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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 23 2019

Canadians care about the environment. We recycle, compost, take pride in our spectacular natural areas and understand the threat of climate disruption. But we also use more energy and water and produce more garbage per capita than any other nation.

In 2017, Canadians produced 1.33 billion tonnes of waste — 36.1 tonnes per person — with only 20.6 per cent treated or...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Sunday Jul 21 2019

In nearly every neighbourhood, in all parts of Canada, the hourly wage needed to afford an apartment rental is far above minimum wages and rising quickly, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). 

There are no neighbourhoods in Canada’s biggest cities (Greater Toronto Area and Metro Vancouver) where a full-time minimum wage worker...

by aeon on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

By Richard G. Stevens; from Aeon

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 16 2019

Climate protection is not a partisan issue

Media and politicians often regard environmentalists as a special interest group with political priorities served by “green” parties. If a Green politician isn’t present or allowed to participate in a public debate, journalists tend to eschew environmental questions, considering them the purview of the absent party. It’s absurd...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 11 2019

By Chris Gardner, President, Independent Contractors and Businesses Association

In the race for worst city council in British Columbia, Victoria gets most of the media buzz.

It’s no wonder why, given Victoria’s debates over such stupid ideas as trying to ...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

The rush to exploit and sell fossil fuels as quickly as possible before the reality of climate disruption becomes too great to deny or ignore has generated some Orwellian rationalizations. Somehow a bitumen pipeline has become part of Canada’s plan to tackle the climate crisis. Another fossil fuel, fracked gas, is being touted as a climate solution.

It’s twisted logic that exposes a...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

Our federal government, and CSIS, are focusing on the wrong threats

Recently, there has been publicity about a perception that Canada’s Intelligence Service – CSIS – has dedicated resources to investigating law-abiding, peaceful advocacy groups – and their members -- working to preserve Canada’s natural environment and its life-supporting capacity.  Articles in...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 04 2019

Since being established in 1969, Kootenay Savings has made it a priority to make a lasting and meaningful impact in the Kootenays.

“Year after year, through grants, donations, sponsorships, bursaries and more, Kootenay Savings invests a good portion of our pro­ts back into the communities we serve," said ,” Kootenay Savings Community Liaison, Aron Burke. 

"Pro­fits made possible...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 03 2019

There’s no shortage of solutions to the climate crisis. Rapidly developing clean-energy technology, reducing energy consumption and waste, increasing efficiency, reforming agricultural practices and protecting and restoring forests and wetlands all put us on a path to cleaner air, water and soil, healthier biodiversity and lower climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

Clean-energy...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jun 26 2019

This morning, I received a message from the BC Government and became nearly incoherent with anger. I sent the following hastily-composed letter to the Premier and the relevant ministers:

Dear BC Government:

Your message about the fifth anniversary of the Tsilhqot'in Decision sparked rage in my aging brain -- at the BC government's continued determination...

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