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New calf dubbed J53 joins endangered whale population plying B.C. waters
Baby whale was about 10 days old when it was first seen swimming in the Haro Strait.
The Canadian Press
Oct 26th, 2015
Vancouver could host spectacular whale sanctuary, says expert
A whale born in captivity should live in an ocean pen and not be trained to perform tricks, says Lori Marino.
Jul 28th, 2015
Hunters say they love what they kill
Ninety percent of BC. opposes it. The government permits it. Caught in the deadly trap between public opinion and policy are BC's bears.
Jan 15th, 2015
Bill 4 Passes, opens B.C. parks to industry
The passage of Bill 4 opens B.C.'s parks to industrial activity including the construction of pipelines and resource extraction.
Mar 25th, 2014
B.C. conservationists call for provincial park acquisition fund
Forest advocates from all over the coast press the B.C. government for a conservation fund, urging private owner Island Timberlands to delay logging until they can purchase priority lands.
Mar 1st, 2012
St. Lawrence seal cull "politics, not science"
Proposed slaughter of grey seal draws fire from top scientists and conservation group.
Sep 25th, 2011
Industry and environmental groups sign document protecting forest twice the size of Germany
Canadian forest industry and environmental groups sign world's largest conservation agreement applying to area twice the size of Germany.
May 18th, 2010
MY VIFF PICKS FOR Day 3
Some good. Some not so good. Reviews of VIFF by Volkmar Richter.
Oct 2nd, 2009