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In rural B.C., diverging opinions on logging pristine forest
Over 6,200 petitioners have voiced their concern over clear-cutting forests on the coastal B.C. island. But are all Cortes Island residents on the same page?
Jan 15th, 2012
A mill owner's view on creating a climate for better forest management in B.C.
Switzerland's logging industry provides up to 11 jobs per thousand cubic meters of timber. That's 10 times the number of jobs created by logging in B.C., a Cortes Island mill owner says.
Daniel J. Pierce
Jan 14th, 2012
Get Up! Love a Forest Fest at W2 Media Cafe
Join a mix of Vancouver's best Latin-inspired musicians to help protect the Amazon rainforest.
Dec 29th, 2011
Vancouver's Dan Mangan aiming for a second fluke
With new CD, the songwriter's pushing for something noisier, subtler and deeper. He's got more on his mind lyrically, too.
Sep 25th, 2011
This weekend's hottest events
We're loving this weekend's upcoming events. So many opportunities to see a unique side of Vancouver. We've got the chance to peruse through a musical forest, explore ...
Jul 20th, 2011
Half of BC pines dead from fossil fuel pollution. Is it over?
Half our pine trees have been eaten alive in just the last nine years. A killing plague of billions of native pine beetles has been unleashed by the rapid, fossil-fuelled warming of BC. How bad will i
Nov 16th, 2010
Tinglewood at VIFF
For me, I had worried about directing children, especially when they have to be terrified: in fifty percent of the film they have to be running and fighting for their lives.
Oct 2nd, 2010
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
From Inside the Joint: Betty Krawzyck's Activism
Feisty and fiery are words used often to describe Betty Krawzyck, the Vancouver-based, eighty year-old grandma whose environmental activism...
May 23rd, 2008