Press Releases

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)
WINNIPEG — Two First Nations and two conservation groups are waiting to hear the fate of eight islands on Lake Winnipegosis. The islands that make up the Grand Island and Goose Islands complexes were nominated in 2001 by local First Nations to become protected areas for cultural and wildlife values.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER - The Wilderness Committee is back in court this week as Taseko Mines Ltd. appeals a BC Supreme Court decision that rejected its libel suit against the organization.  
Monday, May 29, 2017 (All day)
VANCOUVER — As Kinder Morgan looks to crowdfund its ill-conceived pipeline, the Wilderness Committee is launching a live map so British Columbians can stay up-to-date if the shovels ever do hit the dirt.
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.
 
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