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Sorry, we're closed: activists call off Grizzly hunt in Great Bear Rainforest

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Trophy hunting is closed in the Great Bear Rainforest, according First Nations activists campaigning against the annual grizzly bear hunt in the region. Signs posted across the province — including the south terminal at YVR — are taking shots at the ... Read More

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

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British Columbia source of ‘vast majority’ of bear trophies

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Northern Gateway pipeline approval overturned

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Main creditor for Banks Island Gold contemplates reopening Yellow Giant mine

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

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

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Government launches review of environmental and regulatory processes to restore public trust

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B.C. auditor general to look into grizzly hunt

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