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First Nations take Harper government to court over Northern Gateway - just days from election
Harper government faces fresh legal battle over controversial pipeline just days before federal election.
Sep 30th, 2015
What's motivating voters in British Columbia?
Leaders, candidates, ideas, and emotions including a desire for stability, change, and a small dollop of disgust are driving B.C. voters to the polls this election.
Sep 12th, 2015
One week left to weigh in on B.C. government's plan for Great Bear Rainforest
The public is invited to comment on the province's plans for mining and tourism areas and revised land uses.
Aug 4th, 2015
Mayor blames province and feds for slow response to English Bay spill
It took six hours for the Coast Guard to build a containment boom around a toxic spill at a deep-water anchorage off English Bay and 13 hours before City authorities were notified. Now the City of...
Apr 10th, 2015
Lack of rigorous science to support B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt
While the global trend for brown bears moves towards extinction, the Liberal government maintains the fate of B.C.’s grizzly bears will be different.
Jan 16th, 2015
Trophy hunters decimate bears in B.C. valley under "abysmal" policy
“We had a great relationship with all the bears and then someone came in and killed them all," says the owner of a lodge outside Vancouver.
Nov 4th, 2014
Indie-rocker and BC Conservative Duane Nickull challenges Premier Christy Clark in Point Grey
With platinum blond hair and pierced ears, environmentalist and software developer Duane Nickull doesn’t look remotely like your typical Conservative.
May 8th, 2013
Oilsands pipeline risks explained in "BC's Huge Gamble" film
"BC's Huge Gamble" sheds light on just what British Columbians will sacrifice if the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline is approved.
Feb 17th, 2012
Freezing to death in a warming climate: yellow-cedars in trouble
For decades a mysterious force has been decimating our iconic yellow-cedars. The culprit turns out to be global warming stealing their winter blankets.
Feb 8th, 2012