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Northern spotted owls, pictured here in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State, were presumed extinct in the Canadian wild until a breeding pair was discovered in a B.C. valley slated for logging. A new provincial-federal nature agreement will work to protect species at risk in B.C., where no endangered species legislation currently exists. Photo: Bill Stevenson / Cavan
Northern spotted owls, pictured here in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State, were presumed extinct in the Canadian wild until a breeding pair was discovered in a B.C. valley slated for logging. A new provincial-federal nature agreement will work to protect species at risk in B.C., where no endangered species legislation currently exists. Photo: Bill Stevenson / Cavan
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  Reder draws water from the Seine River to flood the homemade rink
RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Reder draws water from the Seine River to flood the homemade rink
Mt. Begbie is Revelstoke’s iconic peak. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #4568)
Mt. Begbie is Revelstoke’s iconic peak. (Revelstoke Museum and Archives #4568)
Argonaut Creek is part of the inland temperate rainforest ecosystem, which is the last large scale inland temperate rainforest left on earth. The valley is also habitat for mountain caribou, an endangered species. (Photo credit Echo Creek Conservation Society)
Argonaut Creek is part of the inland temperate rainforest ecosystem, which is the last large scale inland temperate rainforest left on earth. The valley is also habitat for mountain caribou, an endangered species. (Photo credit Echo Creek Conservation Society)
The area that was slated for logging overlapped with federally designated critical habitat for the Columbia North caribou herd, the largest herd remaining in the Kootenays. Photo: David Moskowitz
The area that was slated for logging overlapped with federally designated critical habitat for the Columbia North caribou herd, the largest herd remaining in the Kootenays. Photo: David Moskowitz
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross has taken on a high-profile role as the BC Liberals’ climate change advocate. Photo via the BC Liberal Party.
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross has taken on a high-profile role as the BC Liberals’ climate change advocate. Photo via the BC Liberal Party.