attempt to strike down an agreement that gave Ottawa decision-making authority over the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. It is the 19th legal challenge that has been ... Read More

Inside an Unfolding Toxic 'Marine Disaster'

In The NewsJan 3, 2015

The continuing deterioration of a derelict ship moored to an unsecured toxic waste site on the B.C. central coast is a marine ''disaster'' in the making, say groups long pressing for it to be cleaned up. The failure to act, they say, proves the ... Read More

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B.C. researchers dive underwater caves to solve salmon mystery (with video)

In The NewsDec 1, 2014

Image: Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild dives in a rare cave on the BC coast near Bella Bella by Tavish Campbell WATCH VIDEO: Explore a rare B.C. cave system The Great Bear Rainforest is world renowned for its grizzly bears and towering cedars, but in ... Read More