Environment

news

As Site C Breaks Ground, Linked Union Declares Opposition

BCGEU cites First Nation infringement and loss of habitat in motion against controversial dam.

By Andrew MacLeod, 1 Aug 2015


news

Wolf Advocates Stymied in Search for Cull Details

Gary Allan's hunt for information on winter killing a 'frustrating exercise.'

By Andrew MacLeod, 31 Jul 2015


news

Jumbo Resort Developer Not Giving Up Without a Fight

After project's environmental certificates pulled, company calls for judicial review.

By Judith Lavoie, 30 Jul 2015


news

Penticton Swimming Pool Gets Wetland Makeover

When at-risk frogs showed up, this biologist invited them to stay. A homemade habitat Q&A.

By Chantal Strand, 29 Jul 2015


opinion

Schools for Disaster: Rethinking Endless Growth in Education

Latest climate models demand hard lessons in megadrought, upheaval and more.

By Crawford Kilian, 29 Jul 2015


news

Higher-risk 'Shallow Fracking' More Common than Suspected: Study

Lessons for BC, Alberta in new Stanford report.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 27 Jul 2015


opinion

In Church of Climate Change, Good Catholics Must Practise and Preach

And, why Harper's economic evangelism contradicts everything the Church now stands for.

By Ian Gill, 25 Jul 2015


news

Chilliwack Toad Tunnel Bridges Human-caused Gap

How did the Western toad cross the road? A community-funded ecopassage, of course.

By Chantal Strand, 23 Jul 2015


opinion

Nine LNG Questions for British Columbians to Ask Their Politicians

Pressing queries in light of high-stakes Petronas agreement just passed.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Jul 2015


news

Fracking Industry Has Changed Earthquake Patterns in Northeast BC

Impact on groundwater and migrating gases mostly unknown, critics say. A special report.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Jul 2015


news

BC LNG Deal Lets Petronas off Hook for Two Kinds of Emissions

Carbon 'free pass' imperils BC's climate targets, say critics.

By Carol Linnitt, 17 Jul 2015


opinion

BCers to Province: Stop the Senseless Water Giveaway

Surrey residents pay $1,630 per million litres; why not Nestle or frackers?

By Bill Tieleman, 14 Jul 2015


opinion

Just How Bad Is BC's LNG Deal with Petronas?

This is a massive privatization of a public resource. And for what? Let's tally it up.

By Marc Lee, 14 Jul 2015


news

LNG, Health Firings, Climate Crisis: Who Said Summer Governance Was Relaxed?

Rare BC legislature sitting proves far from serene.

By Bob Mackin, 14 Jul 2015


news

Flotilla Protesters Buoyed by Delay to $1.7 Billion LNG Plant

Woodfibre LNG puts enviro review on pause to address Squamish Nation concerns.

By Bob Mackin, 13 Jul 2015


news

BC Drought: Yes, We Need Rain, But We Also Need Snow

Record-low snowpack deepened drought before it started.

By Pauline Holdsworth, 13 Jul 2015


culture

'I'm Extremely Lucky': Life as a Wildly BC Photographer

Meet Jeremy Koreski, who's built a career capturing the thrill of the outdoors.

By Christopher Cheung, 11 Jul 2015


news

In Canada's Arctic, a Cultural History Crumbles

Ellesmere Island's ice shelves are fading, and with them the legacies of polar explorers.

By Jimmy Thomson, 10 Jul 2015


news

As Mount Polley Re-Opens, Neighbours Feel Like 'Collateral Damage'

Fishing guide supports mine's reboot, but says more is owed to those hurt by 2014 spill.

By David P. Ball, 9 Jul 2015


opinion

This Election's about Canada's Frighteningly Near Future

Where will we be in less than a generation? The trends are alarming.

By Ian Gill, 1 Jul 2015