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BC Eco-Election Campaign Reaches 20,000 Homes PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2005 12:54
BC Eco-Election Campaign Reaches 20,000 Homes

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The Wilderness Committee's voter education campaign has visited almost 20,000 homes in BC, handing out educational newspapers about key BC environmental concerns and the provincial government's track record on
the environment. The more people who know and care about these issues, the more the succeeding government will have to take environmental sustainability more seriously, regardless of the political party. Hundreds of people are signed up to participate in these outreach efforts - we need you, now more than ever, to be one of them. We have 125,000 "Vote Wild" newspapers to get into 125,000 BC homes over the next 6 weeks!

www.ecoelectionbc.org
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2005 12:54
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Haida Uprising Creates Major Dilemmas for the Liberals PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 April 2005 18:01
Haida Uprising Creates Major Dilemmas for the Liberals

The continued uprising on Haida Gwaii is inspiring people in BC and across the world to fight back against unsustainable government policies and profit driven corporations. However, as reported in the Vancouver Sun it is unlikely to by a short battle.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2005 18:01
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All Too Natural: B.C. Killing Spree in the Woods PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 02 April 2005 14:11
All Too Natural: B.C. Killing Spree in the Woods

How gratifying to see OUR disgusting environmental policies breaking in world media. From renewed seal hunt, to Grizzly cull, to Narwhal quotas, Canada has become a coast to coast to coast international "scumbag of the day." - (lex) 
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 April 2005 14:11
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Cathedral Grove 'Park' expansion - a pre-election coup attempt PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 March 2005 05:27

Cathedral Grove 'Park' expansion - a pre-election coup attempt

 

After some running up and down of stairs to get official permission, I (as a representative from Victoria Street Newz), I was finally allowed into the press gallery to hear the exciting news about the Cathedral Grove park expansion.  (I refuse to call it MacMillan Park).   Actually, Ingmar Lee had much better luck getting in than I, even though we both carried our Street Newz Media Cards.  It?s so much fun being a woman.

This parks plan has been in the works for a long time, they said, Gillian has been thinking about this for a long time, it?s a unique opportunity for us all ?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2005 05:27
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. urging Fisheries Minister Regan to reject DFO?s PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2005 14:59
Fisheries Minister Regan urged to kill B.C. gold mine plan

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. urging Fisheries Minister Regan to reject DFO?s
environmental assessment
Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2005 14:59
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Stop Marine Seismic Testing For Oil off BC's Coast PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2005 09:06
Stop Marine Seismic Testing For Oil off BC's Coast

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Despite the wishes of an overwhelming majority of British Columbians who participated in last year's federal public input process, the BC Liberal government is still aggressively lobbying the federal Liberal government to lift the decades-old moratorium on oil and gas development off BC's coast.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2005 09:06
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Brascan pays $1.2 billion to buy five Weyerhaeuser sawmills PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 February 2005 02:36
Brascan pays $1.2 billion to buy five Weyerhaeuser sawmills
? The Canadian Press, 2005
10:32 AM EST Feb 18

VANCOUVER (CP) - The Brascan Corp. conglomerate is paying $1.2 billion to acquire five West Coast sawmills and two finishing plants owned by U.S. forestry giant Weyerhaeuser Co.
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 February 2005 02:36
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New conservation and park staff 'not enough' PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 February 2005 15:18

(PEJ Earth Editor's Commentary: Folks this is a "real Gong Show." Promises, promises, promises -- doubtless the Ministry will continue to do and say whatever is politically expedient, while they also continue to close down the BC Parks System. dani rubin)

New conservation and park staff 'not enough' --Hirings won't replace positions cut and B.C. needs more, environmental group says

Lindsay Kines -- Victoria Times Colonist -- 11, 2005

B.C.'s plan to hire up to 50 new park rangers and conservation officers overthe next three years still won't replace all the positions lost since theLiberals took power four years ago, according to the minister in charge.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2005 15:18
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Cut logging, Gain Jobs Report PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 February 2005 15:03

(PEJ Earth Editor's Commentary: I am very much opposed to the existing Breat Bear Rainforest Accord. I think that this unsatisfactory agreement should be shelved and that we should seek a new deal, one that saves a minimum of %50 of the coast forest from Commercial, and so-called, "ecosystem based management" logging. Despite the fact that I believe that the existing Accord is a disaster and a prelude to a similar disaster upcoming in the Canada-wide Boreal Forest Negotiations, I am posting a pro-Accord news report hoping that it may encourage some discussion. dani rubin) 

 

Cut logging, gain jobs report: Saving a third of coastal lands from logging could yield a$200-million economic boost, study claims

Scott Simpson -- Vancouver Sun --  February 14

British Columbia could gain $200 million in economic investment in itscoastal rainforests if it focuses on sustainable activities such as recreation and tourism, and adopts less-intrusive logging methods, says a new report commissioned by environmental groups.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2005 15:03
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