Press Releases

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER - Today’s announcement by the federal government delaying urgently needed methane regulations has no justification and is dangerous to our climate, charges the Wilderness Committee.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER - In an open letter sent today to all recently elected MLAs and their party leaders, several non-government organizations and citizen groups are urging them to pause construction on the Site C dam and have the project thoroughly assessed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC).
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER - Voters in BC have made clear their opposition to a sevenfold increase in oil tanker traffic through the Salish Sea, according to the Wilderness Committee.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 (All day)
  Wilderness Committee delivers thousands of letters to the Premier today, asking for an end to logging in Algonquin   TORONTO — The Wilderness Committee delivered thousands of letters today to the Ontario Legislative Assembly, urging the Premier to end logging in Algonquin Provincial Park.   “People don't support the degradation of parks, of nature, of wilderness,” said Wilderness Committee Campaigner Eric Reder. “Parks are a place for people to escape and unwind, and to connect with nature.”
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (All day)
VICTORIA – Workers from the BC forest industry, First Nations’ representatives, environmental activists, and citizens rallied at the BC Legislature today. The diverse coalition called for a ban on raw log exports and a transition to sustainable second growth forestry.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (All day)
WINNIPEG — According to the Wilderness Committee, the Manitoba government has today introduced a budget devoid of initiatives on protecting the lands and waters of the province, while cutting ministerial budgets for water stewardship, parks and climate change.
Friday, April 7, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER — Today, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna received a legal application for an emergency order to block clearcut logging in caribou habitat, outside Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Kamloops.
Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day)
WINNIPEG - The Wilderness Committee has just released a report highlighting the urgent need to protect Canada’s iconic boreal woodland caribou. This species is listed as ‘threatened’ under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA) due to habitat loss, and the failure of federal, provincial and territorial governments to take action so far is alarming.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (All day)
WINNIPEG - The Wilderness Committee is calling out the Manitoba government’s Climate and Green Plan survey as a waste of money and opportunity because of its unregulated format.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER – While the federal government invests in moving Canada towards a low-carbon economy, Budget 2017 throws good money after bad in its attempts to prop up a failing tar sands industry.
 
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