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Sierra Club calls Petronas approval a betrayal of salmon and climate

Sierra Club calls Petronas approval a betrayal of salmon and climate

Sierra Club BC released the following statement from campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon in response to the announcement by the federal government that it has approved the Petronas fracked gas plant:
 
“Today is a terrible day for anyone who cares about salmon and the future of our climate.
 
The math is simple: we can’t keep expanding fossil fuel extraction and expect to pass on a livable world to our children and generations yet unborn.
 

Province get green light from Feds on PNW LNG

Premier Christy Clark addresses the media Tuesday after the approval of Pacific NorthWest LNG facility proposed for northwest British Columbia.

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement about Canada’s approval of Pacific NorthWest LNG facility proposed for northwest British Columbia:

“The Province of British Columbia welcomes today’s decision by the federal government to approve Pacific NorthWest LNG, as recommended by the National Energy Board.

Skier killed in avalanche in Banff National Park

Parks Canada released a photo of where the skier perished in an avalanche Sunday. — Photo courtesy Parks Canada

Parks Canada confirm that one person was killed over the weekend after being caught in an avalanche in Banff National Park near Lake Louise.

Parks Canada said that at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday, safety specialists with were notified of an avalanche on Mount Victoria, just west of Lake Louise along the Alberta/B.C. border.

New 'winter ready' rules for drivers on BC highways begin October 1

Saturday is the first day drivers are required to equip vehicles with winter tires if they plan to travel on certain highways in the province.

It's a reminder that winter is really just around the corner as the BC Ministry sends out information about the provincial winter tire rules come into effect as of Saturday, October 1.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge land in BC

Thousands of people turned out to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to British Columbia:

“On behalf of all British Columbians, I’m pleased and honoured to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to our province, as we share our diverse, urban, rural and remote wilderness regions we proudly call home.

Province offers project assistance funding for arts

Government of British Columbia is investing approximately $60 million in arts and culture.

Project assistance funding is now available for British Columbia’s museums, visual artists, media artists, and community and professional arts organizations through the BC Arts Council.

Four project assistance programs are currently accepting applications:

Part one: Haste, politics and intrigue: The perfect B.C. storm

The Massey Tunnel replacement project is one of to mega projects on the go by the Liberal government.

In 2009 – with the B.C. election fast approaching – the B.C. government went on a full-court press to get the Port Mann / Highway 1 improvement project deal signed and past the point of no return.

Their haste may have contributed to at least one bad judgment call that ended up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Illicit drug deaths in the province remain high

Illicit drug deaths in the province remain high

The number of illicit drug deaths continued to drop slightly in August but the number of deaths from illicit drug use remains significantly increased from previous years, the latest statistics from the BC Coroners Service show.

In the first eight months of 2016 (Jan. 1 through Aug. 31), the total number of deaths from illicit drug use was 488, an increase of 61.6 per cent from

the same time period in 2015.

Not one for the record books — August 2016 Global Temperatures Set 16th Straight Monthly Record

Selected climate Events and Anomalies for August 2016.

Anyone remaining on the fence when it comes to the issue of global warming should check out the state of the climate report issued Tuesday by the NOAA.

The NOAA report said the global mean temperatures set new record high the month of August.

The NOAA report went on to say through the summer months of June through August, also set record highs according to three separate analyses.

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