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In September 2009, Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.

The Canada-EU trade deal called CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is being rammed down our throats on both sides of the Atlantic. Portions of it could come into effect as soon as November 1, according to the Council of Canadians. PM Justin Trudeau is scheduled to sign CETA in Brussels on October 27.

Listed as the largest undeveloped urban land mass on the Americas’ west coast, Burns Bog is located in Delta, British Columbia. Its situation at the mouth of the Fraser River and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean classifies it as an estuarine raised peat bog – the only one to be found in a marine west coast climate.

Gravel Pit – Desolation Sound Saved

It was a beautiful day in Sarita Bay. The Christmas season had just passed and a winter high-pressure weather pattern gave ten days of sunshine and daily cold outflow winds blowing from the north. The front had started to shift and now the wind was blowing down Alberni Inlet and on out to the mouth of Barkley Sound.

Feeding more than seven billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity while starvation is rampant elsewhere shows part of the problem revolves around distribution and social equity. But agricultural methods pose some of the biggest challenges.

It’s the mine that won’t die.

For twenty years Taseko Mines Limited has tried to get approval for a low-grade, open-pit copper and gold mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake.)

Ever wonder what type of creatures dwell in Burns Bog? Here are some of the species that live in the largest raised peat bog on the west coast of North America.

Autumn meadowhawk: This blue-listed dragonfly species breeds in small ponds in Burns Bog. They are shades of red and brown. Autumn meadowhawks are carnivorous and prey on insects ranging from mosquitoes to moths.

Tree Rings & Droughts

Defying economic logic and fuelled by corporate interests and politicians of all stripes, pipeline battles continue to rage across Canada this summer, and it appears they will not be settled anytime soon.