environment

Kelowna wildfire, July 2015. Canadian Press photo

Premier Clark fears raging wildfires new norm, blames climate change

Prime Minister Harper is expected to join Clark in her home riding of Kelowna this afternoon.
Cartoon by Rob Cottingham

How to thrive in a Vancouver drought

Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering...
Fishing photo by Heath Alseike/Creative Commons

Province clamps down on recreational fishing due to suffering fish stocks

Increased water temperatures and low water levels has moved the B.C. government to ban angling in many areas of the province.
Global warming illustration (Creative Commons)

Province seeking public input on climate action plan

The public will have two opportunities over the next six months to speak up about new climate policies in B.C.
Elsie Dean and granddaughter Mic

At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community

With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.
Canadian Water Summary, discussion, environment, Vancouver, water

How can we fix the looming water crisis?

Water scarcity is already a huge problem in the world. According to a 2014 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, approximately one in nine people around the world lack access to safe,...

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
juvenile salmon, Lelu Island, Prince Rupert, LNG,

Natural Gas Minister, Grand Chief at odds on First Nations support of LNG project

'Virtually all' First Nations are on board with LNG project, says Coleman, but B.C.'s Grand Chief disagrees.
WesPac, Fraser River, British Columbia

B.C. wants feds to stay out of environmental assessment for Fraser River LNG project

'This is all going to impact one of the world's greatest salmon rivers in probably its most sensitive part,' says MP and fisheries and oceans critic Fin Donnelly.
Barnard Harbour, in the Great Bear Rainforest. Photo by Dogwood Initiative

BC gov't invites letters on Great Bear Rainforest land use

The Province has put the call out for written public input on the proposals and the potential for new biodiversity, mining and tourism areas (BMTAs), by Aug. 10, 2015.