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Contrary to Clark’s belief, opposition to LNG project is about science

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When Premier Christy Clark dismissed opponents of resource developments in B.C. as the “forces of no,” she singled out for specific criticism those aligned against the proposed LNG facility at Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert. The Pacific Northwest ... Read More

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Wolf culls ensnared in ethical debate

Related NewsMar 11, 2016

For more than two decades, Gilbert Proulx has spent countless hours in an enclosed wooded compound, monitoring foxes as they hunted rabbits and squirrels, then setting what he thought were the perfect killing snares on the foxes’ favoured pathways. ... Read More

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B.C. govt hunters keep this wolf alive so they can kill others

Related NewsFeb 18, 2016

A “Judas” wolf is being used to guide snipers to wolf packs so that they can be killed, contends the Wildlife Defence League. The B.C.-based conservation organization believes the hunters contracted by the B.C. government to cull the wolves in the ... Read More

Cullen questions Liberal tanker ban

Related NewsJan 27, 2016

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP and NDP Environment Critic Nathan Cullen has expressed concerns over how the federal government is approaching a formalized moratorium on oil tankers passing through the Northwest coast. Federal Minister of Transport Marc ... Read More

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NHL defenceman found guilty in connection to B.C. grizzly hunt

Related NewsJan 27, 2016

National Hockey League defenceman Clayton Stoner has pleaded guilty to hunting without a licence in connection with a grizzly bear hunt on British Columbia’s central coast. Stoner, 30, who plays for the Anaheim Ducks, appeared in an Abbotsford, B.C ... Read More

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Lelu Declaration a Major Wrench in Hardhat Premier's LNG Plans

Related NewsJan 25, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT -- B.C.'s hardhat Premier Christy Clark has never met a tool she didn't like -- at least until Saturday, when a major wrench was thrown in her plans to sell northern B.C.'s wild salmon down the river to a Malaysian oil and gas ... Read More

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Bella Bella herring fishery to re-open with much smaller catch

Related NewsJan 19, 2016

Less than a year after members of the Heiltsuk First Nation occupied federal fisheries offices in Bella Bella, the two parties have reached an agreement over the Pacific herring fishery. Last March the Department of Fisheries and Oceans opened up ... Read More

Wolf hunting in Peace Region could have no limits, province proposes

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B.C.'s Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Natural Resource Operations wants to remove limits how many wolves hunters can kill in the Peace Region and when. The changes were proposed on Nov. 30 on a ministry website that accepts public feedback on ... Read More

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Trudeau to re-open Vancouver coast guard base, ban north coast oil tankers

Related NewsNov 13, 2015

Conservationists are heralding the federal government’s decision to ban crude oil tanker traffic along British Columbia’s north coast as the death knell for the proposed Enbridge oil pipeline. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered instructions ... Read More

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Low salmon run spurs B.C. First Nations to call for Fisheries meeting

Related NewsNov 12, 2015

The collapse of major salmon runs in B.C. this fall and the controversial expansion of fish farming on the West Coast have prompted First Nations to request “an urgent meeting” with newly appointed federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo. Chief Bob ... Read More