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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
Nanaimo says, "No," to Metro Vancouver's incinerator proposal
Just days after the city of Kitimat soundly rejected the Northern Gateway pipeline project, the citizens of Nanaimo have sent a clear message to Metro Vancouver over a proposal for a garbage...
Apr 15th, 2014
Nanaimo city officials take a beating over Metro Van's Duke Point incinerator plan
Already home to a pulp mill and an animal rendering plant, Nanaimo's Duke Point could be the site of a possible garbage incinerator to burn waste barged over from the Vancouver area.
Apr 1st, 2014
Cortes Island residents submit petition to stop industrial logging of pristine B.C. forest: video
A group of advocates visited Island Timberlands CEO Darshan Sihota in Nanaimo on Thursday, delivering a petition bearing over 6,200 signatures to stop industrial logging on B.C.’s pristine...
Daniel J. Pierce
Jan 13th, 2012
New version of salmon virus may have started in B.C., expert says
Commission into Fraser River salmon collapse hears a variant of a potentially lethal salmon virus has been found in B.C.
Dec 15th, 2011
"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat
Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.
Aug 14th, 2011
Luxurious waterfront condos come complete with cutting edge art...in Nanaimo
Most of us have thought about it. Debated it, chewed at the idea and maybe even screamed it out loud. It. That moment, when, stuck in traffic, backlogged for miles with no end in sight,...
Dec 10th, 2010