Torrance Coste
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Torrance Coste was born and raised on Vancouver Island. Growing up in constant contact with nature, Coste developed strong environmentalist values at a young age. He pursued channeled this passion into post-secondary education and earned a degree in geography from the University of Victoria in 2010.

Torrance is constantly analyzing and critiquing resource policy, and envisions a world beyond unsustainable extraction-based economies. Torrance serves as a campaigner and spokesperson for the Wilderness Committee, and in his spare time can be found on the hiking trails and secret swimming spots on the Island.

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Exposing The Gold Diggers Of B.C.

(9) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 10:06 PM

Clayoquot Sound is one of the most renowned wilderness regions in Canada, its name synonymous with environmental struggles. Coverage of the 20th anniversary of 1993's legendary blockades have dominated the environmental news cycle in recent weeks, and some of B.C.'s most famous activists got their start in Clayoquot.

Yet the...

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Don't Bank on Jobs From a 'Coal Rush'

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 12:26 AM

Last month, the Comox Valley Regional District, a municipal government on central Vancouver Island, received notice that two companies were seeking coal mining permits in the region. These permits don't necessarily mean the mines will be built, but they're part of a disturbing trend to resurrect coal mining on the...

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