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IMPERATIVE TO END OLD GROWTH LOGGING PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 23 May 2021 09:05

 

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goal 15: protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably MANAGE FORESTS,

combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Project 

 

FOR YEARS, BRITISH COLUMBIAN GOVENMENTS HAVE IGNORED INTERNATIONATION OBLIGATIONS INCURRED AND COMMITMENTS MADE ABOUT SAVING OLD GROWTH FORESTS NO END THERE IS SO LITTLE LEFT THAT NOW THERE IS AN ABSOLUTE IMPERATIVE TO  SAVE THE LITTLE REMAINING INTACT OLD GROWTH FOREST IN  fAIRY CREEK. HORGAN HAS EMBARKED UPON  SUPPORTING THE TOURIST INDUSTRY YET, AT THE SAME TIME, HE IS WILLING TO DESTROY BC'S ECOLOGICAL HERITAGE.

A END LOGGING OLD GROWTH LOGGING 

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COMMITMENTS THROUGHTHE CARACAS DECLARATION THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PARKS

 

Through this intention to be "mindful of this Declaration" the member states. through its Ministries of Environment and Forests have made a commitment  tomove from logging old growth to second growth"[relocated from primary to secondary forests (Report on implementation requirements of the Caracas Declaration, Mar. 1992)

                

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 June 2021 18:55
 
Protesters add new blockade to stop old-growth logging near Port Renfrew PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 11 December 2020 10:11

 

 
A group of forest activists have created a new blockade along Bugaboo Creek, near Port Renfrew, where logging company Teal Jones Group is working to clear cut another section of old-growth trees on the southern part of Vancouver Island. (Facebook/Fairy Creek Blockade)

A group of forest activists have created a new blockade along Bugaboo Creek, near Port Renfrew, where logging company Teal Jones Group is working to clear cut another section of old-growth trees on the southern part of Vancouver Island. (Facebook/Fairy Creek Blockade)

Protesters add new blockade to stop old-growth logging near Port Renfrew

Bugaboo Creek protesters demands B.C. to immediately stop old-growth logging on Island

A group of old-growth logging protesters near Port Renfrew have added a new blockade at a nearby site.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2021 18:46
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BCEN Calls for Stop to Site C PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 21:23

 

BCEN
BC Environmental Network
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Sept 8, 2020

 by the BC Environmental Network
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Dam cost/benefit and foundation on shaky ground. BC Environmental Network calls for immediate stop work Peace River diversion plan.
 
For 45 years, the Site C Dam has been promoted by various BC Governments as being needed for a wide range of purposes. Not one of those predictions of necessity has come true. During that same time, the economics of building large hydro dams have literally tanked while the socio/environmental impacts have become increasingly unacceptable. This is true for all three large hydro dams currently under construction in Canada.
 
In the case of Site C, the 26,000 page 2014 Environmental Impact Statement clearly described the anticipated harmful impacts. However, even with a record setting number of “significant harms that cannot be mitigated” as identified by the Joint Review Panel, the Harper Conservatives and Christy Clark Liberals pushed this project through, with follow-up help from the Trudeau Liberals. It did not stop there. Despite the need for billions more dollars at the time and the findings of the 2017 BCUC Review saying that alternatives to Site C would be the same or lower cost, the new Horgan NDP Government made the fateful decision to proceed. As bad news continues to emerge from Site C, this cluster of past political decisions is coming home to roost.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:04
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Thousands of Quakes, Tied to Fracking, Keep Shaking the Site C Dam Region PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 14 August 2020 17:05

 

Andrew Nikiforuk  https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/08/13/Quakes-Fracking-Site-C-Dam-Region/

Several recent reports on the tremors add to concerns about the mega-project’s stability.

Building the Site C dam in northeastern British Columbia is proving more difficult than officials predicted due to unstable ground on the northern bank. Adding to concerns: myriad earthquakes.

For nearly a decade, The Tyee has reported on a rising number of earthquakes caused by the hydraulic fracturing of shale formations in the region. Now, new studies put the number of such tremors in recent years in the many thousands, raising more worries about the future of the mega-project.

Researchers warn the shaking could become strong enough to crumble critical infrastructure such as roads, high-rise buildings — and dams. 

B.C.’s regulatory practices try to limit fracking after small earthquakes have been triggered. But that’s “not sufficient to protect critical or vulnerable infrastructure that have unacceptable failure consequences,” noted seismic hazard expert Gail Atkinson in the May 7 issue of Nature Reviews. 

No one can yet predict frack-triggered quakes before they happen, and “hazard forecasting” remains a “critical area of research.”

Another study, released this week by researcher Ben Parfitt at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, took data from federal earthquake catalogues to show how many tremors the fracking industry is producing near the Site C dam.

The numbers are staggering. Between 2017 and 2018 alone, the industry triggered 6,551 earthquakes greater than 0.8 magnitude in the region near the troubled mega-project with a price estimate of $12 billion and rising.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2020 17:08
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COVID-19 BC UPDATE MAR 25, 2020 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:34

The cases span all B.C. health regions: Vancouver Coastal (330), Fraser Health (194), Island Health (44), Interior Health (41) and Northern Health (8).

• 13 people have died, 59 are in hospital (23 of which are in intensive care), and 173 have recovered.

• Of the 13 deaths, 10 have been linked to the outbreak at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre, one to Vancouver’s Haro Park Centre and two are residents in the Fraser Health region.

 

Reported from Vanncouver Sun

 
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