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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

In its throne speech, the federal government committed to exceed Canada’s 2030 climate targets. The need for new, more ambitious targets and a plan to meet them couldn’t be more urgent. The UN’s annual “Emissions Gap Report 2019” found Earth is headed toward 3.2 C warming based on current and estimated emissions trends — a scenario one expert described as “terrifying.” The report called on...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 14 2020

To save wild salmon, Discovery Islands fish farms must go

During their miraculous but perilous journey from inland spawning grounds, down rivers, out to sea and back again years later, Pacific wild salmon often must pass open-net coastal salmon farms. Here they swim through waters that can harbour parasitic sea lice and harmful viruses and bacteria. 

In its 2012...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 01 2020

The Nelson and District Credit Union is joining with Columbia Valley, East Kootenay Community, Grand Forks, Heritage and Kootenay Savings Unions to fund an exciting online gift certificate marketplace designed to support our local small business community.

The “Support Local BC” program was originally launched as a response to the changing business environment of COVID-19 and allows...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Sep 29 2020

Does it seem odd (to put it mildly) that our provincial government is willing to spend between $4,300 and $10,000 per wolf to kill over 400 wolves near small and struggling groups of caribou in BC, allegedly to help endangered caribou survive,...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

By Kathryn Harrison and Anna Kanduth, for The Conversation

Canadians have understandably been preoccupied by the COVID-19 emergency. Yet the climate emergency that prompted hundreds of thousands to march...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 17 2020

MEC's Sale/Liquidation and Others Like It Must Be Subject to Government Review

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 – PRINCE GEORGE – "Since the announcement of the liquidation of Mountain Equipment Co-op and its purchase by a US-based group of investors, prominent British Columbians, including John Horgan, have condemned and lamented this turn...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 16 2020

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the basics. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have repeated clear messages about handwashing, physical distancing and mask-wearing. These are relatively simple preventative measures to limit the virus’s spread. 

Responding to climate change isn’t so simple, yet it’s every bit as urgent. Although many paths can help...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Sep 15 2020

Many readers know that ‘way back in 1971, I was one of the six official signatories to the founding documents of Mountain Equipment Co-operative, a (formerly) member-owned retail consumer co-op. And many readers will know by now that it has been placed under creditor protection, and that its assets are being, or have been, sold to an American investment firm.

This morning the ether from...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the government of British Columbia to cancel the carbon tax because it’s not working, according to the provincial government’s data.

“When this carbon tax was first hatched, we were told it would make emissions go down, but the opposite is happening, emissions are going up,” said Kris Sims, B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

By Marc Hudson for The Conversation

Thirty years ago, in a small Swedish city called Sundsvall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first major report.

Even then, the major dilemmas facing those who sought rapid action...

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