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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

Nine LNG Questions for British Columbians to Ask Their Politicians

In The NewsJul 22, 2015

The British Columbia legislature has just ratified a long-term agreement to lower royalties and taxes for a $38-billion liquefied natural gas project proposed by Malaysia's state-owned oil company, Petronas. Pacific Northwest LNG, a consortium that ... Read More

Mixed reviews for LNG Canada project following environmental green light

In The NewsJun 24, 2015

A liquified natural gas project proposed near Kitimat is receiving mixed reviews from the B.C. public as it moves one step closer to a final investment decision. The multibillion dollar LNG Canada initiative was given an Environmental Assessment ... Read More

Pacific Wild sails into eco-controversy to get the visual story

In The NewsJun 4, 2015

Last spring, every news outlet had it: a daily, unfolding enviro-political struggle on the remote central B.C. coast, shown with world class 4K video and photography. The Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella, population 1,500, faced down the federal ... Read More

B.C. caribou herds face extinction despite government protection

In The NewsMay 12, 2015

Woodland caribou in northeast British Columbia are headed for extinction and could become the first subpopulation of a species to vanish in Canada while under government protection. Researchers from the University of Northern B.C. and the province ... Read More

B.C. government drastically overestimates the impact of wolves on threatened caribou herds

In The NewsApr 17, 2015

In a wolf cull, sanctioned by the B.C. government on January 15, 2015, as many as 184 wolves were to be shot from helicopters as part of an ill-conceived plan to save endangered caribou herds in the South Selkirk and Peace regions. Today, the B.C. ... Read More

Pacific Wild's Great Bear Hydroophone Network

Pacific Wild placing underwater microphones on B.C.’s Central Coast

In The NewsApr 15, 2015

WATCH VIDEO: A trend toward caring capitalism sees a British Columbia based business, Sitka, help protect west coast whales. As Linda Aylesworth reports, it’s part of a trend that you could describe as caring capitalism. The waters of the Great Bear ... Read More

On the Heroes for Wildlife’s debut, WCC’s Maggie Howell talks to Pacific Wild director and co-founder Ian McAllister and Westchester’s own Ashley about the importance and plight of British Columbia’s wolves.

Wolf Conservation Center, Pacific Wild, and Budding Conservationist Discuss B.C. Wolves on Heroes For Wildlife

In The NewsApr 10, 2015

Almost 200,000 concerned citizens from around the globe have signed Pacific Wild’s online petition opposing the British Columbia government’s scientifically unsound wolf slaughter. The government is continuing to inhumanely kill hundreds of wolves ... Read More