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Nicola Valley, Bio Solid Dumping, Sewage waste, Friends of Nicola Valley

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...
Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival

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...
How to take your “green car” on a road trip

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...
Hunter photo via Bigstock

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.
Canadians urgent to start a national dialogue on energy

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.