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Posted on February 25, 2015

 

Nelson, British Columbia

A Provincial Court Judge has ruled that the BC Government will face charges in relation to Lemon Creek fuel spill.

33,000 litres of jet fuel was discharged into Lemon Creek and entered the Slocan River and Kootenay River killing fish and harming aquatic ecology on July 26, 2013. Charges were laid under the Fisheries Act against the Provincial Government and  Executive Flight Fuel Services Ltd by long time resident Marilyn Burgoon. However, before a summons can be issued, the evidence must be reviewed by a judge.

Posted on February 11, 2015

Shipping industry paying a price, but air-quality engineer says shift is ‘quite a success story’

A new international law requiring virtual elimination of sulphur from bunker shipping fuel is having a dramatic impact on air pollution in Metro Vancouver.

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Posted on February 05, 2015

BC exporting raw logs and jobs at record levels

VICTORIA – The controversial practice of raw log exports – shipping unprocessed tree trunks overseas without adding any value here in BC – has reached all-time record levels in the last few years.

Posted on May 28, 2014

Book: The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist - A Guide to Nature alond B.C. Highways. Written by Richard and Sydney CanningsCuriosity. It’s what makes cats more fun and interesting. That’s what this guidebook does for curious people – makes travelling around BC and the Yukon a lot more fun and interesting.

Posted on May 07, 2014

Vancouver – Leading environmental organizations are rejecting the British Columbia government proposal for forest tenure change that would increase the amount of land under the control of logging companies in the form of Tree Farm Licences.

Posted on February 24, 2014

I am very concerned about the direction being taken with the new curriculum for BC students.  

Posted on February 20, 2014

Forestwatch is a listserve with over 100 members that has been active in one form or another since the late 1990s. Typical postings include news items about BC forest issues, press releases and occasional local observations or viewpoints.

BC released their proposal for the new Water Sustainability Act which includes widespread changes in the regulation and use of groundwater. Critics say there is room for improvement with the new act. For instance water companies that currently do not pay any fees for extracting groundwater will only be required to pay 85 cents for every million litres of water that they take.

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Posted on September 30, 2013

by Van Andruss, Web Exclusive

"We do good economics because in those situations jobs are the profits, not dollars. The people you employ to care for the land make up the profits, and if at the end of the day you have an even balanced sheet, that’s what economics are all about."

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