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B.C. First Nations to 'do whatever it takes' to stop grizzly bear trophy hunters

Related NewsSep 9, 2015

First Nations along B.C.'s north and central coasts are vowing to do whatever it takes to enforce a ban on trophy grizzly bear hunting in their traditional territories. The Coastal First Nations alliance first announced the ban in 2012, but say that ... Read More

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Without license: many B.C. First Nations still oppose LNG

Related NewsAug 11, 2015

Cease and desist order issued In neighbouring Gitxsan, mere “test drilling” sites for pipelines have had hereditary chiefs serve TransCanada contractors with a “cease and desist” order in March to remove themselves within 24 hours. “I want it to be ... Read More

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Liberal govt issues 4 new salmon farm tenures on eve of BC Day

Related NewsAug 4, 2015

It was an unwelcome surprise on the eve of BC Day for critics of open net pen salmon farms: the Liberal government’s quiet doling out of four new tenures to the big three Norwegian aquaculture giants – Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg Seafoods. ... Read More

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Wolf Advocates Stymied in Search for Cull Details

Related NewsJul 31, 2015

Critics of the B.C. government's wolf cull say they've been stymied in their attempts to get detailed information about last winter's killing of 84 animals. "It's been a frustrating exercise," said Gary Allan, president of Wolf Awareness Inc. Allan ... Read More

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Report chides TimberWest over old trees in the Great Bear Rainforest

Related NewsJul 26, 2015

When the government of B.C. agreed in 2006 to protect the Great Bear Rainforest, it won widespread praise and the Gift to the Earth award from the World Wildlife Fund. The deal covered more than six million hectares of rugged coastal terrain that ... Read More

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Beached orca kept alive for 6 hours in rescue near Hartley Bay

Related NewsJul 23, 2015

A dedicated team of people are receiving praise this morning after working for more than six hours to keep a beached orca alive. The orca was first spotted on Wednesday in the Squally Channel near the village of Hartley Bay. The female orca had ... Read More

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Shutdown order issued for Banks Island Gold after tailings, effluent found in the environment

Related NewsJul 23, 2015

The Ministry of Environment has issued a shutdown order for Banks Island Gold after effluent and tailings were allowed to enter the environment over the course of several months. The Ministry notes there was an unauthorized discharge of effluent ... Read More

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Enbridge Expects $40 Million Fine, EPA's Stiffest Ever for a Pipeline Spill

Related NewsJul 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency may penalize Enbridge Inc. with the stiffest fine ever imposed under the Clean Water Act for an oil pipeline disaster, based on an InsideClimate News review of EPA enforcement data covering the past 15 years. ... Read More

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip at a 2014 Vancouver media briefing about several new Enbridge lawsuits filed by B.C. First Nations. File photo by Mychaylo Prystupa

Enbridge court argument claiming Aboriginal support called 'delusional'

Related NewsJul 20, 2015

First Nations leaders across the province are reacting with anger and disbelief today after learning Enbridge has claimed in court that most impacted Aboriginal groups support its Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers proposal. In documents ... Read More

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Premiers set to fast-track oil pipelines while cutting regulatory red tape

Related NewsJul 13, 2015

Canada’s premiers are poised to sign an agreement to fast-track new oil sands pipelines while watering down commitments to fight climate change. The Canadian Energy Strategy will be finalized and unveiled at a premiers’ conference in St. John’s ... Read More