Thursday, January 19, 2017 (All day)
Winnipeg Free Press
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.
Public Service of Canada prosecutor Alexander Clarkson announced that the Crown wants to enter a stay of proceedings in relation to MiningWatch Canada's private prosecution against the Mount Polley Mining Corporation and the Government of British Columbia over the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings breach near the city of Williams Lake.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (All day)
VICTORIA—Premier Christy Clark announced British Columbia’s support for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline Wednesday, saying the project meets her government’s five conditions for approval and includes a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (All day)
Comox Valley Record
World Community has teamed up with the Wilderness Committee to screen the new film Toad People (76 minutes) on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College. The film features people in communities across B.C. who are taking action to save the endangered wildlife in their backyards, including our own local western toads.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (All day)
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled many people from their morning sleep in September wasn’t an unusual phenomenon in the South Okanagan, said an earthquake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN).
Thursday, December 15, 2016 (All day)
The Globe and Mail
NDP Leader John Horgan says while he would be prepared to shut down the hydroelectric dam if a postelection review by the B.C. Utilities Commission supports that decision, he does not yet have enough information to take a formal position. The project has come under fire from environmentalists and First Nations leaders, in part because it would flood more than 5,000 hectares of land.
Friday, December 9, 2016 (All day)
The Globe and Mail
The Liberal MP for the Lower Mainland riding that will receive diluted bitumen from the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline is acknowledging the “valid concerns” of many in his community about the plan, and is promising to work within his caucus to urge the government keep its promises that certain conditions will be met.