Campaign Videos: BC's Rivers at Risk

2013 11 26 TV News Story - BC Power Bills Rising

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    This is a TV news story about BC power bills going up because of the more than $50 billion of long term contracts the provincial government has signed with private power producers. The Wilderness Committee's Gwen Barlee is interviewed for this news story.

2013 07 23 TV News Story - Private Power Threatens BC Grizzly Habitat

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    The Wilderness Committee's Policy Director Gwen Barlee explains the threat that a newly approved private hydropower project poses to endangered grizzly bear populations near Pemberton, BC.

2013 02 04 TV News Story - Wilderness Committee opposes Kokish run of river power project

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    This is a TV news story about growing opposition to a private hydro-power project being built on the Kokish River of northern Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. The Wilderness Committee's Gwen Barlee is interviewed in this report.

2012 10 27 Radio Interview with Joe Foy about Bill C-45

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    This is a radio interview with Wilderness Committee National Campaign Director Joe Foy about the changes to Canada's Navigable Waters Act brought about by Bill- C-45 and what it means for the nation's environment.

2012 10 26 Radio Interview - Joe Foy about Bill C-45

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    This is a radio interview with Wilderness Committee Campaign Director Joe Foy about Bill C-45 and changes to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act. The Wilderness Committee is concerned that the changes that have been made, facilitate the construction of oil pipelines from Alberta's tar sands to the Pacific coast - and other industrial projects that risk damaging Canada's waterways.

2012 10 12 Narrows Inlet Environmental Assessment

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    This is a seven minute On The Ground Report from the Wilderness Committee's Joe Foy about the BC Environmental Assessment open house meeting held in Egmont on October 12, 2012. The meeting was to let people know about a proposed private hydro power project that would dam and divert a cluster of streams and lakes in the Narrows Inlet area of BC's Sunshine Coast. The Wilderness Committee opposes such projects because of their high environmental and social costs and because BC does not need this kind of intermittent, unreliable, low value electricity.

2012 08 22 TV News Story - BC's Lost Federal Environmental Reviews

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    This is a television news story about the federal government abandoning up to 500 environmental assessments for a variety of different projects in BC. As a result of the new Canadian Environmental Assessment legislation, hundreds of projects ranging from hydroelectric facilities to fish farms no longer require federal oversight. The Wilderness Committee's Policy Director Gwen Barlee explains the implications this legislative change will have on ecosystems and species.

2012 05 08 Radio Interview about deletion of land from BC Provincial Parks

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     This is a radio interview about the recent announcement that the BC government will be deleting land from several Provincial Parks to make way for private projects. These projects include a tourist gondola and a hydro-power development. Hear views on the removal of park land from BC's minister of environment as well as the gondola proponent and the Wilderness Committee's Gwen Barlee.

2012 04 26 Radio Interview - Kokish River private power project

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    This is a Radio Interview with the Wilderness Committee's Gwen Barlee about the as-yet-to-be-built Kokish River private hydro-power project on Northern Vancouver Island.

2012 04 25 Radio Interview - Kokish River private hydro power project

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    This is a Radio Interview with Wilderness Committee Policy Director Gwen Barlee and Port McNeil Mayor Gerry Furney about the proposed Kokish River private hydro-power project on northern Vancouver Island.