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Deactivated forest service road helps protect caribou – Government of BC

January 22, 2018 CHETWYND – The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is asking for the public’s help to determine who interfered with a caribou recovery program by illegally “reactivating” an intentionally closed portion of the Fisher Creek Forest Service Road. A government-approved deactivation of five stretches of the Fisher Creek […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 20184 Views

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Teck Announces Elkview Incident

January 19, 2018 Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) announced today that there has been a significant pressure event at the dryer at Teck’s Elkview mine. There were no adverse health or environmental impacts. Work is ongoing to assess the extent of the damage and the potential impact on […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 20184 Views

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Metro Vancouver cities, residents to oppose Trans Mountain route at hearings – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 21, 2018 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Municipalities and residents in British Columbia are set to argue that the proposed route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would damage sensitive ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact homeowners. The National Energy Board will hold hearings starting Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 20186 Views

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Haida Nation and Canada increase protection at the SGaan Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Haida Gwaii, BC – The Haida Nation and the Government of Canada have agreed to increase the level of protection at the SGaan Kinghlas – Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (MPA) by closing all bottom-contact fishing. This closure shows a precautionary management approach to protection of sensitive benthic habitats in […]

by aanationtalk on January 19, 201810 Views

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Whales, dolphins will no longer be displayed at Vancouver Aquarium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 18, 2018  By Gemma Karstens-Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Whales, dolphins and porpoises will no longer be kept at Vancouver’s aquarium, a move that animal advocates say is a step toward the end of cetaceans in captivity. The Vancouver Aquarium announced Thursday that is ending the display of cetaceans following a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 20189 Views

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Detailed Route Hearings begin in B.C. Lower Mainland for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

January 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) is set to begin Detailed Route Hearings to hear from landowners in the B.C. Lower Mainland area who have raised concerns with the detailed route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. The NEB has scheduled hearings in Burnaby. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 20188 Views

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First Nations file civil lawsuit against Site C project – Times Colonist

January 17, 2018 Two Treaty 8 First Nations have launched legal action in an effort to stop construction of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations filed two separate civil claims in B.C. Supreme Court Jan. 15, naming the province, BC Hydro, and Canada’s attorney general as defendants in a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201810 Views

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Government of Canada releases further details on federal carbon-pollution pricing system

January 15, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadians know that pollution isn’t free. They see the costs in droughts, floods, extreme weather events, and the impacts to their health. A price on carbon pollution is one of the most efficient tools we have to fight climate change and drive clean innovation. That’s why the federal government is […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 20189 Views

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Jack Knox: Why province wants to expand wolf-trapping – Times Colonist

January 13, 2018 The provincial government wants to extend the wolf-trapping season on Vancouver Island. To which you reply: We trap wolves here? Yes, we do, which some people think is terrible. “Trapping is abhorrent,” says Trish Boyum. The Royston woman and her husband own Ocean Adventures, which offers boat-based tours of the Great Bear […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20188 Views

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Province seeks input into livestock watering regulations intentions paper

Jan. 12, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia intends to improve water management and the protection of the environment by developing livestock watering regulations under the Water Sustainability Act. An intentions paper, posted today, proposes new regulations that would improve livestock watering practices on range land where there is low-density livestock grazing, either […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201817 Views

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