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Romania bans trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats

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Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat. The move on Tuesday reverses a ... Read More

Another cod-like collapse possible under DFO watch, says federal audit

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A new federal audit report warns another fish species collapse could happen again under the watch of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans. "From my perspective, we are still at risk of having another stock potentially go into collapse, ... Read More

New signs at Bella Coola Airport declare trophy hunting closed in Great Bear

Related NewsOct 4, 2016

B.C.’s fall grizzly hunt opened September 1 in the Great Bear Rainforest and there has been plenty of strong pushback from local First Nations and conservation activists. Much of that work has been spearheaded by the Coastal First Nations and the ... Read More

The 40-Year-Old Federal Salmon Study That Should Have Killed Pacific Northwest LNG

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The report is dated July 17, 1973, and stamped by the Department of the Environment. Scientists had undertaken a study of fish in the Skeena estuary due to proposals to build a super port in the Prince Rupert area. The federal government wanted to ... Read More

Feds won't appeal Northern Gateway court ruling, but still open to pipeline: Enbridge exec

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John Carruthers made the comment after both his company and Ottawa confirmed that neither would appeal a Federal Court of Appeal ruling in June that quashed permits approved in 2014 by the former Conservative government. It is expected that Natural ... Read More

Canadian First Nations, U.S. tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines

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First Nations communities from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment. The ... Read More

Great Bear Rainforest to Receive Special Designation

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As part of their upcoming Royal Tour, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will officially endorse the Great Bear Rainforest under The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, Premier Christy Clark confirmed today. The Great Bear ... Read More

Enbridge set to take over most of B.C.'s gas pipelines

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Enbridge, the company behind the controversial Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline project, is set to take over 55 per cent of B.C.'s gas pipelines as well as major gas processing plants. As part of a merger with Houston-based Spectra announced ... Read More

Ottawa's new 'Pacific strategy' will combine conservation, economic growth, minister says

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OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will formalize its long-promised moratorium on crude oil tankers off the northern B.C. coast this fall as part of a broader “coastal strategy” to protect the environment while using West Coast ports to fire up the ... Read More

Rematriating Cheeky's remains

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On Wednesday afternoon, with the afternoon sun heavy on our shoulders, we laid a dear relative - Cheeky, a grizzly bear - to rest. Many of you will remember the story of Cheeky, killed in the remote estuary of Kwatna in 2013 by trophy hunter and NHL ... Read More