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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the project underwent a three-year rigorous and thorough science-based process.
A province known for its breathtaking mountains, lakes, rivers and scenery should be treasured, valued and protected. Unfortunately under the B.C. Liberals everything seems to have a price tag, and the only thing worth protecting is corporations and profits.
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"Christy Clark, rather than going triumphant to Paris as a climate leader, will be going as a climate failure."
"This case really does represent a situation where you have a regulator that has gotten too close to a powerful and well-resourced private interest that it is supposed to be independently regulating," said Chris Tollefson, lawyer for the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre.
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In technical jargon this is called "Ecosystem Based Management" or EBM. Or to put more plainly: nature has limits and we must respect them.
April brought a fresh new proclamation for B.C.: get out and see the glaciers before they are forever confined to history.
The amount is broken down as $850,000 for the land and $4.6 million for the private owner, who had started to build a retirement home on the property.
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So, what did Kinder Morgan tell Washington State that it refuses to tell B.C.?
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"We're going to be doing this for the next five years."
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Companies will pay little more than a toonie.
I am curious though. I wonder what "international experts" could tell the Ministry of Education that teachers in B.C. do not already know about students and their needs?
VANCOUVER - Criticism of a proposed mine by an environmental group and allegations of defamation by the project's owner have landed both parties in British Columbia Supreme Court.Taseko Mines Ltd. (TS...
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For years British Columbians and Canadians have demanded that our governments do something about marine waste. The fish cannery in Namu, B.C. is the latest of many slow-moving environmental disasters.
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Some people might think that it is strange, but I feel very fortunate to have grown up in a house without cable television. My parents encouraged my brother and me to play outdoors, look at insects and listen to birds. My childhood experiences in the Okanagan definitely spurred my love of nature and, in my teens, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that involved being outdoors and conserving our "Beautiful B.C."
Bill 2 represents a shameful betrayal of future generations. It dismantles key elements of former premier Gordon Campbell's continent-leading climate policies. And it replaces these policies with a made-in-Alberta, Harper government approach that will instead allow for a dramatic increase in greenhouse gas emissions in B.C.
VICTORIA - The B.C. government lacks oversight of an environmental regulation meant to protect the areas that border rivers, lakes and streams, says the provincial ombudsman.Kim Carter's latest report...
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Before Bill 4, any research done in a park had to be "necessary for the preservation or maintenance of the recreational values of the park involved." But as we've recently learned, pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has, with a permit from the B.C. government, been conducting research in B.C. parks for their pipeline expansion project since November 2013, four months before Bill 4 was introduced.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has ordered a review of the province's environmental assessment process, saying the current system has become too cumbersome.Clark revealed few detai...
VANCOUVER - Officials in British Columbia privately warned the province lacks the ability to manage oil spills from existing and future oil traffic, and even a moderate spill would overwhelm their abi...