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Bafflegab reigns supreme as government disciplines conservation officer for saving bear cubs
What happens when public service actually has more to do with office politics than serving the public?
Aug 28th, 2015
Some skepticism following Minister's 'world-leading' spill response plan
According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the new land spill response plan will be "world-leading," but two local officials aren't too sure.
Jun 15th, 2015
Letter to NEB: "I wish to withdraw my participation as a commenter"
Feb 17th, 2015
Inside the Lima Climate Change Conference
As one climate justice activist from a low lying island state put it: “They are talking about adapting to a world that is 4 degrees Celsius warmer, but we don’t exist in that world.”
Dec 12th, 2014
B.C. to share "climate successes" at UN conference, government says
Polak will also be outlining BC's plans to supply cleaner natural gas to foreign markets that are otherwise heavily dependent on dirtier fossil fuels like coal for their energy needs.
Dec 3rd, 2014
Climate campaigner disputes Province's claim that BC's LNG plants will be 'clean'
Oct 21st, 2014
Texada Island residents outraged over 20-fold coal export expansion without consultation
Independent lab tests reveal high levels of arsenic in coal found on the beach.
Apr 22nd, 2014
Candidates gang up on Liberals' TransLink referendum plan at all-party forum on transportation
The all-party transportation forum was largely a polite, friendly affair; moderator Shauna Sylvester described the audience and the candidates as “very Canadian.” But all the opposition candidates...
Apr 19th, 2013
Tzeporah Berman slams province's new "minimum requirements" as paving way for oil pipelines and tankers
Well-known environmentalist and author Tzeporah Berman slammed the BC government's "minimum requirements" for the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project today. The requirements were...
Jul 23rd, 2012