Posted on May 28, 2014

Let them drink benzene, toluene, xylene and ethylbenzene.Everywhere that the oil and natural gas industry is fracking – using high pressure blasts of fluid, sand, and chemicals pumped underground to extract the remnants of gas and oil from layers of shale, coal, or sand formations  – public concern and protests follow. In some regions, the citizens have had moderate success in restricting the technology. France and Luxembourg have banned the practise.

Posted on March 11, 2014

Over the last 25 years, corporations have been the driving force behind global, regional and bilateral trade and investment agreements that favour their interests by limiting the ability of signatory countries to set conditions on global trade and investment. The goal of free trade agreements is the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers to the free movement of goods and services.

Posted on February 10, 2014

Logging next to a watershed at Comox Lake.


It was the busiest, most intense four days I have had in a very long time. We had speakers, we had workshops to choose from, and we had so many discussions with the 150 like-minded individuals who were present. It was truly amazing….even though I was pooped at the end of the four very long days.

The only comment I will make here is that we on the Island have much to worry about with the levels of water up and down the Island.

Posted on June 03, 2013

The Peace River Valley in northeastern BC is under serious threat due to the proposed mega-Site C dam.  Promoters of this project neglect to consider the long-term consequences that would result from it. With global warming eradicating traditional food-producing land and with ecosystem fragmentation, particularly in northeastern BC, it is evident that a project of this magnitude must not be allowed to proceed.

Posted on May 01, 2013

Please find below a letter from Minister Fantino in response to the article published for the Watershed Sentinel by Miranda Holmes.

Contrary to the disingenuous and misleading insinuations made by Miranda Holmes, let there be no doubt that bringing

Posted on May 01, 2013

by Miranda Holmes

March 22 is World Water Day, established by the UN as a day to contemplate the importance of access to water for life on earth. Just like every other day of the year., on World Water Day, nearly 2000 children around the world will die from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

It is almost impossible to overstate the difference access to clean water can make to an impoverished community.

Posted on October 15, 2012

Life is at its most abundant where land and water meet, whether the water is salty or fresh.

Story and photos by Maggie Paquet

Two ecosystem types are among Earth's most important and most abused: estuaries and wetlands.

Posted on October 14, 2012

Keep an eye open when you cross the Strait ... that might be the Fraser River Plume you're looking at.

by Paul LeBlond

Islands are defined by the waters that surround them. In our case, it's the Strait of Georgia and the channels that connect it to the ocean, from Puget Sound in the south, to Queen Charlotte Strait in the north, a coastal realm often called the Salish Sea.

Posted on October 14, 2012

It's been a long, hard struggle, and it's far from over ... but efforts to restore BC's top oyster producing area to health are finally starting to pay off.

by J. Cates

The Rave is passe. The Septic Social is way cooler, at least in the Baynes Sound area of the British Columbia coast.

Posted on October 13, 2012

The only smell from this sewage treatment is that of water within a greenhouse and the fragrance of flowering plants.

by Ryan Durand

The sound of running water fills the air, its bubbling and gurgling permeating the otherwise quiet surroundings. Brilliant green water hyacinths gently rock in the wake of the flowing water, and a thick mat of duckweed moves in the slow circles of the currents' eddies.


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