Press Releases

Thursday, March 3, 2016 (All day)
News Release #SeaLevelUprising sends message to leaders during First Ministers’ Meeting VANCOUVER – Environmentalists left their mark at beloved places on the Vancouver sea wall Wednesday evening, as part of a creative project to demand climate action from Canada’s political leaders. The goal of the #SeaLevelUprising art project is to call attention to the impacts of climate change, using strips of blue cloth to mark how high water levels could be by the end of the century. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Canada’s Premiers today, the Wilderness Committee is asking Vancouverites to share selfies from the coast on social media to send a message to decision-makers about this urgent crisis.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 (All day)
News Release VANCOUVER – After much anticipation ahead of today’s First Ministers’ Meeting in Vancouver, the Premiers and Prime Minister of Canada have failed to come up with a meaningful national plan to put a price on carbon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Canada will never act on climate if we continue to play to the lowest common denominator,” said McCartney. “We need aggressive climate action and what we got today was vague aspirations.”
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (All day)
News Release Nakusp, BC – Logging has begun in core western toad habitat near Nakusp, BC. Although conditions are poor for winter logging with a low snow pack and warm temperatures, the Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR) logging company began harvesting forested toad hibernation habitat on Monday.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 (All day)
News Release Wilderness Committee demands BC government enact anti-SLAPP legislation in light of Taseko court appeal VANCOUVER - Taseko Mines Ltd. notified the Wilderness Committee this week that the company is appealing its court loss regarding defamation charges the mining company made against the Wilderness Committee in 2012.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (All day)
News Release Four BC-based NGOs who made a submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are hopeful that the Canadian government, in Geneva this week to be questioned by the Committee, will seriously consider the human rights and food security impacts of the Site C mega-dam in BC.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (All day)
News Release  Core western toad habitat near Summit Lake, Nakusp slated for harvest VANCOUVER – The BC government has approved logging near Summit Lake, 14 kilometres outside of the Village of Nakusp in the core habitat of the western toad – a federally listed species of special concern. Last week, road building began in core toad habitat but was halted by locals who have blockaded the access road.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (All day)
VICTORIA - The 2016 British Columbia Budget contained little good news for British Columbians hoping for meaningful action on the environment and climate change. “I was hoping for a budget that would really show climate and environmental leadership, instead we have a government trying to move ahead with highway expansion, LNG and the $8.8 billion Site C vanity project,” said Gwen Barlee, National Policy Director with the Wilderness Committee.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 (All day)
Media Advisory Organizations from across Canada are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to halt construction of the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia In an open letter released today, more than 25 organizations, including Amnesty International, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Sierra Club BC, denounced the project for violation of rights protected under Treaty 8, the Canadian Constitution, and international human rights law.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 (All day)
News Release VANCOUVER – An environmental assessment report released yesterday by the federal government shows that the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal must be rejected due to its climate impact, says the Wilderness Committee.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (All day)
Media Advisory VICTORIA – Representatives of the Wilderness Committee and other concerned citizens will hold a creative demonstration in front of the BC Legislature at noon today to draw attention to controversial old-growth logging in the Walbran Valley.
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