Protecting the environment is a smart investment in our future
Whether you're swimming in a crystal clear lake, having a snowball fight or just walking in the woods, Canadians enjoy many simple pleasures that are provided by nature. Healthy ecosystems also provide us with the things we need to survive, including food, water, clean air, pollution, medicines, climate regulation and flood control.
This report looks at how the health of Canada's environment is intrinsically linked to our well-being and quality of life, and why its protection is so critical – now and into the future.
Raven Coal Mine now leaderless after years of failing to navigate BC review process
VICTORIA – Compliance Energy, proponent of the contentious Raven Coal Mine proposal on Vancouver Island, announced the resignation of its COO Stephen Ellis late Wednesday night. The move comes just days after Ellis accused the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) of bias against the Raven project.
“It looks like the wheels are falling off the bus for Compliance Energy, which is great news for the environment and water quality on Vancouver Island,” said Torrance Coste, Vancouver Island Campaigner for the Wilderness Committee. “This project had no social license because people here know we can do better than a dirty coal mine.”
Wilderness Committee to deliver 3,600 letters to Premier Selinger
WINNIPEG - Today at 10:30 a.m. the Wilderness Committee is delivering 3,600 letters to Premier Greg Selinger’s office at the Legislature, asking that the beautiful and wild lower Bird River in eastern Manitoba be permanently protected from development.
Province launches 60-day public consultation process on protection options
VANCOUVER – This morning in a positive announcement following consultations in the region, the BC government released an intentions paper and invited public feedback regarding protection options in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. Included in the proposed protection options is a national park reserve designation.
"I am grinning ear to ear," said Gwen Barlee, Policy Director with the Wilderness Committee. "I grew up in the South Okanagan and every time I go back I see another piece of wilderness gobbled up. Establishing a national park reserve here will be something our children and grandchildren will thank us for."