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SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

SFU scientists among Stanford’s Leopold Leadership fellows

Training to focus on effectively communicating scientific research related to environmental sustainability
BC to regulate the term “organic”

BC to regulate the term “organic”

All products marketed as “organic” will have to be certified under a provincial or national certification program.
Alberta Felon Found Hiding Inside Sofa

Alberta felon found hiding inside sofa

An Alberta felon is now behind bars after he was found hiding inside a sofa in an East Vancouver home, according to a Vancouver Police Department media release. the Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit...
The Gastown steam clock is back

The Gastown steam clock is back [PHOTOS]

9 a.m.  Patiently waiting for the clock to arrive. 9:30 a.m. Running behind schedule. Here it comes.   Safety first.   If you had any doubts, the scene was chaotic (before and...
Government Helps Make BC Fishing Industry Safer, according to Fisheries and Ocea

Government Helps Make BC Fishing Industry Safer, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Federally Financed Program Helps Reduce Fishing Industry Injuries and Deaths, according to a Fisheries and Oceans Canada press release
Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum. Agreement Grace Islet.

First Nations Leadership Council congratulates Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum regarding the purchase of Grace Islet

"The BC Heritage Conservation Act is woefully inadequate in protecting our ancestors’ remains," says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
Aphrodite’s Organic Café is Growing

Aphrodite’s Organic Café is Growing

Aphrodite will be sharing part of the new space with The Green Moustache, a local (Whistler) organic juice bar.
Government acting to save endangered caribou

Government acting to save endangered caribou by shooting wolves

The South Selkirk herd is at high risk of local extinction. Evidence points to wolves being the leading cause of mortality.
Council of the Haida Nation's letter to Herring Industry

Council of the Haida Nation's letter to Herring Industry [PDF]

Read Council of the Haida Nation's letter to the Herring Industry below: CHN LT Fishermen Jan 13
Green Party to Open a Flagship West Coast Office in Victoria


Green Party to Open a Flagship West Coast Office in Victoria


Elizabeth May will attend the grand opening with candidates and supporters from across the coast.