Sacred Headwaters

Win For Sacred Headwaters

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A remote area of northwest British Columbia considered sacred by aboriginals and resource rich by mining companies has received a reprieve ...

Mining Company Retreats From Sacred Headwaters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Canadian mining company is moving to diffuse a growing dispute with First Nations over a proposed open pit coal mine in northern B.C., b...

Coal Mine Protest Expects Arrests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

ISKUT, B.C. - First Nations protesters in northern B.C., vow not to budge, despite concerns that a mining company may be about to seek an injunction t...

Some Places on Earth Should Remain Untouched

David Suzuki | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Areas of Earth that have remained relatively free of industrial development have taken on a special significance. In Canada, they include awe-inspiring landscapes like the Sacred Headwaters in northwestern B.C. But the Sacred Headwaters is not protected under law. It remains at risk from a multitude of proposed mines, railways, transmission lines and other projects that will eviscerate the landscape if approved.

Sacred Headwaters Is Real Life Promised Land

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Summer Rayne Oakes

2013-01-03-ScreenShot20130103at5.06.45PM.pngIt is hard to express the beauty of this great expanse of wilderness. Situated in some of the most magnificent mountains and valleys on the alpine-arctic border, the Sacred Headwaters has truly earned its name.

Does Shell Decision Signal New Approach to Energy In B.C.?

Merran Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Merran Smith

At a time when much of the focus on Canada's energy sector is on where we lag, it's important to applaud examples of strong leadership. That's what Shell Canada and the B.C. government showed Tuesday in walking away from a proposed coal bed methane development in a region of northwestern B.C. known as the Sacred Headwaters. One decision doesn't suggest a trend, but we're hopeful that Tuesday's news suggests a new approach to energy development in the province.

Shell Withdraws Gas Exploration In 'Sacred Headwaters'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The remote alpine birthplace of three majestic, salmon-rich rivers has been saved from potentially harmful oil-and-gas development in a rem...

Tsunami of Industrial Development Threatens B.C.'s Sacred Headwaters

Wade Davis | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Wade Davis

This is not a story of Tibet or the Amazon. It is a story of my own backyard, a land known to the Tahltan people and all the First Nations of British Columbia as the Sacred Headwaters. Through time, isolation has been the area's saving grace; now this very isolation could be its doom.