Indigenous Peoples

13/03/24
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Active logging of old-growth trees near Babine Lake, B.C. Photo provided by Conservation North

Mar. 13, 2024

Two new reports find B.C.’s old-growth forests are still on the chopping block despite claims to the contrary by the provincial government and a U.K.-based corporation.

Government data leaked to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows B.C.’s Ministry of Forestry rejected more than half the proposed logging deferrals recommended by an expert panel with a mandate to protect important old-growth forests.

12/03/24
Author: 
Elizabeth Thompson
A wildfire burns near a home in the city of Kelowna, B.C., on Aug. 18, 2023. An internal RCMP report warns that a series of geopolitical and national threats — including climate change — will test the ability of governments and police services to protect Canadians in the coming years. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Mar. 10, 2024

Canada faces a series of 'crises' that will test it in the coming years, RCMP warns

Report examined 'shifts in domestic and international environments' that could affect policing

The "crises" rocking national and international affairs are likely to get worse over the next few years and could have a significant effect on the federal government and Canada's federal police force, says an internal report prepared for the RCMP.

11/03/24
Author: 
Gavin McGarrigle, Scott Lunny and Kelly Johnson
Halting the export of raw logs and adding value-added manufacturing in BC is one step to preserving jobs and strengthening communities. Photo by David Stanley via Flickr, Creative Commons licensed.

Mar. 11, 2024

After years of decline, it’s time for a united effort to help workers and communities.

08/03/24
Author: 
Brent Jang
One of the massive modules to liquefy natural gas at the LNG Canada plant in Kitimat.Nelson Bennett, BIV

Mar. 7, 2024

Revenue from forestry has topped natural gas royalties in 12 of the past 13 fiscal years, but the sector will likely play a supporting tole in the foreseeable future with reduced timber supplies

The natural gas industry is poised to take centre stage in British Columbia’s economy and overtake the forestry sector as the largest contributor to the province’s resource revenue.

05/03/24
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
The Gitanyow and climate critics are calling on the province and federal government to tackle false advertising on LNG. Canada Action bus ad / screenshot

Mar. 5, 2024

The Gitanyow Nation is calling on both the provincial and federal governments to do something about deceptive ad campaigns that greenwash the climate impacts of liquified natural gas projects in B.C.

Its concerns relate to a deluge of paid ads across the province touting claims by gas companies that LNG is somehow a green source of energy aligned with net-zero emissions targets.

01/03/24
Author: 
The Early Edition - CBC
wild salmon

Mar. 1, 2024

Bob Chamberlin of the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance says bureaucrats with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are undermining the transition away from open-net pen fish farms.

Listen here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/16046319-wild-salmon-advocates-calling-emergency-meeting-trudeau

28/02/24
Author: 
Zoë Yunker
The province isn’t doing enough to reduce the threat of wildfire by protecting ecosystems, say some experts. Photo by Ben Westerik via BC Wildfire Service.

Feb. 28, 2024

Experts say the focus is still on response, not prevention.

After a record-breaking drought and fire season, this month’s B.C. budget made sizable investments in emergency response.

28/02/24
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood and Andrew MacLeod
 Pink goo: BC needs to clean up its act when it comes to hazardous spill response in the province, a report by the auditor general has found. Photo via Environmental Emergency Program.

Feb. 28, 2024

‘The program is designed for there to be consequences, but those responsible for spills don’t comply with the law.’

B.C. is not adequately prepared to deal with a serious hazardous spill, according to an audit of the province’s Environmental Emergency Program released Tuesday.

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