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First Nation supporters occupy premier's Kelowna office, demand end to sewage dumping
"It's a real bad smell. A stench [...] you wouldn't want to be near it," Lower Nicola Chief Aaron Sam said, of the biosolid dump site he said jeopardizes food sources for the people of the Nicola...
Apr 16th, 2015
Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival
B.C.’s largest social film festival is coming to Vancouver from March 20-22 Amnesty International, CoDevelopment Canada and Village Vancouver in partnership with Langara College Continuing Studies...
Mar 6th, 2015
Green to go! Electric car trips to B.C. destinations put eco into travel.
It’s taken longer than it should have, and there's still a ways to go, but hybrid and electric “eco-cars” are on their way—along with a global network of charging stations to keep green-minded...
Feb 18th, 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
Canadians urgently wish to start a national dialogue on energy and the environment, according to survey
More than eight of ten Canadians say it is urgent (53 per cent) to have a conversation on Canada's energy future and the environment.
Dec 31st, 2014
Who exactly is crazy here, Mr. Harper?
Here in Lima, Peru at the United Nations climate change talks, I am watching negotiators from impacted countries like the Philippines working earnestly on a new agreement to reduce global climate...
Dec 10th, 2014
Native Planet challenges audiences to redefine humanity’s relationship with the environment
Native Planet, a new six-part documentary series takes audiences to the front lines of an Aboriginal-led fight for Mother Earth. Last week, the series kicked off with the story of a Maori tribe’s...
Sep 9th, 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio and Darren Aronofsky receive gift of moccasins in remote Fort Chip
Leonardo Di Caprio's car drove into town and the megastar jumped out and walked straight to the banks of the Athabasca Lake. He took in the beauty. A small group consisting of chiefs and...
Linda Solomon Wood
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Aug 22nd, 2014
Harper announces National Research Council Arctic Program launch
During his ninth annual Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. Its goal will be to enter into...
Aug 21st, 2014
Billionaire vs. billionaire: Tom Steyer challenges Koch Bros. to energy debate
Anti-Keystone funder challenges the Kochs -- the largest owners of Canada's tar sands -- to a debate him on Bill Maher show.
Linda Solomon Wood
Apr 26th, 2014