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B.C. auditor general to look into grizzly hunt

Related NewsJun 2, 2016

B.C.'s auditor general will look into the province's controversial grizzly bear hunt to see if the government is managing the animals properly. The David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre asked for an ... Read More

Heiltsuk Filming Protocols

Related NewsMay 1, 2016

Any project interested in filming this area for a public audience must first obtain authorization from the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department's (HIRMD) Research Department by completing the following steps: Complete a HIRMD film ... Read More

B.C. grizzly bear hunt to include Great Bear Rainforest

Related NewsApr 3, 2016

B.C.’s spring grizzly bear hunt has opened for another year, with the government authorizing a limited number of bears to be killed in parts of the province – including the Great Bear Rainforest. That authorization exists despite an announcement in ... Read More

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

Related NewsMar 13, 2016

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