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Its Time for a Cosmetic Pesticide Ban in BC

Almost 50 years ago Rachel Carson wrote her seminal work Silent Spring which opened our eyes as a society to the impacts of toxins on human health.

This week the campaign to ban cosmetic pesticides in BC has continued to grow. The Wilderness Committee has partnered with 18 health and environmental organizations to call on the B.C. government to take swift and decisive action to ban cosmetic pesticides.

British Columbians are concerned about the serious impact that these toxic substances have on our health and our environment. Every day that goes by while this ban is not in place is another day that our families are being exposed to these toxic products.

BC Government Proposes Protections for Endangered Douglas Fir forests on Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast

The Wilderness Committee is calling on its supporters to speak up for the protection of key endangered coastal Douglas fir forests on scarce Crown Lands on Eastern Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

First Section of South Fraser Witness Trail Completed

After getting drenched on our last trail expedition, it was a welcome relief to have good weather on Sunday.

BC’s new Green Energy Advisory Task Force? Pure Greenwash...

Last Friday November 20th, a day of the week normally reserved for bad-news announcements, the BC Government quietly announced the handpicked appointees to the Green Energy Advisory Task Force.

Colonies in peril - Hug a Bee Today

Bees are an important part of functioning ecosystem, both wild and agricultural.

The Search for Spotted Owls and Private Power in the Lower Fraser

I was recently contracted by the Wilderness Committee to take their ancient beast of a truck out into the field to investigate logging and IPP (Run of River Hydro) developments in areas managed for the protection of the most endangered animal in Canada, the spotted owl.

South Fraser Witness Trail gets off to wet start

It was pouring rain on Saturday morning as I set out to start the Wilderness Committee’s first transit-accessible trail, the South Fraser Witness Trail below Surrey’s Fraser Heights neighb

Wilderness Committee Staffer Wins It BIG at the David Brower Youth Awards

I have just returned from sunny and hot California where Wilderness Committee Manitoba staff member Robin Bryan won an international award for his successful efforts to protect Manitoba Parks from government-sanctioned clearcut logging.

Selinger needs to keep road out of Grass River Park

Letter issued October 27, 2009 as a final appeal

Today, Manitoba Wildlands and the Wilderness Committee are sending their final appeals of the recent environment license that bisects Grass River Provincial Park with a logging road. The license was issued to Tolko Industries mere months after logging was supposedly banned in Grass River Park. The earlier formal appeals, filed in September, were denied by Conservation Minister Stan Struthers without explanation. The two environmental organizations are appealing to Premier Selinger to review this decision, and decide whether a logging road is a logging development, and whether the woodland caribou in this park deserve protection.

It's October and We're Still Doing Trail Work in Clayoquot!

Staff and volunteers at the office keep asking me “will the trail season ever end this year?” to which I answer “not as long as this weather holds!” Clayoquot trail maintenance can be a mighty damp affair in October.

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