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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...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

Extinction Rebellion Victoria has joined the Global Cruise Activist Network, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business as usual as cruise ships start sailing again after the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, September 2, port communities from around the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

Kalesnikoff announced today new mass timber projects at three Canadian educational institutions: Bayview Elementary in Vancouver, B.C., Humber College in Toronto, Ont. and the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

“These are among the first major cross laminated timber (CLT) projects that will be built with our local, high-quality ...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Sep 01 2020

As part of its COVID-19 response, Canada’s government is spending $1.7 billion to clean up “orphan” and inactive oil and gas wells in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Industry should be footing the bill, but the work is critical and will keep people employed and, in some cases,...

by The Narwhal on Monday Aug 31 2020

By Matt Simmons, for The Narwhal

Analysis shows temporarily stopping fishing would lead to gains of up to 10 times above the status quo after 30 years

At least a quarter of major fish stocks in Canada are in decline, but efforts to rebuild them  — such as closing fisheries or setting catch limits —...

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