Putting a spotlight on dysfunctional wildlife policy — Town Hall meetings

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is co-hosting a series of Town Hall meetings in anticipation of this year’s provincial election in the coming weeks. Meetings will be held with local wildlife clubs in Prince George, Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Cranbrook, and Lone Butte. More Town Halls are being planned in every corner of the province. […]

Joint statement on the Elk-Kootenay/Kootenai watershed

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; and Nathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship; have released the following joint statement in response to Canada and the United States writing to the International […]

Column: Resolutions for a better 2024?

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Anyone resolve to help overthrow consumer capitalism? If we come together and resolve to do better for each other and the planet, we could find a better path. It would be easier if the gas, oil and coal industries and their supporters would resolve to clean up their […]

Column: Don't be cowed by climate science denial

Climate change shouldn’t be political. The evidence is there for all to see, and people everywhere are feeling the effects. Government leaders from every nation and ideology have signed agreements to address the crisis, and reputable organizations from the International Energy Agency to the World Bank have analyzed the necessity and benefits of acting quickly. […]

COLUMN: 'Looking up' (or not) won't fix the climate crisis

By David Suzuki At the end of the film Don’t Look Up — in which a comet hurtling toward Earth serves as a blunt metaphor for the climate crisis — astronomy professor Randall Mindy (played by Leonard DiCaprio) says, “We really did have everything, didn’t we?” It’s true. This spinning ball of earth, water and […]

Column: Planetary Boundaries

As scientists warn that we’ve pushed the planet “well outside the safe operating space for humanity” and young people march for their futures, the fossil fuel industry campaigns to keep its products, and the world, burning. Industry’s push for continued global energy market dominance accounts for the climate emergency in the most cynical way. Most […]

Op/Ed: WHY Resources Open-pit Mine Proposal for Record Ridge

West High Yield (WHY) continues its efforts to further its application for a permit to go ahead with the next phase of its proposed magnesium mine on Record Ridge.  The Ministry has accepted the WHY application for a permit, but has not approved it.  The review process has just begun. Local residents should be aware that...

COLUMN: Who pays the hidden, exhorbitant costs of fossil fuels

Support for oil and gas projects is often justified on economic grounds: they fuel the economy and create jobs. But do those arguments hold up? Even leaving aside the enormous costs of climate-related disasters such as flooding, drought and increasing water scarcity, and pollution-related health impacts and premature deaths,...

Issues with legal services? Province plans improvements, seeks input from public

British Columbians are encouraged to share their thoughts on the Province’s plans to simplify the regulatory framework for legal professionals so more people can connect to the legal supports and advice they need.   Currently, lawyers are regulated by the Legal Profession Act and notaries are regulated by the Notaries Act. ...

B.C. applies for decriminalization in next step to reduce toxic drug deaths

British Columbia has taken an important step forward to prevent drug poisoning deaths by applying to the federal government to remove criminal penalties for people who possess small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use. B.C. is the first province in Canada to seek an exemption from Health Canada under Section 56(1) of ...

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