Our Columns

1 day 23 hours ago
By Torrance Coste & Scott Doherty
The Vancouver Sun, March 21, 2017
 
Early this month, a paper mill on Vancouver Island was forced to shut down for six days because of a “lack” of raw material to run the mill.
1 week 18 hours ago
By Peter McCartney
The Tyee, March 14, 2017
 
So far, LNG industry hasn’t done much except fill BC Liberal coffers.
3 weeks 1 day ago
By Eric Reder
Winnipeg Free Press,  January 19, 2017
 
 
This past December, we witnessed the first loss of protected lands in Manitoba under our current provincial government, as Pemmican Island in Lake Winnipegosis — which had been protected for 15 years — was opened up for mineral exploration. In addition to regressive thinking on the environment, the Pemmican Island episode also displayed a lack of competence and leadership.

11 weeks 19 hours ago

January/February 2017

Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he sifts through government records to reveal the dirty tricks that were used to grease the skids for BC mega-projects like the Site C dam.

19 weeks 18 hours ago
 
November/December 2016
 
Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he looks at what it takes to make a city wild.
20 weeks 5 days ago

Vancouver Observer - November 3, 2016

By Peter McCartney - Wilderness Committee Climate Campaigner

There’s nothing more disrespectful than pretending to listen. 

24 weeks 1 day ago

By Eric Reder

Winnipeg Free Press, October 11, 2016

 

For 10 years, I’ve wandered through our northern forest, walking through clearcuts auditing the logging operations, or bushwhacking along rock ridges inspecting woodland caribou habitat. Logging is taking a lot out of these woods, and it’s clear this ecosystem can’t handle the impact.

27 weeks 5 days ago
 
September/October 2016
 
Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he hikes out to the wild edge of Vancouver and finds the future in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

29 weeks 6 days ago

September 2016

Read Joe Foy's opinion column in Common Ground Magazine about the factually shaky ground that the Site C dam is being built on.

36 weeks 5 days ago

July/August 2016

Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he explores the history of a peaceful valley on the edge of conflict and wonders what will it take to stop the Site C dam.