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Mar 5 - Shannon and I took the noon bus to Port Hardy, then spent 22 hours on the ferry to Prince Rupert, stopping at Bella Bella, and Klemtu/Kitasoo Xai Xais (Haw Haws) at 1 am and 5 am. Many people spread sleeping bags on the thickly carpeted floor. We arrived at 4 pm, and stayed at the Pioneer Hostel in Prince Rupert.

Invasive plants or weeds cause serious economic and environmental problems in the Okanagan-Similkameen region of southern BC. They aggressively out-compete desirable vegetation, thereby reducing range and cropland productivity, recreational enjoyment, and habitat value. Established infestations are difficult to control and often persist for many years, costing landowners time and money.

In my solar garden, I grow food energy in the form of strawberries, but I also grow raw energy in the form of electricity. And then I sell that electrical energy, just like strawberries – well, maybe if I had time to attend farmer’s markets.

A cartoon in the January 26 edition of the Globe and Mail depicts two figures dancing with glee near an oil tower while a man in surveyor’s garb tells his friend: “We’ve struck cauliflower!!!” It’s a humorous take

Shawnigan Lake is a community that has decided to stand up and stand together to protect its drinking water.

I have been asked for my opinion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement (GBRA) several times since it was announced by the BC government in February, 2016.

Forests

6 Great Bear Rainforest Agreement
Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild analyzes the deal

Energy

8 BC Hydro: From Showcase to Basket Case
How the BC Liberals destroyed the public power company, a report from Arthur Caldicott

35 Electrify your Garden
Peter Nix goes solar

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The Great Lakes ecosystem forms about twenty per cent of the world supply of fresh water. The region is home to approximately 42 million people, one-third of which are Canadian, residing mainly in large metropolitan areas along the shores of the lakes. Millions of residents rely on their drinking water from the lakes.

This updated release of the Great Lakes Nuclear Hot Spots Map, April 2013, provides a detailed regional, binational view of nuclear facilities in the Great Lakes Region. With the exception of Lake Superior, each of the Great Lakes has numerous nuclear sites related to...

From Showcase to Basket Case: Before Gordon Campbell became Premier in 2001, British Columbians were concerned that he would privatize BC Hydro. The Liberals’ New Era platform was small consolation with its promise to “protect BC Hydro and all of its core assets ... under public ownership.” Voters could “be confident that [a Liberal] government will protect [their] interests,” and would not “play politics with BC Hydro.” Sure thing.

The First Energy Plan
Campbell wasted no time carving up BC Hydro, without quite breaking the New Era commitment...

Caleb Behn is a 34 year old Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za lawyer from Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC. He is currently working for the West Moberly First Nation, one of only two First Nations still contesting the Site C dam in the courts, as Director of the Lands department. He is also the Executive Director of the Keepers Of The Water Society, a non-profit focused on watershed stewardship and advocacy throughout the Arctic drainage basin.