Press Releases

Thursday, June 30, 2016 (All day)
VANCOUVER – The number of full-time (FT) park rangers in BC has sunk to a low of just seven individuals who are expected to patrol 14 million hectares of protected areas. The number of full-time rangers slumped from 27 positions in 2001, to 12 FT rangers in 2009 to just seven FT park rangers in April 2016.
Monday, June 27, 2016 (All day)
CALGARY — For the second year in a row, endangered Sage-grouse populations in Alberta and Saskatchewan are on the rise. Good nesting conditions, and an emergency protection order are encouraging for the quirky bird’s population growth
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (All day)
WINNIPEG  – The National Energy Board (NEB) has denied the Wilderness Committee intervenor status in its review of the proposed Energy East pipeline, eliminating the environmental group’s ability to analyze and respond to testimony in the review process.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (All day)
VICTORIA – The Wilderness Committee has captured photos of fresh old-growth logging from the south side of Walbran Valley. Last week, the Wilderness Committee’s Vancouver Island campaigner Torrance Coste and other staff traveled to the Walbran to photo-document several  areas that were clearcut logged over the winter by Teal Jones.
Monday, June 20, 2016 (All day)
VANCOUVER, BC – Today’s encouraging announcement by the federal government to review Canada’s environmental assessment legislation, including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and National
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day)
NAKUSP - A recent photo and video expedition has revealed thousands of western toads are dispersing into their forested habitat that is slated to be imminently logged. The images and video show toads under logging equipment, on logging roads as well as on branch roads into the logging cut blocks. Branch roads were constructed in February 2016.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (All day)
VANCOUVER - The Wilderness Committee is demanding that Prime Minister Trudeau refuse to sign off on any new federal permits required for Site C construction after a damning report by leading Canadian scientists. 
Friday, May 20, 2016 (All day)
VANCOUVER – A report summarizing a public consultation process relating to proposed protected areas, including national park reserve (NPR) status, in the South Okanagan-Similkameen was launched today by the British Columbia government. The 81 day process was launched August 13, 2015 and generated 3,460 comments.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 (All day)
VANCOUVER – Wilderness Committee is outraged but not surprised the National Energy Board (NEB) approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline today despite overwhelming opposition in British Columbia.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (All day)
News Release New map shows major concerns from 12 municipalities and 38 First Nations along the proposed pipeline and tanker route. VANCOUVER, BC – The Kinder Morgan pipeline panel appointed this morning by the federal government is faced with the impossible task of gaining social licence from BC communities. 
 
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